Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Center for Contemporary South Asia

The U.S. Institute of Peace has announced Beenish Pervaiz among the 2023-24 cohort of Peace Scholar Fellows for her project titled: “Old Wars, New Tools: How alliance politics shapes vertical nuclear proliferation and technological diffusion in Pakistan and India.” USIP's Peace Scholar Fellowship program awards non-residential fellowships to PhD candidates enrolled in U.S. universities who are writing doctoral dissertations on topics broadly related to conflict management, peacebuilding and relevant security studies. Since 1988, the program has supported the dissertations of 408 young scholars, many of whom have gone on to distinguished careers in research, higher education, and policy making.

This year 113 applicants from 66 U.S. universities applied for this prestigious award. The 21 award recipients demonstrated the greatest potential to advance the peacebuilding field and the strongest likelihood to inform policy and practice.

Since 1988, USIP has awarded 408 non-residential fellowships to doctoral candidates enrolled in U.S. universities, many of whom have gone on to distinguished careers in research, teaching, and policymaking. Since 2017, USIP has partnered with the Minerva Research Initiative to build upon the successes of the Peace Scholar program. 

Read the full list of awardees.