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Rotary Peace Fellowships

Apply through Independent Application Process

Internal Deadline: none - see website for annual deadline, usually May

» Scholarship's official website


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:

  1. A commitment to international understanding and peace, demonstrated through their professional and academic achievements and personal and community service activities
  2. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a related field with strong grades at the time of application
  3. Minimum three years’ combined paid or unpaid full-time relevant work experience for the master’s degree program
  4. Proficiency in a second language for the master’s program or proficiency
  5. Excellent leadership skills. Persons with disabilities and Rotaract members are eligible and encouraged to apply.

Application Procedure

Applications are available online from the Rotary website and are typically due in May.  Candidates will be interviewed by the local Rotary Foundation.