Application Information

The application deadline for IIPE 2024 was March 15, 2024.  

Notices of acceptances (invitations to participate) will be sent in early April. If you require an earlier response for funding or institutional purposes please contact the IIPE secretariat.

Invitation to Apply

The IIPE invites formal and non-formal educators, students, practitioners, academics, researchers, and activists from the fields of peacebuilding, human rights education, international/intercultural/global/global citizenship education, education for sustainable development, anti-racist education, decolonizing education, conflict transformation, community development, the arts, health and faith-based professions, and others with interest in peace education— with all levels of experience – to apply to join the weeklong co-learning community.

All potential participants must complete an online application to be considered.  

The IIPE only accepts 60 participants.  While we would like to accept everyone who applies, the number of applicants usually exceeds the places at each IIPE. 

Your application is an essential contribution to the co-creation of the IIPE program.  While we set forth a general framework and inquiry for the week, the actual substance and focused themes are derived from the participants.  We don’t know exactly what the week will look like until we have the opportunity to hear and assess the motivations, knowledge, and experiences of accepted participants.  The IIPE application process is thus qualitatively different from your typical conference application. It invites potential participants to share experiences, interests and possible program contributions (pedagogical workshops, seminars, plenaries) relevant to the theme (as articulated here).  

Acceptance Criteria

Acceptance for participation in the IIPE is based upon the 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. 

Among other criteria, 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.  Priority is also given to applicants with particular knowledge and experience related to the theme.  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 criterion of selection.

As a learning community experience, the IIPE requires full-time participation from all participants for the full period of the IIPE (July 21-28) for your application to be considered. If after acceptance a participant finds they must leave early or arrive late, their place will be given to another on the waiting list.

Apply Now  

Applications were due March 15, 2024, and will be reviewed by the end of March/early April. Notices of acceptance will be sent the first week of April. Be sure to apply early for full consideration.

Prior to submitting your online application please read the IIPE Nepal theme statement. 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.

If you would like to be considered for a full or partial scholarship, you must complete a short IIPE scholarship addendum by March 15.  This addendum should take approximately 5 minutes to complete. You will be sent the scholarship addendum after submitting the general application.

Scholarships will be allocated based upon: 1) financial need, 2) the basis of follow-up plans to apply IIPE learning to the applicant’s future work in peace education, and 3) geographical representation (approximately 70% of scholarships will be given to regional participants, with the other 30% going to international participants). To maximize our limited scholarship fund, we typically provide a combination of full and partial scholarships.  

PLEASE NOTE:  IIPE scholarships are for participation fees only (estimated at $500-750 USD).  Participation fees cover all onsite costs (meals, lodging, materials, and most local transportation).  The IIPE does not provide any travel assistance (airfare to and from Nepal).  All participants must raise their own travel funds.  

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