Rotary World Peace Fellowships/Becas del Rotary World Peace

5 08 2008
Rotary Centers provide Rotary World Peace Fellows with the opportunity to pursue a master’s degree in conflict resolution, peace studies, international relations, and related areas.
Each year, up to 60 Rotary World Peace Fellowships are offered on a competitive basis at six Rotary Centers, which operate in partnership with seven leading universities:

Coursework at the Rotary Centers focuses on preventing and resolving conflict by addressing its root causes ― for example, responding to hunger with food security, disease with health care, illiteracy with education, poverty with sustainable development, and environmental degradation with conservation. Fellows put classroom lessons into practice through an applied field experience, when they work with a variety of governmental and nongovernmental organizations worldwide.

The fellows are chosen from countries and cultures around the globe based on their potential as leaders in government, business, education, media, and other professional areas. Learn more about program eligibility and deadlines .

Rotary Centers alumni have demonstrated their ability to further global understanding and peace in their work for United Nations agencies, the World Bank, European Parliament, the Organization of American States, and other nongovernmental organizations, along with national governments and international businesses.

To find out more about the Rotary Centers program, contact your local Rotary club or the Rotary Centers Department at The Rotary Foundation.

Get to know program alumni , and read more about the centers that are transforming the world (PDF).

Eligibility criteria
Applicants must

  • Hold an earned undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university or its international equivalent (based on a four-year curriculum)
  • Be proficient in a second language (including the language of the proposed host university)
  • Possess excellent leadership skills
  • Demonstrate a commitment to peace and international understanding through service, academic, or professional achievements
  • Have a minimum of three years combined paid or unpaid full-time work experience in relevant field
  • Be a citizen of a country where there is a Rotary club

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5 08 2008
For recent graduates of law schools or graduate programs in journalism, international relations, area studies, or other relevant disciplines from universities worldwide.
HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH, the international human rights monitoring and advocacy organization, invites applications for its fellowship program. Human Rights Watch is known for its impartial and reliable human rights reporting on over 70 countries worldwide, its innovative and high-profile advocacy campaigns, and its success in affecting the policy of the US and other influential governments toward human rights abusers.
Unrestricted Fellowships
Alan R. and Barbara D. Finberg Fellowship – Established in memory of Alan R. and Barbara D. Finberg, early supporters of Human Rights Watch, this fellowship is open to graduates (at the Master’s level) in the fields of law, journalism, international relations, or other relevant studies. Other relevant disciplines may also be considered.
Restricted Fellowships
NYU School of Law Fellowship at HRW – This fellowship is open to J.D. graduates of New York University School of Law only.
Leonard H. Sandler Fellowship – Established in memory of Judge Leonard H. Sandler, a 1950 Columbia Law graduate with a lifelong commitment to civil rights and liberties, this fellowship is open to J.D. graduates of Columbia Law School only.
Aryeh Neier Fellowship – Created to honor the legacy of Aryeh Neier, this fellowship is open to recent law school graduates or applicants who will have graduated by June 2009. Please visit the following page for more details.
Fellows work full-time for one year with Human Rights Watch in New York, Washington, D.C., or London (Aryeh Neier fellows will work full-time, for an additional year, at the ACLU). Fellows monitor human rights developments in various countries, conduct on-site investigations, draft reports on human rights conditions, and engage in advocacy aimed at publicizing and curtailing human rights violations. Past fellows have conducted research and advocacy on numerous different issues in countries all over the world. A few recent examples are: a project on the rights of Iraqi refugees in Syria and Lebanon; on violations of the rights of girls in juvenile custody in New York State; on corporal punishment of children in southern public schools in the US; on the rights of Bhutanese refugees in Nepal and India; on abuses against Sri Lankan migrant domestic workers; and abuses committed in the context of the Naxal conflict in Chhattisgarh state, India.
Applicants must have exceptional analytic skills, an ability to write and speak clearly, and a commitment to work in the human rights field in the future. Proficiency in one language in addition to English is strongly desired. Familiarity with countries or regions where serious human rights violations occur is also valued. Depending on the fellowship for which they wish to apply, prospective fellows must be graduates of law, journalism, international relations, or other relevant studies, or must provide evidence of significant, comparable, relevant work experience (please see our Frequently Asked Questions section for the specific requirements of the various fellowships.
The salary for 2008-2009 fellows is $48,000, plus excellent employer-paid benefits. The salary for 2009-2010 is currently under review and may be increased.
Applicants are responsible for compiling complete application packets which must include the following:

Complete applications (including transcripts and recommendations) for Fellowships must be received no later than October. Applications should be sent by e-mail, under single cover and as PDF files, to with the name of the fellowship you are applying for in the subject line.

Applicants must be available for interviews in New York from early November to mid-December. Inquiries may be directed to the Fellowships hotline at (212) 290-4700 x312, or to Please click here for more information.

Faxing Parts of Your Application

Applications must be submitted by e-mail, under a single cover and in PDF format. However, under truly extenuating circumstances and only with prior written approval from us, you may send in an application or part of an application by fax, by the deadline of October. Lateness of an application does not constitute extenuating circumstances. Faxed applications will not be accepted without prior written approval from Human Rights Watch.

The Bernstein Fellowships
Bernstein Fellowships established in honor of Robert S. Bernstein, founding chair of Human Rights Watch, provide financial support to allow two Yale Law School graduates to pursue full-time international human rights work for one year. (Please note that the Bernstein Fellowships are administered through Yale Law School. Applications for the Bernstein Fellowships should not be sent to Human Rights Watch.)