Upcoming Deadline for AC4 FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES!
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HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL! We hope this finds you well and looking forward to opportunities that 2016 will bring.

Look below for reminders on upcoming application deadlines for two AC4 Fellowship Programs!

Wishing you all health, happiness and success in 2016.

AC4 Graduate Student Fellowship Program
Deadline: February 8, 2016

Each year, AC4 funds as many as 11 Columbia University graduate students conducting interdisciplinary research or internships in areas addressing conflict, violence, peace-building and sustainable development. Such projects might include, but are not limited to: doctoral students’ dissertation research, masters students’ thesis research, and Capstone projects. Read about previous projects through the 2015 fellows' Reflections from the Field.

For 2016, we will fund individual students up to $3,000 and one team of students with up to $6,000. Students may apply for one type of award: individual or team.

For application materials and access to the online application, click here! 

Fellows will be announced in March 2016.

AC4 / IACM Graduate Student Scholarship Programs

Since 2011, AC4 has given students from historically underrepresented groups and students from developing countries the opportunity to present their research at the International Association for Conflict Management (IACM) annual conference. The scholarship is open to current graduate students of conflict resolution programs from anywhere around the globe who will present at the conference.

This year's conference will be held at Columbia University in New York City from June 26-29, 2016, and is co-hosted by AC4.

To learn more and submit your proposal for the conference: 
AC4 Scholarships for Students from Historically Underrepresented Groups
Deadline: February 1, 2016

This scholarship is open to master's and doctoral students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. "Historically Underrepresented" is broadly defined. It may include, but is not limited to, ethnicity, race, color, or disability. Access the application process here
AC4 Scholarships for Students from Developing Countries
Deadline: February 1, 2016

This scholarship is open to master's and doctoral students who are nationals of developing countries. Students who are from developing countries but studying within the U.S. are eligible to apply. Access the application process here

Questions may be directed to AC4 Research Coordinator, Meredith Smith, at

Sustaining Peace 
-Save the Date-

March 24th!

We are excited to announce the 5th annual Peace Conference at Columbia University -- Sustaining Peace: Women and Security featuring a keynote by Leymah Gbowee!  In the coming weeks, we will have more details available about how to register, location, and conference panel as well as breakout sessions. But for now, please mark your calendar: March 24 at Columbia University.

If you have any questions, please e-mail: We look forward to seeing you there!



Have you visited ACLink?

AC4 Link is a web-based information hub that highlights all people, centers, and programs conducting research, practice, and teaching activities related to conflict resolution, peace, violence prevention, and sustainable development at Columbia University. If you are looking for a person, program, or center conducting specific work under these areas, this is a great place to start. If you are already active under one of these areas, check out your profile and learn about others across Columbia University that share your interests.