Deadline: 1 July 2013
Open to: candidates holding a bachelor’s degree in a related field; three years of relevant work experience and proficiency in a second language for the MA program and five years for the professional development certificate and proficiency in English.
Fellowship: tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation and internship/field study expenses
The Rotary Peace Centers of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International is currently recruiting for applicants for the 2014 Rotary Peace Fellowship. Rotary Peace Fellows are leaders promoting national and international cooperation, peace, and the successful resolution of conflict throughout their lives, in their careers, and through service activities. Fellows can earn either a master’s degree in international relations, public administration, sustainable development, peace studies, conflict resolution, or a related field, or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict resolution.
Over the past ten years, Rotary Peace Centers has provided over 700 future peace leaders with peace and conflict resolution education and field experience. Their alumni work all over the world with organizations ranging from grassroots peace initiatives in Africa to the United Nations.
Up to 110 fellows are selected every year in a globally competitive process based on personal, academic, and professional achievements. Fellows earn a master’s-level degree or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict studies at one of six Rotary Peace Centers at leading universities in Australia, England, Japan, the United States, Sweden and Thailand.
The Rotary Peace Fellowship includes tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation and internship/field study expenses.
“Building the leaders of tomorrow” – Master’s Degree Option
- 15-24 months of Rotary-funded graduate study toward a master’s degree at one of the five Rotary Centers
- Training in the root causes of conflict, theories of international relations, and effective models of cooperation, conflict resolution, and negotiation including course work and applied field experience
- A growing network of committed alumni employed around the world in diplomacy, government, non-governmental organizations and private corporations.
“Strengthening the leaders of today” -Professional Certificate Option
- Three month professional development certificate program
- Designed specifically for candidates already working in the field of peace and conflict studies to further their understanding of conflict resolution
Theoretical foundational knowledge during eight weeks in the classroom and practical experience during two to three weeks on site fieldwork.
- A strong commitment to international understanding and peace demonstrated through professional and academic achievements and personal and community service activities
- A bachelor’s degree or commensurate experience as a minimum, with strong academic achievement
- A minimum of three years’ combined paid or unpaid full-time relevant work experience (master’s degree) or five years’ relevant work experience with current full-time employment in a mid- to upper-level position (professional development certificate)
- Proficiency in a second language (master’s degree) or in English (professional development certificate)
- Strong leadership skills
The 2014 Academic term deadline is 1 July 2013. Applications should be made through your local Rotary Club. Use the Club Locator search AVAILABLE HERE to locate the club nearest you. Please pay close attention to the language and academic test requirements for each center.
The fellowship application and selection process consists of three levels: club, district, and world. There is no limit to the number of qualified candidates a club and/or district may submit to the world competition.
Individual Rotary clubs initially screen and select fellowship applications to forward to the district level for competition. Club deadlines may be as early as March or as late as June for Rotary Peace Fellowships and vary by club district deadlines.
Districts must allow sufficient time for interview and selection in order to meet the 1 July deadline for candidate submission to The Rotary Foundation. Because application deadlines vary by club and district, applicants must contact their local clubs and districts for specific deadline information.
Each Rotary district submits candidates’ applications to the Foundation on or before 1 July. The world-level selection committee includes Trustees-appointed Rotarians and representatives from the university partners. The Foundation will inform candidates and districts about final selection decisions in November.
For more information, contact your local Rotary club or the Rotary Peace Centers Department at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also email email@example.com with questions.