Dorothy Marchus Senesh Fellowship in Peace and Development Studies for Women 2018

Dorothy Marchus Senesh Fellowship in Peace and Development Studies for Women 2018

Deadline: January 15, 2018

The application period for the 2018-2019 Senesh Fellowship is now open. The International Peace Research Association Foundation invites women from the Global South to apply for the Dorothy Marchus Senesh Fellowship in Peace and Development Studies. The Foundation’s purpose is to promote peace research and scholarship throughout the world.

The Dorothy Marchus Senesh Fellowship provides two biennial fellowships awarded to two women from the developing world for studies in the field of peace. The Fellowships provide $5,000 per year for two years for both women, for a total of $10,000 each.

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.

About IPRA

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.

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.


Every other year (beginning in 1990) two women receive school expenses in the amount of $5,000 per year for two years.


  • The Dorothy Senesh Fellowship is available to women from countries in the Global South
  • Applicants should 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.
  • Awards are considered based on need; therefore students with substantial funding sources are less likely to be considered for the award.
  • This fellowship is not for research purposes and proposals.
  • Do not apply if you are male, if you are an undergraduate, or if you are not from a country in the Global South.


Materials to submit:

  • Application (English and in Spanish)
  • Letter of Acceptance to your graduate program (may be pdf)
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation (recommenders must email letters directly to Ms. Crystal N. Money)

EMAIL ONE COPY OF THE APPLICATION FORM to Program Administrative Assistant Ms. Crystal N. Money at: Senesh Fellowship Email Address.

For more information, visit Dorothy Marchus Senesh Fellowship.