ROTARY CENTRES FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDIES IN PEACE AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION

The Rotary Centres for International Studies in peace and conflict resolution offer individuals committed to peace and cooperation the opportunity to pursue a master’s degree in international relations, sustainable development, peace studies and conflict resolution at one of the Rotary Peace Centres university partners (see below).

This partnership between the Rotary Foundation and these university partners allows up to 60 Rotary Peace Fellowships to be awarded annually. Rotary Peace Fellows are selected world-wide based on their ability to contribute to the successful resolution of issues relating to peace and conflict resolution throughout their lives, in their careers, and through service activities.

Purpose

The Rotary Centres for International Studies in peace and conflict resolution support the Rotary Foundation’s mission to improve health, support education and alleviate poverty reduction by:

  • supporting and advancing research, teaching, publication and practical field experience on issues of peace, goodwill, causes of conflict, and world understanding;

  • providing advanced international educational opportunities to a group of Rotary Fellows from different countries and cultures to work for a culture of peace and tolerance while enhancing their capacity, knowledge, and skills by generating interaction between these future leaders, managers, teachers, journalists, etc.;

  • providing a means for the Rotary Foundation and Rotarians to increase their effectiveness in promoting greater tolerance and cooperation among peoples, leading to world understanding and peace.



Eligibility

Applicants must have the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) with high honours;

  • at the time of application with a Club, meet admission requirements of the partner universities (degree, experience...) for Master’s degree;

  • at least three years of combined paid or unpaid full-time work experience in fields relating to peace and conflict resolution;

  • proficiency in at least one foreign language (even if studying in a country where own mother tongue is spoken);

  • excellent leadership skills;

  • commitment to international understanding and peace through personal and community service activities or academic and professional achievements.

  • Are not eligible:
    (a) active and honorary Rotarians;
    (b) employees of a Rotary Club, Rotary District or other Rotary entity, including Rotary International;
    (c) spouses, lineal descendants (children or grandchildren), spouses of lineal descendants, parents or grandparents of any member of the categories above;
    (d) former Rotarians within 3 years of resignation, and their spouses, lineal descendants, spouses of lineal descendants, parents and grandparents.

  • Persons with disabilities and members of Rotaract Clubs are eligible for Rotary Foundation awards and are cordially encouraged to submit applications.



Length of study

Maximum period of two years – varies by university:

  • DUKE UNIVERSITY & UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL, North-Carolina, USA (21 months)

  • INTERNATIONAL CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY, Tokyo, Japan (24 months)

  • UNIVERSIDAD DEL SALVADOR, Buenos Aires, Argentina (16 months)

  • UNIVERSITY OF BRADFORD, United Kingdom (15 months)

  • UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY, USA (21 months)

  • UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND, Brisbane, Australia (16 months)



Deadline

The deadline for submitting applications is approximately 18 months prior to the desired period of study.



Selection and sponsorship

Applicant files should be submitted via a Rotary Club located where the applicant lives, works or goes to school.
The Rotary Foundation allows only one applicant per District.













Funding

Fellowships last one to two years and require a practical internship. They cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, internship/field study expenses and several other expenses.

Rotary Peace Fellows should find other sources of funding for expenses which are not covered by the Fellowship. Fellowships can only be used by Rotary Peace Fellows. Spouses and/or children are allowed to accompany but the costs incurred shall not in any case be borne by the Rotary Foundation.

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