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Dorothy Marchus Senesh Fellowship 2021/2022 For Women From Developing Countries

Dorothy M. Senesh Graduate Fellowship is for women from developing countries who have already been accepted to a graduate program in peace studies from an accredited university.

Application Deadline: 15th January, 2021

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

About the Award: The International Peace Research Association Foundation invites applications for the Dorothy Marchus 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.

Type: Fellowship

Eligibility: 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: The scholarship consists of US $ 10,000 in 2 years (US $ 5,000 per year) to cover university expenses of students

Duration of Scholarship: 2 years

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


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

EMAIL ONE COPY OF THE APPLICATION FORM To Program Administrative Assistant Ms. Crystal N. Money at:

[email protected]

The link to the English, Spanish or French Application form can be found below.

Visit Fellowship Webpage for details

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.

  1. henrietta botchway says

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    Kind regards,

    Henrietta Botchway

  2. Mutesi says

    Very good

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