Rotary Foundation Peace Fellowships

Deadline: 15 August 2011
Open to: holders of at least Bachelor’s degree or min. 3 year of experience
Fellowship: not stated

The Rotary Foundation is now accepting applications for the world-competitive Rotary Peace Fellowship. The fellowship provides academic and practical training to prepare scholars for leadership roles in solving conflicts around the world.

Up to 100 fellows are selected every year in a globally competitive process based on personal, academic, and professional achievements. Fellows earn a master’s-level degree or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict studies at one of six Rotary Peace Centers at leading universities in Argentina, Australia, England, Japan, the United States and Thailand.

Eligibility criteria

* A strong commitment to international understanding and peace demonstrated through professional and academic achievements and personal and community service activities
* A bachelor’s degree or commensurate experience as a minimum, with strong academic achievement
* A minimum of three years’ combined paid or unpaid full-time relevant work experience (master’s degree) or five years’ relevant work experience with current full-time employment in a mid- to upper-level position (professional development certificate)
* Proficiency in a second language (master’s degree) or in English (professional development certificate)
* Strong leadership skills

Master’s Degree Option
• “Building the leaders of tomorrow”
• 15-24 months of Rotary-funded graduate study toward a master’s degree at one of our five Rotary Centers
• Training in the root causes of conflict, theories of international relations, and effective models of cooperation, conflict resolution, and negotiation including course work and applied field experience
• Two- to three-month practical internship during summer break

Professional Certificate Option
• “Strengthening the leaders of today”
• 3 month professional development certificate program
• Designed specifically for candidates already working in the field of peace and conflict studies to further their understanding of conflict resolution
• Theoretical foundational knowledge during 8 weeks in the classroom and practical experience during 2-3 week on site fieldwork
• Two to three weeks of field study incorporated into curriculum

Application Process

The fellowship application and selection process consists of three levels: club, district, and world. There is no limit to the number of qualified candidates a club and/or district may submit to the world competition.  All Rotary Peace Fellowship applications need the endorsement of your local Rotary district.

The 2012 Academic term deadline is 1 July 2011. Applications are available here: in Word/PDF
Please pay close attention to the language and academic test requirements for each center.

The official webpage.

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