Professors engage in panel discussion
Professors Netta Avineri, Philipp Bleek, and Lyuba Zarsky engage in a panel discussion.

Funded by the Kathryn Wasserman Davis Collaborative in Conflict Transformation, this select group of Middlebury Institute students will focus on the ways that conflict transformation (the development of creative solutions to conflict-based systems and situations) manifests in diverse regions, cultures, contexts, and fields around the globe.


These fellowships and related benefits are available to both in-person and online degree-seeking students at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies.  Please note that the fellowship is only available to students who did not previously participate in the program.


Benefits and opportunities for fellows include the following:

  • Receive up to a $10,000 scholarship total (pro-rated per credit for part-time students)
  • Engage in year-long projects focused on conflict transformation, which meaningfully connect with your coursework, degree programs, and experiential learning opportunities (e.g. practicums, internships, and work with our centers and initiatives)
  • Participate in conflict transformation professional development opportunities (e.g., conflict-related speaker events, webinars, and trainings).
  • Faculty mentorship throughout the fellowship.
  • Interdisciplinary peer engagement throughout the fellowship.
  • Present at the Conflict Transformation Annual Seminar

Current and Past Fellows

Learn more about our current and past fellows and their conflict transformation projects.

How to Apply

Only new students starting in spring 2024 are eligible for the spring 2024 cohort. Instructions below:

Step 1 of 2: Apply to a Degree Program

If you have not yet applied to the Middlebury Institute, please follow these steps and then the steps for all students.

  • Submit your online application for a master’s degree before the November 1 application deadline (the sooner the better, so you have time for the other steps below).
  • Complete your master’s degree application per the instructions you will be sent after submitting the online application, e.g. letters of recommendation, official transcripts, admissions interview, etc.

Step 2 of 2: Apply for the CT Fellowship

Fall 2024

Fall 2024 applications will become available in March 2024 with an April 1 application deadline.


Check out our upcoming events and recordings from past events.


If you have questions about applying to the Middlebury Institute degree programs, please contact your enrollment advisor.

For more information about the Conflict Transformation Graduate Fellowship Program, please contact Netta Avineri:

Netta Avineri

Professor TESOL/TFL, Intercultural Competence Committee Chair, Collaborative in Conflict Transformation Graduate Training in Research Pillar Lead

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