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The application period for the 2016-2017 Senesh Fellowship is now closed.  The next application period begins in 2018.  Please do not contact us about Senesh Fellowships at this time.


Three Peace Research Grants were awarded in December, 2015:


Andrea Del Pilar Rodríguez Sánchez: “A study about collective music programmes as spaces for the rebuilding of the social fabric in communities subject to armed conflicts in Colombia”

Corinna Jentzsch: “The Evolution of Violence during Mozambique’s Civil War (1976-1992)”

Annabelle Giger and Louise Vandenberghe: “RECOVER: Reproducing Citizenship and National Identity in Syrian Refugee Camps”


See them here:

Andrea Del Pilar Rodriguez Sanchez
Corinna Jentzsch
Annabelle Giger and Louise Vandenberghe


IPRA Conference 2016:

IPRA 2016 Conference, Freetown, Sierra Leone November 27 – December 1, 2016


CLAIP CONGRESS:  January 11-14, 2017, Mexico City,

University of Mexico, Mexico City


Peace Research Grant awardee Katherine Layton has a wonderful new book just out based on her IPRA Foundation research: Chechens: Culture and Society – read all about it on her webpage.


Have you ever wondered why the world is so violent? So have many others. Many scholars and activists around the world are concerned about increasing levels of violence and are interested in providing a world-wide network for peace researchers seeking nonviolent ways to resolve conflict. Peace research has been defined as systematic observation or study of conflict phenomena and peace strategies. Peace researchers explain how the conditions of peace can be advanced and/or the causes of war and other forms of violence be removed.

The International Peace Research Association Foundation (IPRAF), a non-profit, tax-exempt organization founded in 1990 to further the purposes of IPRA, has sought to enhance the processes of peace. IPRAF has engaged in peacemaking projects in the Middle East and the Balkans, provided scholarships for women from the developing world to pursue graduate education, allowed peace researchers from all around the world to travel to peace research conferences, and funded small peace research grants in places as diverse as Argentina, Bosnia, the Philippines, and Uganda.

The IPRA Foundation began as a depository of funds brought in by people with specific peace projects. Funds were invested safely in socially acceptable enterprises and paid out as needed. IPRAF collects funds to support peace research and administers several projects. To see the current projects of the IPRA Foundation, click here.

Read testimonials about the IPRA Foundation Small Peace Research Grant awards.