Deadline: May 15, 2023
The Rotary Peace Fellowship program is a fully-funded master’s degree or certificate in peace and development studies. Every year, 130 individuals are selected to receive a generous award from The Rotary Foundation that funds tuition, living expenses, international field experience, and research/conference opportunities at one of the Rotary Peace Centers, located within eight leading universities around the world.
Qualified candidates must:
- Have three years of related work experience for the master’s program (five years for the Duke program)
- Have five years of related work experience for the certificate program and be able to explain how their plan to promote peace aligns with Rotary’s mission (Candidates for Makerere University must either be from Africa, have worked in Africa, or work with African communities or initiatives outside the continent.)
- Be proficient in English
- Have a bachelor’s degree
- Demonstrate leadership skills
- Have a strong commitment to cross-cultural understanding and peace
Professional Development Certificate – for mid-level peace and development professionals
- A yearlong program for working professionals that blends online learning, in-person classes, and an independent project, based at a Rotary Peace Center in Thailand or Uganda
- Intended for social change leaders with extensive experience working in peace-related fields
- 80 fellows are selected annually to earn a post-graduate diploma in peace and development studies
- The interdisciplinary program includes a two-week online preliminary course, 10 weeks of on-site courses with field studies, a nine-month period during which fellows implement a social change initiative (with interactive online sessions and mentorship), and an on-site capstone seminar.