The 2015 Rotary Peace Fellowship

2015 Rotary Peace Fellowship

Deadline: 1st of July

Are you looking to make a significant impact on the world by promoting tolerance and cooperation? Each year, Rotary funds some of the world’s most dedicated and brightest professionals to study at the Rotary Peace Centers. These fellows are committed to the advancement of peace, and often go on to serve as leaders in national governments, NGOs, the military, law enforcement, and international organizations such as the United Nations and World Bank.

WHAT ARE ROTARY PEACE FELLOWSHIPS?

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.

MASTER’S DEGREE

Master’s degree fellowships are offered 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:

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE

For those with more extensive experience in peace-related fields, 3-month program is offered 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.

 

Eligibility Requirements

  • A strong commitment to international understanding and peace, demonstrated through professional and academic achievements and personal and community service
  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience (at a minimum) with strong academic achievement
  • Relevant work experience:
    • For master’s degree—3 years paid or unpaid
    • For professional development certificate—5 years and current full-time employment in a mid- to upper-level position
  • Proficiency in English for both fellowship types and in a second language for master’s degree

How to Apply:

To apply for a peace fellowship,

  •  download the application, complete the applicant portion, and
  • Submit it to a Rotary 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).

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Rotary Peace Fellowship

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