KROC IPJ Women PeaceMakers Fellowship Program 2022-23 at University of San Diego

Opportunity Detail

  • Language Requirement Not required
  • Gender Female
  • Level Non-Degree /Short program
  • Eligible Region/Countries
    Open for all
  • Medium of Instruction English
  • Opportunity ID 42047
  • Funding Type Fully Funded

Opportunity Description

The KROC School Institute for Peace and Justice (Kroc IPJ) Women Peacemakers Fellowship Program is now accepting applications. The Women Peacemakers Fellowship program has been hosted by the Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice (Kroc IP) at the University of San Diego‘s Kroc School for the past two decades. The Fellowship provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for female peacebuilders to participate in a cycle of learning, practice, research, and strengthening peace-building connections. The Women Peace Makers Fellowship fosters fruitful collaborations between female peacebuilders and international partner organizations in conflict-affected communities. The Fellows also collaborate on research that will help develop the field of peace building and highlight best practices in design and execution.

Organized by: KROC School Institute for Peace and Justice
Host University: University of San Diego (USD) & Virtual
Application Deadline: June 24, 2022
Fellowship Duration: September 2022 to July 2023 (Online & 2 Weeks in the United States in December)

Fellowship Theme:

Women Working to Address Chronic Violence at the National Level

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Fellowship Objective:

  • Gain knowledge from and collaborate with other Fellows and the Kroc School staff.
  • Gain new skills, perspectives, and novel ways to peace building
  • Expand their professional peace-building networks
  • Learn more about the Fellowship and prior Fellows
  • Read past Fellowship research to help you go forward with necessary peace-building research that focuses on altering practice and policy.


  • For their participation in the program, fellows will earn a stipend of USD 5,000 plus expenses.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Anyone who identifies as a woman peacebuilder trying to break the cycle of violence in any way is encouraged to apply.
  • Applicants must have at least 5 years of expertise in peace building and be able to travel to the United States for residence.
  • Must be able to communicate in English language well enough to participate in Fellowship activities fully.
  • Be willing to participate in public events and share their knowledge and experiences with the Kroc IPJ team and the general public.
  • Willing to engage in cohort meetings, share experiences at public events, and attend research meetings

More Information:

Fellows will complete a 2-weeks residency at the University of San Diego in the United States in December. These dates may alter based on the COVID-19 epidemic and the Fellows’ travel needs. Each year, the Fellowship is organized around a theme that will guide the research. Strong applicants will have relevant expertise and knowledge.

Application Requirements:

  • Basic personal & contact information
  • Respond to short essay questions:

1. Why do you want to be a member of the Women Peacemakers Fellowship in 2022–2023?

2. Please provide specific information about the results of the peace-building work you have led or are now leading in your country of residency or origin. What is your most significant success in this line of work?

3. Describe the interplay of various forms of violence and how they reinforce one another in your work. What initiatives or projects have you overseen addressing the interplay between multiple types of violence?

4. Describe your research-related experience, including data collection and report writing.

  • CV or Resume (pdf)
  • Two letters of recommendation.

How to apply for Kroc IPJ Women PeaceMakers Fellowship Program?

Eligible & interested Women PeaceMakers can submit an application through the link below.

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To learn more about the Kroc IPJ Women PeaceMakers Fellowship Program, please visit the KROC IPJ’s website

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