About Us

Founded in 1990 the IPRA Foundation, a non-profit, tax-exempt organization, furthers the purposes and activities of the International Peace Research Association (IPRA) which, since 1965, has sought to enhance the processes of peace.

Mission

The mission of the IPRA Foundation is to advance the field of peace research through rigorous investigation into the causes of conflict and examination of alternatives to violence. Peace researchers inform peace activities that inspire visions of a peaceful world.

Vision

  • Inspire visions of a peaceful world
  • Promote knowledge of non-violent peace strategies
  • Increase the number of peace scholars around the world
  • Encourage peace science and arts
  • Further the purpose and activities of IPRA
  • Grow worldwide communication and collaboration among peace researchers

Core Values

  • Impactful and socially relevant research: We value original research, and peace activities informed by that research, that contributes to the world community and engages key stakeholders.
  • Positive Peace: We value peace and justice by nonviolent means.
  • Respect: We value respecting dignity, humanity, identity and diversity.
  • Empowerment: We value research by people of and within the most vulnerable and marginalized areas of our world community.

Peace Research

Peace research is distinguished by its attention to systematic observation or study of conflict phenomena and peace strategies. It explains how the conditions of peace can be advanced and/or the causes of war and other forms of violence be removed.

Peace Research is a rigorous investigation into the causes of conflict and an examination of alternatives to violence.  Peace researchers inform peace activities that inspire visions of a peaceful world.

The IPRA Foundation began as a depository of funds brought in by people with specific projects. The main task was to invest those funds safely in socially acceptable enterprises and pay them out as needed. A short description of the Foundation’s projects follows:

Contribute to Peace Research

Programs

Dorothy Marchus Senesh Fellowship

The Senesh Fellowship provides a biennial fellowship for two years of graduate study for two women from the Global South.

Peace Research Grants

Peace Research grants up to $5,000 to support systemic observation or study of conflict phenomena and peace strategies.

Kenneth E. Boulding Memorial Conference Funding Program

The Kenneth E. Boulding Memorial Conference Funding Program supports a very limited number of travel grants for presenters from countries in the Global South to present their research at approved peace research conferences. These grants are not currently available.

Administration of Grant Funds for Other Organizations or Individuals

Although the IPRA Foundation seldom undertakes fundraising activities, it is prepared to administer grants for projects of member institutes, regional associations, and others approved by IPRA commissions and by the IPRA Foundation Board of Directors. A fee of 15% is charged for this service. for more information, please contact the President or Treasurer.

profile of Diana de la Rua Eugenio, leader in peace research

Diana de la Rua Eugenio
President of the IPRA Foundation

For questions or concerns about the International Peace Research Association Foundation, please contact Diana de la Rua Eugenio at president@iprafoundation.org