Sidney Topol Fellowships in Nonviolence Practice at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University 909 views

Type of Funding

Partially funded




The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University is inviting students wishing to undertake the 26-month Masters Degree program in Coexistence and Conflict (COEX) for AY 2018 – 2019, to apply for the Sidney Topol Fellowships in Nonviolence Practice.

The Masters Degree in Coexistence and Conflict trains students to recognize, understand and heal the ethnic, religious and cultural fault lines in the world. They investigate the root causes of violent conflict and uncover effective means to prevent conflicts and to promote peaceful coexistence. During their year in residence, the Topol Fellows will be responsible for planning and coordinating the Sidney Topol Lecture in Nonviolence. After the full year in residence, Topol Fellows will gain field experience through placements with a conflict prevention organization.

Recipients of the Sidney Topol Fellowships in Nonviolence Practice will be required to produce a report detailing their experiences at Heller and in the field, and to share their expectations for furthering a career focused on the use of nonviolent methods in conflict ridden areas.


The fellowship covers full tuition, but does not cover airfare, fees, health insurance and housing.


Applicants for the Sidney Topol Fellowship in Nonviolence Practice must prove that their community have benefitted from their personal commitment to nonviolent principles through prior volunteer or work projects, and they must be committed to returning to their community within the next 2 years to establish projects in nonviolence. Applicants must also submit an essay outlining their prior work in nonviolence and their proposed work, and how the MA in Coexistence and Conflict will help them achieve success in these endeavors.


Applications are to be done online by 31 January 2018.

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