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

Complete the online form application by the end of day, June 1, 2024 to apply.

Please note that the application contains a few questions about the course and requires submission of the following items:

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

Contact T. Michael McNulty, S.J. or Dr. Louise Cainkar if you have any questions.

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.
  • Examinations of the role of language, literature, and communications technologies (film, social networks, television, and social media) 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

  • Care for the environment and natural resources; poverty reduction; the role of international organizations, solidarity.
  • Restorative justice. Reparations.