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
The application for both programs is available online at
Important timeline:
1. Submit your application through your local Rotary club prior to May 1, 2020
2. Contact District Chairs Patti Mellard, 785-640-9999,, or Chuck Udell, 785-913-908-3672, if you have any questions.
3. The local clubs will interview and choose candidates to be submitted to the District committee selection process by May 31, 2020.
4. District 5710 will conduct interviews May - June 2020. Candidates selected will be presented to Rotary International as nominees for the program by July.