Applications Open for 2020-21 Rotary Peace Fellowship Program

Deadline: 31 May 2019

The Rotary Peace Fellowship is currently open for applications and invites professionals from around the world to receive fellowships to study at one of the Rotary Peace Centers.

Through training, study, and practice, Rotary Peace Fellows become leaders and catalysts for peace and conflict resolution; many go on to careers in national governments, NGOs, the military, law enforcement, and international organizations like the United Nations and World Bank.

Types for Program

Each year, The Rotary Foundation awards up to 50 fellowships for master’s degrees and 50 for certificate studies at premier universities.

  • Master’s degree programs: Accepted candidates study peace and development issues with research-informed teaching and a diverse student body. The program lasts 15 to 24 months and includes a 2-3 month field study, which participants design themselves.
  • Professional development certificate program: Experienced leaders gain practical tools for promoting peace and international development during an intensive, 3- month program, which includes 3 weeks of field study and peer learning opportunities with a diverse group.

Benefits

  • The Rotary Foundation offers a comprehensive funding package for all Rotary Peace Fellows.
  • For master’s degree fellows, the Foundation covers expenses related to tuition, room and board, travel to and from Peace Center, internship experiences, conferences, and research.
  • Professional certificate program fellows receive funding for expenses related to tuition, on-campus accommodation, course materials, insurance, travel to and from Peace Center, and field study experiences.

Eligibility Criteria

The Rotary Peace Fellowship is designed for professionals with work experience in international relations or peace and conflict prevention and resolution. Their fellows are committed to community and international service and the pursuit of peace.

Peace fellowship candidates must meet these requirements:

  • Proficiency in English; a second language is strongly recommended
  • Demonstrated commitment to international understanding and peace
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Master’s degree applicants: minimum three years of related full-time work or volunteer experience, bachelor’s degree
  • Certificate applicants: minimum five years of related full-time work or volunteer experience

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online via given website.

For more information, please visit https://www.rotary.org/en/our-programs/peace-fellowships

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