Intended for artists and researchers committed to building a more peaceful society, the Build Peace Fellowship offers opportunities for individuals from a wide range of backgrounds. Fellows receive up to 16,000 EUR to put their own peace building intervention projects into play. At the start of the yearlong fellowship, participants attend a one-week training course that features user-centered design, participatory methodologies and conflict sensitivity. Then, fellows receive support to take their ideas from the pilot to implementation stage. Each fellow is given a Build Up mentor to help guide them through the process every step of the way.
The Carnegie Endowment For International Peace Junior Fellows Program offers 10 to 12 fellowships every year to individuals who are committed to fostering a more peaceful society. To qualify for a fellowship, students must be seniors who recently graduated or will soon graduate from one of the 400 colleges and universities affiliated with the endowment. Graduate students are not eligible for the program. Fellows have the opportunity to work for one year as research assistants to the senior associates whose research is funded by the Endowment. All fellows receive a salary of $3,166.66 per month ($38,000 per year) plus a full benefits package.
Since its inception, the Dalai Lama Fellows Program has provided opportunities for more than 130 individuals interested in promoting peace throughout the world. The program is open to current undergraduate and graduate students in the United States, Ghana, India and Egypt who are enrolled at a participating university. Fellows have the opportunity to work on projects related to lessening economic disparity, fighting violence, addressing gender inequity, enhancing cross-cultural and interreligious cooperation, and improving environmental sustainability. Students receive one-on-one coaching, a position in the one-year Head, Heart, Hands leadership curriculum and a lifelong place in the fellowship’s global community for ongoing support.
For more than a decade, The Davis Projects for Peace has been helping students work to promote peace throughout the world. The program provides grants for undergraduate students and graduating seniors who have an idea for a grassroots peace building project. Applications are accepted from students at more than 90 universities in the United States as well as from students at the University of California Davis. Winning projects are awarded $10,000. The program also provides administrative and technical support to help get projects underway. Projects can be implemented anywhere in the world and must focus on addressing the causes of conflict between individuals or groups.
The Peace Corps Global Health Service Partnership (GHSP) offers a fellowship program through a collaboration between the Peace Corps, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and Seed Global Health. The program is intended to provide medical care in war-torn areas in order to promote peace. Fellows spend one year on assignment in Tanzania, Malawi or Uganda, providing medical services in exchange for a stipend and accommodations. To qualify, applicants must be physicians certified in their specialty, nurses or nurse practitioners. Applicants must have at least three years of clinical experience in their fields to be considered for the program.