OSP FO# 11-172

AGENCY: United States Institute of Peace (USIP)

PROGRAM: 2012-2013 Jennings Randolph Senior Fellowships

OBJECTIVES: This program provides ten-month fellowships at the United States Institute of Peace to support practitioners and scholars working on projects concerning the source and nature of international conflicts. Previous fellows have come from a broad range of professional backgrounds including policymakers, scholars, journalists, and foreign affairs professionals. During their term, fellows are integrated into the Institute’s ongoing work to enhance the Institute’s other research, education, and training programs. They participate in the Institute’s public outreach efforts, offering timely information to Congress, policymakers, and the public on international issues through a combination of policy briefings, public events, media appearances, and published materials.

Projects related to preventative diplomacy, ethnic and regional conflicts, peacekeeping and peace operations, peace settlements, post-conflict reconstruction and reconciliation, democratization and the rule of law, cross-cultural negotiations, U.S. foreign policy in the 21st century, and related topics will be supported. Preference will be given to proposals that demonstrate consistency with the Institute’s congressional mandate, which is to serve the American people through research, education, training, and the dissemination of information about the nature of interstate or civil conflict and peaceful ways to manage and resolve it. Projects that deal with the sources and nature of interstate or civil conflict, with ways to prevent, limit, or end violent conflict, and with post-conflict reconstruction and reconciliation are welcome. Proposals should present a research agenda with a clear relevance to policy issues, although a policy dimension need not be the main thrust of the project. Historical topics are appropriate if they promise to shed light on contemporary issues. Area studies projects and single-case studies will be competitive if they demonstrate a focus on conflict and its resolution, as well as the applicability of the research to other regions around the world.

DEADLINE: October 16, 2011

FUNDING INFORMATION: The Institute awards between 10 and 12 fellowships per year. The fellowship award includes a stipend based on the fellow’s previous year’s salary and professional standing, up to a maximum of $100,000 for a ten-month fellowship, coverage of 80% of health premiums for the Fellow and dependents, and a part-time research assistant. The competition is open to citizens of all nations.

AGENCY CONTACT:
Elizabeth “Lili” Cole
Senior Program Officer
United States Institute of Peace
Jennings Randolph Program for International Peace
2301 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20037
Telephone: (202) 429-3886
Fax: (202) 429-6063
Email: ecole@usip.org
Web: http://www.usip.org/grants-fellowships/jennings-randolph-senior-fellowship-program

REMARKS: Applications must be submitted through the USIP WebGrants site (http://usipgf.org/index.jsp). Investigators should contact the OSP Assistant Director assigned to their school or department as soon as possible to coordinate submission.

Complete program guidelines and application material may be obtained from the web site listed above or from the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP). Please distribute this notice to any faculty or staff members who might be interested in the information. For more information, please contact the OSP at X3-4365 or ospinfo@bu.edu, or visit the OSP web site at http://www.bu.edu/osp.