Deadline: 1 July 2012
Open to: Holders of at least Bachelor’s degree or min. 3 year of experience
Fellowship: Tuition and fees, accommodation, travel
Rotary Peace Fellows are leaders promoting national and international cooperation, peace, and the successful resolution of conflict throughout their lives, in their careers, and through service activities. Fellows earn a master’s degree in international relations, sustainable development, peace studies, conflict resolution, or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict studies.
Alumni work in a variety of areas, including grassroots and local nongovernmental organizations, national governments, the military, law enforcement, and bilateral and international organizations such as the United Nations, World Bank, International Organization for Migration, and Organization of American States. Graduates of the Rotary Peace Centers program also benefit from the support of a worldwide network of more than 500 alumni committed to building peace.
Through the Rotary Peace Centers program and The Rotary Foundation, Rotarians can increase their effectiveness in promoting greater tolerance and cooperation among peoples, leading to world understanding and peace.
Learn about the Rotary Peace Centers
Rotary Peace Fellowships fund either master’s degree or professional development certificate study at one of the seven Rotary Peace Centers for International Studies in peace and conflict resolution at eight universities worldwide.
Rotary Peace Fellows must locate funds to pay for all expenses that are not specifically funded by their fellowship, such as mandatory health insurance (excluding the certificate program, which covers this expense) and visas.
Applicants can choose from two Rotary Peace Fellowship options:
Master’s Degree Option
Applicants for a Rotary Peace Fellowship should have:
The following persons are ineligible for Rotary Peace Fellowships:
Please note that a minimum of three years must pass between the date of completion of a candidate’s Ambassadorial Scholarship or professional development certificate at Chulalongkorn University, and the date of application for a Rotary Peace Fellowship (master’s degree). Candidates who have already received a Rotary Peace Fellowship (master’s degree) are not eligible to apply for the professional development certificate program.
Persons with disabilities and Rotaract members are eligible and encouraged to apply.
Interested candidates must apply for Rotary Peace Fellowships through their local Rotary club. Use the Club Locator to find Rotary club contact information. If your hometown doesn’t have a Rotary club, try entering the names of nearby cities. You also can try searching for Rotary club websites. If you have difficulty finding or contacting a Rotary club in your area, contact Rotary Peace Centers staff for assistance.