Call for Applications for the Rotary World Peace Fellowships

Call for Applications: Rotary World Peace Fellowships

Call for Applications: Rotary World Peace Fellowships
Rotary, one of the world\’s largest humanitarian service organizations has partnered with eight leading universities around the globe to host the Rotary Centers for International Studies in peace and conflict resolution. Each year, Rotary selects up to 110 Fellows to study peace and conflict resolution at universities around the world. Rotary World 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.

Some of the program highlights include:
– A choice of either a three-month certificate course or master\’s degree program.
– The opportunity to study at one of eight universities around the world.
– Training in the root causes of conflict, theories of international relations, and effective models of cooperation, conflict resolution and negotiation.
– Full funding for tuition, housing expenses, and airfare.
– Access to a growing network of committed alumni employed around the world in diplomacy, government, non-governmental organizations and private corporations.

The master\’s level degree program is aimed at mid-career professionals in government, nongovernmental organizations and private corporations. The certificate program is for professionals currently holding a mid- to upper-level position with a minimum of five years of experience in the field of peace and conflict resolution.

Applicants are encouraged to apply now via their local Rotary Club. All applications must be received by Rotary Headquarters by 1 July 2009.