Districts and Rotary and Rotaract clubs play a key role in recruiting and recommending Rotary Peace Fellow candidates.
Each year, The Rotary Foundation awards fellowships to leaders in peace and development to study at one of the Rotary Peace Centers at premier universities around the world. The fellows can earn a master’s degree or a professional development certificate. The application will be open early February through 15 May this year, and selected peace fellows will begin their studies in 2024. Find out who is eligible and what they need in order to apply.

If you know any midcareer change-makers or any young professionals who have peacebuilding experience, help them apply for a fully funded Rotary Peace Fellowship. Connect with your district Rotary Peace Fellowship subcommittee chair to learn more about members’ role in selecting peace fellows and get involved.

Since the Rotary Peace Centers program began in 2002, more than 1,600 fellows have graduated from our programs. They are now working on peace and development initiatives in more than 140 countries. Many serve as leaders in government, nongovernmental organizations, education and research institutions, peacekeeping and law enforcement agencies, and international organizations like UNICEF, the United Nations, the World Bank, and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Follow the Rotary Peace Centers Facebook page for updates about peace fellows’ work.