Support Peace Centers

Through academic training, study, and practice the Rotary Peace Centers program develops leaders who are catalysts for peace and conflict resolution in their communities and around the globe. Graduates of the program are reintegrating refugees in Sudan, creating jobs for disadvantaged women in India, and supporting reconstruction in devastated regions of the world.

Rotary Peace Centers

Each year up to 100 Rotary Peace Fellows are chosen to participate in a master’s degree or certificate program at one of our partner universities. Fellows study subjects related to the root causes of conflict through a variety of lenses and explore innovative solutions that address real world needs. We have peace centers around the globe:

Learn more about the Rotary Peace Fellowship

Make a contribution

You can support the Rotary Peace Centers program with your gift. Help us raise $125 million by 2015 to build a permanent endowment for the program. Many naming opportunities are available.

How to promote peace fellowships

Rotarians are vital to recruiting qualified candidates. You can help advance peace in troubled areas 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 alumni@rotary.org.
  • 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.

Where to look for candidates

We are looking for applicants whose commitment to peace and conflict resolution is demonstrated through academic, volunteer, and professional experience, as well as outstanding leadership abilities and high academic achievement. See more about eligibility in our Rotary Peace Centers Program Guide for Rotarians.

Where to find candidates:

  • Rotary program alumni. Rotaractors, Interactors, and former Ambassadorial Scholars are a good place to start.
  • Universities. Reach out to alumni associations, career offices, study abroad offices, and academic departments of international studies, political sciences, or peace studies.
  • Former international volunteers, such as Peace Corps volunteers. They have experience and interest in working on issues of peace and development in other countries.
  • NGOs and international and community development organizations. You or your club may already have relationships with these groups.
  • Governmental agencies. Connect with your local government agencies, diplomatic corps working in an embassy or consulate, local police, and military offices.

How do I apply for a Rotary Peace Fellowship?

The application process begins online, where you'll find information about working with your sponsor Rotary district and the supplementary materials you'll need to complete your application. The deadline for submitting your application to a local club can vary (generally March–June), but the deadline for submitting to Rotary International is 1 July.

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Questions? Ask us at rotarypeacecenters@rotary.org.