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
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.
Qualified candidates must:
- 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
Duke University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Fellows can earn a master’s degree in international development policy from Duke or a master’s from various departments at the University of North Carolina. In addition, Fellows at both universities can earn a graduate certificate in international peace and conflict resolution from UNC.
International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan
The ICU Graduate School of Arts and Sciences is known for its interdisciplinary program and liberal arts approach. Fellows pursue a master’s degree in Peace Studies within the Department of Public Policy and Social Research.
University of Bradford, Bradford, England
The Division of Peace Studies at Bradford is the largest in the world and offers several master’s degrees related to peace, conflict, security, and development.
University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Fellows earn a master’s degree in international studies and peace and conflict studies at the Graduate Centre of Governance and International Affairs.
Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
The Department of Peace and Conflict Research offers a master’s degree in social science. It is internationally renowned for its free and globally accessible collection of data related to armed conflict and organized violence.
Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
The interdisciplinary program with a focus on Southeast Asia balances theoretical and practical learning while capitalizing on the varied experiences of expert lecturers and global participants.
Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
The program integrates theory, research, and practice for peace and development leaders who are from or have worked in Africa. Fellows will learn how to influence policies and initiate action to transform society through positive peace.
Application Deadline: May 31, 2020Application ClosedOfficial link