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Women PeaceMakers Fellowship Program 2017, University of San Diego, USA

Publish Date: May 23, 2017

Fellowship in Peace Studies

During the 10-month fellowship, the program will focus on the question: How can Women PeaceMakers and international partners build more effective local-global collaborations in their peacebuilding efforts to engage the security sector?

Participants will be selected based on their work with the security sector (police, military and other security forces) to advance peacebuilding, human security and women’s rights in local contexts. Four Women PeaceMakers will be selected to participate in the following activities from September 2017 to June 2018:

Women PeaceMakers Residency

Dates: September 24 - November 11, 2017
Location: Institute for Peace and Justice, University of San Diego

Selected Women PeaceMakers will participate in a seven-week residency at the University of San Diego. PeaceMakers will work with peace researchers to map and examine peacebuilding methods in engaging the security sector, and produce individual research briefs and through a comparative analysis. While on campus, PeaceMakers will also give public presentations and interact with students, faculty, and the university and San Diego communities.

Learning Lab

Dates: 1 week in October 2017
Location: Institute for Peace and Justice, University of San Diego

During the residency, Women PeaceMakers and international partners meet together at the IPJ for an intensive week to build their relationships and exchange ideas.

Virtual Learning Exchange

Dates: September 2017 - June 2018
Location: Virtual/Home-based (Email, Skype, Phone)

Over the course of the fellowship, Women PeaceMakers will be paired with an international partner to engage in ongoing learning to identify strategies for more meaningful cooperation.

Localization Initiative

Dates: June - July 2018
Location: Woman PeaceMakers’ local context

Women PeaceMakers have the opportunity to apply for funding (up to $7,500 US) to implement a community-based initiative in their home country with local stakeholders.


Please read thoroughly the program information at the beginning of the application before applying. If you have applied for the program in previous years, please note that the criteria for selection has changed.

For more information please click "Further Official Information" below.

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