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.
In just over a decade, the Rotary Peace Centers have trained more than 900 fellows for careers in peace building. Many of them go on to serve as leaders in national governments, NGOs, the military, law enforcement, and international organizations like the United Nations and World Bank.
Two types of peace fellowships are available.
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 (fact sheet)
- International Christian University, Japan (fact sheet)
- University of Bradford, England (fact sheet)
- University of Queensland, Australia (fact sheet)
- Uppsala University, Sweden (fact sheet)
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 (fact sheet). This program incorporates two to three weeks of field study. We award up to 50 certificates each year.
We are now accepting applications for the 2017-18 Rotary Peace Fellowships program. Candidates have until 31 May to submit applications to their district. Districts must submit endorsed applications to The Rotary Foundation by 1 July. Find everything you need to complete the application process.
Rotary selects fellows through a globally competitive application process, based on the applicant’s ability to have a significant, positive impact on the world. Learn more about eligibility requirements and restrictions.
The application process begins online, where you’ll find information about working with your sponsor Rotary district and the supplementary materials you’ll need to complete your application. The deadline for submitting your application to a local club can vary (generally March–June), but the deadline for submitting to Rotary International is 1 July.