World Peace Fellows
Rotary Peace Fellows are leaders promoting national and international cooperation, peace, and the successful resolution of conflict throughout their lives, in their careers, and through service activities. Fellows can earn either a master’s degree in international relations, public administration, sustainable development, peace studies, conflict resolution, or a related field, or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict resolution.
Fellows are chosen from countries and cultures around the globe based on their ability to have a significant, positive impact on world peace and conflict resolution during their careers.
The Rotary Foundation sponsors two programs for Peace Fellows.
Building the leaders of tomorrow
Master’s Program – 24 Months
- Six Peace Centers worldwide
- Some programs offer a 15 -month course
- Study timelines differ according to each university’s schedule
- 10 new fellows at each center each year, up to 50 per year
- Two to three month applied field experience during summer break
Strengthening Today’s Leaders
Professional Development Certificate – 3 Months
- One center, one university
- Two sessions per year from January-April & June-August
- Up to 25 fellows in each session, up to 50 per year
- Two to three weeks of field study incorporated into curriculum
Rotary Peace Center Locations:
- Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand (professional development center)
- Duke University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
- International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan
- University of Bradford, West Yorkshire, England
- University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
- Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
The Application Process
The selection process for the 2012-2013 year is closed. New applications for the 2013-2014 year will be released by The Rotary Foundation in November/December 2012.
January to April
Applicant begins preparing application and participating with local Rotary Club for its evaluation and endorsement of the applicant.
All fully-completed applications are due to the District World Peace Fellow Chair, Kathryn Courtney.
District committee interviews of applicants, recommendation of endorsed applicants to The Rotary Foundation, by July 1st.
July to October
The Rotary Foundation and Rotary Peace Centers university partners screen applications and select fellowship finalists.
The Rotary Foundation notifies districts and their candidates of the results.
To find out more about the Rotary Peace Centers program in District 5320, contact District Chair Kathryn Courtney.
Rotary’s Peace Centers Resources
Note: all blue underlined text in this document are hyperlinks to online resources.
*Master’s Degree Program
**Professional Development Certificate Program
Rotary Fosters Peace Through Education and Humanitarian Service[Rotary Media Center]
Rotary –Creating the Next Generation of Peacemakers[The Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation]