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Women Scholarship for Peace : Global South 2016

Last date to apply

August 31, 2016

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About Women Scholarship for Peace

Women Scholarship for Peace: Global South 2016 is being organised by UN Office for Disarmament Affairs UNODA, along with the 26 such organisations who contributes to the disarmament and non-proliferation and development-related issues. UNODA will be providing financial support to the women from the global south to take part in the training camps and courses about peace and development along with the certification of completion from UPEACE (United Nations). The last date for the registrations will be August 31, 2016.

Women Scholarship for Peace, Global South aims to empower women with opportunities and their decision-making abilities at national and international levels on issues related to disarmament, non-proliferation and peace.  

Women Scholarship for Peace Important Dates


The Important dates of Women Scholarship for Peace are given below but the dates of the scholarship program in Latin America and The Caribbean will be released in 2017.



Last date to apply

August 31, 2016,
by 12:00 PM (Central European Time)

Selection Process commencement

September 1, 2016

Online Introductory Courses

October 1-31, 2016

In-Person Training schedule

Middle East : November 6-10, 2016

Africa : November 15-19, 2016

Asia/ Pacific : November 23-27, 2016

Online Advanced Course

December 1- 31, 2016

Training and course schedule of the Women Scholarship for Peace in Latin America and The Caribbean will be announced in 2017.

Shortlisted applicants for the Women Scholarship for peace will be given travel allowances from their residential country to Vienna, where they will learn about the key conceptual and practical aspects of disarmament, non-proliferation and development-related issues, such as:

  • Weapons of mass destruction
  • Conventional weapons
  • Disarmament and development
  • Gender and disarmament
  • Peace and development-related technologies
  • Induction courses about entities contributing to disarmament, non-proliferation and development, such as the IAEA, CTBTO, OPCW, etc.

Number of Available Scholarships

There are total 140 scholarships are available for the women of global south distributed as follows:


Number of Scholarships

The Middle East






Latin America and The Caribbean


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Women Scholarship for Peace Eligibility Criteria

Gender Female
Region Global South
Class/ Age 22 to 32 Years 
  • Nationals of Africa, Asia/Pacific, Middle East and Latin America & Caribbean are eligible to apply
  • Applicants must be a national of their country who is residing in their own country at the time of Application are (NRI’s are non-eligible).
  • Applicant must have a University degree of any course of duration 2 years or more.
  • It is not required to have previous knowledge of the issues of disarmament, non-proliferation and development.

Women Scholarship for Peace Reward

The certification of training from United Nations is itself an achievement however the Women Scholarship for Peace includes the following support to the women:

certification by uN

  • The scholarship will be covering registration fee for the 2 months online course and 1 week in person training course.
  • Travelling expenses in economy class from their country of residence to the venue of in-person training.
  • Daily subsistence allowance for 1 week.
  • Certification of Completion from the University of Peace which is UN Mandated.
  • Voluntary Diploma to the eligible candidates who have passed the voluntary diploma carrying University credits.

Women Scholarship for Peace Application form and Process

Women Scholarship for Peace : Global South applications are to be filled and submitted 'ONLINE' only. There is no other mode for the application submission, Applicants have to follow the link given below to fill the application form.

Click here for Application Form for Women Scholarship 2016

  • Applicants have to fill the online application form with their correct academic as well as personal details and click on submit.
  • After clicking of the submission button applicants will receive the confirmation mail and further procedure will be sent to their Email IDs.

Note: Incomplete applications and applications received after August 31, 2016, will not be considered in any case.

Guidelines for Filling the Application Form

  • The Application form has to be filled in one go (it cannot be saved) so the applicant should keep their passport number and expiry date and CV handy.
  • The Applicant also has to answer the following questions
    • What main work achievement would you like to highlight?  (500 words)
    • Motivation - In which way do you believe your past experience could relate to peace, disarmament, non-proliferation or sustainable development? (500 words)
    • How would you benefit from participating in the training courses?  (500 words)
    • In which way do you think you can contribute to peace, disarmament, non-proliferation or sustainable development in the future? (500 words)
    • Statement of Purpose (2000 words)

Women Scholarship for Peace Selection Process

Shortlisted applicants for the Women Scholarship for Peace: South Global programme will be informed at the end of the September via their given contact details and it is mandatory for them to confirm their participation within two working days.

Preference of selection will be given to the applicants from Official Development Assistance recipient countries and territories, as defined by the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development.

Details of Women Scholarship for PeaceTraining Programme

The training programme will include the following given events:

  • 1-month introductory on-line training (about 20 hours)
  • 1-week in-person training (about 40 hours)
  • 1-month advanced on-line training (about 20 hours)
  • Optional: 1 final examination essay to obtain university credits (about 40 hours)
  • The on-line component includes: self-paced webinars with weekly sessions, reading material and exams, interaction with the instructor and the fellow students.

Venue of South Global Women Scholarship for Peace

Scholarship Venue - Global South

Women Scholarship for Peace Contact Details

Email: dnpe@unvienna.org

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Coordinated by : UNODA
(United Nations Office for Diarment Affairs)

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