The Ignitor Fellowship Program by The Nobel Peace Center

The Ignitor Fellowship Program is a new, highly selective and exciting extracurricular leadership program available to Master’s degree students worldwide. Candidates work with our partners for their Master’s thesis, addressing big problems related to peace, dialogue and/or sustainability.

The mission of the program is to provide young, aspiring visionary changemakers around the world with the inspiration and skills to become effective leaders who can proactively use dialogue to prevent conflict, solve problems and build a better world. Thus, the Program aspires to transform dialogue into action.

This is an opportunity for selected candidates to become part of the Ignitor Alumni Network for life, for further career opportunities and development.

interested students

Students seek nomination in The Ignitor Fellowship Program while enrolled in an undergraduate degree program. The nomination process will endure for several months, enabling the most dedicated students to be chosen for the program.

Undergraduate students interested in the program will be invited on to an online global community whereby they can participate in events, challenges and dialogues whilst networking and learning about dialogue. The engagement is central to the student’s nomination process.


To further promote dialogue, peace, and sustainability, the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo is launching the Ignitor Fellowship Program to provide dialogue leadership development to master’s degree candidates showing the most promise of making a positive impact on the world today.

To succeed in our endeavours, The Ignitor Fellowship Program seeks to partner with leading universities worldwide, interested in accessing the considerable benefits which we see arising from this program (e.g. talent, research, branding).

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Affiliate Partners

We welcome engaged and conscious corporations, foundations and NGOs to partner with us, to support us in our endeavour to create the best platform for dialogue and exchange of views. 

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