ROTARY DISTRICT 5150 (the Counties of San Francisco, Marin, & San Mateo) is tasked each year with finding qualified applicants for Rotary Peace Center Fellowships. Will you and your club join the effort to find the persons we need?
Rotary Peace Fellowships are designed for non-Rotarians who already have some experience in peace building and/or conflict resolution. For example: former Peace Corps volunteers, social workers, doctors and nurses, police and military veterans, teachers, etc. Since the program began in 2002, the Rotary Peace Centers have trained more than 1,500 fellows who now work in over 115 countries. Many serve as leaders in governments, NGOs, education and research institutions, peacekeeping and law enforcement agencies, and international organizations like the United Nations and the World Bank.
How much do Clubs/Districts need to pay? The cost of the fellowships are funded entirely by The Rotary Foundation. We need your help is to find and encourage eligible candidates to apply.
Peace Center Universities. Each year, Rotary awards up to 50 fellowships for master’s degrees and 80 fellowships for professional certificate studies at premier universities around the globe. The fellowships cover the full cost of tuition and fees, books, travel, food, and housing at these universities:
  • Duke U/U. of North Carolina (jointly shared by these two U.S. schools)
  • University of Bradford, United Kingdom.
  • Uppsala University, Sweden.
  • Queensland University, Australia.
  • International Christian University, Japan.
  • Chulalongkorn University, Thailand.
  • Makerere University, Uganda.
Who Should Apply?  Basic qualifications include these: A Bachelor’s Degree, Three to Five Years of experience (paid or voluntary) in peace/conflict resolution work, and English language fluency. Assistance is available for District 5150 Clubs. Timing for your club’s involvement is important.
The Next Due Date For Applications. Timing is critical because the sooner your club’s members become knowledgeable about the Fellowships, the more likely it is that they can find the qualified applicants we seek. For Fellowship studies commencing in June 2024, applications must be submitted to any Rotary District no later than May 1, 2023
The best on-line source for Rotary Peace Center Fellowships is:
To schedule a speaker for your club, contact Bob Kuchem at 415-898-2075 and/or at