Funded by the Kathryn Wasserman Davis Collaborative in Conflict Transformation, this select group of graduate students will focus on the ways that conflict transformation (the development of creative solutions to conflict-based systems and situations) manifests in diverse contexts and fields in France and/or Europe and/or the Francophone world.


Fellowships are awarded to French Master’s graduate students who are enrolled in the Academic Year in Paris at the Middlebury School in France.


Applications are due by 11:59 PM EST, March 15.


Benefits for fellows include the following:

  • Up to a $10,000 scholarship per academic year.
  • Supervised experience in conducting a research project on a conflict transformation–related topic, in any one of the areas of French and Francophone studies offered in the French MA programs (literature, civilization, pedagogy, development studies, cultural heritage, migration studies, etc.). The research project will fulfill the required credit-bearing thesis (literature or civilization) or research paper (pedagogy, development, migration, or cultural heritage).
  • Participation in conflict transformation professional development opportunities offered through the Middlebury Institute and Middlebury College (e.g., conflict-related speaker events, webinars, trainings).

Application Instructions

To be considered for the fellowship you must apply and be admitted to one of the School of French graduate programs with the academic year in Paris.

The Conflict Transformation application includes:

  • A 500-750-word essay outlining your conflict transformation research proposal.
  • A current CV.
  • A letter of support preferably from a former college professor, or from a professional supervisor or colleague.

Please submit your application no later than March 15 to:, with a subject line: Conflict Transformation application


For more information about the Conflict Transformation Graduate Fellowship at the School in France, please contact David Paoli:

For more information about applying to one of Middlebury’s graduate programs in French, please contact Sheila Schwaneflugel: