The application period is open for one or more cycles a year

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Grant Master Fellowship & Research

Location (s):

  • Worldwide


Global grants support large international activities with sustainable, measurable outcomes in Rotary’s areas of focus. Grant sponsors form international partnerships that respond to real community needs.



Global grants can fund these activities:

  • Humanitarian projects.

  • Scholarships for graduate-level academic studies.

  • Vocational training teams, which are groups of professionals who travel abroad either to teach local professionals about a particular field or to learn more about their own.


Both the district or club in the country where the activity is carried out and the international partner district or club must first become qualified before applying for a global grant. Your club and district Rotary Foundation chairs can help you plan how to use your District Designated Funds and learn how to qualify your club.

Submitting a successful grant application

Consult with local experts early in the planning process to build a strong project plan and global grant application. The district resource network can help.

To be approved, your application must clearly describe how your project, scholarship, or vocational training team:

  • Is sustainable — include plans for long-term success after the global grant funds have been spent.
  • Includes measurable goals.
  • Aligns with one of Rotary's areas of focus.
  • Responds to real community needs.
  • Actively involves Rotarians and community members.
  • Meets the eligibility requirements in the grants terms and conditions.


Applications are accepted throughout the year and reviewed as they are received.

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Deadline: The application period is open for one or more cycles a year

Cost/funding for participants:

The minimum budget for a global grant activity is $30,000. The Foundation’s World Fund provides a minimum of $15,000 and maximum of $200,000. Clubs and districts contribute District Designated Funds (DDF) and/or cash contributions that the World Fund matches. DDF is matched at 100% and cash is matched at 50%.

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