Rotary Peace Fellows 
Rotary Peace Fellows are leaders promoting national and international cooperation, peace, and the successful resolution of conflict throughout their lives, in their careers, and through service activities. Fellows can earn either a master's degree in international relations, public administration, sustainable development, peace studies, conflict resolution, or a related field, or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict resolution.  Rotarians should reach out to candidates who demonstrate a commitment to peace and conflict resolution through academic, volunteer, or professional experience, as well as outstanding leadership abilities and high academic achievement.
Eligibility criteria
  • A strong commitment to international understanding and peace demonstrated through professional and academic achievements and personal and community service activities
  • A bachelor's degree or commensurate experience as a minimum, with strong academic achievement
  • A minimum of three years' combined paid or unpaid full-time relevant work experience (master's degree) or five years' relevant work experience with current full-time employment in a mid- to upper-level position (professional development certificate)
  • Proficiency in a second language (master's degree) or in English (professional development certificate)
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Individuals applying immediately after obtaining an undergraduate degree are generally not strong candidates for Rotary Peace Fellowships. People with disabilities and members of Rotaract clubs are eligible and encouraged to apply.
  • Individuals who previously participated in the Ambassadorial Scholarships program, or were  Peace Fellows  in the professional development program at Chulalongkorn University,  Bangkok, Thailand, are required to wait a minimum of three full years before applying for a master's degree fellowship. 
  • Individuals who participated in the Rotary Peace Centers master's degree program are not eligible for the professional development program at Chulalongkorn University. 
The following people are ineligible for master's degree Rotary Peace Fellowships but may apply for the professional development certificate on an exception basis:
  • Active and honorary Rotarians
  • Employees of a Rotary club, RI district, Rotary International, or other Rotary entity
  • Spouses, lineal descendants (children or grandchildren by blood or legal adoption), spouses of lineal descendants, or ancestors (parents or grandparents by blood) of any living person in the categories above
  • Former Rotarians and their relatives as described above (within 36 months of resignation)
Prospective candidates are strongly encouraged to visit the Rotary website for complete information.
Selected applicants must attend in-person interview scheduled on June 3, 2015 in Honolulu.
Please mail completed applications to:
Rotary Peace Fellows
ATTN Claude Thompson
PO Box 30527
Honolulu, HI 96820