The mission of the IPRA (International Peace Research Association) Foundation is to create new knowledge in the field or peace research by investigating the causes of conflict and by researching alternatives to violence. This research informs projects and actions to hopefully achieve a more peaceful world. The foundation also wants to increase communication between peace researchers around the world.
With the Peace Research Grant Program, the IPRA wants to support individual researchers who want to investigate questions about peace and nonviolent conflict resolution. The core values it wants to promote are impactful and socially relevant research, positive peace, respect, and empowerment.
The Peace Research Grant Program Uganda is open for applications until the 31st of August 2018.
Who can apply for the IPRA Peace Research Grant Program Uganda?
The IPRA Peace Research Grant Program Uganda is open only for individuals who want to do research, not for organizations or universities. Living cost or salaries cannot be covered by the grant. Furthermore, you can only receive one grant. If you have previously received a grant from the program, you cannot apply again.
How can you apply?
If you want to apply for the IPRA Peace Research Grant Program Uganda you have to send three documents via email: the application form, your curriculum vitae and your project proposal. An official organization that you are associated with has to send a letter of support directly to the given email address.
In the project proposal you have to include:
- the explanation of the problem or research question investigated by the project
- the objectives of the project
- a detailed research strategy
- a timeline for completion of the project (including projected Project End Date)
- a budget
- a brief, relevant bibliography
- full contact information (including phone, postal and email address) for three references
- must address how the project furthers the goals and mission of IPRA
- a dissemination plan that that explains how you will share your research and how your research could lead to action that will promote peace
The entire project proposal should not be longer than six pages.
What to look out for?
On the homepage, the IPRA stages repeatedly that only applications will be considered that follow the guidelines. Be very careful to follow every step to be sure you adhere to the guidelines.
It is also stated several times that you need to present a way to promote and share your results so that others can also benefit from your research. Think creatively here and do not only rely on scientific journals to share your findings.
If you receive a research grant, be careful to follow the reporting guidelines. You have to submit a detailed report at the end of your grant and a progress report after six months.
For further information about the grant, please see the homepage of the IPRA.
Best of luck if you decide to apply for the Peace Research Program Uganda!