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.

For the History of the IPRA Foundation, click here.

Peace Research

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.

Kenneth Boulding Memorial Conference Funding Fund

The Boulding Fund supports research activities of IPRA Commissions and a limited number of travel grants.

Peace Research Grants

Peace Research grants up to $5,000 to support systemic observation or study of conflict phenomena and peace strategies.

IPRA Foundation Endowment Fund

The Endowment Fund supports the work of the International Peace Research Association and its affiliates, including expenses and needs of the IPRA Foundation.

Global Directory of Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution Programs

This current seventh edition published in conjunction with the Peace and Justice Studies Association lists over 450 undergraduate, graduate, and research institutions across forty countries and six continents.