Innovations for Peace and Development (IPD) is a student-driven research lab that provides mentored opportunities for interdisciplinary, policy-relevant research on global conflict and peace-building, foreign assistance, poverty alleviation, good governance, economic development, human rights, and more. IPD’s goals are to provide on-campus experiential learning, applied training, and international professional opportunities to UT students. Since 2013, we have supported 900+ student researchers. IPD students have won prestigious fellowships, and alumni have embarked on impressive careers in academia as well as at the World Bank, UN agencies, the US State Department, USAID, global non-governmental organizations, think tanks, and the private sector.
Applications for Fall 2023 are now closed.
We will be accepting applications for
Spring 2024 in late December.
Fall 2023 Project Team List
We placed over 130 students in research teams this fall! Stay tuned for information about all-hands meetings, events, speakers, and much more this semester.
IPD All-Hands Schedule
Fall Semester 2023
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Innovations for Peace and Development
305 E 23rd St, Austin, TX 78712