IPRA Foundation Peace Research Grants

Deadline: on a rolling basis
Open to: peace research projects worldwide
Grant: up to $5,000

Description

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.

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. 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.

The IPRA Foundation provides Peace Research Grants to support systematic observation or study of conflict phenomena and peace strategies. As of January 1, 2013, the Small Peace Research Grants Program has been replaced by the IPRA Foundation Peace Research Grants Program. The program is the same, but the amount of the award has increased.

Eligibility

IPRA Foundation has awarded grants to help fund peace research projects in places as diverse as Argentina, Bosnia, United States, the Middle East or Uganda. Special consideration will be given to applicants from developing countries.

Grant

The grant opportunity in this call is up to $5,000.

Application

To apply for a Peace Research Grant, please fill out the application form and email it to smallgrants@iprafoundation.org. Candidates will need the following documents to apply for a grant:

  • a curriculum vitae for the director of the project
  • a project proposal, including the goals of the project, a detailed research strategy, a timeline for completion of the project, a budget, and a brief, relevant bibliography.
  • the project proposal should include the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references
  • a short essay describing how the project furthers the goals and mission of the International Peace Research Association, which are to advance interdisciplinary research into the conditions of peace and the causes of war and other forms of violence. Peace research is distinguished by its attention to systematic observation or study of conflict phenomena and peace strategies. We will give special attention to any project that explains how the conditions of peace can be advanced and/or the causes of war and other forms of violence be removed
  • a dissemination plan that explains how you will share your research and how your research could lead to action that will promote peace

Grant applications are accepted on a rolling basis. A maximum of three grants will be awarded per year as follows: March  (deadline for applications February 28 or 29), July (deadline for applications: June 30), and November (deadline for applications: October 31).

For further information, please visit the official website HERE.

 

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