The priority application deadline for IIPE 2015 was April 15.  We will continue to take applications through early May and will review them on a rolling basis.  Acceptance of applications after April 15 will be on a first-come, first-served basis and dependent upon available participation spots.  

*As our scholarship fund is limited, we are no longer accepting scholarship applications at this time.  

Notices of acceptances will be sent in late April.

If you require an earlier response for funding or institutional purposes please contact the IIPE secretariat.

Acceptance Criteria

Acceptance for participation in the IIPE is based upon applicant ’s potential contribution to the goal of developing and strengthening peace education in the host region and toward a more global perspective on peace education among all participants. While we would like to accept everyone who applies, the number of applicants usually exceeds the places at each Institute. The IIPE attempts to practice the principles of peace education by engaging all participants in our short term learning community in an experience of participatory learning in which all of us can learn from each other (please see our IIPE pedagogy page). We have found that increasing our numbers beyond 65 participants diminishes the effectiveness of this aspect of the institute, so we are unable to accept all applicants.

Among other criteria, first priority is given to those applicants coming from the surrounding host region. The IIPE attempts to explore themes and issues that are particularly relevant to the host region and works to build regional solidarity among peace educators. Thus, a minimum of 50% of the participants will come from the host region. In selecting the remainder of the international participants we attempt to maintain a geographical balance and variety in experience and substantive expertise. All applicants should specifically demonstrate how they will apply their learnings in their countries or local communities as that will be a significant criteria of selection.

As a learning community experience the IIPE requires full-time participation from all participants. You must be able to participate in the full period of the IIPE (July 26-August 2) for your application to be considered. If after acceptance a participant finds he or she must leave early or arrive late, their place will be given to another on the waiting list.

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Prior to completing your online application please read the overview of the 2015 IIPE.  We also encourage you to read a general description of the IIPE and become familiar with the IIPE pedagogy.

The IIPE utilizes an online application system. All applications must be submitted using this online form. Click on the “APPLY” button below to begin your application. If you have limited internet connectivity you may contact the IIPE registrar to discuss alternatives.

Some of the questions in the application require short essay answers. Unfortunately our online application does not allow you to save your progress. Thus, prior to completing this online form we suggest you download the MS Word version of the application below and complete the answers at your leisure. When you have completed the MS Word application please return to this page and copy and paste your answers into the form.

 MSWordIIPE 2015 Application Form (MS Word version)


*As our scholarship fund is limited, we are not accepting scholarship applications after April 15.  

Each year the IIPE receives many more requests for scholarship than can possibly be given – thus it is unlikely that we can support all requests.  Scholarships are allocated on the basis of follow-up plans to apply IIPE learnings to the applicant’s future work in peace education. Approximately 50% of scholarships will be given to regional participants, with the other 50% going to international participants. We provide both full and partial scholarships.  **IIPE scholarships are for participation fees only ($550 USD for 2015).  We do not provide any travel assistance.  All participants must raise their own travel funds.

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