Dorothy Marchus Senesh Fellowship for Women from Developing Countries

Dorothy Marchus Senesh Fellowship For Women

Course(s) Offered: Peace, Development
Course Level: Graduate (fellowship)
Provider: IPRA Foundation
Country to Study in: Any country

Scholarship Description
The International Peace Research Association Foundation (IPRA) invites applications for the Dorothy Marchus Senesh Fellowship in Peace and Development Studies for Women from developing countries.

Dorothy Senesh was a long-time activist for international peace and justice. Her husband Lawrence established this fellowship following her death in 1989.

The first award was made at the IPRA 25th Anniversary meeting, July 1990, in Groningen, Netherlands and has been made biennially ever since i.e. every two years.

The application period for the 2016-2017 fellowship is now open.

The Dorothy Marchus Senesh Fellowship in Peace and Development Studies for Women from developing countries.

The Dorothy Senesh Fellowship is available to women from developing countries who have completed a Bachelor's degree, who have been accepted into a graduate program and whose graduate work is to be focused on issues related to the goals of IPRA.

Funds will only be dispersed when the selected candidate is admitted into a graduate program.

Selection criteria:
Awards are considered based on need; therefore students with substantial funding sources are less likely to be considered for the award.

Eligible groups
Female citizens from Developing Countries of the World

Participating Institutions
All accredited/approved graduate schools and/or colleges

Fields of study
Any graduate course or study on areas related to the goals of the IPRA -- Peace and Development.

IPRA researchers are able to test their individual research in working groups covering a range of topics including communications, conversion from military to civilian production, defense and disarmament, ecological security, food policy, human rights and development, internal conflict resolution, international conflict resolution, nonviolence, peace building in crisis areas, peace education, peace movements, refugees, religious conflict, and women and peace.

Number of awards
This is a biennial award i.e. once every two years, and since inception, one award is given at a particular time. However, since year 2013 for the first time, and onwards, IPRA will award two fellowships.

Sponsorship duration
This is a financial aid towards your tuition

Scholarship benefits
Every other year (beginning in 1990) one woman receives school expenses in the amount of $5,000 per year for two years.

Method of Application
This Fellowship is only for women from developing countries who have already been accepted to a graduate program in peace studies from an accredited university. All other applicants will not be considered. Do not apply if you are male, an undergraduate, or not from a developing country.

In order for your application to be considered, you must fill in and submit the official Application Form. The Application form can be found on the official website (link to it is below). Please complete all sections in English. There is also a Spanish Application on the website. If you need more space, write all the extra information in one document and attach it to your application email.

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Linda M. Johnston, Ph.D., Executive Director
Siegel Institute for Leadership, Ethics & Character
Kennesaw State University
1000 Chastain Road
Town Point Room 2400, Maildrop #9114
Kennesaw, GA 30144-5591 USA
FAX: (678) 797.2205

All applications for this award are due by January 15, 2016.

Announcement of the successful Award will be made by March 1, 2016.

The International Peace Research Association (IPRA) is an independent international non-governmental body with members in over seventy countries and all regions of the world.

IPRA was founded in 1965 to advance interdisciplinary research into the conditions of peace, as well as the causes of war and other forms of violence. It utilizes different social disciplines to analyze and explain conflictual and peaceful processes at the national and international levels.


Application Deadline: 15 January 2016
Open to International Applicants: Yes

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