Each year, up to 110 Rotary Peace Fellows are selected, consisting of up to 60 master’s degree fellows and up to 50 professional development certificate fellows. Fellows earn either a master’s degree in international relations, public administration, sustainable development, peace studies, conflict resolution, or a related field, or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict resolution.
Program alumni are looked to as leaders who promote national and international cooperation, peace, and the successful resolution of conflict throughout their lives, in their careers, and through service activities.
Former fellows are currently working in grassroots and local nongovernmental organizations, national governments, the military, law enforcement, and bilateral and international organizations such as the United Nations, World Bank, International Organization for Migration, and Organization of American States. Graduates also enjoy the support of a growing worldwide network of fellow alumni committed to building peace.
Each district must set its own deadline for clubs to submit applications to the district selection committee. District-endorsed Rotary Peace Fellowship applications are due to The Rotary Foundation by 1 July. The timeline below is recommended for promoting the fellowships and selecting candidates.
December–January The Rotary Foundation sends application materials to districts. Districts begin distributing them to clubs.
January–February Districts and clubs promote the fellowship opportunity to attract well-qualified candidates.
March Clubs conduct interviews and make their selections, then submit their endorsed application(s) to the district (deadlines vary by district).
May–June Districts conduct interviews and select their candidate(s), then submit their application(s) to RI World Headquarters to arrive on or before 1 July of the year preceding the program (e.g., 1 July 2009 for programs beginning in 2010).
July–October The Rotary Foundation and Rotary Peace Centers university partners screen applications and select fellowship finalists.
November–December The Rotary Foundation notifies districts and their candidates of the results.
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