National deadline: Applications are due to Rotary District by May 31, 2016. District-endorsed Rotary World Peace Fellowship applications for 2016-17 are due to The Rotary Foundation by July 1, 2016.
Eligibility requirements: The Rotary Peace Fellowship is designed for professionals with work experience in international relations or peace and conflict prevention and resolution. Our fellows are committed to community and international service and the pursuit of peace.
Applicants must also meet the following requirements:
- Proficiency in English; proficiency in a second language is strongly recommended
- Strong commitment to international understanding and peace as demonstrated through professional and academic achievements and personal or community service
- Excellent leadership skills
- Master's degree applicants: minimum three years of related full-time work or volunteer experience, bachelor's degree
- Certificate applicants: minimum five years of related full-time work or volunteer experience, strong academic background
Award summary and conditions: 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:
Master's degree: 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
Professional development certificate: For experienced professionals working in peace-related fields who want to enhance their professional skills, we offer a three-month program in peace and conflict prevention and resolution at Chulalongkorn University in Thailand. This program incorporates two to three weeks of field study. We award up to 50 certificates each year.
Application process: online www.rotary.org/myrotary/en/get-involved/exchange-ideas/peace-fellowships
- Curriculum vitae: all applicants are required to submit a current résumé or curriculum vitae, in English, with their application form. The document must include the months and years
- worked for every job, internship, or volunteer experience included.
- Recommendation forms (2) They should be completed by individuals familiar with the academic, professional, or volunteer/service activities and achievements of the applicant. We encourage applicants to inform recommenders of the Rotary Peace Fellowship program's purpose. Recommenders must personally sign the forms.
- Transcripts (MASTER'S DEGREE APPLICANTS ONLY)
- Test scores: TOEFL / IELTS / GRE (MASTER'S DEGREE APPLICANTS ONLY)
Faculty representative: Keith Raether