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Four exemplary Peace Research Grants were awarded for the July, 2013 funding cycle:

Raul Sanchez de la Sierra: "Bandits or States? Evidence on Armed Groups' Motives to Attack or Protect Civilians from Eastern Congo"
Dr. Maysa Siag: "The Social Representations of the Self and Homeland shared by Palestinian Adolescents Born in Diaspora and Living in Refugee Camps"
William M. Adler and Jody Jenkins: "Sweet Home Costa Rica: a Story of War...and Peace"
Dr. Saba Bebawi: "Democracy Building in Post Conflict Regions: Investigative Journalism Training Post 'Arab Spring'"

See them here: 
Raul Sanchez de la Sierra
Dr. Maysa Siag
William M. Adler and Jody Jenkins
Dr. Saba Bebawi

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. If you would like to apply for a Peace Research Grant, please click on grant application.


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. A fee of 15% is charged for this service.


Contributions to IPRAF are gratefully appreciated and may be made to "IPRA Foundation" and sent to

IPRA Foundation
c/o Rachel Trueblood, Treasurer
2855 Rock Creek Circle #289
Superior CO  80027

The IPRA Foundation is a tax-exempt, non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization.

Dr. Linda JohnstonIf you have any questions or concerns about the International Peace Research Association Foundation, please contact the president of the IPRA Foundation, Linda M. Johnston at president@iprafoundation.org

Dr. Linda M Johnston
President of the IPRA Foundation




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