Chatham House, in partnership with the Robert Bosch Stiftung, will host a fellow from Central Europe to advance research on political and economic developments in Africa.

The fellowship is intended to provide an opportunity for the next generation of scholars from Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Poland and Romania to contribute to Chatham House research, participate in the Academy’s Leadership Programme, and build links with policy and academic communities in Central Europe and Africa. The fellowship is aimed at future leaders, researchers and opinion-makers.

The fellow will spend six months working at Chatham House with the Africa Programme team and three months hosted by the South African Institute of International Affairs. During this time they will conduct a research project of their own design, focusing on political and economic development in Central Europe and Africa and shared learning from post-socialist countries. In the course of the fellowship, the scholar may conduct a research trip to the region and also spend time at the German Council on Foreign Relations in Berlin. 

Call for applications 

The 2016/17 application window is now closed.

Research topics

Research projects should be designed by you. However, you should bear in mind what would also be relevant to an international policy institute. Your project should fall under the category of 'Political and economic development in post-socialist Europe and Africa: Shared learning from transition and reform'.


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