Rotary Peace Fellowship – Endorsing Candidates
The district interview and endorsement are crucial parts of the Rotary Peace Centers application process. Without them, The Rotary Foundation can’t consider the applications of eligible candidates.
Districts should appoint a Rotary Peace Fellowships subcommittee chair to facilitate the endorsement process. Clubs can help by recommending and coaching qualified candidates.
Step one: Recruit candidates
- Promote the Rotary Peace Fellowships
- Meet with candidates to help them decide which program best matches their interests.
Step two: Advise candidates
- Encourage master’s program candidates to thoroughly research the universities to see which they prefer.
- Help the candidates fill out an online application
- Instruct candidates to submit applications to districts by 31 May.
Step three: Interview, endorse candidates
- Review all submitted applications online.
- Interview qualified candidates and determine endorsement decision. (Club recommendations are strongly encouraged but not required.)
Step four: Submit endorsements
- Districts submit endorsement forms online by 1 July
- Receive confirmation that the application and endorsement have been completed (districts and candidates).
Step five: Receive results
- The Rotary Peace Centers Committee selects finalists and alternates in October
- Candidates and districts receive results in November
Resources for Rotarians
- Rotary Peace Centers Program Guide for Rotarians (PDF)
- Rotary Peace Centers Webinars for Rotarians
- Endorsement instructions (PDF)
- The Important Role of Rotarians (PPT)
- Six Tips for Recruiting, Supporting, and Endorsing Successful Peace Fellows (PDF)