Are you looking to make a significant impact on the world by promoting tolerance and cooperation? Do you know someone who may contribute to peace-keeping efforts in your community? Each year, Rotary funds some of the world’s most dedicated and brightest professionals to study at our Rotary Peace Centers. These fellows are committed to the advancement of peace, and often go on to serve as leaders in national governments, NGOs, the military, law enforcement, and international organizations such as the United Nations and World Bank.
Each year, Rotary selects individuals from around the world to receive fully funded academic fellowships at one of our peace centers. These fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship/field study expenses. 
Two types of peace fellowships are available.
We offer master’s degree fellowships at premier universities in fields related to peace and conflict resolution and prevention. Programs last 15¬–24 months and require a practical internship of 2–3 months during the academic break. Each year we award up to 50 master’s fellowships from these institutions:
•    Duke University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, US
•    International Christian University, Japan
•    University of Bradford, UK
•    University of Queensland, Australia
•    Uppsala University, Sweden
For those with more extensive experience in peace-related fields, we offer a 3-month program in peace and conflict resolution at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. This program incorporates 2–3 weeks of field study. We award up to 50 certificates each year.
Rotarians are vital to recruiting qualified candidates. You can help advance peace around the world by supporting the peace fellows.
Some of the best applicants for Rotary Peace Fellowships are in your community. Here are some ways you can promote fellowships in your area:
•    Make sure your club members are familiar with the Rotary Peace Centers program. The more people keeping an eye out for good candidates, the more likely you are to find one.       Give a presentation about the program to your club or better yet, invite a peace fellow to speak to your club. Find one by contacting us at
•    Send a press release about Rotary Peace Fellowships to your local media.
•    Meet with community partners. Think about organizations your club already works with, or reach out to like-minded groups or universities with related programs.
•    Use social media. Announce fellowship opportunities to your friends and professional network on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. You can also follow Rotary Peace Centers on         Facebook and repost interesting photos and stories.
Applicants may apply for a peace fellowship by, downloading the application, completing the applicant portion, and submitting it to John McGuire, District 5400 Scholarship Chair, by Friday, May 16th. Candidates will be contacted shortly after that and notified of next steps. The deadline for District 5400 submitting applications to Rotary International is July 1st.
Find ideas for recruiting candidates and promoting the program.

•    Contact Rotary Peace Centers staff
•    Visit the Facebook page
•    Contact John McGuire at:
There is an informative PowerPoint presentation on the District website. Click here to download it.