Apply for the Peace and Social Change Fellowship Program

The Women, Peace and Security (WPS) program at Columbia University is pleased to announce that we are welcoming applications for the Peace and Social Change Fellowship Program. The fellowship is open to grassroots women activists working broadly on issues of peace and security across Africa and will begin with a three-day workshop in Nairobi, Kenya in January 2019.  All costs of travel and participation will be covered.

The Peace and Social Change Fellowship is designed to bring together activists, practitioners and academics from across Africa to learn from and with each other, strengthen relationships, and exchange ideas with other grassroots women across the region.  Through this program, fellows will also have a platform to increase the visibility of their work and receive six months of ongoing exchange and tailored research support from WPS staff and graduate student researchers.

The fellowship is designed for women grassroots activists who:

  • Currently work on behalf of an African-based, grassroots-level organization or movement in the area of social justice and social change such as, but not limited to, gender based violence, land rights, climate change, maternal health, etc. 
  • Currently reside in Africa 
  • Have a history of movement-building or change-making in their community
  • Have some aspect of their work related to the theme of peace and security 
  • Are available to travel to Nairobi, Kenya in January 2019 and July 2019 for two three- day workshops 
  • Are interested in collaborating with graduate students from The United States to generate research for movement support 
  • All levels of experience are invited to apply 
  • Are 18 years of age or older
  • Are proficient in English

Deadline: 5th November 2018 by 12 pm (EST).

Apply now