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Rotary Peace Fellowships 2020 for Master’s Degrees (Fully Funded)

Brief Highlights:

  • Fully Funded - All expenses covered
  • 50 Fellowships for Master’s degree
  • 80 Fellowships for Professional Development Certificate Program
  • Eligible Regions: Open for all Nationalities
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The Rotary Foundation is awarding up to 50 fellowships for master’s degrees and 80 for certificate studies at premier universities under their Rotary Peace Fellowships 2020 program.

Through academic training, practice, and global networking opportunities, the Rotary Peace Centers program develops the capacity of peace and development professionals or practitioners to become experienced and effective catalysts for peace. The fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship and field-study expenses.

Since the program began in 2002, the Rotary Peace Centers have trained more than 1,300 fellows who now work in more than 115 countries. Many serve as leaders in governments, NGOs, the military, education, law enforcement, and international organizations like the United Nations and the World Bank.

The Rotary Peace Fellowship is designed for leaders with work experience in peace and development. Their fellows are committed to community and international service and the pursuit of peace.

Master’s Degree Programs:

Accepted candidates study peace and development issues with research-informed teaching and a diverse student body. The programs last 15 to 24 months and include a two- to three-month field study, which participants design themselves.

Eligibility Criteria for a Master’s degree programme:

  • Be proficient in English
  • Have a bachelor’s degree
  • Have a strong commitment to cross-cultural understanding and peace as shown through professional and academic achievements and personal or community service
  • Potential for leadership
  • Have at least three years of full-time experience in peace or development work
  • You are not eligible if you are an active Rotary member, employee of a Rotary club, Rotary International, or other Rotary entity.

Master’s program university partners

  • Duke University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA 
  • International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan 
  • University of Bradford, Bradford, England 
  • University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia 
  • Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

Professional Development Certificate Program:

During the one-year program, experienced peace and development professionals with diverse backgrounds gain practical skills to promote peace within their communities and across the globe. Fellows complete field studies, and they also design and carry out a social change initiative.

Eligibility Criteria for Professional development certificate program:

  • Be proficient in English
  • Have a bachelor’s degree
  • Have a strong commitment to cross-cultural understanding and peace as shown through professional and academic achievements and personal or community service
  • Demonstrate leadership skills 
  • Be able to explain how their plan to promote peace aligns with Rotary’s mission 
  • Candidates for Makerere University: Either be from the region or currently working in the region

University Partners for Professional development certificate program:

  • Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand 
  • Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda

They are now accepting applications for the 2021-22 Rotary Peace Fellowship program.

Deadline: 31, May 2020

Candidates have time until 31 May to submit applications to their district. Districts must submit endorsed applications to The Rotary Foundation by 1 July. 

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