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Rotary Peace Fellowships

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Each year, Rotary awards up to 130 fully-funded fellowships for dedicated leaders from around the world to study at one of our peace centers.

Through academic training, practice, and global networking opportunities, the Rotary Peace Centers program develops the fellows into experienced and effective catalysts for peace. The fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship and field-study expenses.

In just over a decade, the Rotary Peace Centers have trained more than 1,300 fellows. Many of them now serve as leaders at international organizations or have started their own foundations.

Location: United States, Japan, United Kingdom, Australia, Sweden, Thailand, Uganda

Benefits:

Each year, The Rotary Foundation awards up to 50 fellowships for master’s degrees and 80 for certificate studies at premier universities.

  • Master’s degree programs: Accepted candidates study peace and development issues with research-informed teaching and a diverse student body. The program lasts 15 to 24 months and includes a 2-3 month field study, which participants design themselves.
  • Professional development certificate program: During the one-year program, experienced peace and development professionals with diverse backgrounds gain practical skills to promote peace within their communities and across the globe. Fellows complete field studies and they also design and carry out a social change initiative.

Eligibilities:

  • Have three years of related work experience for the master’s program
  • Have five years of related work experience for the certificate program and be able to explain how their plan to promote peace aligns with Rotary’s mission
  • Be proficient in English
  • Have a bachelor’s degree
  • Demonstrate leadership skills
  • Have a strong commitment to cross-cultural understanding and peace

Eligible Regions: All countries

Application Deadline: May 31, 2020

Official Link: https://www.rotary.org/en/our-programs/peace-fellowships