Nominate a Rotary Peace Fellow
Rotary Peace Fellows Are Making a Difference 
Each year, Rotary selects up to 130 professionals from around the world to receive fellowships to study at one of our peace centers. Through academic training, practice, and global networking opportunities, the Rotary Peace Fellowship program develops leaders who become catalysts for peace and conflict prevention and resolution. These fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship and field-study expenses.
The Rotary Peace Fellowship is the premier academic scholarship of The Rotary Foundation, supporting Rotary’s mission to empower, educate, and increase the capacity of peace builders through rigorous academic training, practice, and global networking opportunities. Through this experience, Rotary Peace Fellows build the skills needed to become leaders and catalysts for peace and conflict resolution both in their communities and around the globe.
The fellowship is intended for individuals who have chosen a career related to international relations, peace, and conflict resolution; who have work experience in these areas; and who have a commitment to community or international humanitarian service and to working for peace.
Each year, The Rotary Foundation awards up to 50 fellowships for master’s degrees and 80 for certificate studies at premier universities around the world
  • Master’s degree programs: Accepted candidates study peace and development issues with research-informed teaching and a diverse student body. The program lasts 15 to 24 months and includes a 2-3-month field study, which participants design themselves
  • Professional development certificate program: Experienced leaders gain practical tools for promoting peace and international development during an intensive one-year program that includes 3- month of university study, 9 months of field training, and then a return week to the university for additional learning with a diverse group of peers.
Peace fellowship candidates must meet these requirements:
  • Proficiency in English; a second language is strongly recommended
  • Demonstrated commitment to international understanding and peace
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Master’s degree applicants: a bachelor’s degree and a minimum three years of related full-time work or volunteer experience
  • Certificate applicants: minimum five years of related full-time work or volunteer experience
In just over a decade, the Rotary Peace Centers have trained more than 1400 fellows for careers in peace building. Many of them are serving as leaders at the UN or other international nonprofit peace organizations around the world.
For more information, contact the District 5240 Peace Fellow Advisor Mike Weaver, email: