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Fellowship: 2013 Rotary Peace Fellowships‏


The Rotary Peace Centers of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International is currently recruiting for applicants for the 2013 Rotary Peace Fellowship. Applications are due 1 July 2012.

Over the past ten years, Rotary Peace Centers has provided over 600 future peace leaders with peace and conflict resolution education and field experience. Our alumni work all over the world with organization ranging from grassroots peace initiatives in Africa to the United Nations.

In an effort to reach out to more qualified candidates all over the world, Rotary is reaching out peace-related organizations and asking them to post our fellowship opportunity to their listserves or newsletters. Below is a short description of the fellowship and attached is a longer, more detailed description:



The Rotary Foundation is now accepting applications for the world-competitive Rotary Peace Fellowship. The fellowship provides academic and practical training to prepare scholars for leadership roles in solving conflicts around the world.

Up to 110 fellows are selected every year in a globally competitive process based on personal, academic, and professional achievements.
Fellows earn a master's-level degree or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict studies at one of six Rotary Peace Centers at leading universities in Australia, England, Japan, the United State, Sweden and Thailand.

To learn more about the program, applicants are encouraged to visit the Rotary Peace Centers website at www.rotary.org/rotarycenters <http://www.rotary.org/rotarycenters> . All applications are due 1 July 2012.

The Rotary Foundation is now accepting applications for the world-competitive Rotary Peace Fellowship. The fellowship provides academic and practical training to prepare scholars for leadership roles in solving conflicts around the world.



Up to 110 fellows are selected every year in a globally competitive process based on personal, academic, and professional achievements.
Fellows earn a master's-level degree or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict studies at one of six Rotary Peace Centers at leading universities in Australia, England, Sweden, Japan, the United States and Thailand.



Master's Degree Option

·        "Building the leaders of tomorrow"

·        15-24 months of Rotary-funded graduate study toward a
master's degree at one of our five Rotary Centers

·        Training in the root causes of conflict, theories of
international relations, and effective models of cooperation, conflict resolution, and negotiation including course work and applied field experience

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



Professional Certificate Option

·        "Strengthening the leaders of today"

·        3 month professional development certificate program

·        Designed specifically for candidates already working in the
field of peace and conflict studies to further their understanding of conflict resolution

·        Theoretical foundational knowledge during 8 weeks in the
classroom and practical experience during 2-3 week on site fieldwork



Both programs require, at minimum, a bachelor's degree in a related field; 3 years of relevant work experience and proficiency in a 2nd language for the MA program and 5 years for the professional development certificate and proficiency in English.



The 2013 Academic term deadline is 1 July 2012. Applications are available at: www.rotary.org/rotarycenters <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/balkans/www.rotary.org/rotarycenters> .
Please pay close attention to the language and academic test requirements for each center.



All Rotary Peace Fellowship applications need the endorsement of your local Rotary district. You can find your nearest local Rotary Club by using the Club Locator tool on the Rotary International web site at http://www.rotary.org/en/AboutUs/SiteTools/ClubLocator/Pages/ridefault.a\