Senesh Fellowship

The Dorothy Marchus Senesh Fellowship provides two biennial fellowships awarded to two women from the developing world for studies in the field of peace.  Larry Senesh (now deceased), a professor of Economics at the University of Colorado at Boulder, established this Fellowship in memory of his wife. Read more about Larry and Dorothy Senesh.  The recipients of this Fellowship are listed below with links that provide profiles of their research.

The Fellowships provide $5,000 per year for two years for both women, for a total of $10,000 each.

The application period for the 2018-2019 fellowship is now closed. The next application period begins in 2020. Please do not contact us about Senesh Fellowships at this time. Applications received now will be discarded.

SAMPLE Senesh Fellowship Application

For information about applying for the fellowship (or any other information or questions concerning the Senesh Fellowship) please contact Crystal Money, Senesh Fellowship Assistant Administrator.

If the email link to Crystal Money does not work on your computer, please use this email address: seneshfellowship(at)iprafoundation(dot)org. Replace the (at) with the “@” symbol and the (dot) with “.”

Senesh Fellows

Profile of Basant Motawi

Dates: 2018-2019
Recipient: Basant Helmy Motawi
Home Country: Egypt
Attended: University of Maryland
Major: PhD Candidate in Epidemiology and Public Health, Major in Gender Based Violence

Profile of Carla Granados

Dates: 2018-2019
Recipient: Carla Haydee Granados Moya
Home Country: Peru
Attended: Paris Descartes University, Paris, France
Major: PhD Candidate in Social Anthropology

Profile of Hannah Brown

Dates: 2016-2017
Recipient: Hannah Nyingilanyeofori Brown
Home Country: Nigeria
Attended: University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA
Major: PhD in Global Governance and Human Security

Profile of Sweta Sen

Dates: 2016-2017
Recipient: Sweta Sen
Home Country: India
Attended: Kent State University, USA
Major: PhD in Political Science, Transnational and Comparitive Politics

Profile of Mary Odhiambo

Dates: 2014-2015
Recipient: Mary Thamari Odhiambo
Home Country: Kenya
Attended: University of Birmingham, UK
Major: PhD in Africa Studies

Profile of Lydia

Dates: 2014-2015
Recipient: Lydia Wanja Gitau
Home Country: Kenya
Attended: University of Sydney
Major: PhD in Peace and Conflict Studies

Profile of Shamsi

Dates: 2010-2011
Recipient: Shamsi Mohammud Sheikh
Home Country: Kenya
Attending: Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy
Major: Master of Arts in Diplomacy and International Affairs

Profile of Isioma Kemakolam

Dates: 2010-2011
Recipient: Isioma Olivia Kemakolam
Home Country: Nigeria
Attending: Coventry University, Coventry UK
Major: Master’s in Peace and Reconciliatory Studies

Profile of Epresso

Dates: 2008-2009
Recipient: Meron Zeleke Eresso
Home Country: Ethiopia
Attended: Bayreuth University in Germany
Major: Social Anthropology

Profile of Nuria Abdi

Dates: 2006-2007
Recipient: Nuria Abdullahi Abdi
Home Country: Kenya
Attended: Eastern Mennonite University
Major: Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding

Profile of Ganzalez

Dates: 2004-2005
Recipient: Laura Balbuena-Gonzalez
Home Country: Peru
Attended: New School for Social Research
Major: Political Philosophy

Dates: 2002-2003
Recipient: Seema Kazi
Home Country: India
Attended: London School of Economics and Political Science
Major: Gender Studies

Profile of Amira Osman

Dates: 2000-2001
Recipient: Amira Osman
Home Country: Sudan
Attended: University of Bradford in U.K.
Major: Peace Studies

Profile of Jenifer Oreta

Dates: 1998-1999
Recipient: Jennifer Santiago Oreta
Home Country: Philippines
Attended: University of Philippines in the Philippines
Major: International Studies

Dates: 1996-1997
Recipient: Zoilamerica Ortega
Home Country: Nicaragua
Attended: Eastern Mennonite University in U.S.
Major: International Studies

Dates: 1994-1995
Recipient: Maria Lourdes Mangahas (Malou)
Home Country: Philippines
Attended: University of Philippines in the Philippines
Major: Sociology and Political Science

Dates: 1992-1993
Recipient: Caroline Clara Lamwaka
Home Country: Uganda
Attended: Jawaharlal Nehru University in India
Major: International Studies

Dates: 1990-1991
Recipient: Sunila Negeshwar Singh
Home Country: India
Attended: Jamia Millia Islamia University in India
Major: Sociology