Rotary Peace Fellowship

The fellowship provides academic and practical training to prepare scholars for leadership roles in solving conflicts around the world.

Up to one hundred fellows are selected every year in a globally competitive process based on personal, academic, and professional achievements. Fellows earn a master’s-level degree or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict studies at one of six Rotary Peace Centers at leading universities in Argentina, Australia, England, Japan, the United States, and Thailand.

Master’s Degree Option

  • “Building the leaders of tomorrow”
  • Fifteen to twenty-four months of Rotary-funded graduate study toward a master’s degree at one of our five Rotary centers
  • 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
  • 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 to three-week on site fieldwork

Both programs require, at minimum, a bachelor’s degree in a related field; three years of relevant work experience and proficiency in a second language for the M.A. program, and five years for the professional development certificate and proficiency in English.

The 2012 academic term deadline is July 1, 2011. Applications are available at the Rotary International website. Please pay close attention to the language and academic test requirements for each center.

All Rotary Peace Fellowship applications need the endorsement of a local Rotary district. You can find your nearest local Rotary Club by using the Club Locator tool.