Peace Research Grants 2020 - 2021, International Peace Research Association Foundation, USA

Publish Date: Aug 15, 2020

Deadline: Aug 31, 2020

Peace Research Grants

About Peace Research Grants

Ever since the Peace Research Grants Fund was created in 2002, the IPRA Foundation has awarded grants to help fund 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.  Please see Peace Research Grants 2002-2012 for details of the many wonderful projects we have funded from 2002 through 2012.  The original “Small Peace Research Grants Program” was replaced by the current IPRA Foundation Peace Research Grants Program in 2013 with larger grants available of up to $5,000, and details about these wonderful projects can be found below.


Peace Research Grant Application Instructions

The IPRA Foundation is proud that it receives so many superb peace research proposals from scholars around the world and it brings us great sadness that we are only able to fund a very small number of them. Because the quality of many proposals we receive is so very high, and because winning applicants take such care to follow all the instructions below, applications that fall short will not be considered.

The IPRA Foundation invites proposals that are in line with our Mission, Vision and Core Values:


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.


 The vision of the IPRA Foundation is to:

  • 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
  • Grow worldwide communication and collaboration among peace researchers
  • Further the purpose and activities of IPRA


  • 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.


Only one grant will be awarded to any applicant from the Peace Research Grant Program.  If you have previously received a grant, please do not apply for another.

Other ineligible applicants include family members, students or people with other unacceptable relationships to a current or past member of the Board of Directors of the IPRA Foundation or non-Board reviewer, members of the Board of Directors of the IPRA Foundation, or non-Board reviewers.


The Grant Administrator accepts all the required grant application documents, communicates with applicants, sends grant applications to the review committee, collates the committee’s results, informs applicants whether or not they have won an IPRA Foundation Peace Research Grant, and continues to follow up with grant recipients to collect interim and final reports.

The IPRAF Foundations Peace Research Grant program is unique. If your grant proposal is rejected but is within the guidelines of our mission and vision, we will encourage you to revise and resubmit it, based on the feedback of our reviewers.

Please handle all your communications with IPRAF staff respectfully and politely. Two of the core values of the IPRA Foundation are:
-Positive Peace: We value peace and justice by nonviolent means.
-Respect: We value respecting dignity, humanity, identity, and diversity.
Please be assured in working with us, that we will use these core values in our work. Because our work depends on volunteer reviewers, we will notify you as soon as we can. We will usually be able to give you a timeline of when decisions will be made and will notify you in a timely manner thereafter. We keep a record of all communications with applicants and grant recipients.


Four documents: To apply for a Peace Research Grant, please fill out the application form, document #1 below, and email it and documents #2 and #3 together at one time to the Grant Administrator, Crystal Money.  Authors of document #4 should submit that letter by email directly to Grant Administrator Crystal Money.

  1. Completed Peace Research Grant Application Form – Emailed by Applicant   Form will be available June 30, 2018
  2. Your Curriculum Vita – Emailed by Applicant
  3. Your Project Proposal, which conforms to the Project Proposal Guidelines below – Emailed by Applicant
  4. A Letter of Support from an official of an organization with which you have been associated, on that organization’s letterhead. This letter should be emailed directly by its author to Crystal Money (please have it emailed to prg.grants at iprafoundation dot org.)


 For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below.

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