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.

Applications are due June 1, 2019. Download the Request for Proposals

We are especially interested in courses using an intersectional approach to the analysis of conflict, inequality, and/or nonviolent action. All course proposals will be considered.

Course Content

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

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.

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.

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.

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

  • 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.

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, June 1, 2019.

  • 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