What Is A Rotary Peach Fellow?
Through academic training, study, and practice the Rotary Peace Centers program develops leaders who are catalysts for peace and conflict resolution in their communities and around the globe. Graduates of the program are reintegrating refugees in Sudan, creating jobs for disadvantaged women in India, and supporting reconstruction in devastated regions of the world.
Rotary Peace Centers
Established in 2002, each year, Rotary selects individuals from around the world to receive fully funded academic fellowships at one of the 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. We 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 we award up to 50 master’s fellowships from these institutions:
- Duke University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, US
- International Christian University, Japan
- University of Bradford, UK
- University of Queensland, Australia
- Uppsala University, Sweden
Where To Find Candidates
Learn More & Apply For A Peace Fellowship
- Rotary program alumni. Rotaractors, Interactors, and former Ambassadorial Scholars are a good place to start.
- Universities. Reach out to alumni associations, career offices, study abroad offices, and academic departments of international studies, political sciences, or peace studies.
- Former international volunteers, such as Peace Corps volunteers. They have experience and interest in working on issues of peace and development in other countries.
- NGOs and international and community development organizations. You or your club may already have relationships with these groups.
- Governmental agencies. Connect with your local government agencies, diplomatic corps working in an embassy or consulate, local police, and military offices.