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ISA Headquarters posted on August 07, 2015 03:00

At the 2015 International Studies Association Annual Meeting in New Orleans, the United States Institute of Peace celebrated its 30th anniversary and its enduring support for the International Studies Association by establishing within ISA an annual prize to be given for the best peace studies dissertation written in a calendar year. The prize will honor an outstanding dissertation on the analysis of violent conflict, conflict resolution, peacemaking, or peacebuilding completed in a U.S. PhD. program.

The annual prize, a $1000 cash award, will be announced and presented at the annual ISA meeting. The inaugural award will be for dissertations accepted in calendar year 2014 and nominated by the deadline of September 30, 2015. The prize winner will be notified in December 2015. The prize will be announced and awarded at ISA 2016. 

To be considered for this prize a dissertation must be completed at a US graduate institution and nominated by the head of the department in which the dissertation has been accepted. Each department may nominate no more than one dissertation. Submission should be sent to and must include:

  • Nomination letter from department head
  • Prize candidate’s curriculum vitae (including contact information)
  • Dissertation

For more information and directions on how to apply, visit

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