December 18, 2012
Top Resources for Finding Scholarships/Fellowships in Conflict Resolution and Related Fields
- Direct Funding from the University – A number of competitive universities at the BA (sometimes) MA (more often) level will offer partial (and occasionally full scholarships) directly to the most competitive students and especially at the Ph.D. level.
- Outside Scholarships – See the resources on the this page for outside funding for academic (mostly graduate) study. There are many, many resources available to students depending on the location of study. The Ford International Fellowship is great (only open to citizens of certain countries), the Rotary World MA Peace Fellows (open to all, for study at six select universities. Applicants need to be over 25 and have at least a few years work experience in the peace/development field).
- Government Agencies – Often select government agencies do provide funding opportunities. For example the US government provides Fulbright Scholarships and others. The German Government has the DAAD Agency. Check with the embassies of respective countries on their websites in your country or do some general searching.
- Friends/Family/Local Businesses – Sometimes through a combination of creative support from friends/family and local business there may be a way to piece together funding. However, investing some time in energy in researching and applying for appropriate opportunities can be invaluable. Below are some suggestions for how to write a successful funding application and information on several leading fellowships and key organizations. Learn more here.