Application Deadline: july 1st 2014
The Rotary Peace Fellowship is the premier educational program of The Rotary Foundation and supports Rotary’s mission to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace. It is intended for individuals who have chosen a career related to international relations, peace, and conflict resolution; who have work experience in these areas; and who have a commitment to community or international humanitarian service and working for peace. Applicants should consider these objectives carefully before applying.
Two types of fellowships are offered: a master’s degree program and professional development certificate program.
Each year, Rotary selects 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/field study expenses. Two types of peace fellowships are available.
We offer master’s degree fellowships at premier universities in fields related to peace and conflict resolution and prevention. Programs last 15–24 months and require a practical internship of 2–3 months during the academic break. Each year we award up to 50 master’s fellowships from these institutions:
- Duke University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, US
- International Christian University, Japan
- University of Bradford, UK
- University of Queensland, Australia
- Uppsala University, Sweden
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE
For those with more extensive experience in peace-related fields, we offer a 3-month program in peace and conflict resolution at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. This program incorporates 2–3 weeks of field study. We award up to 50 certificates each year.
• A strong commitment to international understanding and peace demonstrated through professional and academic achievements and personal and community service activities
• Excellent leadership skills
• Certificate program:
Minimum five years of relevant work experience with full-time employment in a mid- to upper-level position
Proficiency in English
Strong academic background
• Master’s degree program:
Minimum three years of combined paid or unpaid full-time relevant work experience
Proficiency in English and recommended second language proficiency
A bachelor’s degree or equivalent
PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY NOTES
• Recipients of a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship or a Rotary Peace Fellowship in the professional development certificate program cannot apply to the Rotary Peace Fellowship master’s degree program less than three years from completion of scholarship/fellowship.
• The professional development certificate program is not available to Rotary Peace Fellows who have completed the master’s degree program.
WHAT ARE THE RESTRICTIONS?
The following are not eligible for master’s degree fellowships:
- Active and honorary Rotarians
- Employees of a Rotary club, Rotary district, Rotary International, or other Rotary entity
- Spouses, lineal descendants (children or grandchildren by blood or legal adoption), spouses of lineal descendants, or ancestors (parents or grandparents by blood) of any living person in the categories above
- Former Rotarians and their relatives as described above (within 36 months of resignation)
Additionally, fellows in the professional development program or participants in Rotary’s former Ambassadorial Scholarships program must wait at least three years before they can apply for the master’s degree fellowship.
HOW CAN I APPLY?
To apply for a peace fellowship, download the application, complete the applicant portion, and submit it to aRotary club or district for endorsement. The deadline for submitting applications to Rotary International is 1 July, while the deadline for submitting to a local club can vary (generally March–June).
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