Anyone affiliated with the Open Society University Network (OSUN) – scholars who are based at OSUN partner institutions and are involved in on-going and developing OSUN projects and programs can apply for this fellowship.
Requirements and fellowship structure
Eligibility for this fellowship is restricted to individuals affiliated with the Open Society University Network (OSUN) – scholars who are based at OSUN partner institutions and are involved in on-going and developing OSUN projects and programs.
Eligible OSUN institutions:
- Al-Quds University/Al-Quds Bard College of Arts and Sciences
- American University of Beirut
- American University of Bulgaria
- American University of Central Asia
- Arizona State University
- Ashesi University
- Bard College
- Bard College Berlin
- Birkbeck, University of London
- BRAC University
- Central European University
- European Humanities University
- National University of Political Studies and Public Administration
- Sciences Po
- SOAS University of London
- Universidad de los Andes
- Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen
- Rift Valley Institute
- Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research
Two types of fellowship are available:
- The junior fellowships are aimed at scholars at the early to mid-stage of their career (i.e. doctoral candidates, postdoctoral researchers and fellows).
- The senior fellowships are aimed at senior scholars and faculty with demonstrated excellence in their chosen area of research.
Overall, the fellowship is aimed at researchers and university faculty, in particular scholars leading or contributing to OSUN programs, and aims at supporting the linkage between the OSUN partners and a global community of experts and practitioners in global governance.
How long is the Fellowship?
OSUN Academy Fellows will spend two months at Chatham House. The first intake of two fellows will be in January 2021 and the second intake of an additional two fellows will be in May 2021.
Where will I be based?
The fellow will be based full-time at Chatham House in London. Please note that our residential fellowships will resume in January 2021, with the expectation that fellows will be based in London. However, working patterns will be flexible and some aspects of the programme may be held online in line with safe Covid-19 working practices.
OSUN Academy Fellowships will contribute to the Fellows’ on-going research projects and enhance their engagement in OSUN academic and outreach programs. The candidates will define clear research objectives for the term of the Fellowship at Chatham House. These objectives will be well aligned with both the wider context of academic work of the Fellow and the thematic and regional questions of the existing research programs of Chatham House.
While at Chatham House, fellows help to strengthen our existing research and develop their own research project. Fellows disseminate their work through writing, speaking engagements, convening, and contributing to the Academy’s Leadership Programme. They will also have the option of attending Leadership Programme activities throughout their period of residence allowing them to engage with world-class experts and build their capacity for independent thinking on global policy issues through developing a network with other like-minded future leaders.
With support from the Academy, both senior and junior OSUN fellows will have the opportunity to contribute to select Chatham House publications and outputs. These may include producing a short briefing paper, Expert Comments, articles in The World Today magazine, Video Explainers or podcasts.
Fellows will also be encouraged to speak at and convene Chatham House events.
Remuneration and benefits
Fellows will receive a monthly stipend within the range of £2,300 - £5,000 subject to UK tax and other statutory deductions. Modest provision is made for the costs of relocation, fieldwork, and possible publication costs.
To apply for this fellowship, we need:
The Queen Elizabeth II Academy at Chatham House seeks individuals who are dynamic, creative, driven and excited to contribute to Chatham House's research teams to analyse key global and national challenges and develop policy solutions.
To apply, we ask that applicants propose a research project that aims to contribute to work on the promise and challenge of inclusive global governance in the 21st century.
Fellows are strongly encouraged to consider our existing research programmes and develop a research proposal that seeks to make a direct contribution to our work on specific topics and regions and to link this to the challenge of regional and global governance.
Further guidance on possible project topics for 2021 is available below and on the application form.
Please complete the online form via the link below and submit with your application the following information:
- Names of two referees
- Nationality eligibility requirements
- Leadership potential
- Aptitude to benefit from the broad and inclusive nature of the fellowship
- The relevance and clarity of the proposed research project, as demonstrated through the project proposal
- Relevant background experience, as demonstrated through the curriculum vitae
- Demonstrating the necessary English-language ability
- Motivation for undertaking the fellowship
- A post-fellowship plan which indicates how the candidate will return to their home country or region and apply their skills and knowledge
- Stage one: complete the application below. Once the submission period ends, all applications will be reviewed and shortlisted by our selection committee.
- Stage two: shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview either in person in London or by Skype. The interviews are carried out by a member of senior management at Chatham House and may include a senior representative of the organization sponsoring the fellowship. After this round, fellows will be selected and notified via email.