Rotary Peace Fellowships

District 5710

What are Rotary Peace Fellowships?
Each year, Rotary selects individuals from around the world to receive fully funded academic fellowships in Peace and Conflict resolution studies at one of our peace centers. These fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship/field study expenses. Eligible candidates may not be a Rotarian or related to a Rotarian. Two types of fellowships are available.
Master's degree fellowship
Studies in fields related to peace and conflict resolution and prevention. Requires a minimum of 3 years related work or volunteer experience and a bachelor’s degree. Programs last 15­–24 months and require a practical internship of 2–3 months during the academic break. Up to 50 master’s fellowships each year:
  • 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
A program for those with more extensive experience in peace-related fields (5 or more years related experience required).This is a 3-month program in peace and conflict resolution at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. This program incorporates 2–3 weeks of field study. Up to 50 certificates awarded each year.
How to Apply
Rotary will begin accepting applications for the 2020 Rotary Peace Fellowships in February 2019. The application will be available online at
  1. Submit your application through your local Rotary club prior to May 1, 2019
  2. Contact Patti Mellard, District Chair, for help with the application. 785-640-9999 or
  3. The local clubs will nominate candidates to move forward in the application process. The District 5710 deadline for club nominations is May 31, 2019.
  4. District 5710 interviews will be conducted in May and June 2019 and select candidates to nominate to Rotary International.
  5. Applications and endorsements from the club and District 5710 submitted to RI by July 1, 2019.
  6. Rotary International will announce selected Fellows for both programs in October, 2019.