The Rotary Peace Fellowship provides peace leaders with two options to pursue academic and practical training in peace and conflict resolution. Candidates can apply for either a master’s-level degree or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict studies at one of six Rotary Peace Centers.
Option One: 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 (University of Queensland, University of Bradford, Duke University/University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, International Christian University, and Uppsala University)
- Funding includes tuition, travel expenses, and a stipend to cover room and board
- 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
- A growing network of committed alumni employed around the world in diplomacy, government, non-governmental organizations and private corporations.
Professional Certificate Option
- “Strengthening the leaders of today”
- Three month professional development certificate program fully funded at Chulalongkorn University in Thailand
- Funding includes tuition, travel expenses, and room and board
- 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 eight weeks in the classroom and practical experience during two through three week on site fieldwork
The master’s-level program requires, at minimum, a bachelor’s degree in a related field, and three years of relevant work experience. The certificate program requires five years of experience and proficiency in English. Up to 100 fellows are selected every year in a globally competitive process based on personal, academic, and professional achievements.
The 2015-16 academic term deadline is 1 July 2014. More information about the fellowship is available at www.rotary.org/rotarycenters. Application information will be available in January 2014.
All Rotary Peace Fellowship applications need the endorsement of your local Rotary district. You can find your nearest local Rotary Club by using the Club Locator tool on the Rotary International web site at www.rotary.org/clublocator.
Please email kathleen.obrien(at)rotary.org with questions.
Quote from a master’s degree Rotary Peace Fellow:
“As a Peace Fellow, I am also given the opportunity to connect with Rotary’s global network of professionals who embody high ethical standards and the passion to help the other people. All these opportunities bolster my personal commitment to what Rotarians are known for: Service Beyond Self.”
Quotes from a professional development certificate Rotary Peace Fellow:
“This course is a rare and valuable opportunity for all of us in the peace community, due to the sheer presence of distinguished experts and knowledgeable participants. The socialization activities among participants around the world automatically leads to the establishment of a peace-building network which will strengthen future cooperation, understanding, and mutual respect.”
“Returning to Afghanistan after the program, I saw immediately how the Rotary Peace and Conflict curriculum enhanced my work there. Whether it was making better decisions about how to do aid work, mediating between NGO employees, or strategizing new projects, the impact from my three months of training had given me a professional perspective and wealth of knowledge.”