International Peace Studies Fellowships, USA

Deadline: 30 November, 2012
Open to: Candidates from developmental, social, political, peace, and other sub-disciplines of psychology
Fellowship: Junior fellows will receive a stipend of $25,000 per semester and senior fellows receive $30,000 per semester. Accommodation is provided for all fellows as well.


The Kroc Institute’s Visiting Research Fellows Program seeks to bring outstanding scholars focused on peace research to the University of Notre Dame during each academic year. Fellows conduct research related to an existing Institute emphasis while participating fully in the life of the Institute.

For the 2013-14 academic year, the Institute seeks applications for research focusing on the following topics:

Peace Processes:  The institute seek applications from scholars working on peace processes, peacebuilding in the context of armed conflict, and post-conflict transformation. Preference will be given to scholars able to make use of the Peace Accords Matrix and similar academic tools in order to gain insights into conflict mediation.

Religion, Conflict and Peacebuilding:  The institute seek applications from candidates interested in the nexus between religion, conflict and peacebuilding. Preference will be given to candidates working on theoretical and conceptual questions in this growing field of inquiry, and to candidates who are researching issues relevant to theContending Modernities research project.

Psychology and Peace Studies:  The Kroc Institute seeks applications from scholars working at the nexus of psychology and peace studies, who are concerned with understanding how psychosocial processes affect peacebuilding and conflict prevention. A focus in one or more of these topics is preferred:

  • youth risk and resilience processes
  • psychological dimensions of protracted conflict
  • connections between emotions, attitudes, and behaviors in divided societies
  • social identity and intergroup contact
  • social ecological models and methods, and/or
  • adaptive or positive functioning following mass violence.

Candidates from developmental, social, political, peace, and other sub-disciplines of psychology are welcomed.


Junior fellows will receive a stipend of $25,000 per semester and senior fellows will receive $30,000 per semester. Housing is provided in furnished Institute apartments at no cost. Fellows have library and Internet access and document retrieval services.

Application Process

A complete Visiting Research Fellow application consists of:

  • The Application Form

  • A current Curriculum Vitae
  • A research proposal (maximum ten pages) that concisely describes the basic elements of the research project (i.e., sources, data and analysis) and specifies the link between the proposed research and the existing area of emphasis at the Institute
  • A bibliography listing citations relevant to your proposed research
  • Two letters of recommendation. Please ask your references to send letters of recommendation directly to Anne Riordan, Visiting Fellows Manager, at
Selection criteria include evidence of academic excellence, clarity of the link to existing research emphases, and anticipation of participation in the intellectual life of the Institute.

Applications for residence in 2013-2014 must be received via email by November 30, 2012. Only applicants at the post-doctoral (junior) and senior scholar level will be considered. Candidates currently enrolled in Ph.D. programs must have completed their doctoral degree before the beginning of the fellowship. Fellowships begin at the start of the University of Notre Dame’s semester and can run for one semester or an academic year. Results will be announced by March 1, 2013.

If you have further questions about the application process, please contact:

Anne Riordan, Visiting Research Fellows Manager
(574) 631-9370

Applications and letters of recommendation should be submitted to the Visiting Research Fellows Manager by email. A confirmation email will be sent to each applicant within 3 business days after materials are received.

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