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Each year, Rotary selects up to 100 individuals from around the world to receive fully funded academic fellowships at one of our peace centers. These fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship and field-study expenses.
Two types of peace fellowships are available.
Master's degree
We offer master’s degree fellowships at premier universities in fields related to peace and conflict prevention and resolution. Programs last 15 to 24 months and require a practical internship of two to three months during the academic break. Each year, we award up to 50 master’s degree fellowships at these institutions:
Professional development certificate
For experienced professionals working in peace-related fields who want to enhance their professional skills, we offer a three-month program in peace and conflict prevention and resolution incorporating two to three weeks of field study. We award up to 50 certificates each year. The certificate program is for this institution:
Is a peace fellowship right for me?
Fellows are selected through a globally competitive application process, based on the applicant's ability to have a significant, positive impact on the world. Learn more about eligibility requirements and restrictions
Rotary Club of Halifax Harbourside
Our club has sponsored participants in both the Master’s and Certificate programs:
  • Cheryl Hebert, at Chulalongkorn University, Summer 2007
    Our many course instructors shared their wealth of knowledge and practical experience on conflict analysis, mediation, and strategies for peace and reconciliation. The field trips to Northern Thailand and Cambodia were the highlight for me as I was both challenged by the complexity of the issues and inspired by the courage and perseverance of the people. The experience provided me with a new appreciation of the importance of human rights.  
  • Tamara Lorincz, at University of Bradford, 2013-2015.  Tamara’s research interests involve the intersection of peace, the environment, and women’s rights.  For her applied field experience, she worked for the International Peace Bureau (IPB) in Geneva.  Tamara now plans to pursue a PhD to promote education for peace, non-violence, and disarmament. Click here for a video of Tamara and other peace scholars discussing the program at University of Bradford: Tamara’s segment begins at 4:17. 
For more information or to apply
  • Learn about a former peace fellow's work with Habitat for Humanity in Haiti
  • See how peace fellows teamed up to inspire Sudanese youth to be community leaders
  • Applications for 2017-18 Rotary Peace Fellowships program will be available early December. Learn about the application process on the Peace Fellowships Application page