Rotary Peace Fellowship
The fully funded Rotary Peace Fellowship, which covers tuition and living expenses, increases the capacity of current and emerging peace leaders to prevent and resolve conflict through academic training, field experience, and professional networking.
Up to 100 fellows are selected every year in a globally competitive process based on personal, academic, and professional achievements. Fellows earn either a master’s degree or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict studies at one of the Rotary Peace Centers, located within seven leading universities around the world. The over 1000 program alumni are working in over 100 countries as leaders in national governments, NGOs, the military, law enforcement, and international organizations such as the United Nations and World Bank.
Master’s Degree – Building the leaders of tomorrow
- 15-24 month program at one of our 5 Rotary Peace Centers at leading partnering universities
- 50 fellows selected annually to earn a master’s degree in fields related to peace and security
- Each university offers customized curriculum and a 2-3 month applied field experience
- Fellows connect with an international cohort of peace fellows, thought leaders, and a global network of Rotarians
Professional Development Certificate – Strengthening the leaders of today
- 3 month professional development program at our Rotary Peace Center in Bangkok, Thailand
- 50 fellows selected annually to earn a professional certificate in peace and conflict studies
- Intended for professionals with extensive experience working in peace-related fields
- Diverse interdisciplinary program includes 8-weeks intensive classroom study with guest lecturers and 2-weeks field studies
The Rotary Peace Fellowship is designed for professionals with work experience in international relations or peace and conflict prevention and resolution. Our fellows are committed to community and international service and the pursuit of peace.
Applicants must also meet the following requirements:
- Proficiency in English; proficiency in a second language is strongly recommended
- Strong commitment to international understanding and peace as demonstrated through professional and academic achievements and personal or community service
- Excellent leadership skills
- Master’s degree applicants: minimum three years of related full-time work or volunteer experience, bachelor’s degree
- Certificate applicants: minimum five years of related full-time work or volunteer experience, strong academic background
- Rotary Peace Fellowships may not be used for doctoral study. And the following people are not eligible for the master’s degree program:
- Active Rotary members
- Employees of a Rotary club or district, Rotary International, or other Rotary entity
- Spouses, lineal descendants (children or grandchildren by blood or legal adoption), spouses of lineal descendants, or ancestors (parents or grandparents by blood) of any living person in these categories
- Former Rotary members and their relatives as described above (within 36 months of their resignation)
Recipients of Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships or professional development certificate fellowships must wait three years after completion of the scholarship or fellowship to apply for the master’s degree program.
Rotary Peace Fellows who have completed the master’s degree program must wait five years to apply for the certificate program.
Take the eligibility quiz.
Applications for the 2018-19 Rotary Peace Fellowship program are now being accepted. The deadline for applicants to submit applications to their district is 31 May. Districts must submit endorsed applications to The Rotary Foundation by 1 July.
If you have any questions or need further information, please contact the District Rotary Foundation Director at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Updated 16 Feb 2017