Academy Fellowship

Academy Stavros Niarchos Foundation Senior Fellow

Applications are invited for emerging leaders to spend 6 months as an Academy Stavros Niarchos Foundation Senior Fellow. Applications are open to Greek nationals and the Greek diaspora. 

Closing date: 


The Academy Stavros Niarchos Foundation Senior Fellowship is a joint initiative of Chatham House and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. The purpose of this fellowship is to offer established leaders and practitioners from Greece and the Greek diaspora the opportunity to develop their understanding, ideas and approaches on the most pressing challenges facing the world. The fellow will have the chance to advance their knowledge, develop research skills and build links with the policy, academic and other communities in the UK and more widely. 

Chatham House will provide a dynamic base within which the fellows can pursue their own research interests; further develop their personal interaction, communication and leadership skills; extend their global networks; and deepen their expertise by contributing to the institute’s research and activities. This experience will inform the fellows’ contributions to improved regional and national decision-making on issues of great relevance to prosperity and security in Europe and the world.

Candidate background

Candidates should be at an advanced stage in their career and should already have some research and publication experience. 

Research topics

The fellows are hosted by and based in research teams at Chatham House. During the fellowship, the fellow will conduct a research project of their own design. Below are the research themes for 2017. Submitted research proposals must fit broadly within one of these themes.

Research topic with the Asia Programme:

Assessing China’s relationship with, and investment in, Greece

Research topic with the Europe Programme:

Greece-Turkey relations, in the context of the refugee crisis and the wider EU-Turkey relationship

Research topic with the Europe Programme and Russia and Eurasia Programme:

Russia’s role and influence in southeast Europe

Research topic with the Centre on Global Health Security:

The Health of Refugees and Migrants

Research topic with the International Security Department:

The impact of EU domestic security policies on counterterrorism

Application details

To apply, please visit the Academy Stavros Niarchos Foundation Fellowship page to download the fellowship information pack and read the FAQs before completing an application form.

Please send your application form and supporting documents to

Closing date: Monday 31 October 2016

The 6-month fellowship will begin in February 2017. For more information on the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, please visit