Posted by PDG Ed King
Are you looking to make a significant impact on the world by promoting tolerance and cooperation? Rotary selects some of the world’s most dedicated and brightest professionals to receive fully funded fellowships to study at our Rotary Peace Centers. In just over a decade, the Rotary Peace Centers have trained more than 900 fellows for careers in peace building. Many of them go on to serve as leaders in national governments, NGOs, the military, law enforcement, and international organizations like the United Nations and World Bank.
Now Accepting Applications for the Rotary Peace Fellowship!
 
The Rotary Foundation is now accepting applications for the world-competitive Rotary Peace Fellowship. The 2016-17 academic term deadline is 31 May 2015.
 
Over the past 11 years, The Rotary Foundation has provided over 900 future peace leaders with peace and conflict resolution education at Rotary Peace Centers around the world.  Rotary Peace Fellows are chosen for their ability to have a significant, positive impact on world peace throughout their careers.
 
Each year up to 100 fellows are selected to receive full funding to earn either a professional development certificate in peace and conflict studies or a master’s level degree in a range of disciplines related to peace and security at one of our 7 partnering universities. Each Rotary Peace Center offers a unique curriculum and field-based learning opportunities that examine peace and conflict theory through various frameworks.
 
Master’s Degree
Rotary offers master’s degree fellowships at leading universities in fields related to peace and conflict resolution and prevention. Programs last 15­–24 months with a required 2–3 months practical internship.
 
Professional Development Certificate
For those with more extensive experience in peace-related fields, Rotary offers a three month professional development program in peace and conflict studies located at the Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. Led by experts in the field, the program balances theoretical and practical learning while capitalizing on the diverse experience of both lecturers and participants.
 
To learn more about the program, please visit the Rotary Peace Centers website at www.rotary.org/en/peace-fellowships.

 
Rotary Peace Fellowship
  Full Funding for Master’s Degree and Professional Development Certificate Programs

 
 “My fellowship experience gave me not only the analytical tools to deal with complex conflict situations in the countries where we work but also a lasting network of professional connections that continues to serve me in my personal and professional development.”  -- Dana Brown (Rotary Peace Fellow 2006-08)
 
The Fellowship
Over the past 11 years, The Rotary Foundation has provided nearly 900 future peace leaders with peace and conflict resolution education at Rotary Peace Centers around the world.  Each year up to 100 fellows are selected to receive full funding to earn either a professional development certificate in peace and conflict studies or a master’s degree in a range of disciplines related to peace and security at one of our 7 partnering universities.  Each Rotary Peace Center offers a unique curriculum and field-based learning opportunities that examine peace and conflict theory through various frameworks. The 2016-17 academic term deadline is 31 May 2015.
The Rotary Peace Fellowship includes:
  • Tuition and fees
  • Room and board
  • Round-trip transportation
  • Internship/field study expenses
 
Eligibility
Qualified candidates have:
  • For the master’s program, a bachelor’s degree or equivalent, plus three years of related work experience
  • For the certificate program, a strong academic background, plus five years of related work experience
  • Proficiency in English
  • For the master’s program, proficiency in a second language (strongly recommended)
  • Excellent leadership skills
 
Master’s Degree
Rotary offers master’s degree fellowships at leading universities in fields related to peace and conflict resolution and prevention. Programs last 15­–24 months with a required 2–3 months practical internship. Each year up to 50 master’s fellowships are awarded for study at the following institutions: 
Professional Development Certificate
For those with more extensive experience in peace-related fields, Rotary offers a three month professional development program in peace and conflict studies located at the Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. Led by experts in the field, the program balances theoretical and practical learning while capitalizing on the diverse experience of both lecturers and participants. There are two sessions each year made up of 25 fellows each session. Each session also includes a three week field study.
 
How to apply
 
Rotary Peace Fellows are selected through a competitive, worldwide process. Candidates begin the application online at www.rotary.org/en/peace-fellowships.
 
Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact a local Rotary club to request a club endorsement. Find a club near you at www.rotary.org/en/search/club-finder. If you are in a country where there are no Rotary Clubs please email rotarypeacecenters@rotary.org  for assistance in connecting with a Rotary Club.
 
Applicants must be interviewed and endorsed by a Rotary district. Deadlines for submitting applications to local districts vary, usually falling between March and June. The 2016-17 academic term application deadline is 31 May 2015.
 
More information about the fellowship is available at https://www.rotary.org/en/peace-fellowships. Please email rotarypeacecenters@rotary.org  with questions.