Rotary Peace Fellowship applicants sought in Northern New York
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 11:33 am

Rotary district 7040 of northern New York and Rotary International are seeking applicants for Rotary Peace Fellowships.

Non-Rotarian professionals interested in international relations, public administration, sustainable development, peace studies and conflict resolution are invited to apply.

Each year, up to 100 Rotary Peace Fellowships are offered on a competitive basis; 50 master's degree fellowships and 50 professional development certificate fellowships.

Fellows can earn either a master’s degree in international relations, public administration, sustainable development, peace studies or conflict resolution, or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict resolution.

Fellows are chosen from countries and cultures around the globe based on the ability to have a significant, positive impact on world peace and conflict resolution during their planned careers.

Participants in the master's degree program gain access to:

• Two years of Rotary-funded graduate study toward a master's degree.

• Training in the root causes of conflict, theories of international relations and effective models of cooperation, conflict resolution, and negotiation.

• A growing network of alumni employed around the world in diplomacy, government, non-governmental organizations and private corporations.

Candidates already working in an appropriate field may opt for the three-month professional development certificate program at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand.

Both programs require a bachelor's degree in a related field. The master’s program requires three years of relevant work experience and the certificate requires five years of work experience.

Applications must be submitted by April 30. Interviews will take place Saturday May 18.

More information and application forms can be found on the Rotary website at