Rotary Peace Fellowship Program 2023-24 [130 Fully Funded Positions]: Apply by May 15: Expired

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Applications are invited for Rotary Peace Fellowship Program 2023-24. The last date of submission is 15 May 2022.

About Rotary Foundation

The Rotary Foundation is a non-profit corporation that supports the efforts of Rotary International to achieve world understanding and peace through international humanitarian, educational, and cultural exchange programs. It is supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of the Foundation who share its vision of a better world.

The Foundation was created in 1917 by Rotary International’s sixth president, Arch C. Klumph, as an endowment fund for Rotary “to do good in the world.”

About the Fellowship

The Rotary Peace Fellowship is designed for leaders with work experience in peace and development. Our fellows are committed to community and international service and the pursuit of peace. Each year, The Rotary Foundation awards up to 50 fellowships for master’s degrees and 80 for certificate studies at premier universities.

Program Details

Master’s degree programs

Accepted candidates study peace and development issues with research-informed teaching and a diverse student body. The programs last 15 to 24 months and include a two- to three-month field study, which participants design themselves.

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Professional development certificate program

During the one-year blended learning program, experienced peace and development professionals with diverse backgrounds gain practical skills to promote peace within their communities and across the globe. Fellows complete field studies, and they also design and carry out a social change initiative. This program is intended for working professionals. Fellows earn a post-graduate diploma upon completion of the program.

Eligibility

Master’s Degree Programs: Master’s degree candidates must:

  • Be proficient in English
  • Have a bachelor’s degree
  • Have a strong commitment to cross-cultural understanding and peace as shown through professional and academic achievements and personal or community service
  • Potential for leadership
  • Have at least three years of full-time experience in peace or development work
  • They encourage people with disabilities and from other diverse backgrounds to apply. Rotary provides reasonable accommodations as needed to people with disabilities.
  • You are not eligible if you are an active Rotary member, employee of a Rotary club, Rotary International, or other Rotary entity.

Professional development certificate program: The ideal candidate is a proven mid-career peace and development leader with at least five years of relevant work experience. The candidate must also:

  • Be proficient in English
  • Have a bachelor’s degree
  • Have a strong commitment to cross-cultural understanding and peace as shown through professional and academic achievements and personal or community service
  • Demonstrate leadership skills
  • Be able to explain how their plan to promote peace aligns with Rotary’s mission
  • Candidates for Makerere University: Either be from Africa, have worked in Africa, or work with African communities or initiatives outside the continent.
  • They encourage people with disabilities and from other diverse backgrounds to apply. Rotary provides reasonable accommodations as needed for people with disabilities.
  • You are not eligible if you are an active Rotary member, employee of a Rotary club, Rotary International, or other Rotary entity.*

Application

Interested and eligible candidates can apply online via this page.

Fellowship Support

The fellowships cover the following:

  • Tuition and fees,
  • Room and board,
  • Round-trip transportation, and
  • All internship and field-study expenses.

Important dates

Candidates have until 15 May to submit applications to The Rotary Foundation. Rotary endorsers must submit endorsements to The Rotary Foundation by 1 July. 

Click here to view the official notification of Rotary Peace Fellowship Program 2023-24.


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