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.

Kari Risher: A cosmology of nonviolence

Kari Risher is a research fellow studying the cosmological foundations of nonviolence from a scientific perspective. Kari earned a Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering and a Master’s degree in Space Systems Engineering from the University of Michigan. She then worked as a systems engineer for NASA JPL’s Earth Mission Concepts group, where she conceived and… read more

Bijoyeta Das: Journalism and nonviolence

Bijoyeta Das is a freelance photographer and multimedia journalist. She has reported from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Turkey and USA and holds a masters degree in Journalism from Northeastern University, Boston USA. View Bijoyeta’s excellent work at her personal website: What are you working on this summer at the Metta Center?  I am working on a project about atonement,… read more

Ossian MacDonald: Bridging Nonviolence and National Standards in Education

What inspired you to study nonviolence?  I became interested in Gandhi’s philosophy during my senior year of high school, impressed with his emphasis on justice and the strength of nonviolence. I eventually found Michael’s PACS lectures, and in the summer of 2011 sat down to study the courses in greater depth. My senior year at… read more