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Full Funding for a Master’s in Peace & Development Studies. Apply today!

Craig Zelizer

February 1, 2023

This is a sponsored post on PCDN. Please cite PCDN as the source of the posting in your application

Rotary Peace Fellowship Program Applications now being accepted for 2024

Application deadline 15 May

As a leading humanitarian service organization, Rotary International promotes peace locally and globally as part of its mission. The program offers a fully funded master’s degree in disciplines related to peace and development studies. Every year, up to 50 individuals are selected to receive a generous award from The Rotary Foundation that funds tuition, living expenses, international field experience, and research/conference opportunities at one of the Master’s Rotary Peace Centers, located within six leading universities around the world.

Rotary is looking for entry to mid-level peace and development professionals from around the world with at least three years of relevant experience, and who have a record of prior achievements in peacebuilding and potential for future growth and impact as leaders in the field.

Fellowship components:

  • Academic training: 15-24 month program, interdisciplinary curricula with research-informed teaching in fields related to peace and development, small-group classroom learning
  • Applied field experience: Build practical skills through a self-designed, 2-3 month field experience
  • Networking: Expand your global network of academics, peace and conflict prevention experts, and Rotary members engaged in peace and development projects
  • Workshop series: Develop professional skills in peacebuilding and development
  • Final seminar: Present your master’s research
  • Alumni connections: Access a growing number of Rotary Peace Fellow graduates for career and collaboration opportunities, and partner with Rotary members on peacebuilding initiatives

Studying at a Rotary Peace Center will open the door to a variety of careers, such as foreign policy, human rights, international law, and development and humanitarian action. You will build a global network with peace fellows and Rotary members, while gaining new skills in conflict resolution, cross-cultural awareness, negotiation, and peace and conflict research. 

Our more than 1,600 program alumni are working as change agents for peace in over 140 countries with national governments, NGOs, United Nations agencies, and other entities. And you could be one of them.

Qualified candidates must:

  • Have three years of related work experience for the master’s program (five years for the Duke program)
  • Be proficient in English
  • Have a bachelor’s degree
  • Demonstrate leadership skills
  • Have a strong commitment to cross-cultural understanding and peace

Candidates must have at least three years between the completion of their most recent academic degree program (undergraduate or graduate degree) and their intended start date for the fellowship. Candidates currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program are not eligible to apply.

Learn more:

About Rotary: Rotary brings together a global network of volunteer leaders dedicated to tackling the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. We connect 1.4 million members from more than 46,000 Rotary and Rotaract clubs in almost every country in the world. Together with partners and communities, Rotary members and supporters champion peace, fight illiteracy and poverty, provide clean water and sanitation, fight disease and expand access to health care, and protect the environment.

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