Department of Sociology, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Massachusetts, USA  PhD program in Sociology

If you are interested in graduate studies in resistance you now have the opportunity. Apply to the graduate program at the Sociology Department of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA and present your research interest in resistance studies. Professor Stellan Vinthagen, Endowed Chair in the Study of Nonviolent Direct Action and Civil Resistance, is in this department and is interested in supervising graduate students who are focused on critical studies of resistance. However, in order to be accepted to the program you will have to compete with other applicants focusing on other topics within sociology. There is unfortunately no specific position available for students of resistance studies. But if you are accepted to the program you can work together with Professor Vinthagen and develop your project. You can also join the work of the Resistance Studies Initiative that is based at UMass Amherst: umass.edu/resistancestudies     
Follow this link for more information on the requirements for the application: https://www.umass.edu/sociology/graduate/admissions/apply

Deadline: Normally in January every year (but ask to be sure)/January 15, 2019. Applications with a resistance studies focus is encouraged.

School of Global Studies, University of Gotherburg, Sweden  Doctoral Studentship in Peace and Development Research
Deadline: Normally in January/February every year (but ask to be sure)/February 1, 2016. Applications with a resistance studies focus is encouraged.

Political Science and Sociology, Scuola Normale Superiore and University of Bologna, Italy  PhD program in Political Science and Sociology (program with a focus on social movements)
Deadline: February 20, 2017 

National University of Ireland Maynooth  Masters in Community Education, Equality and Social Activism (CEESA)
​Deadline: May 30, 2016

Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium  Call for 3 PhD scholarships in the social sciences in an interdisciplinary research project, titled 'Resistance to international prescriptions and injunctions in Africa and the Middle East'.
Deadline: June 26, 2016

International Center on Nonviolent Conflict is pleased to announce an expanded stipend opportunity for Ph.D. Students as well as Post-Doctoral and Junior Faculty for a Research Fellowship.
Deadline: April 9, 2017



International Center on Nonviolent Conflict  fourth annual Monograph Awards  call for proposals
Deadline: June 11, 2017

Relaciones Internacionales  Issue “On resistance: Discussions in International Relations”
Deadline: December 15, 2017


Protest and Dissent: An Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference
Conference Date: December 1-2, 2018  Hotel Mercure Wien Westbanhoff, Vienna, Austria

Call for proposals: June 8, 2018

CIAP 2018 – Rethinking Resistance: The ethics of defiance, opposition and struggle in an age of injustice and disenchantment
Conference Dates: September 18-19, 2018   Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury, UK

Call for Papers:  July 20, 2018
Email: ciaprethinkingresistance@gmail.com

Trans Studies in the Global South: An Emerging Scholars Symposium
Conference Date: October 12, 2018  Bates College, Lewiston, ME, USA

Call for Papers : August 15, 2018


The International Center on Nonviolent Conflict (ICNC), in partnership with Rutgers University's International Institute for Peace, is now accepting applications for the online course, "People Power: The Study of Strategic Nonviolent Resistance." This online course will take place from October 6 to November 17, 2016.

Application deadline: September 25, 2016
Email: academicinitiative@nonviolent-conflict.org


MIT Media Lab Disobedience Award  $250,000 cash prize going to a person or group engaged in what they believe is an extraordinary example of disobedience for the benefit of society.


Organizing for Action Community Engagement Fellowship for a 6 week online training program  to equip new organizers with the tools and training to bring people together to address root challenges facing local communities.
Deadline: March 14, 2018


International Center on Nonviolent Conflict  regularly offers curriculum support and grant programs for both high school  and college educators from around the world to support the development and implementation of civil resistance education .
Deadline: varies

International Center on Nonviolent Conflict Call for Webinar Speakers, Fall 2017 and Winter 2018  for their series of online talks and interactive  discussions combined with individual or group presentations on critical ideas, cases, and questions related to civil resistance and nonviolent movements.
Deadline: June 22, 2017, encourage earlier submissions.

Project Leader to catalyse large scale civil society action Greenpeace Nordic is in search of a Project Leader to implement a two year project titled “Empowered Citizens - Resilient societies”. 
Deadline: November 27, 2017

The Roddenberry Foundation provides grants to accelerate the development of great, untested ideas and invest in models that are challenging the status quo and improving the human condition. 
Deadline: August 22, 2017