Rotary World Peace Centers Program:
Rotary takes a direct approach to world understanding by providing future leaders with the tools they need to “wage peace” on the global stage with its innovative Rotary Peace Centers program. Launched in 2002, Rotary awards up to 100 full scholarships each year for master’s-level degrees or a professional certificate in peace and conflict studies at six Rotary Peace Centers located at:
- University of Bradford, United Kingdom
- University of Queensland, Australia
- International Christian University, Japan
- Uppsala University, Sweden
- Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, (an intensive, three-month course for mid-level professionals in government, non-government organizations, and international industry)
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.
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
- Minimum five years’ relevant work experience with current full-time employment in a mid- to upper-level position for the certificate program
- Proficiency in a second language for the master’s program or proficiency in English for the certificate program
- Excellent leadership skills. Persons with disabilities and Rotaract members are eligible and encouraged to apply.
Click here for the application for the Peace Fellowship Application - 2017 program (as well as the 3 month certificate program at Chulalongkorn University in Thailand). Applications for the next Peace Fellowship awards due to the District Foundation chair by May 31.