Kroc IPJ Women PeaceMakers Fellowship Program 2022/2023 for women peacebuilders


Application Deadline:

For twenty years, the Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice (Kroc IPJ) at the University of San Diego’s Kroc School has hosted the Women PeaceMakers Fellowship program. The Fellowship offers a unique opportunity for women peacebuilders to engage in a cycle of learning, practice, research, and strengthening peacebuilding partnerships through participation. The Women PeaceMakers Fellowship facilitates impactful collaborations between women peacebuilders from conflict-affected communities and international partner organizations. The Fellows also co-create research intended to shape the peacebuilding field and highlight good practices for peacebuilding design and implementation.


  • Learn from and with other Fellows and the Kroc School team.
  • Learn about the Fellowship and past Fellows
  • Gain new skills, perspectives, and innovative approaches to peacebuilding
  • Expand their professional peacebuilding networks
  • Drive forward peacebuilding research that focuses on shaping practice and policy


  • Anyone who considers themselves a woman peacebuilder, working to reduce cycles of violence in any way, is welcome to apply.
  • Applicants may come from any country, as long as they will be able to travel to the United States for the residency.
  • Applicants must have at least five years of peacebuilding experience and must speak sufficient English to participate fully in Fellowship activities.

Fellows will complete a two-week residency at the University of San Diego in the United States, usually in December. These dates are subject to change depending on the COVID-19 pandemic and Fellows’ travel requirements.


Fellows will receive a stipend of USD $5,000 plus expenses for their participation in the program.


Each year, the Fellowship is centered on a theme that will structure the research. Strong applicants will have experience and knowledge specific to that theme.

Application Requirements

In order to apply, applicants must:

  • Provide basic personal and contact information
  • Respond to short open answer questions about why they are interested in the Fellowship, the expertise that makes them a good fit for the Fellowship and the specific theme for that year, and their interest or experience in conducting research
  • Submit a resume
  • Submit two letters of recommendation
  • Be willing to participate in public events and share their experiences and information with the Kroc IPJ team and the broader public
  • Have sufficient capacity in English to be able to participate in cohort meetings, share experiences in public events, and participate in research meetings.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice Women PeaceMakers Fellowship Program 2022/2023


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.