Rotary relies on us to recruit and recommend candidates for Rotary Peace Fellowships. Each year, The Rotary Foundation awards fellowships to study at one of seven Rotary Peace Centers around the world. Fellows can earn a master’s degree or a postgraduate diploma through the certificate program. Applications are open from February 1st through May 15th, for studies beginning in 2025. Find out who is eligible and how they can apply.
Young professionals with peacebuilding experience may apply for a fully funded Rotary Peace Fellowship. Check that your district Rotary Foundation Committee or Rotary Peace Fellowship subcommittee chair is actively seeking candidates and encourage them to learn more about recruiting candidates from your district. Applicants accepted this year could be members of the first cohort at Rotary’s newest peace center, Bahçeşehir University in Istanbul, Turkey, which offers a certificate program in peace and development studies for candidates who plan to focus on peacebuilding in the Middle East and North Africa region.
Since the Peace Centers program began 22 years ago, more than 1,700 fellows have graduated. They now work on peace and development initiatives in over 140 countries. Many serve as leaders in government, nongovernmental organizations, education and research institutions, peacekeeping and law enforcement agencies, media and the arts, and international organizations such as UNICEF, the United Nations, the World Bank, and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Follow the Rotary Peace Centers’ Facebook page for updates about our Peace Fellows’ work.