Rotary Peace Fellowship 2020-21

Applications are invited from eligible candidates for the Rotary Peace Fellowship 2020-21.

About Rotary Peace Fellowship:

Each year, Rotary funds some of the world’s most dedicated and brightest leaders to study at Rotary Peace Centers. Through training, study, and practice, Rotary Peace Fellows become catalysts for peace and development.
Many go on to careers with governments, NGOs, the military, law enforcement, and international organizations like the United Nations and the World Bank.

Host Institutions:

  • Duke University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA.
  • International Christian University, Japan.
  • Uppsala University, Sweden.
  • University of Bradford, England.
  • University of Queensland, Australia.
  • Chulalongkorn University, Thailand (certificate program)

Level of study:

Professional Development Certificate Program or Masters Degree Program in fields related to peace and conflict resolution and prevention.

No. of Scholarships:

  • 50 for the Master’s degree.
  • 50 for Certificate studies


The fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship and field-study expenses.


The Rotary Peace Fellowship is designed for professionals with work experience in international relations or peace and conflict prevention and resolution. Applicants must also meet the following requirements:
  • Proficiency in English; proficiency in a second language is strongly recommended.
  • Strong commitment to international understanding and peace as demonstrated through professional and academic achievements and personal or community service.
  • Excellent leadership skills.
  • Master’s degree applicants: Minimum three years of related full-time work or volunteer experience, bachelor’s degree.
  • Certificate applicants: Minimum five years of related full-time work or volunteer experience, strong academic background.

Click here to sign up and apply.

Important Dates:

  • Submit your online application to your district by 31 May.
  • Complete an interview with district representatives. Districts must submit endorsements to The Rotary Foundation by 1 July.
  • Await notice of the selection results in November.
  • Apply for admission to the university where your Peace Center is located. Being selected for the fellowship does not mean you have been admitted to the university.

  • Call: +1 866-976-8279 (toll free), +1 847-866-3000.
  • Fill the form given here, to get your queries addressed.

For further information, click here.