International applicants are invited to apply for the 2021 Dorothy Marchus Senesh Fellowship for Women in Peace and Development Studies from countries in Developing countries. Dorothy Senesh was a long-time activist for international peace and justice. Her husband, Lawrence Senesh, established this fellowship following her death in 1989. The first award was made at the IPRA 25th Anniversary conference, July 1990, in Groningen, Netherlands and has been made biennially ever since.


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

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The Dorothy Senesh Fellowship is available to women from countries in the Global South 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 the IPRA Foundation.  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.


Applications are due by January 15, 2021. 

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Application Process

Announcement of the Awards will be made by April 1, 2021.


  • Application (English, Spanish or French)
  • 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:

For more info kindly visit the official Webpage.


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