Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies Global South Travel Grant

The Peace Studies Section of ISA and the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies invite nominations for the first annual Peace Studies Section – Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies Global South Travel Grant. This competitive grant will be awarded to a Peace Studies Section member who is currently working at an institution located in the Global South1 who has had a paper accepted for the 2020 ISA Convention in Honolulu and requires further funds to attend.

General Information

The grant recipient will receive a $1000 cash reimbursement for travel, accommodation and/or registration fees directly accrued from their attendance at the convention.2 Anyone who meets the above selection criteria is eligible to apply, but we particularly encourage submissions from early career and female candidates. The Selection Committee3 reserves the right to decide not to award a grant if it is decided that no submitted applications are eligible for or deserving of the funds.

To apply, please submit (1) motivation letter (max. 300 words), (2) abstract of the accepted paper, (3) budget, including expected costs and available funds, and (4) evidence of ISA 2020 acceptance. The motivation letter should discuss how attendance at ISA benefits the applicant’s research and career objectives. Examples include plans to network, attend other panels and events, receive feedback on own presentation, etc. Submissions with an explanation of more than 300 words or missing any of these four documents will not be considered.

All application materials should be e-mailed preferably in one pdf file directly to the chair of the Grant Committee, Lina Tuschling (, before midnight on October 6th, 2019. The committee will make its decision as soon as possible and the awardee will be informed of their award on or before October 21st, prior to the Convention registration deadline.

Please be advised that there is no need to submit applications for both the award co-sponsored by Lynne Rienner Publishers and that co-sponsored by the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. Any application to either of the two Peace Studies Section co-sponsored global south travel grants will be considered for both awards.

  1. For the purposes of this grant we are defining the “Global South” as it is defined in the ISA Global South Caucus Charter, Art. 4, section 5ai, which includes the following regions as part of the Global South: Latin America and the Caribbean, South and Southeast Asia and the Pacific, Africa, the Middle East/North Africa and developing Eurasia.
  2. The reimbursement will be paid directly to the awardee at the 2020 ISA Convention in Honolulu and only after provision of all pertinent receipts for travel, accommodation and registration.
  3. The grant committee is comprised of the chair and two additional members of the ISA Peace Studies Section Executive Committee.


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Lina Tuschling | Chair

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