Definition 
Rotary Peace Fellowships are awarded to scholars to pursue a master’s degree in international relations, sustainable development, peace studies, or a related field (15-24 months of study depending on the institution) and  a three-month applied field experience.  A second program offers a professional development certificate in peace and conflict resolution (Thailand only; 3 months).
 
Eligibility
Candidates for the Peace Fellowships will have completed a bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years of work or volunteer experience.  They must demonstrate a deep, lasting commitment to peace.  Rotary Peace Fellows become leaders promoting national and international cooperation, peace, and successful conflict resolution throughout their lives, in their careers, and through service.  Family members of Rotarians 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 (3-month certificate program only)
 
Funding
The scholarships include transportation, room and board, tuition, fees, and a stipend.
 
Goals
All of Rotary’s scholarship programs – high school, college, graduate school, and certificate – are designed to promote global understanding and peace. 
 
Timeline
Applications due to local Rotary Clubs:  April 10, 2019
Club candidates’ applications forwarded to District 5950:  May 1, 2019
District in-person interviews of selected Club candidates:  by June 15, 2019
Selected District candidates’ applications forwarded to The Rotary Foundation:  July 1, 2019
Recipients notified:  November 2019 for study in 2020-2021
 
For more information and to apply
Contact Dr. Ellen Kennedy, Minneapolis University Rotary Club   kennedy@worldwithoutgenocide.org     
Visit Peace Fellowships on the Rotary International Website