To make peace in the world, we need more peace-builders. The application process is open for Rotary Peace Fellowships, which are awarded to pursue a master’s degree in peace studies, conflict prevention and resolution, international relations, international development policy, journalism, environmental studies, public health, education, or public administration or for a certificate in peace and conflict resolution.
Programs The master’s degree offers 15-24 months of study plus a three-month applied field experience anywhere in the world. The second program is three months of study in Thailand for a professional development certificate in peace and conflict resolution. Scholarships include transportation, room and board, tuition, fees, and a stipend.
Eligibility Candidates who have completed a bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years of relevant work or volunteer experience must currently live, work or study in District 5950, or have done so in the past. They must demonstrate a deep and lasting commitment to peace. Rotary Peace Fellows become leaders promoting national and international cooperation, peace, and successful conflict resolution. Rotarians and their family members are not eligible for Peace Fellowships.
Study Sites
Duke University, United States (not available to US citizens)
Tokyo International Christian University, Japan
University of Bradford, England
University of Queensland, Australia
Uppsala University, Sweden
  Chulalongkorn University, Thailand (three-month certificate program only)
Applications due to local Rotary Club:  April 10, 2017
Applications forwarded to District 5950:  May 1, 2017
District interviews of candidates:  by June 1, 2017
Candidates’ applications forwarded to The Rotary Foundation:  July 1, 2017
Recipients notified:  November 2017 for study in 2018-2019
For more information and to apply, contact Dr. Ellen Kennedy at or 952-693-5206.