Rotary Peace Fellowships

Location: United States Experience Type: Scholarships


This fellowship requires the nomination of a local Rotary club from anywhere in the world. Applications are advanced through Rotary clubs. There is no internal process at Earlham College.

Who May Apply

Eligibility requirements vary between the two programs. Note that fellowships for master’s programs require three years of relevant full-time work, so they may not be available immediately for most graduating seniors. These awards are available to applicants from all countries with a Rotary International presence.

Award Description and Duration

Each year, Rotary awards up to 130 fully funded fellowships for dedicated leaders from around the world to study at one of our peace centers. 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.

There are two programs: one leading to a master’s degree, and one leading to a professional certificate.

Master’s programs are currently (March 2021) available in:

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

Certificate programs are currently (March 2021) available in:

  • Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda (*only for candidates from Africa, who have worked in Africa, or who work with African communities or initiatives outside the continent)