Student Peacemaking Fellowships

Young people bring talent, determination, and ingenuity to addressing some of the most pressing challenges to achieving peace. Like other skills, peacemaking requires practice to develop.

Marquette undergraduate and graduate students can apply for up to $2,000 to deepen their understanding of nonviolence and social change by engaging in local or global peacemaking efforts. Funding is for summer projects.

We encourage students to use their creativity when designing a fellowship project. While all projects are required to advance nonviolent peacemaking, we recognize that peacemaking is an interdisciplinary field that allows for broad application.

We highly recommend students to meet with Chris Jeske to share their interest in a fellowship and to discuss their proposed project.

Apply for a fellowship

Contact Chris Jeske if you are interested in applying for a fellowship. Applications are due February 17, 2020.

How to design a fellowship

Undergraduate fellowships

Choose from one of the following project designs:

  • Create a self-designed, self-managed project
  • Intern with an established peacemaking or community organization
  • Conduct research independently or as part of a student-faculty partnership
  • Participate in a structured peace-building program or delegation

If you are struggling to come up with an idea on your own, browse our list of project and placement suggestions.

Interested students should meet with Chris Jeske to discuss their proposal before completing the application.

Graduate fellowships

There is only one fellowship design for graduate fellowships:

  • Conduct research independently or as part of a student-faculty partnership

Graduate fellowships require submission of their completed work for publication in a scholarly journal within a year following the fellowship.

International fellowships

Undergraduate or graduate fellowship applications must receive preliminary approval from the Office of International Education before being submitted to the Center for Peacemaking.