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2022-23 Rotary Foundation Peace Fellowship program.

Candidates have until 15 May to submit applications to their district


Each year, Rotary awards up to 130 fully-funded fellowships for dedicated leaders from around the world to study at one of our peace centres.




Through academic training, practise, and global networking opportunities, the Rotary Peace Centers program develops the capacity of peace and development professionals or practitioners to become experienced and effective catalysts for peace. The fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship and field-study expenses.


Programs


Master’s degree programs


Accepted candidates study peace and development issues with research-informed teaching and a diverse student body. The programs last 15 to 24 months and include a two- to three-month field study, which participants design themselves.


The ideal candidate is academically strong, has a bachelor’s degree in a related field, and has work experience in peace and development. They are looking for early-career candidates that demonstrate a commitment to peace and conflict resolution, are able to undertake extensive reading research, and are able to participate actively within a diverse cohort of students. Successful candidates have both a record of prior achievements in peacebuilding and potential for future growth and impact as leaders in the field resulting from their participation in the fellowship. After the program, candidates should be willing to share their own work and experience, staying in touch with peace fellows in their region and maintaining strong connections with Rotary members.

Eligibility

Master’s degree candidates must also:

  • Be proficient in English

  • Have a bachelor's degree

  • Have a strong commitment to cross-cultural understanding and peace as shown through professional and academic achievements and personal or community service

  • Potential for leadership

  • Have at least three years of full-time experience in peace or development work

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Professional development certificate program


The ideal candidate is a proven mid-career peace and development leader with at least five years of relevant work experience. Candidates need to come to the program with a social change initiative to promote peace and development within the program region and have a clear vision of how the fellowship experience and network will help advance their peace work and increase their impact. This program is intended for working professionals and requires 11 weeks of on-site participation. After the program, candidates should be willing to share their own work and experience, staying in touch with peace fellows in the region and maintaining strong connections with Rotarians.

Eligibility

Certificate candidates must also:

  • Be proficient in English

  • Have a bachelor’s degree

  • Have a strong commitment to cross-cultural understanding and peace as shown through professional and academic achievements and personal or community service

  • Demonstrate leadership skills

  • Be able to explain how their plan to promote peace aligns with Rotary’s mission

  • Candidates for Makerere University: Either be from Africa, have worked in Africa, or work with African communities or initiatives outside the continent.

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