Peace Studies Course Development Grant

The Marquette University Center for Peacemaking will award one grant for a full-time Marquette faculty member to develop a new course, or significantly revise an existing course, that explores and integrates issues of peacemaking and nonviolence.

The value of the Peace Studies Course Development Grant is $2,500.

Download the 2017 Request for Proposals

Course Content

Proposals are sought for courses that integrate two or more of the following areas:

Theory and Practices of Peacemaking

Working for the cessation of violence. For example:

  • Exploring economic, environmental, political, ethnic or religious roots of conflict/terrorism;
  • Exploring intervention methods, such as restorative justice, healing circles, truth and reconciliation commissions, sulha;
  • Exploring the role of cultural, historical, national and other identities in the creation and the nonviolent resolution of conflict. These may include the role of language, literature, and communications technologies (film, social networks, and television) in violence promotion and cessation.

Peacekeeping

Methods for sustaining peace and preventing the spread of violence. For example:

  • Human rights and civil liberties; resource allocation projects; justice systems; social justice; nonviolent intervention.

Peacebuilding

Working to encourage and build a culture of sustainable peace. For example:

  • Human development; care for the environment and natural resources; poverty reduction; the role of international organizations, solidarity.

Special Areas

Exploring the intersections of nonviolence and other areas such as gender, race, ethnicity, indigeneity, genocide, refugees and migrants, domestic violence, violence against women and sexual minorities, gun violence, and the role of social and health systems in addressing violence, especially for at-risk populations.

Application process

Applicants must submit the following materials electronically (PDF or Word document) to Fr. T. Michael McNulty, S.J. by the end of day, Thursday, June 1, 2017.

  • Letter of application that describes the proposed course
  • Updated curriculum vitae
  • Draft syllabus
  • Letter of support from department chair that includes a commitment to offer the course annually