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Opportunity For Women: Dorothy Senesh Fellowship- 2018/2019


Opportunity For Women: Dorothy Senesh Fellowship- 2018/2019

Women from developing countries are called to apply for the 2018/2019 Dorothy Senesh Fellowship. This opportunity is strictly for female graduates willing to embark on peace and development studies in any accredited University. Application ends on the 15th of January, 2018. So apply as soon as possible.

Program Overview:

The International Peace Research Association Foundation invites applications for the Dorothy Senesh Fellowship in Peace and Development Studies for Women from countries in the Global South. 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.

Application Deadline: 15th January, 2018

Offered Annually? Every 2 years

Eligible Countries: Developing countries

To be taken at (country): country of admission

Eligible Field of Study: Peace and Development studies

Type: Fellowship

Eligibility Criteria: 

Opportunity For Women!!!

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. 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.

Number of Scholarships: Two

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

Duration of Scholarship: 2 years

How to Apply

Applications are due by January 15, 2018.

Announcement of the Award will be made by March 1, 2018.

The link to the English or Spanish Application form can be found below.  Please write in English or in Spanish.


1) Application (English or Spanish)
2) Letter of Acceptance to your graduate program (may be pdf)
3) 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

If the email link does not work on your computer, please use this email address: seneshfellowship(at)iprafoundation(dot)org. Replace the (at) with the “@” symbol and the (dot) with “.”

Visit Fellowship Webpage for details

Sponsors: The International Peace Research Association Foundation

Important Notes: Fellowship is for only 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.

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