The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International is a not-for-profit corporation that receives contributions totaling more than US $100 million annually and spends more than $105 million each year in support of humanitarian and educational programs that are implemented by Rotary Club and District 6400 Rotarians.
Contact PDG Donna Schmidt, District Rotary Foundation Coordinator, for more information.
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peace_fellowships_application_announcement_en All your questions answered and application information
Each year, Rotary selects up to 100 professionals from around the world to receive fellowships to study at one of our peace centers.
Through academic training, practice, and global networking opportunities, the Rotary Peace Centers program develops leaders who become catalysts for peace and conflict prevention and resolution. These fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship and field-study expenses.
In just over a decade, the Rotary Peace Centers have trained more than 1,000 fellows for careers in peacebuilding. Many of them are serving as leaders at international organizations or have started their own foundations.
Each year, Rotary awards up to 50 fellowships for master’s degrees and 50 for certificate studies at premier universities around the world.
- Master’s degree programs: Last 15 to 24 months and require a practical internship of two to three months during the academic break.
- Professional development certificates: For experienced professionals and lasts three months with two to three weeks of field study.
The 2018 Rotary Peace Fellowship application is now available! Our new online application will streamline the submission and review process and help districts manage the increasing number of Rotary Peace Fellowship applications
Please note that the application is in English only, and we will no longer be able to accept PDF applications. As a Rotary leader, you play a key role in communicating information about the peace centers program to club and district leaders, who help identify and nominate candidates for the fellowships. We encourage you to use and share these resources:
- The Rotary Peace Centers Program Guide — information on eligibility requirements and finding qualified candidates
The application video — explains the steps to completing the application
Applying for the Rotary Peace Fellowship: Tips From Current Fellows 24 January, 09:00-09:30
Rotary Peace Fellowships: How to Strengthen Your Application 7 February, 09:00-09:30
- Webinars for Rotarians (Chicago time, UTC-6, for all listings):
- Rotary Peace Centers: The Important Role of RotariansRotary Peace Centers: Turning Applicants Into Fellows 7 February 10:00-10:30
Rotary Peace Centers: The important role of Rotarians (French) 9 February, 09:00-09:45Rotary Peace Centers: The important role of Rotarians (Spanish) 9 February, 10:30-11:15The Rotary Peace Centers Facebook page — follow us and spread the news about our program
We are truly this close! Rotary, along with our partners, has reduced polio cases by 99.9 percent worldwide since our first project to vaccinate children in the Philippines in 1979. We are close to eradicating polio, but we need your help. Whether you have a few minutes or a few hours, here are some ways to make a global impact and protect children against polio forever.
- Give to PolioPlus.
- Read about the roles our partners play in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.
Remember that all the funds that are contributed in the 2016 – 2017 Rotary Year will be spent by The Rotary International Foundation and the District 6400 Rotary International Foundation Committee in the 2019 – 2020 Rotary Year! This helps to secure our future!
Be sure to mark your calendar for World Polio Day which is October 24th! We ask clubs to consider doing something special to bring attention to our fight and raise funds. Here’s one idea you could do:
Ask each Club in the District to hold a special “World’s Greatest Meal to Help End Polio” (WGMeal) Event as their way to celebrate World Polio Day. We asked them to schedule this event as their regularly scheduled meeting either the week before or after Oct 24th. They have their event (many different ways to celebrate), send the money into TRF/PolioPlus like a regular PolioPlus donation and report it to a WGMeal Coordinator … www.wgmeal.com …or their District PolioPlus Chair who then reports the amount to WGMeal. The results have been fabulous. We have averaged over $30,000.00 (USD) each year during this celebration. Please consider asking each District to hold a WGMeal Event this year to celebrate October 24th’s World Polio Day.
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