Call for Applications for Rotary Peace Fellows

Each year Rotary International through its Rotary Peace Centres allocates funding for up to 50 non-Rotarian Professionals worldwide to undertake a full-time Masters Degree program in Peace Studies, International Relations, Conflict Resolution and related areas. The Fellowship covers university fees, travel and living stipend for up to two years.

Who do you know who could be a future leader in promoting world peace? Is it you?


The District 9500 Rotary Foundation Scholarships Committee has commenced the process of recruitment and selection of Rotary Peace Fellows.

Fellowships awarded to Australian residents can be undertaken at one of the following prestigious Rotary Peace Centres around the world: Duke University/University of North Carolina (USA); International Christian University (Japan); Universidad Del Salvador (Argentina); University of Bradford (United Kingdom); Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.

A short term (3 months) study program resulting in a professional development certificate is also available at the Rotary Peace Centre at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok. There are two training sessions each year, January-April and June-August.

Potential candidates are encouraged to contact:

Committee Chair,  Jacqui Atyeo    


The application cycle for the 2017 Rotary Peace Fellowship program is now closed. The application for the 2018 Rotary Peace Fellowship program will be available in mid-December, 2016.

Find everything you need to complete the application process on the Peace Fellowships Application page.

District 9500 2011 Peace Fellow, Eleanor Taylor-Nicholson provides this insight from her first update report, which is available in full on request.

“My overall impression of the program so far is that it has been well-thought out and is well-structured, giving young people a great balance of theoretical input in an area that is close to Rotary's mission, and also linking it to practical experience. As a result, Rotarians are very supportive and everyone I have met is interested and well-wishing. After several years of working in human rights this encouragement is really appreciated! There is also a wealth of life and work experience within the different Rotary clubs that contribute to the program which is very valuable for people such as me who are relatively young in their careers. The defined focus on peace and goodwill among people is strong. Also, the grouping of fellows together is a great advantage because students have a natural support group and feeling of collegiality although we are all from very different backgrounds.”