Rotary Peace Fellowships
Feb 23, 2021 7:40 AM
Neville Taylor
Rotary Peace Fellowships

Promoting peace is one of Rotary’s main causes. The fully funded Rotary Peace Fellowship, which covers tuition and living expenses, increases the capacity of existing leaders to prevent and resolve conflict by offering academic training, field experience, and professional networking.

Up to 130 fellows are selected every year in a globally competitive process based on personal, academic, and professional achievements. Fellows earn either a masters degree or a certificate in peace and development studies at one of the seven Rotary Peace Centres, located at leading universities around the world. Over 1,400 program alumni are working in more than 115 countries as leaders in national governments, nongovernmental organisations, education and research, law enforcement, and international organisations such as the United Nations.

Neville Taylor, past president 2018-19 is the Chair of the Rotary Central Melbourne Foundation Committee.  Neville joined Rotary Central Melbourne in September 2011 following his participation as a mentee in the very first Rotary and Victoria Police Leaders Mentoring Program.  He has served on the Board of Rotary Central Melbourne as Director for Club Administration, Community Service, Foundation and as President.  He has also been a member of the Fundraising and Vocational Service Committees.

At District level he was a member of the Executive Committee responsible for the speaker program for the D9800 District conference 2017, is currently a D9800 Vocational Service Champion and coordinator of the Ambulance Victoria Leaders Mentoring Program. Neville is a recipient of the Royce Abbey Award 2008 and received a Paul Harris Fellow recognition in 2020.  Recently Neville was appointed to the D9800 Rotary Peace Fellowship Sub-Committee to oversee the district nominations of candidates for the Peace Fellowships in 2022.