Accepting Applications for the Rotary Peace Fellowship


The Rotary Foundation is now accepting applications for the world-competitive Rotary Peace Fellowship. The fellowship provides academic and practical training to prepare fellows 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, Sweden, Japan, the United States and Thailand.

The 2016 academic term deadline to a Rotary district is May 31, 2015. Because the application process is multi-level please start your application as soon as possible. The application process begins online, where applicants will find information about working with their endorsing Rotary district and the supplementary materials they will need to complete their applications. Please pay close attention to the language and academic test requirements for each center.


“Building the leaders of tomorrow” – Master’s Degree Option

  • 15-24 months of Rotary-funded graduate study toward a master’s degree at one of our five Rotary Peace Centers
  • Training in the root causes of conflict, theories of international relations, and effective models of cooperation, conflict resolution, and negotiation including course work and applied field experience
  • A growing network of committed alumni employed around the world in diplomacy, government, non-governmental organizations and private corporations

“Strengthening the leaders of today” -Professional Certificate Option

  • Three month professional development certificate program
  • Designed specifically for candidates already working in the field of peace and conflict to further their understanding of conflict resolution
  • Theoretical foundational knowledge during eight weeks in the classroom and practical experience during two to three weeks on site fieldwork

Both programs require, at minimum, a bachelor’s degree in a related field; three years of relevant work experience for the Master’s program and five years for the professional development certificate and proficiency in English.

All Rotary Peace Fellowship applications need the endorsement of your local Rotary district. You can find your nearest local Rotary Club by using the Club Finder tool. You can find contact information for your local Rotary District by using the District Finder Tool.

Please email with questions.

More resources:

Rotary Peace Centers Information Sheets


Program Guide for Rotarians

Master’s Fellowship Guide

Professional Development Certificate Fellowship Guide


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