Rotary International Offers Unique Program of Peace Fellowships

In addition to the tremendous work that the Derby-Shelton Rotary Club does here in Derby and Shelton, the club is part of Rotary International’s good works around the world. The Rotary Foundation is currently offering 130 fully funded fellowships for dedicated leaders from around the world to study at a Rotary Peace Center. There are 50 fellowships available for Master’s Degree participants. Those accepted candidates study peace and development issues with research-informed teaching and a diverse student body. The programs last 15 to 24 months and include a two- to three-month field study, which participants design themselves. There are an additional 80 fellowships designed for working professionals. During the one-year blended learning program, experienced peace and development professionals with diverse backgrounds gain practical skills to promote peace within their communities and across the globe. Fellows complete field studies, and they also design and carry out a social change initiative.

Since the program began in 2002, the Rotary Peace Centers have trained more than 1,400 fellows who now work in more than 115 countries. Many serve as leaders in governments, NGOs, the military, education, law enforcement, and international organizations like the United Nations and the World Bank.

Applications for the 2022-23 Program are now being accepted until May 15. Applications are reviewed by the local Rotary District which must endorse the application and submit it to Rotary by July 1.

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