Since Rotary inaugurated its peace fellows program in 2002, the Rotary Peace Centers have trained more than 1,600 fellows who now work in over 140 countries. The Rotary Foundation awards up to 50 fellowships for master’s degrees and up to 40 for certificate studies at premier universities.
Candidates in the master’s program study peace and development issues with research-informed teaching and a diverse student body. These programs last 15 to 24 months and include a two- to three-month field study, which participants design themselves. Each certificate program accepts a cohort of up to 20 peace fellows twice a year. Qualified candidates for the certificate program will be professionals with a minimum of five years of experience in peace and development. They must be working on or have an idea for an initiative that promotes peace or social change in their workplace or community.
Rotary Peace Fellowships equip peace and development leaders from communities around the world to become effective catalysts for peace. Applications for the 2024 fellowships are being accepted until May 15th.