The 2021 Rotary Peace Fellowships – Fully Funded, which covers tuition and living expenses, increases the capacity of existing leaders to stop and resolve a conflict by offering academic training, field experience, and professional networking.
Up to 130 fellows are selected per annum during a globally competitive process supported personal, academic, and professional achievements. Fellows earn either a master’s degree or a certificate in peace and development studies at one among the seven Rotary Peace Centers, located at leading universities round the world.
Over 1,400 program alumni are working in additional than 115 countries as leaders in national governments, non-governmental organizations, education and research, enforcement , and international organizations like the United Nations .
Benefits of 2021 Rotary Peace Fellowships
- 15-24 month program, small-group classroom learning, in fields associated with peace and development
- Intended for leaders near the beginning of their careers
- 50 fellows selected annually to review at one among five Rotary Peace Centers at partner universities, which supply interdisciplinary curricula with research-informed teaching
- 2-3 month field study experience to develop practical skills
- Fellows connect with a world cohort of fellows, thought leaders, and a worldwide network of Rotarians
Professional development certificate
- A yearlong program for working professionals that blends online learning, in-person classes, and an independent project, based at a Rotary Peace Center in Thailand or Uganda
- Intended for social change leaders with extensive experience working in peace-related fields
- 80 fellows selected annually to earn a post-graduate diploma or certificate in peace and development studies
- The interdisciplinary program includes a two-week online preliminary course, 10 weeks of on-site courses with field studies, a nine-month period during which fellows implement a social change initiative (with interactive online sessions), and an on-site capstone seminar
Qualified candidates must:
- Have three years of related work experience for the master’s program (five years for the Duke program)
- Have five years of related work experience for the certificate program and be ready to explain how their decide to promote peace aligns with Rotary’s mission (Candidates for Makerere University must either be from Africa, have worked in Africa, or work with African communities or initiatives outside the continent.)
- Be proficient in English
- Have a bachelor’s degree
- Demonstrate leadership skills
- Have a robust commitment to cross-cultural understanding and peace
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