Applications are open for the Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship, a highly competitive national fellowship program that provides recent college and graduate school alumni with the funding and opportunity to work with one of more than two dozen participating institutions in Washington, DC, including leading think tanks and advocacy groups that focus on international security and diplomacy issues.
Scoville Fellows are supervised by senior-level staff members at their host institutions and may work on a range of issues including nuclear and conventional arms control and nonproliferation; atrocity prevention, conflict resolution, and peacebuilding; diplomacy; emerging technology threats; environmental security; and global health security. They contribute to their host organizations’ goals through research, public education, advocacy, and by writing articles, blog posts, fact sheets, letters to the editor, op-eds, and/or reports. In addition, fellows often help organize talks and conferences and attend coalition meetings, policy briefings, and congressional hearings. Benefits of this fellowship include salary, basic health insurance compensation, mentoring, moving costs to DC, meetings with policy experts, a modest stipend for professional development purposes, and an entrée into an increasingly influential network of alumni working for domestic and international NGOs, the federal government, academia, and media.
Fellows receive a salary of $3,885 per month and basic health insurance compensation, plus travel expenses to Washington, DC. The program also provides $1,000 per fellow for professional development to attend relevant conferences or meetings that could cover travel, accommodations, and registration fees, or to take a language or policy course. The program arranges meetings for the fellows with policy experts and social networking events with alumni. Fellows also receive mentoring from a board member and a former fellow.
Some lenders may permit Scoville Fellows to defer college loan payments during their fellowship. Check with your individual lenders.
The Scoville Fellowship arranges meetings for the fellows with policy experts in government, non-profits, academia, and media. These conversations allow the fellows to hear from policy and advocacy leaders and ask about foreign policy issues and career advice.
The Scoville Fellowship provides $1,000 in professional development for fellows to attend relevant conferences and meetings that could cover travel, accommodations, and registration fees, take language or policy courses, or purchase a subscription to a publication.
Upcoming Application Deadlines
Spring 2024 Fellowship: October 9, 2023 (begin between January 15 and April 1, 2024)
Fall 2024 Fellowship: January 8, 2024 (begin between July 15 and October 1, 2024)
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