Graduate & Professional Studies

Graduate students encouraged to apply for fellowships with the Center for Peacemaking

Four fellowship opportunities are available to graduate students through the Center for Peacemaking.

The Center for Peacemaking is an academic center at Marquette that fosters research and action for the promotion of peace, human dignity and justice. Learn more on the center’s website.

Bud Frankel Fellowship

The Bud Frankel Memorial Fellows program supports Marquette graduate students as peacemaking research fellows. Frankel fellows work with an established peacemaking organization to put nonviolent peacemaking into practice and receive mentoring to support their personal and professional development and a $15,000 stipend. To apply, students should complete the online form. Applications are due Monday, April 8. 

PARC graduate student opportunities 

Promoting Assets, Reducing Crime is a multi-year collaboration launched in 2015 that engages neighborhood anchor institutions, residents, city leaders and other stakeholders to promote assets and reduce crime in Milwaukee’s Near West Side neighborhood. It is a data-driven project of Near West Side Partners and is funded through the support of five anchor institutions: Advocate Aurora Health, Harley-Davidson, Marquette University, Molson Coors and Potawatomi Business Development Corporation. PARC graduate assistants have the opportunity to work with organizational, city and business officials to grow professionally and personally.

Multiple roles are available with PARC, including graduate assistant lead, graduate research assistant and communications graduate research assistant.

The PARC graduate assistant lead’s main responsibilities are: 

  • Supporting Near West Side Partners work teams 
  • Supervising volunteers and student staff and implementing two to three strategic projects per year

More information and application instructions are available online. 

The PARC data graduate research assistant manages and leads a team of undergraduate students to complete the 2024 NWS Resident Survey. More information and application instructions are available online

The PARC communications graduate research assistant’s main responsibilities are: 

  • Composing articles and other communications to send university-wide in Marquette Today and other various outlets
  • Supervising student staff through various projects
  • Development of board materials and coordinating efforts with local nonprofit and corporate partners
  • Project management supporting efforts to improve housing conditions, health, stimulate economic development and improve safety of the Near West Side

This position is only open to students in a Diederich College of Communication graduate program. More information and application instructions are available online