Rotary Peace Fellowships with Full Funding

February 28, 2023

Opportunity Details

Up to 90 international peace and development leaders are chosen by Rotary each year to receive fully funded academic fellowships to attend one of the participating peace centers around the world to complete a Professional Development Certificate Program or Masters’s Degree Program in peace and conflict resolution and prevention (USA, Japan, UK, Australia, Sweden, Uganda)

Institutions Hosting Rotary Peace Fellowships with Full Funding:

•  Duke University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA: Master of International Development Policy Program (MIDP) or various degrees offered by the University of North Carolina

•  International Christian University, Japan: Master’s Degree in Peace Studies

•  University of Bradford, England: Advanced Practice in Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution MA

• the University of Queensland, Australia: Master of Peace and Conflict Studies (MPACS)

•  Uppsala University, Sweden: Peace and Conflict Studies (MS.Sc.)

• Makerere University, Uganda (certificate program): Post-Graduate Diploma in Peace and Development Studies

Important Note: Fellowship recipients may not study at a Rotary Peace Center in their home country, with the exception of candidates from Uganda, who may attend the center at Makerere University.

Eligibility Criteria for Rotary Peace Fellowships with Full Funding:

The Rotary Peace Fellowship is designed for professionals with work experience in international development or peace and conflict prevention and resolution. Applicants must also meet the following requirements:

• Have three years of related work experience in the master’s program
• Have five years of related work experience for the certificate program and be able to explain how their plan to promote peace aligns with Rotary’s mission (Candidates for Makerere University must either be from Africa, have worked in Africa, or work with African communities or initiatives outside the continent.)
• Be proficient in English (Master’s candidates whose first language is not English must provide English language standardized test scores.)
• Have a bachelor’s degree (Master’s candidates must provide a copy of their transcripts.)
• Demonstrate leadership skills
• Have a strong commitment to cross-cultural understanding and peace worked in Africa, or work with African communities or initiatives outside the continent.

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