2024 William P. Fuller Fellowship in Peacebuilding (Grant $5,000)


The evolving complexity of subnational conflict in the 21st century requires significant investment in an emerging generation of committed leaders to innovate and drive solutions for peace. The William P. Fuller Fellowship in Peacebuilding is dedicated to the professional development of the next generation of leaders committed to addressing conflict and peacebuilding in Asia and the Pacific. Emphasis is placed on network building between fellows and the global peacebuilding community to support and elevate the fellows’ development and work.

Program Structure

The program supports three fellows each year. The small cohort model supports the development of a professional network and close collaboration. The program is designed so that fellows may stay in their jobs but also gain in-depth skill-building, professional development, exposure, and support for their work. Fuller Fellows are early or mid-career professionals (up to age 40) with demonstrated potential for leadership in peacebuilding who are actively working to promote peace through research, advocacy, policymaking, or other realms bridging knowledge and implementation.

Program Dates: In person October 12 to October 26, 2024, additional virtual seminars August to September.

Study Tour and Peacebuilding Exchange: 12 days in the San Francisco Bay Area and Washington, D.C. area: The Study Tour and Peacebuilding Exchange is the heart of the program. Fellows gain exposure to leading peacebuilding experts, initiatives, and institutions—including non-government organizations, academic centers, and grassroots civil society groups.

Professional Development Award: A flexible $5,000 USD grant to support each fellow’s individually tailored project, advance professional goals, or further their work in the peacebuilding arena.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Under 40 years old (at the time of application and workshop)
  • Citizen of one of the following countries or regions: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pacific Islands, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Vietnam
  • Passionate about contributing to peacebuilding in the Asia-Pacific region through research and/or practice
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Eager to build a professional network through collaboration with others in the field
  • Demonstrated leadership capacity and at least 3 years of professional experience
  • Must be driven to complete self-directed coursework and professional project plan.
  • Must be able to commit to all program dates

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