The Anatoli Rapoport Peace Research Fund supports multidisciplinary peace research and the publication of ground-breaking research. The fund is named after Anatoli Rapoport and is run by the Leo Mechelin Foundation. The core capital of the fund came from donations given in 2020 by four private individuals who value peace research. The think tank SaferGlobe acts as the fund manager.
The Rapoport Peace Prize is an annual prize, awarded by the Anatoli Rapoport Peace Research Fund in September. The prize given is €1,000. Only master’s theses from universities or universities of applied sciences qualify for the prize. The prize is granted based on criteria evaluating the scientific merits, multidisciplinary research approach, practical applicability, and forward-looking peace-restoring vision found in the thesis.
The 2022 prize will be presented in September 2022 and applications will open in the spring of 2021.