The Norwegian Research Council has awarded funding for the PRIO based Research School on Peace and Conflict. There are three partners in the cooperation: the University of Oslo, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and PRIO. While most activities, courses and coordination will take place at PRIO, the school is formally based at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Oslo. We now have stable funding for the research school initiative for the years to come, and will be expand the research school collaborations, networks and courses offered in the coming 4-8 year period.