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Scoville Peace Fellowship

Provides support for students interested in peace and security issues. Occurs twice yearly.


The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship was established in 1987 to provide college graduates with the opportunity to gain a Washington perspective on key issues of peace and security.  Twice yearly, the Fellowship's Board of Directors selects a group of outstanding individuals to spend six to nine months in Washington.  Supported by a monthly stipend, the Fellows serve as full-time junior staff members at the participating organization of their choice.  The program also arranges meetings for the Fellows with policy experts.  Many former Scoville Fellows have gone on to prominent positions in the field of peace and security.


SEE ALSO:  Truman Scholarship, Carnegie Junior Fellows Program, PPIA Fellowship, Madison Graduate Fellowships

Selection Criteria

Prospective Fellows are expected to demonstrate excellent academic accomplishments and a strong interest in issues of peace and security.  Graduate study, a college major, course work, or substantial independent reading that reflects the substantive focus of the fellowship is also a plus.  Prior experience with public-interest activism or advocacy is highly desirable.  It is preferred, but not required, that such activities be focused on peace and security issues.

Issue areas covered by the Scoville Fellowship include the following:

  • Arms Control/Disarmament, including Nuclear Test Ban, Ballistic Missile Proliferation/Defense, Conventional Arms Transfers, Weapons Proliferation--Nuclear, Biological and Chemical;

  • Conflict Prevention/Resolution;

  • Defense Budget;

  • Dismantling Chemical and Nuclear Weapons in the former Soviet Union;

  • Economic Conversion;

  • Environmental Security, including Environmental Impact/Cleanup of Nuclear Weapons Production Complex;

  • Export Controls;

  • International Security;

  • Regional/Ethnic Conflicts, including East Asia, South Asia, Former Yugoslavia, Middle East, Newly Independent States;

  • United Nations, including UN Peacekeeping.


Applicants must:

  • Have graduated from their undergraduate institution by the start of the fellowship;

  • Be able to work full-time for at least six months;

  • Be a U.S. citizen or a non-U.S. citizen living in the United States able to obtain the proper work visa.


Fellows receive a salary of $2,900 per month and health insurance, plus travel expenses to Washington, DC. The program also provide $1,000 per fellow for professional development to attend relevant conferences or meetings that could cover travel, accommodations, and registration fees.


Six to nine months.

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Scoville Peace Fellowship