Accepting applications for fully funded Rotary Peace Fellowships


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 certificate in peace and development studies at one of the seven Rotary Peace Centers, located at leading universities around the world. Over 1,400 program alumni are working in more than 115 countries as leaders in national governments, nongovernmental organizations, education and research, law enforcement, and international organizations such as the United Nations. Master’s degree – 15-24 month program, small-group classroom learning, in fields related to peace and development – 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 – 2-3 month field study experience to develop practical skills – Fellows connect with an international cohort of fellows, thought leaders, and a global network of Rotarians Professional development certificate – Yearlong program for working professionals 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 post-graduate diploma or 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

Other Criteria

Applications for this round need to be submitted by 15 May 2021. Please write to the email below with questions. Qualified candidates must: – Have three years of related work experience for the master’s program (five years for the Duke 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 (Candidates for Makerere University must either be from Africa, have worked in Africa, or work with African communities or initiatives outside the continent.) – Be proficient in English – Have a bachelor’s degree – Demonstrate leadership skills – Have a strong commitment to cross-cultural understanding and peace


Fully funded

You must be studying in one of the following countries:

Australia, Japan, Sweden, Thailand, Uganda, United Kingdom and United States


May 15

You must be from one of the following countries:


Number of Awards


You must be studying one of the following:

Other and Sustainable Development


tuition, room and board, transportation, living stipend

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