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Stanford Center on International Conflict and Negotiation (SCICN)

Graduate Fellowships and Awards

SCICN Graduate Fellows Program

Each year, SCICN selects approximately fifteen graduate student fellows from across the professional schools and graduate programs within the university who work on isses related to international or intergroup conflict processes, conflict resolution or peacebuilding.  Graduate fellows must be on campus at Stanford.  Meet our current fellows here.

Graduate fellows meet regularly with faculty, researchers, and respected practitioners from around the world. A key component of the program is the opportunity to engage real world practitioners in extended conversation and to participate in the theory/practice workshops described here. During the winter and spring quarters, the fellows attend an SCICN speaker series and meet with invited speakers over an informal meal.

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Richard S. Goldsmith Graduate Fellows Research Grant

SCICN Graduate Fellows are eligible for research grants up to $4000 for projects related to SCICN themes. For the 2014-2015 academic year, applications will be due on March 16, 2015.  Current graduate fellows interested in applying should contact for more information.

Richard S. Goldsmith Writing Prize in Conflict Resolution

Deadline for submissions: May 15, 2015.  

The Goldsmith Award for Student Writing in Dispute Resolution is named for Judge Richard S. Goldsmith, former chief magistrate of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Judge Goldsmith was an early and important advocate for alternative methods of solving disputes. The competition is open to undergraduate and graduate students university-wide. SCICN faculty review the submissions and select the winning paper, which is awarded a $1000 prize.

Eligibility: all Stanford undergraduate and graduate students may submit.

Accepted topics: any aspect of negotiation, decision-making, or conflict resolution between individuals, organizations, groups, or nations.  Also included are judicial or adjudicatory procedures, as well as alternatives such as mediation and arbitration.

Length: limit is 10,000 words, submit papers as Word docs to

Deadline: May 15, 2015.  Late submissions will not be considered. 

Announcements will be made in June 2015.