Research Fellowship

The Metta Center Research Fellowship is meant for persons already familiar with the basics of nonviolence and who are looking to deepen their exposure to and work in that field. The research fellowship is year-round, and we accept applications on a rolling basis.

We encourage interested parties to familiarize themselves with our writing and projects before applying, as our fellowships are highly self-directed. If you are interested, please contact us on details for applying for a research fellowship.

Meet our new design fellow, Appu!

As designer and illustrator of the highly acclaimed graphic novel, A Gardener in the Wasteland, which was the first graphic interpretation of historical nonfiction in India, Appu nurtured a passion for creative communication. Her foray into the world of comics continued through illustrating for Times of India’s weekly supplement and font design for the highly acclaimed Bhimayana. She… read more

Translating Metta for Spanish Speakers

Erika Saca-Schader Erika nació en El Salvador en 1981 en plena guerra civil. A pesar de haberse criado relativamente aislada de la cruda realidad nacional, siempre estuvo consciente del sufrimiento y la violencia en su entorno y trató de comprenderla desde pequeña. Antes de mudarse a California, Erika trabajó como Creativa en publicidad mientras completaba… read more

Building a Movement: Metta’s First Roadmap Fellow

Anna Ikeda is a nonprofit project manager dedicated to human rights, community development and nuclear abolition. She graduated from University of Denver with MA in International Human Rights, and completed her BA at Soka University of America. Her passion for nonviolence derives from her belief in each life’s dignity and conviction that people have the… read more

Emergency Conflict Transformation: Mica and Peijman

Mica Stumpf has had a keen interest in peace and nonviolence for as long as she can remember, as she was born to a father who was drafted and disabled from the Vietnam War. She received her B.A. in Peace and Conflict Studies from U.C., Berkeley and has been actively involved with the Metta Center… read more

Media Fellowships

The Metta Center invites journalist to apply for its first round of Media Fellowships. The primary goal of this fellowship is to facilitate a deeper understanding of issues related to nonviolence and tell stories about nonviolence in action. Three fellows will be given travel stipends for reporting. Eligibility Criteria: The Fellowship is open to all… read more

Sharing the Message of Nonviolence

After graduating from Oberlin College and briefly running away to join the circus, Anna moved to Madaba, Jordan to help found King’s Academy. She has since lived in South America, South California, and now the Bay Area. As a Quaker, she has been involved in nonviolence her whole life, but upon discovering PACS 168 she decided to pursue deeper work… read more

Training in Nonviolence

Stephanie Knox Cubbon is a Fellow at the Metta Center and a peace educator and yoga teacher based in San Diego. Stephanie initially collaborated with Metta on a course on nonviolence for educators through her work as the Peace Education Program Coordinator at Teachers Without Borders (TWB). As an edulearner faculty member and Online Learning Manager at the… read more

Constructive Program-Building the Solution as Resistance

Since the age of 15 Nicholas has been particularly interested in the philosophical and spiritual aspects of principled nonviolence and Gandhian thought. He has been with the Metta since 2011 as an intern and assistant.  He recently completed Metta’s summer research fellowship on constructive program by creating a self-study audio lesson, an annotated bibliography, and… read more