To make peace in the world, we need more peace-builders.
The application process is open for Rotary Peace Fellowships, which are awarded to pursue a master’s degree in peace studies, conflict prevention and resolution, international relations, international development policy, journalism, environmental studies, public health, education, or public administration or for a certificate in peace and conflict resolution.
Programs There are two programs. The master’s degree offers 15-24 months of study, depending on the institution, plus a three-month applied field experience anywhere in the world. The second program is three months of study in Thailand for a professional development certificate in peace and conflict resolution. Fifty students from around the world are selected for each program annually.
Eligibility Candidates will have completed a bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years of relevant work or volunteer experience. Candidates must currently live, work, or study in District 5950 or have done so in the past. They must demonstrate a deep and lasting commitment to peace. Rotary Peace Fellows become leaders promoting national and international cooperation, peace, and successful conflict resolution throughout their lives, in their careers, and through service.
Rotarians and their family members are not eligible for Peace Fellowships.
Duke University, United States (not available to US citizens)
Tokyo International Christian University, Japan
University of Bradford, England
University of Queensland, Australia
Uppsala University, Sweden
Chulalongkorn University, Thailand (3-month certificate program only)
Funding The scholarships include transportation, room and board, tuition, fees, and a stipend.
Applications due to local Rotary Clubs: April 10, 2017
Club candidates’ applications forwarded to District 5950: May 1, 2017
District in-person interviews of selected club candidates: by June 1, 2017
District candidates’ applications forwarded to The Rotary Foundation: July 1, 2017
Recipients notified: November 2017 for study in 2018-2019
For more information and to apply, contact
Dr. Ellen Kennedy, Minneapolis University Rotary Club
Visit http://www.rotary.org/foundation/programs.html (click on Students and Youth for the application)