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Full funding for post-graduate diploma in Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation at Makerere University in Uganda. Apply today!

Craig Zelizer

February 1, 2023

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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 Rotary Peace Fellowship Professional Development Certificate program is a yearlong program for working professionals that blends online learning, 11 weeks of in-person classes, and an independent project, based at Makerere University in Uganda. Each year, up to 40 fellows are selected by The Rotary Foundation to receive full funding to earn a post-graduate diploma in peacebuilding and conflict transformation. Candidates for this program must either be from Africa, have worked in Africa, or work with African communities or initiatives outside the continent.

Rotary is looking for mid-career professionals with at least five 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:

  • Preliminary online course: Program begins with a two-week online course
  • On-site course: A ten-week on-site course with workshops and field studies
  • Social Change Initiative: A nine-month social change initiative with interactive online sessions
  • Capstone seminar: A one-week on-site capstone seminar which overlaps with incoming cohort
  • Networking: Expand your network of academics and peace and conflict prevention experts, and partner with Rotary members on peacebuilding initiatives

Alumni connections: Access a growing number of Rotary Peace Fellow alumni in the region for career and collaboration opportunities.


Certificate candidates must also:

  • Be proficient in English
  • Have a bachelor’s degree
  • Have at least five years of full-time relevant experience in peace or development work
  • 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 
  • Either be from Africa, have worked in Africa, or work with African communities or initiatives outside the continent.

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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