2015 Rotary Peace Fellowships for Masters & Professional Development Programs

Deadline: July 1, 2014

The Rotary Peace Centers of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International is currently accepting applications for the 2015 Rotary Peace Fellowship. Are you looking to make a significant impact on the world by promoting tolerance and cooperation? Apply now for one of two Rotary Peace Fellowships.

Rotary is looking to fund some of the world’s most dedicated and brightest professionals to study at their Rotary Peace Centers.  Each year, Rotary selects individuals from around the world to receive fully funded academic fellowships at one of their peace centers. These fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship/field study expenses.

Two types of peace fellowships are available.

Masters Degree: They offer master’s degree fellowships at premier universities in fields related to peace and conflict resolution and prevention. Programs last 15­–24 months and require a practical internship of 2–3 months during the academic break. Each year they award up to 50 master’s fellowships from these institutions:

Professional Development Certificate

For those with more extensive experience in peace-related fields, we offer a 3-month program in peace and conflict resolution at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. This program incorporates 2–3 weeks of field study. They award up to 50 certificates each year.


Rotary selects fellows from around the world, based on their ability to have a significant, positive impact on the world. To be considered for a peace fellowship, they look for:

  • A strong commitment to international understanding and peace, demonstrated through professional and academic achievements and personal and community service
  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience (at a minimum) with strong academic achievement
  • Relevant work experience:
  • For master’s degree—3 years paid or unpaid
  • For professional development certificate—5 years and current full-time employment in a mid- to upper-level position
  • Proficiency in English for both fellowship types and in a second language for master’s degree

The following are not eligible for master’s degree fellowships:

  • Active and honorary Rotarians
  • Employees of a Rotary club, Rotary district, Rotary International, or other Rotary entity
  • Spouses, lineal descendants (children or grandchildren by blood or legal adoption), spouses of lineal descendants, or ancestors (parents or grandparents by blood) of any living person in the categories above
  • Former Rotarians and their relatives as described above (within 36 months of resignation)
  • Additionally, fellows in the professional development program or participants in Rotary’s former Ambassadorial Scholarships program must wait at least three years before they can apply for the master’s degree fellowship

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