Scholarships and Grants in Peace Studies
- Peace Studies and International Development Scholarship, University of Bradford
- Chuck Connaghan Memorial Bursary
- Tufts University World Peace Foundation Grants
- Peace and Conflict Studies Postgraduate Scholarship Fund, University of Sydney
- Princeton University Bobst Center for Peace and Justice Graduate Funding
- Peace and Conflict Studies Master’s Scholarships, National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies
- Asian Peacebuilders Scholarship Programme, University for Peace
- Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies
- Peace Scholar Fellowship Dissertation program, United States Institute of Peace
- Scholarships and Incentives in Peace and Conflict Studies
- Rei Foundation PhD Scholarships
- Peace and Conflict Studies Department, Guilford College
Fellowships in Peace Studies
- Build Peace Fellowship
- Harvard University Religion, Conflict and Peace Initiative Fellowships
- Yale Program in Peace and Development Fellowships
- Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Fellowship
- Dalai Lama Fellows
- The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship
- Columbia University Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies Fellowships
- Peace Revolution Fellowship
- Winston Fellowship for World’s Peace
- IRIS Peace and Conflict Fellowship
- Rotary Peace Fellowship
- Benjamin V. Cohen Peace Fellowship Program
- Conflict Research Fellowships, the London School of Economics
- Student Peacemaking Fellowship
Peace Studies Networking Opportunities
- Peace & Justice Studies Association
- Peace and Conflict Studies Association of Canada
- European Peace Research Association
- Iranian Peace Studies Scientific Association
- IPRA Peace
- Peace Research Institute Oslo
- Asian Political and International Studies Association
- International Peace Bureau
- Nonviolent Peaceforce
- Peace Action
- Folke Bernadotte Academy – Swedish agency for peace, security, and development
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Why Choose Peace Studies?
Are you aspired to learn techniques of negotiation and mediation, advance in international humanitarian assistance and conflict transformation? Then an academic program on peace studies is the right educational path for you.
Peacebuilding starts when the conflict comes to its end, and the country enters a transition phase. The establishment of peace is a comprehensive process, which includes short-term and long-term efforts to respond to crisis consequences and rehabilitation, building trust and understanding between various communities, states, populations, and institutional capacity building, economic and political advancement. The ultimate goal of peacebuilding is to introduce measures to ensure human security and prevent violence and other conflicts.
Academic Programs on Peace Studies
What does it take to build sustainable peace or build the capacities of various stakeholders in transitional states? These are the main issues to be analyzed and studied at graduate programs on peace studies.
While undergraduate programs on peace studies will provide students with more general knowledge on international relations and international law, psychology, leadership, and conflict resolution, the graduate program will give more specific and deeper insight into diplomacy, non-violent means of conflict transformation, social adaptation, economics in transition and societal transformation.
The Ph.D. program on peace studies is a vivid opportunity to go deeper into research and analysis of the conflict's reasons and origins, society's transformation, the impact of religion, and many other factors.
Degree level programs on peacebuilding are multidisciplinary and include a range of other disciplines that bring even more interest to the programs: gender, national security, international development, child protection.
What Are the Career Options for Graduates of Peace Studies Programs?
The broader is the concept of peacebuilding, the more options graduates of these programs can expect. The career options vary from negotiators to governmental officers, development aid workers, human rights activists, peace educators, and lawyers.
To understand the opportunities one may have with the Peace Studies major, let's take a look at what knowledge areas you will explore within the specialization. Depending on the universities and specific programs, Peace Studies students usually learn:
- International Politics
- History of Global Poverty
- Ethics & Morality
- War & Peace
- Religion, Conflict, and Peace
- Biblical Themes of Peace
- Methods of Social Research, etc.
Therefore, there are many links between the skills you will get in Peace Studies and life's practical aspects. You may find work in the above-mentioned and other peace research and peacebuilding organizations, international organizations concerned with non-violent conflict regulations, etc.
The main working fields for the peace studies graduates include the following:
- Counseling: victim support, refugee resettlement, therapy, and healing
- Humanitarian Action: emergency response, health care, social support services
- Government: human rights protection, diplomacy & peace processes, post-conflict recovery, diplomacy
- Conflict Resolution: intercultural dialogue, dispute settlement, violence prevention & resolution
- Development: Economic development, development of democratic institutions, sustainable agriculture, local development, reduction of poverty and homelessness
- Global threat mitigation: climate change, gender discrimination, genocide & other mass violence, war, terrorism
- Law: human rights, immigration law, environmental, human trafficking
- Business: public relations, contract negotiation, sustainability initiatives, corporate social responsibility
How Can ARMACAD help?
ARMACAD presents a detailed database of diverse academic and professional programs and events, such as conferences, summer schools, and workshops, awards, and competitions for practitioners of peacebuilding, prospective students, interested in peace studies, as well as representatives of many other academic fields enthusiastic about learning more on strategies of conflict resolution and peacebuilding.