The Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies is committed to helping support undergraduate and graduate students and faculty who are interested in its mission. Affiliated faculty and students are also eligible for all Einaudi Center funding opportunities.
Davis Projects for Peace
Projects for Peace is an initiative for all undergraduate students currently enrolled at one of the participating Davis United World College Scholars Program partner schools, such as Cornell University. This initiative provides $10,000 to student-designed and led projects that “promote peace and address the root causes of conflict among parties.” Typically, faculty in the Peace and Conflict Studies program have selected one or two projects for nomination to the Davis Projects for Peace. Proposals are due by January 19, 2024.
Harrop and Ruth Freeman Prize in Peace Studies
The Freeman Prize is awarded annually in the spring to a Cornell graduating senior. The Freemans established the prize to offer recognition and encouragement to Cornell undergraduate students actively engaged in promoting peace and to encourage continued work or education in the field of peace studies. Applications will be due April 20, 2024.
Harrop and Ruth Freeman Fellowship
Cornell freshmen, sophomores, or juniors interested in a summer internship related to peace studies and conflict resolution, should apply for the Freeman Fellowship, which supports work at a not-for-profit organization. Applications will be due April 20, 2024.
Prize for Best Student Essay in Technology and International Security Policy
The prize for best essay in Technology and International Security Policy is awarded up to once annually. This prize offers recognition for the best essay that considers the impact of technology on prospects for peace or war, and/or the ways in which conflict may shape technology. The essay should be 2500–5000 words in length (before references) and may be a term paper or other writing assignment. The deadline for submissions is May 20, 2024.
The Reppy Institute is able to offer fellowships to several graduate students each year. These fellowships are awarded to Cornell PhD graduate students from any field whose dissertation research is relevant to the concerns of the institute. The fellowships cover in-absentia tuition, a stipend, and health insurance. The competition for these academic year fellowships is announced at the beginning of the spring semester, with an application deadline of March 10, 2024 for fellowships beginning in the fall.
International Research Travel Grants
Grants are available for Cornell graduate students seeking support for international travel for research and fieldwork. Graduate students are able to seek funding for multiple grants and fellowships through the application portal. Applications for International Research Travel Grants are due March 10, 2024.
Reppy Graduate Fellows Program
Reppy Fellows receive $300 for their research. The group of 8 or 9 fellows will have a separate budget to bring a speaker to campus each year and be in charge of the visit. Learn more about the Reppy Fellows Program. Applications for AY 2024-2025 are due May 16, 2024.
Each year the Reppy Institute is able to offer very limited funds to Cornell groups striving to bring to campus events or speakers that focus on peace studies issues and enhance institute program offerings and activities. These events must be free and open to the public. Student groups and other Cornell units interested in program support should apply in writing to the director of the Reppy Institute. Requests should include a description of the event, its relevance to peace and conflict studies, and a budget. Organizations receiving funding must also submit a report after the event.
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