Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, is a world-renowned independent policy institute. Based in London, our mission is to help build a sustainably secure, prosperous and just world. The Queen Elizabeth II Academy for Leadership in International Affairs was formally launched by the patron of Chatham House, Her Majesty The Queen, on 18 November 2014. It offers potential leaders from around the world the opportunity to get involved and contribute to the work which Chatham House does.
Academy fellowships provide emerging leaders at the mid-point of their careers with the opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge, publish, speak at events, expand their personal networks, and further develop an understanding of critical issues in international affairs, which will enable them to contribute to positive change in their home countries and broader region. Fellows join a diverse cohort of professionals from a variety of sectors including academia, NGOs, business, government or the media who are looking for the next step or transition in their career.
Applications for the Mo Ibrahim Foundation Academy Fellowship in the Queen Elizabeth II Academy for Leadership in International Affairs are now open.
The fellowship is open to citizens of Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, Uganda, Mozambique, Zambia.
Applications will also be accepted from applicants holding dual nationality which includes one of these countries.
It is required that the applicant holds a completed BA degree or equivalent, Masters degree with an international focus is preferred.
The fellowship is aimed at candidates at the mid-stage of their career and who come from academia, NGOs, business, government departments, civil society or the media. They should possess knowledge of, and an interest in, the policy challenges related to global governance laid out on the Fellowships page.
When can I apply?
Applications are now open.
How do I apply?
Please complete the online form via the link below and submit with your application the following information:
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.
A fellow’s time will be split between three key areas:
All Academy fellows participate in, and contribute to, the Academy’s Leadership Programme which encompasses the following components:
How long is the fellowship?
Academy fellows spend ten months at Chatham House, starting from January 2021.
Where will I be based?
The fellow will be based full-time at Chatham House, 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.
Should you have any further queries please contact us at [email protected].
The Mo Ibrahim Foundation Academy Fellowship is a joint initiative between Chatham House and the Mo Ibrahim Foundation.
Application Link https://apply.workable.com/chathamhouse/j/A436C69D90/
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