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Peace Fellowship at Rotary Peace Centers 2018


Deadline:

May 31, 2018


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Peace Fellowship at Rotary Peace Centers 2018

Each year, Rotary funds some of the world's most dedicated and brightest professionals to study at Rotary Peace Centers. Through training, study, and practice, Rotary Peace Fellows become leaders and catalysts for peace and conflict resolution; many go on to careers in national governments, NGOs, the military, law enforcement, and international organizations like the United Nations and World Bank. Applications for the 2019-20 Rotary Peace Fellowship program are now being accepted. 

Eligibility requirements

The Rotary Peace Fellowship is designed for professionals with work experience in international relations or peace and conflict prevention and resolution. Rotary fellows are committed to community and international service and the pursuit of peace.

Applicants must also meet the following requirements:

  • Proficiency in English; proficiency in a second language is strongly recommended
  • Strong commitment to international understanding and peace as demonstrated through professional and academic achievements and personal or community service
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Master's degree applicants: minimum three years of related full-time work or volunteer experience, bachelor's degree
  • Certificate applicants: minimum five years of related full-time work or volunteer experience, strong academic background

Eligibility restrictions

Rotary Peace Fellowships may not be used for doctoral study. And the following people are not eligible for the master's degree program:

  • Active Rotary members
  • Employees of a Rotary club or 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 these categories
  • Former Rotary members and their relatives as described above (within 36 months of their resignation)

Recipients of Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships or professional development certificate fellowships must wait three years after completion of the scholarship or fellowship to apply for the master's degree program.

Rotary Peace Fellows who have completed the master's degree program must wait five years to apply for the certificate program.

Funding

The Rotary Foundation offers a comprehensive funding package for all Rotary Peace Fellows. For master’s degree fellows, the Foundation covers expenses related to tuition, room and board, travel to and from Peace Center, internship experiences, conferences, and research. Professional certificate program fellows receive funding for expenses related to tuition, on-campus accommodation, course materials, insurance, travel to and from Peace Center, and field study experiences.

Qaulifications

Master’s degree program:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of three years of relevant full-time work experience (see definition below)
  • Proficiency in English; proficiency in a second language is strongly recommended. Non-native English speakers are required to submit a valid TOEFL or IELTS score. TOEFL/ IELTS scores are valid for two years from test date.
  • Strong commitment to international understanding and peace, as demonstrated through professional and academic achievements and personal or community service activities
  • Excellent leadership skills

Professional development certificate program:

  • Strong academic background
  • Minimum of five years of relevant full-time work experience (see definition below)
  • Proficiency in English; proficiency in a second language is strongly recommended
  • Strong commitment to international understanding and peace, as demonstrated through professional and academic achievements and personal or community service activities
  • Excellent leadership skills

Candidates with disabilities are eligible for Rotary Foundation awards and must not be overlooked.

Application process

  • Review the application guidelines and check the eligibility requirements and restrictions before applying. Read the entire application before beginning.
  • Thoroughly research the curriculum and programs at each of the Rotary Peace Centers before starting the online application. The applicant will be asked to rank the centers in order of importance.
  • Master's degree applicants: Collect all academic transcripts, test scores, and any other documents required by preferred universities as noted on the fellowship application. All supplementary materials must be in English. Certificate applicants: Academic transcripts or scores are not needed.
  •  The appliacant should inform the local Rotary district that he/she is applying for a peace fellowship, and request an interview. District endorsement is required to complete the application process. TIP: The local Rotary club can help the applicant  connect with his/her district. Use Club Finder to locate the club nearest you. Club interviews and endorsements are strongly encouraged but not required for applicants who have district support.
  • Prior to interviews, fill out the online application, attach the required supplementary materials (test scores, academic or professional recommendations, essays), and submit them to the Rotary district no later than 31 May.
  • Complete an interview with district representatives. Districts must submit endorsed applications to The Rotary Foundation by 1 July.
  • Receive notice of selection results in November. If chosen for a fellowship, the applicant  will receive the name of the Peace Center where he/she will study.
  •  The applicant should apply for admission to the university where he/she will study. Being chosen for a fellowship does not mean that he/she has been admitted to the university.

Application checklist

  • Application
  • Required recommendations; optional club recommendation

Master’s degree program: one academic and one professional

Professional development certificate program: two professional; one from a current employer

Optional: club recommendation

  • Résumé or curriculum vitae
  • Undergraduate transcripts, required for master’s degree program only
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores, required for all non-native English speakers for master’s degree program only
  • GRE scores (required for consideration to UNC; highly recommended for the Rotary Peace Center at Duke-UNC)
  • District endorsement
  • Candidate’s certification, signed and dated

For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below.


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Publish Date
March 13, 2018




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