National deadline: October 7, 2016, 11:59pm EDT (Spring Fellowship)
January 6, 2017 11:59pm EDT (Fall Fellowship)

Eligibility requirements:

  • Seniors (graduated by Fellowship start) 
  • Alumni (graduated within two years of fellowship start and able to work for 6 months) 
  • Academic or real world background in peace and security issues (recommended) 
  • International students may apply with proper work visa

Applicants should have experience and/or strong interest in 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
  • Environmental and Energy Security, including the Nexus of Climate Change and Energy Use, Conflict, and Resource Scarcity
  • Environmental Impact/Cleanup of Nuclear Weapons Production Complex
  • Export Controls
  • International Security
  • Regional/Ethnic Conflicts, including East Asia, South Asia, Middle East,
  • United Nations, including UN Peacekeeping

Award summary and conditions: The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship national fellowship program 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 individuals to spend six to nine months in Washington. Supported by a stipend, the Fellows serve as full-time project assistants at the participating organization of their choice. Fellows also select a board member to serve as a mentor.

Fellows receive a stipend of $2,700 per month and health insurance, plus travel expenses to Washington, DC. The program also provides $1,000 per fellow to attend relevant conferences or meetings that could cover travel, accommodations, and registration fees.

Application process: online. All application materials must be emailed to In the subject line write Scoville Application--Last name of applicant. Do not submit more than one copy of your application.

Application requirements: 

  • Cover sheet
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal essay (1,000 words max.)
  • Policy/opinion essay (1,000 words max.) 
  • Official transcript(s) 
  • Letters of recommendation (2) 

Note: Transcripts and recommendation letters that cannot be submitted on the online form should be emailed to

Faculty Representative: Keith Raether

National committee interview: Yes

Notification: The Scoville Fellowship's board of directors selects the top applicants for Washington interviews. The fellowship pays for travel and accommodations for the finalists during the interview weekend. Interviews take place approximately 12-14 weeks after the application deadline.  

Contact information:

Reference letters and transcripts that are not available by email may be mailed to:

Paul Revsine
Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship
322 4th Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002