15-June- 2017


Washington, D.C, USA

(Fully Funded)


Next Generation Symposium

Next Generation WPS+GPS Symposium. A five-day symposium that will examine international security challenges from a gender perspective and bring together an international cohort of 24 graduate students (MA and PhD students).

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The symposium is a part of a larger initiative designed to bridge existing divides between the traditional security community and the Women, Peace and Security community. The Initiative seeks to reframe and broaden the women, peace and security agenda to include a Gender, Peace, and Security agenda in order to advance knowledge and build and support a community of international security experts that is more diverse and knowledgeable about gender analyses of complex international security challenges.

Required Languages


Eligible Countries

Egypt Syira TunisiaJordan Morocco Sudan  LebanonPalestineYemenTurkeyDjibouti Comoros

Program Period

12-19 November 2017

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)


  • Currently enrolled in or a recent graduate of a Masters or PhD program in international affairs, political science, international development, security studies, gender studies, anthropology, or a related discipline. Students who will be enrolled within the next academic year will also be considered;
  • Between the ages of 25 and 40
  • Fluent in both spoken and written English;
  • All genders are encouraged to apply

Opportunity Cost

(Fully Funded)

All costs associated with symposium travel and accommodation will be covered by WIIS.

How to Apply

Create new account on this website and start filling the application: 

Application Materials

Prospective participants must provide the following application materials:

  • Application form that can be found 

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  • Resume;
  • Letter of interest which should address the following:
    • Why the applicant is interested;
    • How the applicant’s experience, education, and general background would contribute to the Next Generation Symposium; and
    • How the Symposium would enhance the applicant’s career moving forward.
  • Two letters of reference submitted directly to WIIS by references at: The subject line should read, “Reference 2017 NGS: applicant’s last name.”
  • A high-resolution photo


All inquires and application materials can be submitted to:

The subject line should read, “Application 2017 NGS: applicant’s last name.”

Applications are due by June 15, 2017. Selected participants will receive formal invitations in late June/early July 2017.

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This Scholarship puplished by:
“Verina Helmy”
MARJ3 Intern
MARJ3 Scholarships team