WIIS Next Generation Gender, Peace and Security (GPS) Symposium 2019 (Fully-funded to Washington, DC)

WIIS Next Generation Gender, Peace and Security (GPS) Symposium 2019 (Fully-funded to Washington, DC)

Deadline: May 1, 2019

Women In International Security (WIIS) is pleased to open applications for the 2019 Next Generation Gender, Peace and Security (GPS) Symposium. The Next Generation GPS Symposium will convene an international cohort of 20-24 graduate students and young professionals for an intensive 5-day program examining international security challenges from a GPS perspective. The symposium is scheduled to take place November 10-15, 2019 in Washington, D.C.

The 2019 Next Gen Symposium is a part of a larger WIIS initiative to bridge existing divides between the traditional security community and the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) community. Through this initiative, they seek to (1) advance knowledge about the gender dimensions of international security challenges; and (2) support a community of international security experts that is both diverse and knowledgeable about gender dynamics of complex international security challenges.


  • WIIS will cover economy-fare travel to and from Washington, D.C. as well as local accommodation.


  • Open to young professionals with an MA or higher academic degree; or graduate students currently enrolled in a Masters or Ph.D. program in international affairs, security studies, gender studies, anthropology, or a related discipline. (Recent graduates, as well as individuals who will be enrolled in a graduate program within the next academic year, will also be considered.)
  • Be between the ages of 25 and 40; and
  • Fluent in both spoken and written English.
  • Available to participate in all days of the symposium.
  • All genders are encouraged to apply.


Candidates must provide the following application materials:

  • The complete application form
  • Resume
  • Letter of interest which should clearly address the following:
    • Why the applicant is interested in participating in the symposium;
    • How the applicant’s experience, education, and general background would contribute to the Next Generation Symposium (list 2-3 potential contributions);
    • Description of the applicant’s research and writing interests; and
    • A specific explanation of how the symposium would enhance the applicant’s future career goals.
  • Summary of the research or writing project the candidate would like to present (250-500 words).
  • Two letters of reference submitted directly to WIIS at [email protected] References should include the applicant’s name in the subject line.

For more information, visit WIIS GPS Symposium.