AMOUNT: $18,000-$27,000

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship, established in 1987, is a highly-competitive national fellowship program that provides recent college and graduate school alumni 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 salary, the fellows serve as full-time junior staff members at the participating organization of their choice.

The program also arranges meetings for the fellows with policy experts. Many former Scoville Fellows have gone on to pursue graduate degrees in  international relations and related fields and taken prominent positions in the field of peace and security with public-interest organizations, the Federal  Government, academia, and media. To date, 157 fellowships have been awarded.


  • Must be graduated by the time the fellowship begins


  1. Submit online application


Fellowships are awarded twice per year, during fall and spring.

Scoville Fellows may only work with one of the following groups:

Alliance for Peacebuilding
Arms Control Association
Brookings Institution
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation
Center for National Policy
Center for Nonproliferation Studies
Center for Public Integrity
Citizens for Global Solutions Education Fund
Friends Committee on National Legislation Education Fund
Global Green USA
Institute for Energy and Environmental Research
Institute for Science and International Security
National Security Archive
National Security Initiative
Natural Resources Defense Council
Nuclear Threat Initiative
Partnership for Global Security
Partnership for a Secure America
Peace Action Education Fund
Physicians for Social Responsibility
Project On Government Oversight
ReThink Media
Stimson Center
Union of Concerned Scientists
Women’s Action for New Directions

number of recipients: 6