Promoting peace is one of Rotary’s main causes. The fully funded Rotary Peace Fellowship, which covers tuition and living expenses, increases the capacity of existing leaders to prevent and resolve conflict by offering academic training, field experience, and professional networking.
Up to 130 fellows are selected every year in a globally competitive process based on personal, academic, and professional achievements. Fellows earn either a master’s degree or a professional development certificate in peace anddevelopment studies at one of the seven Rotary Peace Centers, located at leading universities around the world.
More than 1,300 program alumni are working in more than 115 countries as leaders in national governments, nongovernmental organizations, social enterprises, the military, law enforcement, and international organizations such as the United Nations.
Intended for leaders near the start of their careers
50 fellows selected annually to study at one of five Rotary Peace Centers at partner universities, which offer
interdisciplinary curricula with research-informed teaching
Fellows connect with an international cohort of fellows, thought leaders, and a global network of Rotarians
Professional development certificate
Yearlong program that blends online learning, in-person classes, and an independent project, based at a Rotary Peace Center in Thailand or Uganda
Intended for social change leaders with extensive experience working in peace-related fields
80 fellows selected annually to earn a certificate in peace and development studies
Interdisciplinary program includes a two-week online preliminary course, 10 weeks of on-site courses with field studies, a nine-month period during which fellows implement a social change initiative (with interactive online sessions), and an on-site capstone seminar
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
Eligibility: Take the eligibility quiz.
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