International Peace Research Association (IPRA) Foundation
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.
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. A short description of the Foundation’s projects follows:
Dorothy Marcus Senesh Fellowship
The Senesh Fellowship provides a biennial fellowship for two years of graduate study to a woman from the third world.
Peace Research Grants
Peace Research grants up to $5,000 to support systemic observation or study of conflict phenomena and peace strategies.
Kenneth Boulding Memorial Conference Funding Fund
The Boulding Fund supports research activities of IPRA Commissions and a limited number of travel grants.
Administration of Grant Funds for Other Organizations or Individuals.
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 and by the IPRA Foundation Board of Directors. A fee of 15% is charged for this service. For more information, please contact, President or, Treasurer.