Type of Funding
The International Peace Research Association Foundation (IPRAF) awards grants to help fund peace research projects anywhere in the world, and in the past, has provided grants to principal investigators from Burundi, Turkey, Albania, the Philippines, USA, UK, Ethiopia, Kenya, India, Argentina, Moldova, Israel, Ukraine, Bangladesh, Canada, Sierra-Leone, Kashmir, Bosnia and Tanzania for 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.
There are 2 award cycles per year – opening on 1 January and closing on 28 or 29 of February, and the other opening on 1 July and closing on 31 August. In the year 2019, only 2 proposals per cycle will be funded. IPRAF is now inviting applications for the July to August 2019 cycle.
Only 1 Peace Research grant will be awarded to any applicant. Grants of up to US$5,000 will be given.
Applicants may receive only one Peace Research grant. 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.
Only individuals may apply; institutions and organizations are not eligible. The IPRAF Peace Research Grants are small grants designed to assist scholars in undertaking small research projects.
Only proposals which are in line with the Mission, Vision and Core Values of IPRAF are eligible for consideration (see the Official Website for the Mission, Vision and Core Values of IPRAF). As the goals and mission of IPRAF are to advance interdisciplinary research into the conditions of peace and the causes of war and other forms of violence, IPRAF is particularly interested in projects that investigate how the conditions of peace can be advanced and/or the causes of war and other forms of violence be addressed, including their effects on people and society. Peace research is distinguished by its attention to systematic observation or study of conflict phenomena and peace strategies.
Applicants must demonstrate how their project supports nonviolent strategies in peace and conflict studies. They have to identify their strategy for disseminating the results of the project to a broad audience and key stakeholders. Special consideration will be given to researchers who demonstrate language and/or cultural competence in the research context.
Those who have previously received a grant cannot apply for another.
The application form is available online. Completed forms and relevant documentation are to be sent via email for the July to August 2019 cycle, by 31 August 2019.