Peace Fellowship Programme

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.

Rotary Peace 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.

Eligibility criteria

  • A strong commitment to international understanding and peace demonstrated through professional and academic achievements and personal and community service activities.
  •  A bachelor’s degree or commensurate experience as a minimum, with strong academic achievement. 
  • A minimum of three years’ combined paid or unpaid full-time relevant work experience (master’s degree) or five years’ relevant work experience with current full-time employment in a mid- to upper-level position (professional development certificate). 
  • Proficiency in a second language (master’s degree) or in English (professional development certificate). 
  • Strong leadership skills. 
  • Note that people with disabilities and members of Rotaract clubs are eligible and encouraged to apply. 

Application process

The fellowship application and selection process consists of three levels: club, district, and world. There is no limit to the number of qualified candidates a club and/or district may submit to the world competition.

  • Club level - Individual Rotary clubs initially screen and select fellowship applications to forward to the district level for competition. Club deadlines are 1st April to allow a month for interview and completion of paperwork before submitting the application to District. 
  • District level - Applications should be submitted to District by 1st May to allow sufficient time for interview and selection in order to meet the 1st July deadline for candidate submission to The Rotary Foundation. 
  • World level - Each Rotary district submits candidates’ applications to the Foundation on or before 1st July. The world-level selection committee includes Trustees-appointed Rotarians and representatives from the university partners. The Foundation will inform candidates and districts about final selection decisions in November.

Further Information

For further information on Rotary Peace Fellowships click here.

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