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OSCE Scholarship for Peace and Security for Early Career Professionals 2019


Arms control, disarmament and non-proliferation are essential elements in conflict prevention and resolution. Youth, particularly women remain chronically underrepresented in these fields. The potential of education in strengthening youth, and women in contributing to achieve sustainable peace has been widely recognised. With proper training and support, young women can provide a vital contribution to peace and security.

The OSCE jointly with UNODA offers a training programme providing a general orientation and knowledge about conflict prevention and resolution through arms control, disarmament and non-proliferation, with a specific focus on OSCE-relevant instruments.

The training programme is supported by the Scholarship for Peace and Security that is a joint initiative of the OSCE and the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs at Vienna, in partnership with a number of organisations whose work contributes to arms control, disarmament, non-proliferation and development-related issues.

What will participants learn?

This online and in-person course introduces participants to key conceptual and practical aspects of:

  • Conflict cycle, including conflict prevention and resolution
  • Arms control, confidence and security building measures
  • Non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear security
  • Combatting illicit trafficking in small arms and light weapons
  • Conventional weapons and ammunition
  • Disarmament and development
  • Gender aspects
  • Peace and development-related technologies

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The programme consists of two components:

An interactive online foundation course lasting 8 weeks
An in-depth in-person course lasting one week to be held in Vienna (Austria) including:

  • Workshops
  • Case studies
  • Lectures
  • Visits to Vienna based organisations


  • Registration fee for the 8 weeks online
  • Registration for 5 days in-person training course in Vienna, Austria
  • Travel costs to Vienna in economy class fare
  • Accommodation and subsistence allowance for 1 week.

To Apply

Click here to apply

Application deadline: Wednesday 13 February 2019, 23:59 (CET)

The space available for the course is limited, registration is reserved for nationals of OSCE participating States and Partners for Co-operation.

A total of 100 scholarships are available to facilitate the participation of young professional women and men from OSCE participating States and Partners for Co-operation. Participation in the in-person training is reserved for women. All are encouraged to apply for the online course scholarship.

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