University Of Notre Dame Peace Studies Scholarship at the Kroc Institute empowers students to become outstanding scholars and teachers who contribute to a growing body of peacebuilding knowledge and practice with the goal of addressing violence and alleviating human suffering.
The peace studies curriculum is integrated with these traditional disciplines in the humanities and social sciences to create a unique framework of study for each student. Students also have access to extensive research opportunities at the Institute and across Notre Dame.
Peace studies Ph.D. students choose a partner discipline for research and course work: anthropology, history, political science, psychology, sociology, or theology.
At the Notre Dame Graduate School, we are the home of academic excellence driven by the conviction that your research matters. We are here because of the discoveries you will make. We are here because of the innovations you will create.
Upon graduation, students are fully trained and equipped for a wide variety of scholarly, teaching, and professional careers, including:
- Interdisciplinary academic positions;
- Positions requiring expertise in the peace and conflict subfields of anthropology, history, political science, psychology, sociology, or theology; and
- Scholar-practitioner roles in intergovernmental, governmental, or nongovernmental organizations.
Type: Masters, PhD
Application Deadline: December 15, 2023
Value & Duration of Award: Full Scholarships, Monthly Stipends, Accommodation
All admitted students receive a full tuition scholarship, generous stipend (Cost-of-living in South Bend), health insurance, and additional funding for conference travel and research activities.
Eligible Countries: All Countries
Eligibility: To be considered for the SCHOLARSHIP, you must:
- Applicants must hold at least a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, domestic or international, to be eligible for admission to a graduate program at the University of Notre Dame.
- It is also anticipated that applicants will have related training or research experience in the joint area to which they are applying.
- Previous graduate work is not required except in the case of Peace Studies and Theology for which a master’s degree in theology is required.
- Prospective students interested in a master’s degree in peace studies should explore the Master of Global Affairs in International Peace Studies program.
How To Apply:
The statement of intent (maximum 1,000 words) should describe your areas of interest and experience as explicitly as possible and also list the faculty with whom you wish to study. The statement will be considered both by the Kroc Institute Doctoral Admissions Committee and by a committee or faculty representative from the joint department. Please address both your interest in peace studies and in the discipline of the partner department in your statement.
The writing sample must be single-authored and should demonstrate your skills in writing, analysis, and peace research. It should represent your best sample of academic writing. If you send part of a longer work (for example, a senior or master’s thesis), please include an abstract of no more than 250 words describing the whole piece and its argument. Writing samples should be in English
All applicants must submit the Graduate School Application for Admission online. All required materials must be uploaded to the application; no paper materials will be accepted for consideration. A limited number of fee waivers are available to select applicants to the Ph.D. Program in Peace Studies. To request a fee waiver, please complete this form.
Required Documents: The Graduate School Application for Admission requires the applicant to provide the following materials:
- Curriculum Vitae (CV);
- Statement of intent;
- Writing sample;
- Names and contact information for three recommenders;
- Unofficial transcripts from prior institutions or in-progress degrees;
- Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score – General Test required for all areas except Anthropology and Psychology (Fall 2023 cycle);
- TOEFLT or IELTS score for international applicants only.
Application Form: https://docs.google.com/forms