Applications are invited for the Women PeaceMakers Fellowship Program in San Diego 2018/19. The Women PeaceMakers Program (WPM) offers a unique opportunity for women building peace to engage in a cycle of learning, practice, and reflection through participation in a 10-month fellowship. The internationally-renowned Women PeaceMakers Fellowship program is honoring 16 years of documenting the diverse roles women play in peacebuilding. Knowing the power of women’s full participation in peace and security decision-making to building more durable peace, the Women PeaceMakers Fellowship aims to build stronger, more effective collaborations between women peacebuilders from conflict-affected communities and their international partners.
Selected Women PeaceMakers participate in a 7-week residency at the University of San Diego. To complement the work PeaceMakers are doing with their international partners, they will: work together with a peace researcher to map the methods used and challenges faced when engaging in national and subnational peace negotiations; share peace building experiences with faculty, students and community members at the University of San Diego; live with three fellow Women PeaceMakers, while sharing with and learning from one another’s peacemaking journeys; and, cultivate a reflective peacebuilding practice in a safe and nurturing environment that promotes new learning and an authentic exchange of ideas.

Host Country:
  •  United States of America
Host University:
  • University of San Diego
Course Duration:
  • 10 Months
Financial Support:
  • There is no cost to participate in the Women PeaceMakers Program.
  • Selected peacemakers will receive a per diem to cover basic living costs during the residency. This funding is to be used for meals and incidentals, and any local transportation needs apart from residency activities.
  • The program provides all funding related to securing a visa, travel and airfare to and from San Diego at the beginning and end of the residency, and lodging throughout the seven weeks.
  • The program encourages applicants to seek supplemental funding from other sources if needed, although the funding provided by the IPJ for those selected will be sufficient for the full seven weeks.

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Eligibility Criteria:
  • Applicants for the Women PeaceMakers fellowship must:
  • Have worked for 5-10+ years as a peacebuilder and have worked directly in formal mediation and peace negotiation processes as members of conflict parties in the negotiations, or as formal mediators to national or subnational peace processes;
  • Held a significant leadership role in the mediation process, and/or of a peacebuilding organization, network, or movement;
  • Demonstrates peacebuilding/peacemaking skills and attitudes;
  • Be in a position to participate in all activities during the 10-month fellowship and apply what is learned at the conclusion of the residency program;
  • Demonstrate local credibility and a strong social network within her country/community of practice;
  • Speak sufficient English to relate personal experiences. Written English is not necessary.

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Required Documents:
  • The completed and signed 2018 Application Form.​
  • A written statement describing:
    • Why you are interested in participating in the 2018 Women PeaceMakers Program. (No more than 2 pages)
    • Your journey of becoming a peacemaker including:
      • Through your work, explain how you have acted in formal mediation and
        peace negotiation processes in your country of origin. Please provide
        concrete details of your role. (No more than 2 pages)
      •  Do you work with international partners (INGOs, international donors, UN
        agencies, or others)?
  • A resume or curriculum vitae of your professional peacemaking activities and educational background.​ (No more than 3 pages)
  • Two letters of reference

How to Apply:

Jennifer Bradshaw
Program Officer for Women PeaceMakers
Mailing Address:
Jennifer Bradshaw
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice
Kroc School of Peace Studies
University of San Diego
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110
If sending the full application via email, please scan and then email a completed and
signed copy of the 2018 Application Form.
IMPORTANT: Your application will not be considered “complete” or reviewed until all
materials are received.
Please keep a photocopy of your completed application for your records.
We will not be able to send back any of the materials we receive.

Application Deadline:
  • April 2, 2018


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