Welcome to the 2021/2022 Women PeaceMakers Fellowship Application 

Amplify the Next Generation of Women, Peace, and Security Leaders

The application deadline has been extended.  Applications will now be accepted on a rolling basis. Apply Soon!!!*


Fellowship dates: Fall 2021-Summer 2022*

*Please note: The exact dates of the Kroc School San Diego Residency are yet to be confirmed. The health of our partners and community is our top priority. Therefore, these dates and the Fellowship's format are subject to change as new Covid-19 health realities might emerge. We will continue to inform you if any other changes occur.

The Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice’s (Kroc IPJ) Women PeaceMakers program offers a unique opportunity for local women peacebuilders to engage in a cycle of learning, practice, research, and strengthening of peacebuilding partnerships through participation in a 12-month Fellowship. Knowing the power of the involvement of women in peace and security decision-making, the Women PeaceMakers Fellowship aims to drive forward impactful collaborations between women peacebuilders from conflict-affected communities and international partner organizations [1].

Please note, in response to the pandemic, it is envisioned that this Fellowship will primarily take place virtually. We will work with the selected Fellows to assess what opportunities exist to come together in person.

Throughout the 12-month Fellowship with the Kroc IPJ, selected Fellows will:

  • Learn from and with other leading Fellows and the Kroc School's team (to see examples of past Fellows, click here)
  • Gain new skills, perspectives, and innovative approaches to peacebuilding
  • Expand their professional peacebuilding networks
  • Drive forward vital peacebuilding research that focuses on shifting practice and policy

Fellows will receive a stipend of $5,000 plus expenses for their participation in the program.

The Women PeaceMakers Fellowship is hosted by the Kroc IPJ at the University of San Diego's (USD) Kroc School of Peace Studies. To learn more about this Fellowship:

  • Visit: The Women PeaceMakers website, click here
  • Read: The Kroc IPJ's approach to driving forward evidence-based solutions and participatory research practices, click here
  • Watch:
    • An 8-Minute video about the 2019/2020 Women PeaceMakers residency: click here 
    • 2021 Event Recap video: click here
    • 2019 Woman PeaceMaker Liliian Riziq’s talk: click here

This Fellowship offers other unique opportunities for local women peacebuilders to grow their networks and peacebuilding skills. To learn more, please read the remaining sections in this application. 

[1] International partners can include U.N. Agencies, Private Foundations, Family Foundations, Corporate Partners and Funders, Member States, Donors, and International Non-governmental Organizations (INGOs).

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