Post-graduate Funding

Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship is a program that provides college graduates the opportunity to work in Washington, DC, with a public-interest organization focusing on arms control and international security issues. The fellowship is offered twice yearly, in the spring and fall. It lasts from six to nine months and provides a stipend, health insurance, and travel costs to Washington. The Scoville Fellowship does not award grant or scholarship money to students.

Scoville Fellows may undertake a variety of activities, including research, writing, and organizing in support of the goals of their host organization and may attend coalition meetings, policy briefings, and Congressional hearings. They have written fact sheets, letters to the editor, op-eds, magazine articles, briefing books and reports, organized talks and conferences, and been interviewed as experts by the media. Many former Scoville Fellows work for NGOs or the Federal Government, or attend graduate school in political science or international relations, following their fellowships.

There is no application form; the application requirements are listed on the website, as are links to the websites of the participating organizations and information on the work of former Scoville Fellows
Both U.S. citizens and foreign nationals residing in the United States are eligible to apply.

Contact

Paul Revsine
Program Director
Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship
322 4th Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 543-4100 x124

Rotary World Peace Scholarships-Worldwide

The Rotary Foundation is now accepting applications for the Rotary World Peace Scholarship. Successful candidates would pursue a master's level degree in international studies, peace studies, and conflict resolution at one of the eight Rotary partner universities: University of Bradford, University of California, Berkeley; Duke University; University of North Carolina; Sciences Po; International Christian University; University of Queensland; Universidad Del Salvador. Applicants must be committed to peace and have proven experience in their field. Please look at our website for scholarship program and application information.

United States Institute of Peace - International Peace and Conflict Issues

For information about Grants and Fellowships

The International MA program in Peace and Development Studies

The International MA program in Peace and Development Studies is a postgraduate program meant to challenge students both inside and outside the classroom. Although the courses reflect the high quality of its international faculty, a significant portion of the education occurs outside the seminars. Unlike most modern universities, this program recognises that students themselves are valuable sources of information. Therefore, in addition to a standard education informed by professors and texts, the MA also cultivates a more horizontal approach to education, where students can teach each other.

Universitat Jaume I initially issues the Master's degree to the students who attend three terms of the academic courses at the Master's Program in Peace and Development Studies together with the submission of the final draft of their thesis.

For more information about the of courses offered, faculty, fees, etc. please
visit the website: http://www.epd.uji.es or contact the staff at epd@uji.es.

Study Peace and Conflict Resolution at the European University Center for Peace Studies

Invitation To Study Peace And Conflict Resolution

European University Center for Peace Studies (EPU),
Stadtschlaining, Austria
Website: www.epu.ac.at
Email: epu@epu.ac.at
Tel: +43-3355-2498-515.

We wish to invite you to join a select group of 45 students from around the world in an intensive course in peace and conflict studies at the European University Center for Peace Studies (EPU) in Stadtschlaining, Austria. All the courses are taught in English, by leading specialists in their field from around the world, including Johan Galtung, one of the founders of the academic discipline of peace research and frequent mediator in international conflicts. Studying with the founder of a new academic discipline is a rare opportunity, like studying economics with Adam Smith.

EPU offers students a well-rounded program covering Peace with Security, Development, Freedom, Nature and Culture.

The Program, established in 1991 by Dr. Gerald Mader, Founder and President of the Austrian Study Center for Peace and Conflict Resolution, received the 1995 UNESCO Prize for Peace Education.

In addition to attending courses, students get to know each other closely and conclude friendships that last a lifetime. In the fall of 2005, we had 43 students from 29 countries from four continents. Many former students said that studying at EPU was the best time of their life. Peace Studies are a highly interdisciplinary and growing academic field. Students who have successfully completed our program are well grounded in both theory and practice to face the challenges of global conflict transformation. We are happy and proud that many of our former students now have thriving careers in international organizations, NGOs, business, universities, or work with their governments.

Topics

Introduction to Peace Studies, Cross-Cultural Communication, Peaceful Conflict Transformation, Human Rights, International Law, Governance, Participation, the Global Economy, Peacebuilding and Development, Safeguarding a Livable Environment, Demilitarization, Nonviolence, Security, United Nations Reform, Mediation, Peace Education, Peace and the Media, Reconciliation after Violence, Peace and Deep Culture. For a more detailed explanation of the program, a course calendar and a catalogue with course descriptions, see http://www.epu.ac.at

Fall term 2006: 24 September - 16 December (Apply by 15 March 2006)
Spring term 2007: 4. February - 28. April (Apply by 15 Sept. 2006)
Summer term 2007: 3. June - 25. August 2007 (Apply by 15 Jan. 2007)

Location

Stadtschlaining, a beautiful, small and quiet medieval town with a 700 year old castle hosting a peace museum, in the foothills of the Alps, between Vienna and Graz, surrounded by hiking trails, with a hot spring nearby. Classrooms and 44 single rooms with private bath are located in a new building.

Peace Library

next to the castle is a famous peace library with 25,000 books and some films, most of them in English.

Who Should Apply

Students from any discipline interested in peace and conflict resolution, young diplomats, government officials, NGO members, teachers, journalists, lawyers, social workers, psychologists, officers, and anyone interested in solving conflicts by peaceful means. A first university degree (bachelors or equivalent) is required, and preferably professional experience.

Degrees

Those who successfully complete one trimester obtain an Advanced Certificate in Peace and Conflict Studies. Those who complete three trimesters (Fall, Spring and Summer) and write a
thesis obtain a Master of Arts in Peace and Conflict Studies, approved by the Austrian Ministry of Education. Students can begin in any of the three trimesters.

Costs

Euro 2500 tuition + Euro 1400 room rent per trimester, plus Euro 700 examination fee for the Master of Arts program. Those who pay for three trimesters in advance obtain a reduction from 12'400 to 11'500 Euro. A small number of full scholarships are available for participants from focal countries of Austria's development cooperation (one trimester only), but they are highly competitive. Some partial scholarships (30% reduction in tuition) are also available for participants from Third World countries.

For More Information And To Apply

see www.epu.ac.at, and click on "European University Center for Peace Studies", second on the left. If you have further questions, please contact Anita
Flasch, EPU Administrative Assistant , Tel +43-3355-2498-515 (mornings). We will be happy to answer your questions and help you.

EPU does not discriminate on the basis of (among others) gender, race, class, age or national origin.

Graduate education in Peace and Conflict Studies:
International Peace Research Institute in Oslo (PRIO) in partnership with the Graduate Studies in International Affairs program at the Australian National University

Offered by the International Peace Research Institute in Oslo (PRIO) in partnership with the Graduate Studies in International Affairs program at the Australian National University, this program offers a unique opportunity to combine peace and conflict studies and international relations in the one masters program

... it is built on the experience and well established reputations of PRIO within the peace and conflict studies field and of the ANU in providing first class masters education in international relations (the MA (International Relations) is currently celebrating its 30th anniversary).

... the Norwegian Foreign Minister has personally endorsed the program. And in 2005 Prime Minster of Norway made a special visit to the ANU to hold discussions with the students in the program during his visit to Canberra.

The Program

Students spend 12 or 18 months abroad depending on the degree program they enter. They first go to Oslo from August to December where they are taught be researchers from the International Peace Research Institute. There they enroll in three graduate courses: Conflict Resolution and Peace-Building Ethics of Peace and War, and Gender and War. While in Oslo they have full access to the Nobel Institute Library and Reading Room.

The students then move to Canberra in late February (the Australian summer) where they join the classes of the Graduate Studies in International Affairs program taught by the Department of International Relations at the Australian National University (ANU). Here they undertake a core curriculum in international relations and are also offered a range of electives such as International Humanitarian Assistance, Ethics and Culture in World Politics, Ethnicity and Conflict in Asia and the Pacific, Global Governance and Global Security. Depending on their particular program they would normally complete all requirements by June or by December.

In Canberra and Oslo the program is taught in a 'small seminar' format interspersed with lectures from academic specialists and practitioners. The places in the program are limited to ensure personal attention and an opportunity for interactive learning.

The Award

The graduates of the program receive a master degree in international relations awarded by The Australian National University. The degree with thesis is called the MA (International Relations) specializing in Peace and Conflict Studies; the coursework-only degree is called the Master of International Affairs specializing in Peace and Conflict Studies.

Application Procedures

Bjorknes Worldwide Education of Oslo handles the application process on behalf of the ANU and PRIO. For application forms and procedures see the Bjorknes webpage .

You could also email Bjorknes on wwe@bjorknes.no. If experiencing any difficulties in contacting Bjorknes, prospective students should feel free to contact gsia@anu.edu.au in Canberra.

All applications are considered jointly in Oslo and Canberra by academic committees drawn from PRIO and ANU.

Deadline

[Email the organizers to confirm deadlines, but in the past, the deadline has been March 15.]

Further Information

Prospective students could also be directed to the Graduate Studies in International Affairs website where they can download the blue brochure and consult the Peace and Conflict Studies webpage (they can also view the photo gallery). The might also like to consult the PRIO webpage