TRF - Peace Scholars

Graduates from the Rotary Peace Center at the University of Queensland

Rotary World Peace Centers Program:

Rotary takes a direct approach to world  understanding by providing future leaders with the tools they need to “wage  peace” on the global stage with its innovative Rotary Peace Centers program.  Launched in 2002, Rotary awards up to 100 full scholarships each year for master’s-level degrees or a professional certificate in peace and conflict  studies at six Rotary Peace Centers located at:

  • University of Bradford, United Kingdom
  • University of Queensland, Australia
  • International Christian University, Japan
  • Uppsala University, Sweden
  • Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
  • Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, (an intensive, three-month course for  mid-level professionals in government, non-government organizations, and  international industry)

Rotary World Peace Fellows participate in The Rotary Foundation’s mission of improving health, supporting education, and  alleviating poverty. The Rotary Centers for International Studies in peace and  conflict resolution support this mission by:

  • Advancing  research, teaching, publication, and knowledge on issues of peace, conflict and  its resolution, and world understanding
  • Providing  advanced international educational opportunities for a group of Rotary World  Peace Fellows chosen from different countries and cultures on the basis of  their potential as leaders in government, business, education, media, and other related professions
  • Providing  a means for The Rotary Foundation and Rotary clubs to increase their  effectiveness in promoting greater tolerance and cooperation among peoples, leading to world understanding and peace.


General Eligibility

Applicants for the Rotary World Peace Fellowships should have:

  1. A commitment to international understanding and peace, demonstrated through their professional and academic achievements and personal and community service activities
  2. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a related field with strong grades at the time of application
  3. Minimum three years combined paid or unpaid full-time relevant work experience for the master’s degree program
  4. Minimum five years relevant work experience with current full-time employment in a mid- to upper-level position for the certificate program
  5. Proficiency in a second language for the master’s program or proficiency in English for the certificate program
  6. Excellent leadership skills. Persons with disabilities and Rotaract members are eligible and encouraged to apply.


PDG Mike Caruso  or call 503-476-5978.



Rotary Peace Fellow handbook for the  Professional Development Certificate Program (pdf)

Rotary Peace Fellow Application (pdf)


Where Rotary Peace Fellows Work around the World:


TRF - Peace Center Map