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Rotary Peace Fellowship

The Rotary Foundation


July 1, 2013

School Location

Various Locations, United States

The Rotary Foundation has partnered with the following universities:

  • Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Duke University and University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill, USA
  • International Christian University, Japan
  • University of Bradford, England
  • University of Queensland, Australia
  • Uppsala University, Sweden

About the Award

  • The Rotary Peace Fellowship provides academic and practical training to prepare scholars for leadership roles in solving conflicts around the world.

  • Up to 100 fellows are selected every year in a globally competitive process based on personal, academic, and professional achievements. Fellows earn a master’s-level degree or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict studies at one of six Rotary Peace Centers at leading universities in Australia, England, Japan, the United States, Sweden, and Thailand.

To learn more about the program, applicants are encouraged to visit the Rotary Peace Centers website at www.rotary.org/rotarycenters. All applications are due July 1, 2013.


  • A strong commitment to international understanding and peace demonstrated through professional and academic achievements and personal and community service activities.
  • B.A./B.S. or commensurate experience as a minimum, with strong academic achievement.
  • A minimum of three years’ combined paid or unpaid full-time relevant work experience (master’s degree) or five years’ relevant work experience with current full-time employment in a mid- to upper-level position (professional development certificate).
  • Proficiency in a second language (master’s degree) or in English (professional development certificate).
  • Strong leadership skills.

Individuals applying immediately after obtaining an undergraduate degree are generally not strong candidates for Rotary Peace Fellowships. People with disabilities and members of Rotary Clubs are eligible and encouraged to apply.

Award Amount

Full funding-tuition, transportation, stipend, applied field experience

Application Instructions

The fellowship application and selection process consists of three levels: club, district, and world. There is no limit to the number of qualified candidates a club and/or district may submit to the world competition. Please find the application at http://www.rotary.org/RIdocuments/en_pdf/083en.pdf.

Club level
Individual Rotary clubs initially screen and select fellowship applications to forward to the district level for competition. Club deadlines may be as early as March or as late as June for Rotary Peace Fellowships and vary by club district deadlines. To find your local Rotary Club please visit www.rotary.org/clublocator.

District level
Districts must allow sufficient time for interview and selection in order to meet the July 1st deadline for candidate submission to The Rotary Foundation. Because application deadlines vary by club and district, applicants must contact their local clubs and districts for specific deadline information.

World level
Each Rotary district submits candidates’ applications to the Foundation on or before July 1st. The world-level selection committee includes Trustees-appointed Rotarians and representatives from the university partners. The Foundation will inform candidates and districts about final selection decisions in November.

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