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 (see below) are available to in-person and online degree-seeking students at the Middlebury Institute.

The fellowship is only available to students who did not previously participate in the program.


Benefits and opportunities for fellows include the following:

  • In-person students receive up to $12,500 in scholarship funding (pro-rated per credit for part-time students).
  • Online students receive up to $2,500 in scholarship funding (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.

What is the Conflict Transformation Fellowship?

Current and Past Fellows

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

How to Apply

Fall 2025

Fall 2025 applications will become available in early March with an April 1 application deadline.

Fellowship Decisions

Fall 2024 fellows will be announced by May 1.

Info Session Recording

Watch the recording of the Conflict Transformation webinar for prospective students from March 2024 below.

Conflict Transformation Info Session for Prospective Students

Dr. Netta Avineri and a panel of current fellows discuss the professional development, interdisciplinary engagement, research projects, and scholarship benefits of the Conflict Transformation Fellowship. View the slides from the presentation.


Check out 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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