Mustafa Barzani Peace Fellowship
The Mustafa Barzani Peace Fellowship was established in 2000 to provide scholarship support to graduate students with a demonstrated commitment to Global Kurdish Studies.
Income from the Fund will be awarded annually to two graduate students who meet the following criteria. Applicants for the fellowships must submit a written essay which outlines a rationale for graduate study in Kurdish Studies and International Peace and Conflict Resolution or another recognized Master’s program at the university. These essays should provide an explanation of how the applicant intends to use his or her degree to contribute to the advancement of understanding, policy-making, economic factors and/or cultural aspects of the Kurdish people. In selecting recipients for the fellowships, preference will be given to students interested in pursuing a career in Global Kurdish Studies and/or students of Kurdish origin. The fellowships recipients should have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and, if applicable, a TOEFL score of 600 or higher. From the pool of eligible applicants, the Center for Global Peace Appointment Committee will choose the top three candidates for each of the annual fellowships. Consistent with university practices, the donor will be invited to review and recommend the final recipient from among the top three candidates for each of the fellowships. Fellowships awarded from the fund will be applied to the cost of attending the university.
In accord with university policy, and the continued eligibility of recipients, fellowships will be renewed from year to year. New Fellowship recipients will be chosen as the eligibility of prior recipients expires and the income from the Fund permits.