Rotary Peace Fellowships - 2019/20

Are you looking to make a significant impact on the world by promoting tolerance and cooperation?

Rotary Peace Fellows are social change leaders who are chosen for their ability to have a significant, positive impact on world peace throughout their careers. Through rigorous academic training, field experience, and global networking opportunities, the Rotary Peace Centers program develops leaders who become catalysts for peace and conflict prevention and resolution in their communities and around the globe.

In just over a decade, the Rotary Peace Centers have trained more than 1,200 fellows. Many of them now serve as leaders at international organizations or have started their own foundations.

The Rotary Peace fellowship is a fully funded scholarship, covering tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship and field-study expenses.

Fellowship Overview

The Rotary Peace Fellowship is the premier academic program of The Rotary Foundation. Through rigorous academic training, field experience, and global networking opportunities, Rotary Peace Fellows are able to access resources and develop skills they need to become leaders and catalysts for peace and development in their communities and around the globe. Please note this fellowship is for individuals who have already established a career in peace and development.

Each year, the Rotary Foundation awards up to 50 fellowships for masters degrees and 50 for certificate studies at premier universities.


Masters degree programs:

  • Accepted candidates study peace and development issues with research-informed teaching and a diverse student body
  • The program lasts 15 to 24 months and includes a 2-3 month field study, which participants design themselves.

Professional development certificate program:

  • Experienced leaders gain practical tools for promoting peace and international development during an intensive, 3-month program
  • Includes 3 weeks of field study and peer learning opportunities with a diverse group


The Rotary Peace Fellowship is designed for leaders with work experience in peace and development. Fellows are committed to community and international service and the pursuit of peace. Complete the eligbilty quiz to see if this is a suitable Fellowship for you.

Candidates must also meet the following requirements:
  • Proficiency in English, with proficiency in a second language strongly recommended
  • Strong commitment to international understanding and peace as demonstrated through professional and academic achievements and personal or community service
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • For masters degree candidates, a bachelor's degree and at least three years of related full-time work or volunteer experience
  • For certificate candidates, at least five years of related full-time work or volunteer experience

Application Process:

Start with the the Peace Fellowship application page before beginning your application. The application checklist will also be of assistance. 
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.

More Information:

For more information on the fellowship, please click here. For further enquiries, please email


Applications for the 2019/20 Rotary Peace Fellowship close 31 May, 2019.

Selection Criteria
Visit this link for details on eligibility and selection criteria:
Closing Date : 31/05/2019
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