Opportunity ID 1979
Degree Non Degree Program/Certificate
Language Requirement TOEFLIELTS
No. of Opportunity 80
Fields of study Peace Building
Opportunity Type : Fully Funded
Duration 1 Year
Language of Instruction English
Rotary Foundation accepts applications from international applicants to apply for the Professional Development Rotary Peace Fellowship 2025-26. The Foundation offers fellowships for professionals seeking a peace and development studies certificate or work in a related field.
Students with diverse backgrounds and professional experience can apply for this opportunity. Fellows will gain practical skills to endorse peace within communities, locally or globally, during this one-year program. Moreover, the fellows will complete field studies and design and undertake a social change initiative.
Important Dates and Details
- Application Deadline: 31 May 2024
- Result Email Notifications: November
- Study Duration: 1 Year
- Number of Fellowships: 80
- Gender: Male/Female
- Location: Bahçeşehir University (BAU), Istanbul, Turkey and Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
- Eligible Country: All
Benefits of the Professional Development Rotary Peace Fellowship
The Rotary Peace Fellowship for Professional Development Certificate will cover the following elements:
- Tuition and fees
- Room and board
- Round-trip transportation
- Field study expenses
Applicants for the Rotary Peace Fellowship should:
- Be proficient in the English language
- Provide a bachelor’s degree
- Prove at least five years of full-time relevant experience in peace or development work.
- Demonstrate commitment to peace and cross-cultural understanding
- Prove leadership skills
- Explain how their plan to promote peace aligns with Rotary’s mission
- Makerere University candidates are either from Africa, have worked there, or have worked with African communities or initiatives outside the continent.
- Bahçeşehir University Candidates from the Middle East/North Africa must working in the region, working with related communities/initiatives globally, or demonstrating interest in peacebuilding approaches in the region
- Applicants should be mid-career peace and development leaders with at least five years of relevant experience
- Must have a social change initiative promoting peace and development in the program region
- A clear vision of how the fellowship and network will advance peace work and increase the impact
- Intended for working professionals, it requires 11 weeks of on-site participation
- Upon completion, fellows earn a postgraduate diploma
- Commitment to sharing work and staying connected with Rotary members
Applicants with the following restrictions are not eligible for the fellowship:
- Active Rotary or Rotaract members
- The staff of a Rotary club and district, Rotary International, or other entities of the Foundation
- Spouses, children or grandchildren by blood or legal adoption, spouses of lineal descendants, or ancestors of any living person in these categories
- Previous Rotary members and their relatives mentioned above within 36 months of their resignation.
- Currently enrolled applicants in undergraduate or graduate programs
- Engage with Rotary to learn about Rotary’s work in their community and worldwide
What Programs Does the Fellowship Include?
The components of the Fellowship are as follows:
- A preliminary online course
- Ten-week on-site course
- A social change initiative
- One-week on-site capstone seminar
Required Documents (in English)
The following documents are mandatory for the Professional Development Rotary Peace Fellowship:
- Academic and professional recommendations
- Personal video statements and essays
- Transcripts from postsecondary colleges and universities attended (master’s only)
- English language proficiency test scores ( IELTS or TOEFL if required) (master’s only)
- Social impact plan (certificate only)
How to Apply?
The process of application is online, and applicants can submit their applications by entering the link below:
Please visit the Rotary Foundation’s official website for more details about the Professional Development Rotary Peace Fellowship.
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