We seek support from organizations which recognize the importance of providing opportunities for the next generation of global leaders to learn about and respond to the complex policy challenges of a fast-moving world.


The Queen Elizabeth II Academy funds its activities through a combination of grants or sponsorship from organizations, government departments, private foundations, corporate and individuals to cover projects, for fellowship support, and as discretionary donations.

To ensure Queen Elizabeth II Academy Fellows can pursue independent and rigorously objective policy-focused research, sponsors may express preferences for either the geographic or thematic focus of a fellowship but not both.

All research programmes and staff adhere to the Chatham House Principles for Independent Research and Convening.  For further information on Chatham House’s overall funding, please visit the Our Funding pages.

The Queen Elizabeth II Academy would like to thank the following organizations for their current support of our work:

  • Asfari Foundation
  • Chevron
  • Department for International Development, UK*
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office, UK
  • Richard Hayden
  • Dame DeAnne Julius
  • Mo Ibrahim Foundation
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan
  • Robert Bosch Stiftung
  • Save the Children*
  • Standard Chartered*
  • Stavros Niarchos Foundation
  • Thomson Reuters*

*In-kind supporters

For more information on any aspect of our work, please contact Andrew Swan, assistant head, Queen Elizabeth II Academy