Student Peacemaking Fellowships

About the Fellowships

The Center for Peacemaking provides awards of up to $2,000 for student projects and internships that foster the development of nonviolent peacemakers. The fellowships provide students the opportunity to develop valuable skills, knowledge, and experience while putting nonviolence into practice.

The fellowships support individuals to work to transform structures and relationships to provide for the well-being of all.

Student Fellows have the option to chose from four project designs:

  • Student-led, student-managed project
  • Internship with an established peacemaking organization
  • Conducting research or contributing in a faculty-student research partnership
  • Participating in a structured international peace delegation/program

Regardless which type of projects students choose, they consistently find the fellowships to be personally transformative and a highlight of their Marquette education.

In light of the skills, knowledge, and experience gained through their projects, the student fellows are required to participate in a formal presentation. This presentation showcases the variety of ways Marquette students are working to transform structures and relationships to provide for the well-being of all.

Apply for a Fellowship

Student Peacemaking Fellowships are available to Marquette undergraduate and graduate students. If you are interested in applying, please reach out to Chris Jeske to discuss your project idea and then complete the application materials, including a proposed budget.

Applications are due early in the Spring semester. Download the application and submit by February 17, 2014.

International Projects

If your fellowship project contains any aspects of international travel, it must receive preliminary approval from the Office of International Education before being submitted to the Center for Peacemaking.

Graduate Students

Graduate students applying for a fellowship are required to submit their completed work to be considered for publication in a scholarly journal.

Highlights of Past Fellowships

Past fellows have:

  • created a documentary on racism in Kirkwood, Missouri
  • established a virtual community between students in South African segregated townships with Milwaukee’s inner-city students
  • examined how nonviolence is being used to transform the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
  • worked to alleviate inter-ethnic tensions and HIV stigma in Voi, Kenya by establishing a peacemaking library and creating discussions groups for orphans to work nonviolently through their struggles
  • examined the role public art plays in reconciliation in Northern Ireland

See the complete list of Student Fellowship projects.