Peace Studies Course Development Grant

The center supports the ongoing development and enhancement of the peace studies curriculum. Full-time Marquette faculty members may apply for a $2,500 grant to develop a new course, or significantly revise an existing course, that explores and integrates issues of peacemaking and nonviolence. A single grant is awarded each year.

Apply for a course development grant

Please complete the application materials and submit electronically (PDF or Word document) to Rev. T. Michael McNulty, S.J. by the end of day, June 1, 2020.

  • Letter of application that describes the proposed course
  • Updated curriculum vitae
  • Draft syllabus [Note: A single section of a multi-section course is not eligible.]
  • Letter of support from department chair that includes a commitment to offer the course annually

What courses are eligible to apply?

The peace studies program is interested in courses from any discipline that integrates two or more of the following areas:

Exploring an intersectional approach to the analysis of conflict, inequality, and/or nonviolent action

  • Intersections of nonviolence and 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.

Working for the cessation of violence

  • 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.

Methods for sustaining peace and preventing the spread of violence

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

Working to encourage and build a culture of sustainable peace

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