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Peacebuilding & Development Institute

Sponsor a Peacebuilder

PDI undertakes every effort to make the Summer Institute as affordable as possible. In fact, we have not raised the tuition rate in the last seven years. However, the cost of attending the Summer Institute can still be quite substantial. Participants pay $735 tuition per course, a minimum of $300 per week for housing, and often as much as $1,500 for airfare. These costs can constitute a major burden for many participants, especially those who come from countries in conflict or transition. Unfortunately, this means that a number of fully qualified applicants are unable to participate each year.

What We Are Asking

PDI is able to provide several need-based scholarships to the Summer Institute each year. As you can imagine, these resources can only go so far. PDI is looking for individuals and organizations who are willing to contribute financially to a general scholarship fund. These funds will be allocated to create additional scholarships that will help reduce the financial burden for Summer Institute participants from countries that are experiencing conflict or undergoing transition.

How to Contribute

Peacebuilding & Development Institute
American University, School of International Service
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington DC  20016-8071 USA


If you would like additional information about our "Sponsor a Peacebuilder" fund or about PDI's programs in general, please do not hesitate to contact Laurie Segel-Moss by phone at 202-885-2112, or by e-mail as