Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship

Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship

About the Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship

Established in 1987, the Scoville Peace Fellowship provides recent college and graduate school alumni 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 salary, the fellows serve as full-time junior staff members at the participating organization of their choice.

Issue Areas Covered by the Scoville Fellowship include:
– Nuclear Non-Proliferation and WMD
– Climate and security nexus
– Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution
– Emerging Technology Threats
– Global Health Security

Preference is given to individuals who have not had substantial prior public-interest or government experience in the Washington DC area.

Fellows receive a salary of $3,400 per month and basic health insurance compensation, 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, or to take a language or policy course.

Location of award, if applicable: Washington, D.C.

Eligible applicants:

University endorsement required?


Citizenship requirement:

U.S. citizen or legal resident

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship application process:

Review the information on the fellowship website on eligibility requirements and selection criteria to determine whether it is a good fit for your academic background and career goals.

Next, explore the list of participating organizations (http://scoville.org/organizations/) to identify those that interest you (you will need to give 5 – 6 options). Consider what contemporary issue to discuss in the policy/opinion essay.

Contact CFSA and your mentor(s) to discuss your interest and plans to apply for the fellowship.

Application components include:
– cover sheet with information specified by the scholarship website
– personal statement of no more than 1,000 words
– full curriculum vitae
– policy/opinion essay of no more that 1,000 words relevant to your field of peace and security, taking a position on a contemporary, contentious issue addressed by the fellowship
– official transcript(s)
– two letters of reference

The application deadline to be considered for spring semester fellowship is in early October while the deadline for fall semester fellowships is in early January.

Interested? Contact CFSA for information on how to get started!

Advising contact:

Center for Fellowship & Scholarship Advising  Email:  cfsa@syr.edu More Information:  http://scoville.org/

Enter any terms you are interested, such as “Government” or “Biotechnology”,