IPRA Foundation - "Peace Research Grants Program"


Fellowship & Research

Location (s):

  • United States of America
  • Worldwide


Ever since the Peace Research Grants Fund was created in 2002, IPRAF 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.


There are two granting cycles per year as follows:

  • Cycle 1: Applications open January 1 – Deadline February 28 or 29
  • Cycle 2: Applications open July 1 – Deadline August 31

Read the Instructions for the Peace Research Grants thoroughly.

Applications will only be accepted during the application windows.

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

The Peace Research Grant Administrator will do an initial review of your project for this award. If your application is deemed suitable, it will be sent out to three IPRA Foundation board members for review.

Applicants may receive only one Peace Research grant. The IPRA Foundation Peace Research Grants are small grants intended to assist scholars in undertaking small research projects. These grants are to individuals, not to institutions or organizations. 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.

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

About us


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.

Opportunity is About:


Candidates should be from:

Description of Ideal Candidate:


  • 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.


Deadline: August 31, 2021

Cost/funding for participants:

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.

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