Center for Conflict Studies Knowledge as Action, Action as Change

2015 Peacebuilders Fellowship

In the summer of 2014, the Center launched the Peacebuilders Fellowship - a summer fellowship program for graduate students. We are now excited to announce the Fellowship program for 2015 focusing once again on water conflicts, this time in Honduras.

Interested in becoming a 2015 Peacebuilder Fellow?

Note: The Peacebuilders Fellowship application deadline has been extended to April 20, with the final decision on participants moved to April 30

The Center's slogan "Knowledge as Action; Action as Change" drives the 2015 Peacebuilders Fellowship. The goal is learn first hand from the people who are experiencing conflict and from those working on conflict and then document the information and lessons learned in a way that it creates action points for those engaged in similar conflicts.

In summer 2015 the program will travel to Honduras. Our project in Honduras is with the Catholic Relief Services and through them with their local partners. Fellows in Honduras are expected to conduct research, document local approaches and challenges in dealing with water conflicts. This material will provide vital information to the Center in developing a manual for peacebuilders working on water conflicts.
Two fellows will be selected for the program in Honduras. Mandatory pre-departure trainings (online) will be conducted in the third week of May 2014. Fellows are expected to be in the field for 8 to 10 weeks anytime in the period between May 25 and August 15. Upon return, Fellows will work with the Center to finalize reports and document stories from the ground.


  • Masters in peace and conflict studies or related disciplines. Exceptional undergraduates (juniors and seniors only) might be considered
  • Should be able to demonstrate strong research skills, especially empirical research skills.
  • Spanish language proficiency (reading, writing, speaking) is a must


  • A scholarship of $500 will be made available to Fellows traveling to Honduras. Local travel, board and lodge will be the responsibility of the Fellows.
  • Fellows are responsible for the costs of international travel to Honduras.

Key Dates

  • Application Deadline: Monday, April 20
  • Final Decision: Thursday, April 30
  • Trainings: Two days between May 15-20
  • Fellowship Begins: May 25


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