United State Institute of Peace Scholar Fellowship Award 2022 (Up to $20,000)

United State Institute of Peace Scholar Fellowship Award 2022 | The United State Institute has open portal for Student in U.S to apply for Peace Scholar Fellowship program 2022. The Peace Scholar program awards non-residential fellowships to Ph.D. candidates enrolled U.S.-based universities. The Jennings Randolph Senior Fellowship is an eight-month residential fellowship geared toward senior experts across various disciplines. Read Through.

USIP seeks applications from Ph.D. candidates with high-quality, policy relevant research that will deepen understanding about conflict management, peacebuilding and other applicable security-related studies. USIP strongly prefers applications closely related to the USIP Issue Areas and/or research priorities of the Minerva Research Initiative.

USIP’s Peace Scholar Fellowship program awards non-residential fellowships to PhD candidates enrolled in U.S. universities who are writing doctoral dissertations on topics broadly related to conflict management, peacebuilding and relevant security studies. Since 1988, the program has supported the dissertations of 371 young scholars, many of whom have gone on to distinguished careers in research, higher education, and policy making.


Research topics that are eligible for the Peace Scholar Award:

  • Topics broadly related to conflict management, peacebuilding and relevant security studies.

Special consideration will be given to proposed research in the following areas:

  • Strategic rivalry
  • Violence and extremism in fragile states
  • Global shocks
  • American peacebuilding


  •  Peace Scholars receive stipends of up to $20,000 for the academic year
  • USIP funds up to 18 Peace Scholars for a 10-month, non-residential fellowship


  • All applicants must be Ph.D. candidates
  • U.S. citizens and non- citizens are eligible to apply,
  • Candidates currently enrolled at a U.S. university
  • There is no age requirement for Peace Scholars
  • Applications from members of groups traditionally under-represented in the field of international relations, peace and conflict studies, security studies, and other related academic disciplines, as well as diplomacy and international policymaking, are strongly encouraged


Peace Scholar fellows carry out their fellowship work at their universities or other sites appropriate to their research. Peace Scholars are expected to devote full attention to their work and provide the following:

  • Participate in the annual Peace Scholar Workshop each fall;
  • Submit quarterly dissertation progress reports to be signed by the dissertation advisor;
  • Submit updates for the USIP Peace Scholar newsletter;
  • Participate in virtual roundtable discussions;
  • Submit a copy of the completed dissertation to USIP;
  • Submit copies of any other publications, including articles and books, resulting from the fellowship.

How to apply

All applications and documents related to this competition will be entered and stored in the FLUXX secure online portal. USIP uses the FLUXX Award Application System to manage the Peace Scholar Fellowship competition

Applying to the Peace Scholar competition is a two-step process.

1. Registering for a FLUXX account

Applicants must first register for a FLUXX account in order to access the application system.

  • Open the FLUXX registration page at https://usip.fluxx.io/user_sessions/new.
  • Click “Register for an account” on the right side of the page.
  • Select “Peace Scholars” as the competition type.
  • Indicate whether you would like to be considered for either a USIP-funded Peace Scholar fellowship or a Minerva-funded Peace and Security Fellowship, or no preference.
  • After completing the form, select “Submit Request.”

Within 24 business hours, applicants will receive a FLUXX confirmation email containing a username and password.

2. Creating and submitting an application

Once an applicant receives login credentials, they may begin the Peace Scholar application.

  • Open the FLUXX application page at https://usip.fluxx.io.
  • Enter the username and password sent in the FLUXX confirmation email.
  • Click “Draft Applications” in the left toolbar to create a blank draft application.
  • Begin entering information in the draft application.
  • FLUXX does not auto-save so be sure to save your work often.
  • Check your work before submitting your application. Once an application has been submitted, it cannot be edited or changed.

Application Timeline:

  • Registration opened: Thursday, September 1, 2022
  • Registration closes: Thursday, October 6, 2022 at 4:00PM EDT
  • Application deadline: Tuesday, October 18, 2022 at 4:00PM EDT
  • Letters of reference due: Tuesday, October 25, 2022 at 4:00PM EDT

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