Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship Program -
The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship is a competitive national
fellowship program that provides college graduates with the opportunity to
gain a Washington perspective on key issues of peace and security. Twice
yearly, the Fellowship's Board of Directors selects a group of outstanding
individuals to spend six to nine months in Washington. Supported by a
stipend, the Fellows serve as full-time junior staff members at the
participating organization of their choice. Issue areas covered by the
Scoville Fellowship include the following: Arms Control/Disarmament,
including Nuclear Test Ban, Ballistic Missile Proliferation/Defense,
Conventional Arms Transfers, Weapons Proliferation--Nuclear, Biological and
Chemical, Conflict Prevention/Resolution, Defense Budget, Dismantling
Chemical and Nuclear Weapons in the former Soviet Union, Economic
Conversion, Environmental Security, including Environmental Impact/Cleanup
of Nuclear Weapons Production Complex, Export Controls, International
Security, Regional/Ethnic Conflicts, including East Asia, South Asia, Former
Yugoslavia, Middle East, Newly Independent States, and United Nations,
including UN Peacekeeping.
Do I have to be a college graduate when I apply to the Scoville Fellowship?
No, but you will need to have graduated by the time you would begin the
Are graduate students eligible to apply?
Yes. However, they must be able to work full-time for at least six months.
I have been out of college/graduate school for several years. Am I still
eligible to apply?
Yes, although most Scoville Fellows have graduated within two years of
beginning their fellowship.
Do I need to have majored in a specific subject to apply?
No. While most fellows have majored in government, international relations,
peace studies, political science or related fields, anyone may apply if
he/she has a background in peace and security issues.
I am a non-U.S. citizen currently living in the United States. Am I eligible
Yes, provided that you obtain the proper work visa.
I am a non-U.S. citizen living outside of the United States. Am I eligible
I am a U.S. citizen currently living outside the United States. Am I
eligible to apply?
I am currently working in Washington, DC on peace and security issues. May I
still apply for the fellowship?
The program has a preference for individuals who have not had substantial
prior public-interest or government experience in the Washington, DC area,
and we do not generally select people who are working in DC.
During college, I spent a semester/summer working in Washington, DC. Am I
still eligible to apply?
The deadline for receipt of all application materials for a Fall 2009
Fellowship is February 2, 2009. For more information about this fellowship,
go to: http://www.scoville.org/.