Rotary selects up to 90 peace and development leaders from around the world each year to receive fully funded academic fellowships to pursue a Professional Development Certificate Program or Masters Degree Program related to peace and conflict resolution and prevention at one of the world's participating peace centers (USA, Japan, UK, Australia, Sweden, Uganda)
Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, both in the United States, offer a Master of International Development Policy Program (MIDP) or a variety of degrees.
Master of Peace Studies from International Christian University in Japan
MA in Advanced Practice in Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution, University of Bradford, England
Master of Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Queensland, Australia (MPACS)
Peace and Conflict Studies at Uppsala University in Sweden (MS.Sc.)
Makerere University in Uganda offers a certificate program in Peace and Development Studies.
Professional Development Certificate Program or Master’s Degree Program in fields related to peace and conflict resolution and prevention
Each year, up to 50 master's degree fellowships and 40 certificate studies are awarded.
Tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship and field-study expenses are all covered by the fellowships.
The Rotary Peace Fellowship is intended for professionals with experience in international development, peacekeeping, or conflict prevention and resolution. In addition, applicants must meet the following requirements:
- For the master's program, you must have three years of related work experience.
- For the certificate program, you must have five years of related work experience and be able to explain how your plan to promote peace aligns with Rotary's mission. (Makerere University
- candidates must be from Africa, have worked in Africa, or work with African communities or initiatives outside of the continent.)
- English proficiency (Master's candidates whose first language is not English must provide English language standardized test scores).
- Have a bachelor's degree (Master's candidates must provide a transcript copy).
- Showcase your leadership abilities.
- Have a strong commitment to cross-cultural understanding and peace work in Africa, or work with African communities or initiatives outside of Africa.
The deadline for candidates to apply to their respective Rotary districts is May 15, 2023.
It is critical that you read the entire application instructions and go to the official website (link provided below) for more information on how to apply for this scholarship.