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Ever since the Peace Research Grants Fund was created in 2002, IPRAF has awarded grants to help fund peace research projects in places as diverse as Argentina, Bosnia, inner city communities in the United States, the Middle East, the Philippines, the Punjab, and Uganda.  Please see Small Peace Research Grants for details of the many wonderful projects we have funded from 2002 through 2012.  The original “Small Peace Research Grants Program” was replaced by the current IPRA Foundation Peace Research Grants Program in 2013 with larger grants available of up to $5,000, and details about these wonderful projects can be found below.


There are two granting cycles per year as follows:

Cycle 1:    Applications open January 1 – Deadline February 28 or 29
Cycle 2:   Applications open July 1 – Deadline August 31

  1. Read the Instructions for the Peace Research Grants thoroughly.
  2. Click here for the IPRA Foundation Peace Research Grant Application

Only one grant will be awarded to any applicant from either the Peace Research Grant Program or the Small Peace Research Grant Program.    If you have previously received a grant, please do not apply for another.

The Peace Research Grant Administrator will do an initial review of your project for this award. If your application is deemed suitable, it will be sent out to three IPRAF board members for review.

Applicants may receive only one Peace Research grant.  The IPRA Foundation Peace Research Grants are small grants intended to assist scholars in undertaking small research projects. These grants are to individuals, not to institutions or organizations. The Foundation does not not allow overhead costs or indirect administrative costs to be covered as part of the grant.  The Foundation does not allow rent and other normal living expenses as part of the budget.

If you have further questions about the Peace Research Grants, please contact Crystal Money

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

Read our Privacy Policy for Grant Recipients here.


  1. Dr. Bernhard Leidner (Germany, USA) and Levi Adelman (USA) “Understanding and Alleviating Competitive Victimhood to Promote Intergroup Conflict Resolution: A Field-Experimental Investigation of Causes of Competitive Victimhood and an Intervention to Counter It” 2013
  2. Raul Sanchez de la Sierra (Spain) “Bandits or States? Evidence on Armed Groups’ Motives to Attack or Protect Civilians from Eastern Congo” 2013
  3. William M. Adler and Jody Jenkins (USA) “Sweet Home Costa Rica: a Story of War…and Peace” 2013
  4. Dr. Maysa Siag (Palestine) “The Social Representations of the Self and Homeland shared by Palestinian Adolescents Born in Diaspora and Living in Refugee Camps” 2013
  5. Saba Bebawi (Australia) “Democracy Building in Post Conflict Regions: Investigative Journalism Training Post ‘Arab Spring’ ” 2013
  6. Jogendro Singh Kshetrimayum (India) “Collective Concern for Violent Death and Non-Violent Protest in the Midst of Armed Conflict in Manipur, Northeastern India” 2013
  7. Emma Swan (Canada) “An Exploration into the Gendered Interpretation of Sumud and its Subsequent Manifestation in Palestinian Peacebuilding: Towards a Gender Inclusive Model of Peacebuilding” 2014
  8. Jude Cocodia (Nigeria) “The African Union as Peacekeeper: An Evaluation on Effective Peacekeeping” 2014
  9. Julia Bacha (USA) “Research Project on Women’s Leadership in Historic Nonviolent Movement-Building in the Israeli-Palestinian Context” 2014
  10. Lauren Young (USA) “Promises and Pain: The Use of Coercion and Patronage to Win Elections” 2014
  11. Femke E. Bakker (The Netherlands) “Liberal norms and support for war in comparative cross-regime perspective: evaluating the presence and influence of liberal norms” 2015
  12. Ilke Dagli (Cyprus) “Securitisation of ethnic communities in conflict environments and its implications for peace-building: The case of Cyprus” 2015
  13. Leander Heldring (The Netherlands) “State Capacity and Individual Preferences: Evidence from Rwanda” 2015
  14. Dr. Seema Shekhawat (India) “Peace Process in Kashmir: Where are Women?” 2015
  15. Sarah Jenkins (UK) “Pockets of Peace, Agents of Resistance: Micro-level peace initiatives in Kyrgyzstan” 2015
  16. Dr. Leonard Kapungu (Zimbabwe) “The Search for Peace: Promoting Good Governance in Zimbabwe” 2015
  17. Karen Ross (U.S.A.) “Understanding the Mechanisms of Social Change Empowerment: From Encounter Participation to Peace-Building Activism” 2015
  18. Rashmi Nair (India) “Peace and conflict between minorities: Understanding Dalit-Muslim Relations in India” 2015
  19. Dr. Matthew Eddy (USA) “A Bold Peace (Finishing Funds for a Documentary Film about Costa Rica’s Path of Demilitarization)” 2015
  20. Charles Larratt-Smith (Canada) “Echar lena al fuego: Semi-Governed Spaces and the Proliferation of Violence in Colombia” 2015
  21. Andrea Del Pilar Rodriguez Sanchez (Colombia) “A study about collective music programmes as spaces for the rebuilding of the social fabric in communities subject to armed conflicts in Colombia” 2015
  22. Corinna Jentzsch (Germany) “The Evolution of Violence during Mozambique’s Civil War (1976-1992)” 2015
  23. Annabelle Giger and Louise Vandenberghe (France) “RECOVER: Reproducing Citizenship and National Identity in Refugee Camps” 2015
  24. Konstantin Ash (USA/Russia) “Insecurity, Political Opportunism and Communal Violence Participation in Kyrgyzstan” 2016
  25. Laura Vinson (USA) “Perception of Conflict and Pathways to Peace: Understanding Incident Framing in Jos, Nigeria” 2016
  26. Erica De Bruin (USA) “How Coups Escalate to Civil War” 2016
  27. Nerve Vener Macaspac (Philippines) “Insurgent Peace: An Ethnography of Local Peacebuilding among Indigenous Peoples in Sagada, Philippines” 2016
  28. Namakula Evelyn Mayanja (Uganda) “People’s Experiences, Perceptions and Images of Conflict and Peacebuilding in South Kivu, Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo” 2016
  29. Margarita Zavadskaya (Russia) “Nonviolent Punishment in Autocracies: How Responsibility Attribution for the Economic Crisis in Russia Undermines the Regime Stability” 2017
  30. Anna Snyder (USA/Canada) “Refugees as Transnational Activists: Women’s League of Burma Building Bridges for Social Change” 2017
  31. Ashley Jonathan Clements (New Zealand) “The Frontlines of Negotiation: Advancing Humanitarian Negotiations with Armed Groups” 2017
  32. Holly Guthrey (USA) “Exploring Effects of Top-Down and Bottom-Up Post-Conflict Justice and Reconciliation Processes” 2017
  33. Benjamin Maiangwa (Nigeria) “Rethinking Indigeneity in Postcolonial Africa: Nomadism, Autochthonism, and Ethnographies of Peace and Conflict in Northern Nigeria” 2017
  34. Colleen O’Brien (USA) “Strangers to Peace: Investigating the Reintegration of FARC Combatants through Ethnographic Filmmaking” 2017