Rotary Peace Fellowship Program 2021-2022 for Leaders Worldwide (Fully-funded)

Rotary Peace Fellowship Program 2021-2022 for Leaders Worldwide (Fully-funded)

Deadline: May 3, 2020

Applications are open for the Rotary Peace Fellowship Program 2021-2022. Each year, Rotary awards up to 130 fully funded fellowships for dedicated leaders from around the world to study at one of their peace centers.

Through academic training, practice, and global networking opportunities, the Rotary Peace Centers program develops the capacity of peace and development professionals or practitioners to become experienced and effective catalysts for peace.

Since the program began in 2002, the Rotary Peace Centers have trained more than 1,300 fellows who now work in more than 115 countries. Many serve as leaders in governments, NGOs, the military, education, law enforcement, and international organizations like the United Nations and the World Bank.

Program Tracks

There are two tracks in the program:

  • Master’s Degree Programs: Accepted candidates study peace and development issues with research-informed teaching and a diverse student body. The programs last 15 to 24 months and include a two- to three-month field study, which participants design themselves.
  • Professional Development Certificate Program: During the one-year program, experienced peace and development professionals with diverse backgrounds gain practical skills to promote peace within their communities and across the globe. Fellows complete field studies, and they also design and carry out a social change initiative.


  • The fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship and field-study expenses.


All applicants must

  • Be proficient in English
  • Have a bachelor’s degree
  • Have a strong commitment to cross-cultural understanding and peace as shown through professional and academic achievements and personal or community service
  • Master’s degree candidates must also:
    • Show potential for leadership
    • Have at least three years of full-time experience in peace or development work
  • Certificate candidates must also:
    • Demonstrate leadership skills 
    • Be able to explain how their plan to promote peace aligns with Rotary’s mission 
    • Candidates for Makerere University: Either be from the region or currently working in the region 


Candidates have until May 3, 2020 to submit applications to their district. Districts must submit endorsed applications to The Rotary Foundation by July 1, 2020. Learn more about the endorsement process.

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For more information, visit Rotary Peace Fellowship.