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World Peace Fellowships
Rotary Foundation

Applications must be made through a local Rotary club. Applications submitted directly to The Rotary Foundation will not be considered. Please consult your local club for the application deadline and procedure.

The sponsor wishes to improve health, support education, and alleviate poverty. This program is intended for individuals who have chosen a career in international relations, peace, and conflict resolution and who already have no less than three years' experience in these areas.

The purpose of the program is to support and advance research, teaching, publication, and practical field experience on issues of peace, goodwill, causes of conflict, and world understanding; Inspire people to work for a culture of peace and tolerance while enhancing their capacity, knowledge, and skill by generating interaction between practitioners and academics; Provide advanced international education opportunities in the area of peace and conflict resolution; and Provide a means for The Rotary Foundation and Rotarians to increase their effectiveness in promoting greater tolerance and cooperation among peoples, leading to world understanding and peace. The Rotary Foundation has partnered with eight leading universities worldwide in establishing seven Rotary Centers for International Studies. Each year a new class of Rotary World Peace Fellows is selected to study in a master's degree program in international relations, peace, and conflict resolution lasting up to two years and a professional development certificate program in peace and conflict studies lasting up to three months.

Applicants must: hold a bachelor's degree or commensurate experience as a minimum, with strong academic achievement; have a minimum five years relevant work experience with current full-time employment in a mid- to upper-level position (professional development certificate); or a minimum of three years combined paid or unpaid full-time relevant work experience (master's degree); have proficiency in a second language (master's degree) or proficiency in English (professional development certificate); and have strong leadership skills. Individuals applying immediately after obtaining an undergraduate degree are generally not strong candidates for Rotary World Peace Fellowships.

The Master's Degree option is for fifteen to twenty-four months, with a two- to three-month practical internship during the summer break. The Professional Development Certificate option is for on three-month course, with two to three weeks of field study incorporated into the curriculum. The fellowship provides funding for the following: Master's degree: registration, tuition for a normal course load as defined by the university, and other necessary and required university fees; a monthly stipend for room and board based on the cost of student living in the study area; transportation funding between my home and study cities at the beginning and end of the fellowship term; and a limited contingency fund meant to pay for the cost of books, supplies, and unanticipated expenses. Professional development certificate: tuition and fees, room and board in program-provided housing, field study expenses, educational materials, medical insurance, and transportation between my home and study cities at the beginning and end of the fellowship term.


One Rotary Center
1560 Sherman Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201-3698
Tel: 847-866-3000
Fax: 847-328-8554

College of Charleston:
Susan E. Anderson
Assistant Vice President for Research &
Director, Office of Research & Grants Administration
College of Charleston
Voice: 843-953-4973
Fax: 843-953-6577

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