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    Rotary Peace Fellowships at Bradford

    The Rotary Peace Centre at the University of Bradford hosts and supports ten fully-funded MA Rotary Peace Fellows from around the world each year and is based in the Division of Peace Studies and International Development (PSID). The Centre was established in 2002 as a founding member of the Rotary Peace Centres network. There are five additional Rotary Peace Centres at the University of North Carolina-Duke University (USA), University of Queensland (Australia), International Christian University (Japan), Chulalongkorn University (Thailand), and Uppsala University (Sweden). Since 2002, the Rotary Foundation has invested more than $150 million (USD) in the global Rotary Peace Fellowship programme. The six Rotary Peace Centres have collectively trained over 1,100 Rotary Peace Fellows.


    Rotary Peace Fellows are selected through a highly-competitive international process that is led by Rotary International, the Rotary Foundation, and the Roary Peace Centres. The Bradford Rotary Peace Centre receives more applications than any other Rotary Peace Centre in the world. Bradford Peace Fellows must have several years of professional experience, an excellent academic record, and show an ability to have a significant, positive impact on world peace and conflict resolution in their future careers.


    Applicable Courses

    All full-time Master’s courses in the Division of Peace Studies and International Development starting in September 2019 including:

    • MA in Advanced Practice in Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution
    • MA in International Relations and Security Studies
    • MA in Peace, Resilience and Social Justice
    • MA in Peace, Conflict and Development Studies
    • MSc in Sustainable Development


    Eligibility Requirements (from Rotary International)

    The Rotary Peace Fellowship is designed for professionals with work experience in international relations or peace and conflict prevention and resolution. Our fellows are committed to community and international service and the pursuit of peace.

    Applicants must also meet the following requirements:

    • Proficiency in English; proficiency in a second language is strongly recommended
    • Strong commitment to international understanding and peace as demonstrated through professional and academic achievements and personal or community service
    • Excellent leadership skills
    • Master’s degree applicants: minimum three years of related full-time work or volunteer experience, bachelor’s degree


    Eligibility Restrictions (from Rotary International)

    Rotary Peace Fellowships may not be used for doctoral study. And the following people are not eligible for the master’s degree program:

    • Active Rotary members
    • Employees of a Rotary club or district, Rotary International, or other Rotary entity
    • Spouses, lineal descendants (children or grandchildren by blood or legal adoption), spouses of lineal descendants, or ancestors (parents or grandparents by blood) of any living person in these categories
    • Former Rotary members and their relatives as described above (within 36 months of their resignation)


    Rotary has an eligibility quiz on their website to assist you in determining your eligibility status.


    How to Apply

    Applicants for the Rotary Peace Fellowship must apply directly with Rotary International. If you would like to attend the University of Bradford with your Rotary Peace Fellowship you must select the University of Bradford as the desired Peace Centre placement site. For more information on the Rotary Peace Fellowship application process visit the Rotary International website.


    Applications for the 2019-20 Rotary Peace Fellowships are now open. The deadline for applicants to submit applications to their Rotary district is 31 May 2018.

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