Do you know of a local “peace builder” in your community? Help us connect them with Rotary’s Peace Fellows program – which is currently seeking applicants through May 15, 2024.
Rotary International's Peace Fellows program is a prestigious initiative aimed at cultivating global leaders in the field of peace and conflict resolution. Established in 2002, the program selects a diverse group of talented individuals from around the world to participate in a fully-funded master's degree or professional certificate program in peace studies at one of the Rotary Peace Centers hosted by leading universities. The fellows undergo intensive academic training, gain practical experience through fieldwork, and engage in collaborative research to develop the skills necessary for promoting peace and addressing complex global issues. Emphasizing the Rotary values of service, fellowship, and ethical leadership, the Peace Fellows program is committed to fostering a network of professionals dedicated to making a positive impact in conflict-affected areas and contributing to sustainable peace worldwide.
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 1,700 fellows who now work in over 140 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.
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? This opportunity is available to non-Rotarians. 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. 
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 2025-26, applications must be submitted to any Rotary District no later than May 15, 2024View the application and eligibility criteria.
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.
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For questions, or to schedule a speaker for your club, contact Bob Kuchem.