Posted by Sam McCurdy
The Rotary Foundation provides up to 130 fully funded Peace Fellowships for dedicated leaders from around the world, to study at one of their peace centres. This includes awards up to 50 fellowships for master’s degrees and 80 for certificate studies at premier universities.
Through academic training, practice, and global networking opportunities, the Rotary Peace Centre’s program develops the capacity of peace and development professionals or practitioners, to become experienced and effective catalysts for peace. The fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship and field-study expenses.
Since the program began in 2002, the Rotary Peace Centre’s have trained more than 1,300 fellows, who now work in more than 115 countries. Many serve as leaders in governments, NGOs, the military, education, law enforcement, and international organizations like the United Nations and the World Bank.
A recent example of someone who has benefited from participation in the Rotary Foundation's Peace Fellowship program is Martin Allison. 
Martin is a Detective Inspector at Victoria Police. He joined Victoria Police Force at a young age and has worked in the Crime Squads, the western and north western suburbs of Melbourne and assignment to the Western Australia Police Service. He has a broad and diverse experience in policing across various roles.
In 2019, Martin was awarded a Rotary Peace Fellowship through the Rotary Club of Melbourne and studied at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok for 3 months, which he described as an immensely rewarding experience. 
Following his study, he is currently working on a project to leverage the influence of sport to reduce the incidence of men’s violence towards women.