Rotary Peace Fellowships
Apply through Independent Application Process
Internal Deadline: none - see website for annual deadline, usually May
Applicants may apply through their local Rotary organization or the Portland-area Rotary Foundation.
Rotary World Peace Fellows participate in The Rotary Foundation’s mission of improving health, supporting education, and alleviating poverty. The Rotary Centers for International Studies in peace and conflict resolution support this mission by:
- Advancing research, teaching, publication, and knowledge on issues of peace, conflict and its resolution, and world understanding
- Providing advanced international educational opportunities for a group of Rotary World Peace Fellows chosen from different countries and cultures on the basis of their potential as leaders in government, business, education, media, and other related professions
- Providing a means for The Rotary Foundation and Rotary clubs to increase their effectiveness in promoting greater tolerance and cooperation among peoples, leading to world understanding and peace.
Fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship and field-study expenses.
Programs last 15-24 months and require a practical internship of two to three months during the academic break. Participating institutions include:
- Duke University and University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
- International Christian University, Japan
- University of Bradford, UK
- University of Queensland, Australia
- Uppsala University, Sweden
Applicants for the Rotary World Peace Fellowships should have:
- A commitment to international understanding and peace, demonstrated through their professional and academic achievements and personal and community service activities
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a related field with strong grades at the time of application
- Minimum three years’ combined paid or unpaid full-time relevant work experience for the master’s degree program
- Proficiency in a second language for the master’s program or proficiency
- Excellent leadership skills. Persons with disabilities and Rotaract members are eligible and encouraged to apply.