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The Center for Citizen Peacebuilding at UCI is pleased to announce its call for proposals from graduate students across campus for the 2022 Kugelman Citizen Peacebuilding Research Fellowships.

The Center for Citizen Peacebuilding in the School of Social Sciences engages in research, education, and action supporting citizen participation in public peace processes locally and globally.  Since 1999 Center activities have aimed to prevent violent conflict and to promote reconciliation and sustainable peace in areas where conflict and violence occur. The Center’s primary mission is to promote peace in communities in conflict through a combination of dialogue, education, and peacebuilding initiatives across cultural divides.  The integration of all three of these activities is especially important to the Center in promoting research and knowledge about positive models of change and fostering constructive public debate.  For more information about the Center and its mission and research interests, please visit www.peacebuilding.uci.edu.

Grants in the amount of $1,000-3,000 are being offered as seed money for project and grant development or for completing projects that are in the writing stage in preparation for dissertation completion or publication. Proposals (no more than 3 pages) are expected to focus on some aspect of conflicts, conflict regions, and conflict resolution efforts around the world.  

The funding can be used in the summer and fall of 2022 for summer salary, research-related travel expenses, and/or data collection expenses. The project must be relevant to the Center’s mission, and contribute to completion of a dissertation or result in an academic publication (i.e., peer-reviewed journal article or book, conference proceedings, or a working paper).  Grantees will be required to present a research report at a Center seminar in the Spring following receipt of the award, and a one-page summary of the research for posting on the Center website.

To apply for this fellowship, please submit by email a two to three page proposal to

David Snow (dsnow@uci.edu). PROPOSALS MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN Friday, May 13, 2022. Be sure to include the project title, a brief description of the research project, its purpose/goal, its relevance to the Center’s mission, a project schedule (timeline for preparation, implementation, and anticipated publication date), and a brief budget, along with your name, academic department, and email. Proposals will be reviewed by a committee comprised of academic and community members of the Center.  Fellowship decisions will be made by May 23 for disbursement of funds beginning in June, 2022. If you have questions, please contact David Snow (dsnow@uci.edu).


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