Applications will also be accepted from applicants holding dual nationality which includes Greece.
Applicants must hold a completed BA degree or equivalent. Master's degree with an international focus is preferred.
The ideal candidate should be at the mid-stage of their career and come from one of the following fields or work: academia, NGO, business, government departments, civil society or the media. They should have knowledge of and an interest in the policy challenges related to global governance.
We do not impose age restrictions for applicants. However, Academy fellowships are aimed at individuals at the mid-stage of their career.
Can I undertake other work or study at the same time as my fellowship?
Fellows are expected to work full-time towards their fellowship and therefore it is not possible to undertake a fellowship at the same time as pursuing work or studies (such as for a PhD).
Applications are currently closed.
The fellowship lasts ten months.
The fellow will be based full-time at Chatham House, London.
A fellow’s time will be split between three key areas:
Completing a personal research project: the fellow will choose and design a personal project to undertake with the guidance of a Chatham House expert (approximately 50%).
Contributing to the ongoing research activities: working with their host research team and other Chatham House teams as appropriate (approximately 20%).
Leadership Programme: it is a key part of all fellowships. It aims to develop fellows knowledge, network, self-awareness and to equip them with important skills on which they can draw in their future careers as leaders in their field (approximately 30%).
All fellows participate in and contribute to the Leadership Programme which encompasses the following components:
Intensive induction week
Academy fellowships begin with an intensive five-day induction week to become familiarized with the elements of the fellowships, meet their host research programme and have their first personal development coaching session.
Weekly discussion seminars
These sessions highlight the principal substantive and skills-based areas vital for informed and effective international leadership. Fellows are expected to contribute to and learn from one another’s experience.
Global Introductions off-site visits
These half-day visits take place approximately every two months and allow fellows to meet with leaders and senior decision-makers from a variety of sectors. Previous visits have included the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Department for International Development, Standard Chartered, and Thomson Reuters.
Every two months fellows participate in half-day workshops focusing on specific aspects of leadership such as ‘Leadership in a new role’ and ‘Fostering innovation and entrepreneurship’.
Fellows present updates on their research projects to help develop presentation skills, provide a forum for peer-review and to analyse issues outside their own area of expertise.
Personal development coaching
Fellows have access to monthly one-on-one sessions with a dedicated coach as a way to grow their self-awareness. Fellows work with the coach to set personal development objectives which they work to meet during their fellowship and beyond.
Fellows learn effective interview skills needed for television and radio culminating in a mock interview from which they receive feedback on style and any areas of improvement
‘Leadership in the 21st Century’ Breakfast Briefings
All fellows benefit from priority access to the ‘Leadership in the 21st Century’ Breakfast Briefings series. There, they have the opportunity to discuss leadership experiences and learn in an informal setting with leaders from government, business, media and the non-profit sectors.
Fellows have the option to have an external career mentor during their fellowship. Mentors are independent of the Academy and Chatham House and are picked individually for each fellow based on their career objectives.
Remuneration and benefits
The fellow will receive a monthly stipend of £2,365. Modest provision is made for the costs of relocation, fieldwork and possible publication costs.
This should be sufficient to cover reasonable accommodation, utilities, food, transport and other basic expenses. The following is intended to provide a rough guide on the cost of living essentials in London.
Accommodation: £125-150 per week for a shared house or room in halls of residence.
Bills (e.g. water, electricity, gas, internet): £70-100 per month.
Food: £40-60 per week.
Transport: £25-40 per week. Buying a monthly or annual Oyster travelcard will provide the best value.
To apply for this fellowship, we need:
Your curriculum vitae
A scanned copy of the photo page of your passport (for proof of nationality eligibility)
The names of two referees (of which one must be academic)
Nationality eligibility requirements
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. 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.