Rotary World Peace Scholarships have as one of their main objectives the promotion of peace. Each year, Rotary awards up to 130 fully-funded scholarships for dedicated leaders from around the world to study at one of its peace centers. Rotary Peace Centers combine academic and practical training with networking opportunities to develop the skills of peace and development professionals to become effective catalysts for peace.
Since the program began in 2002, Rotary Peace Centers have trained more than 1,400 fellows who now work in more than 115 countries.
Many of them hold leadership positions in governments, NGOs, the military, education, law enforcement, and international organizations such as the United Nations and the World Bank.
ABOUT THESE SCHOLARSHIPS
The Rotary Peace Scholarship is designed for leaders with work experience in peace and development.
Scholars in this program are committed to community and international service and the pursuit of peace. Each year, The Rotary Foundation awards up to 50 scholarships for master’s degrees and 80 for professional development certification studies at top-tier universities.
More than 1,400 alumni of the program are working in 115 countries as peace leaders around the world.
CHOOSE THE RIGHT PROGRAM FOR YOU:
a. MASTER’S PROGRAMS
Accepted candidates study peace and development issues with research-based teaching and a diverse student body. Programs last 15 to 24 months and include a two to three-month field study, which the participants design themselves.
b. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE PROGRAM:
During the one-year academic program, experienced peace and development professionals from diverse backgrounds gain practical skills to promote peace within their communities and around the world. Fellows complete field studies, as well as design and carry out a social change initiative.
THE FOCUS OF THIS FELLOWSHIP
Rotary sees world peace not as an abstract concept, but as a living and dynamic expression of human development. Peacebuilding is a cornerstone of our mission as a humanitarian service organization and is one of our six areas of focus – the channels of activity through which our members make their mark on the world.
Rotary’s programs, grants, and scholarships focus on creating environments where peace can be built and sustained. Rotary believes that if all citizens work together to create peace locally, substantial and lasting change can happen globally.
ABOUT THE MASTER’S PROGRAM
15-24 month small group learning program in fields related to peace and development.
Aimed at leaders who are at the beginning of their professional careers.
Each year, 50 fellows are selected to study at one of five Rotary Peace Centers located at partner universities, which offer interdisciplinary curricula with research-based teaching.
Two to three months of field experience with the goal of developing practical skills.
Fellows build relationships with an international group of students, thought leaders, and the worldwide network of Rotarians.
IS THE MASTER’S SCHOLARSHIP RIGHT FOR ME?
The ideal candidate is academically strong, has a bachelor’s degree in a related field, and has work experience in peace and development.
We seek early-career candidates who demonstrate a commitment to peace and conflict resolution, who can do extensive reading and research, and who can actively engage with a diverse cohort of students.
Selected candidates have a history of prior achievement in peacebuilding and potential for future growth and impact as leaders in the field as a result of their participation in the fellowship.
After the program, candidates should be willing to share their own work and experience, keep in touch with peace fellows in their region, and maintain strong ties with Rotarians.
ABOUT THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE
a year-long program that combines online learning, face-to-face classes, and an independent project, based at one of the Rotary Peace Centers in Thailand or Uganda.
The program is aimed at leaders in social change with extensive professional experience in areas related to peace.
Every year 80 fellows are selected to obtain a postgraduate diploma in peace and development.
An interdisciplinary program that includes a two-week preliminary course, ten weeks of face-to-face classes and field studies, nine months in which the fellows must implement an initiative for social change (with interactive online sessions), and a closing seminar in the center.
IS THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE PROGRAM RIGHT FOR ME?
The ideal candidate is a proven mid-career peace and development leader with at least five years of relevant work experience.
Candidates should 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’s experience and network will help advance their work for peace. and increase its impact.
This program is intended for working professionals and requires 11 weeks of on-site participation.
After the program, candidates must be willing to share their own work and experience, keep in touch with peace fellows in the region, and maintain strong connections with Rotarians.
Courses you can Study
- Agriculture and Related Sciences
- Arts and Culture
- Architecture and Environmental Design
- Behavioral Sciences
- Business and Management
- Business Law
- Cognitive Science
- Computer and Information Sciences
- Conflict Management
- Earth Science
and many more offered by the institution
The fully-funded Rotary Peace Fellowship covers tuition and living expenses.
What are the key dates?
Call opens: February 3, 2022
Applications for the 2023-2024 academic year must be submitted no later than May 15, 2022.