Deadline: 30 September 2015
Open to: applicants from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine with the background in international relations, social science or economics
Fellowship: EUR 3,000 per month
Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, is an independent policy institute based in London. Their mission is to help build a sustainable secure, prosperous and just world. Founded in 1920, Chatham House engages governments, the private sector, civil society and its members in open debate and confidential discussion on the most significant developments in international affairs.
The fellowship is intended to provide an opportunity for the next generation of scholars to advance their knowledge of post-Soviet politics, develop research skills, contribute to Chatham House research, and build links with policy and academic communities in the UK, Germany and the EU more broadly. The fellowship is aimed at future leaders, researchers and opinion-makers in the early part of their careers. The fellows spend nine months working at Chatham House with the Russia and Eurasia Programme team. During this time they will conduct a research project of their own design relating to the politics, economies and societies of the post-Soviet region. In the course of the fellowship, the scholars will conduct research trips to the region associated with the project. Two fellowships are available. One will run from February to October 2016 and a second will run from September 2016 to June 2017.
To be eligible for a Chatham House Academy Robert Bosch Fellowship, candidates must:
- Be a citizen of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia or Ukraine;
- Have a background in international relations, social science or economics;
- Have a track record of research into the politics, economies and/or societies of Russia, Eastern Europe and/or the South Caucasus or European policy in this region;
- Have a clearly defined area of research or policy interest which fits within one of the broad research themes outlined in the information pack;
- Have excellent English writing and presentation skills.
Chatham House will provide a EUR 3,000 per month for the duration of the fellowship. This is intended to cover costs such as accommodation, food, travel in London etc. To assist fellows in relocating from their home country to London for the term of the fellowship, the institute will cover one return trip to the UK and accommodation in a hotel on arrival (if required). The institute will also provide a small budget for fieldwork and research-related travel during the fellowship. Chatham House will provide assistance but fellows will be responsible for securing accommodation, health insurance, and making the necessary banking arrangements.
How to apply?
The deadline for application is 30 September 2015.
Candidates must do the following:
- Download and complete the application form;
- Email the application form, together with one published writing sample in English (or an English translation of their own work originally published in another language) to [email protected]
For more information please visit the official website.