Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Rotary Peace Fellowships





Each year, Rotary selects up to 100 individuals from around the world to receive fully funded academic fellowships at one of our peace centers.

These fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship and field-study expenses. Two types of peace fellowships are available.


Master's Degree
We offer master’s degree fellowships at premier universities in fields related to peace and conflict prevention and resolution. Programs last 15 to 24 months and require a practical internship of two to three months during the academic break. Each year, we award up to 50 master’s degree fellowships at these institutions:

Duke University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
International Christian University, Japan
University of Bradford, England
University of Queensland, Australia
Uppsala University, Sweden

Professional Development Certificate
For experienced professionals working in peace-related fields who want to enhance their professional skills, we offer a three-month program in peace and conflict prevention and resolution at Chulalongkorn University in Thailand. This program incorporates two to three weeks of field study. We award up to 50 certificates each year.

Eligibility Requirements
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

Eligibility Restrictions
Rotary Peace Fellowships may not be used for doctoral study. And the following people are not eligible for the master's degree program:
  • Active and honorary 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.

The application deadline for the 2016-17 Rotary Peace Fellowship program is 31 May 2015.





For further details and application please visit the Rotary Peace Fellowships page.

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