Applications will be accepted March 1 – April 8, 2024. 

For twenty years, the Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice (Kroc IPJ) at the University of San Diego’s Kroc School of Peace Studies has hosted the Women Peacemakers’ Fellowship program. The Fellowship offers a unique opportunity for peacebuilders who focus on gender, peace and conflict to engage in a cycle of learning, practice, research and participation that strengthens peacebuilding partnerships. The Women Peacemakers’ Fellowship facilitates impactful collaborations between peacebuilders from conflict-affected communities and international partner organizations. The Fellows also co-create research intended to shape the peacebuilding field and highlight good practices for peacebuilding design and implementation.

Anyone who considers themselves a peacebuilder working to reduce cycles of violence through a focus on gender, peace, and conflict is welcome to apply. People of all genders, including transgender and non-binary or gender-fluid people, are welcome to apply and are eligible for a fellowship. The Women Peacemakers Fellowship program does not consider sex, gender, or any other protected status as part of the application and selection process. Applicants may come from any country, as long as they will be able to travel to the United States for the residency. Applicants must have at least five years of peacebuilding or violence reduction experience and must speak sufficient English to participate fully in Fellowship activities.

Throughout the Fellowship with the Kroc IPJ, selected Fellows will:

  • Learn from and with other Fellows and the Kroc School team;
  • Gain new skills, perspectives, and innovative approaches to peacebuilding
  • Expand their professional peacebuilding networks
  • Drive forward vital peacebuilding research that focuses on shaping practice and policy

Fellowship Dates: September 2024 – July 2025.

Date of Residency at the University of San Diego in the United States: November 9 – November 23, 2024.

The health of our partners and community is our top priority, and the dates and format of the Fellowship are subject to change as COVID-19 conditions change around the world. The intention is to welcome Fellows to San Diego as part of this Fellowship, but it is possible that the Fellowship will be conducted entirely online if it is not possible to travel and gather safely. We will communicate with the selected Fellows to assess health and safety risk.