Do you know someone who is looking to make a significant impact on the world by promoting tolerance and cooperation? 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:
- 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
Rotary offers 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 Rotary awards up to 50 master’s fellowships from these institutions.
As of June 2014, the Rotary Foundation had spent $18 million on its Peace Centers. The average grant was about $75,000 per fellow for the two-year program and $12,000 per fellow for the three-month certificate program.