Richard and Susan Hayden Academy Fellowship 10-Month Program in the UK

Fellowship Research Scholarship in Leadership
  • United Kingdom, United Kingdom
  • Apply Before : April 28, 2023

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 6193
  • Degree Research
  • Fields of study Leadership in International Affairs
  • Opportunity Type : Fully Funded
  • Duration 10 Months
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Application Fee Required No

Opportunity Description

Applicants with at least a bachelor’s degree interested in studying Leadership in International Affairs at the Queen Elizabeth II Academy can apply for the Richard and Susan Hayden Academy Fellowship of Chatham House. Chatham House, or the Royal Institute of International Affairs, is an independent policy institute in London.

This fellowship is a joint program with Richard and Susan Hayden, allowing applicants to apply for ten months work on an individual research project. Additionally, the fellows will take part in the main work of the Institute to develop their skills through the leadership program. Also, participants will further their professional network in international affairs. The program is for early to mid-stage career international applicants.

The ideal candidate for the Susan Hayden Academy Fellowship of Chatham House should be at the early to mid-stage of their profession and come from any of the following fields or work:

  • Academia
  • NGO
  • Business
  • Government Departments
  • Civil Society
  • Or The Media

Details of Academy Fellowship

Application Deadline: 28 April 2023 (10:00 am GMT)

Start of the Program: October 2023

End of the Program: Late July 2024

Duration of the Fellowship: 10 months

Fellowship Type: Full-time

Fellowship Location: Chatham House, London, United Kingdom

Compensation and Benefits of Fellowship

Fellows will benefit from the following compensations and benefits:

  • A monthly stipend of £2,365 covering London living costs, such as accommodation, utilities, food, transport, and other essential expenses.
  • Costs related to visas, relocation, and payment of the UK’s Immigration Healthcare Surcharge
  • Allowances for fieldwork and travel, research activities, and possible publication

Note: Candidates may require paying for dental and optical treatments and prescribed medicines by a doctor.

Structure of the Program

This Fellowship program supports a range of activities, including:

  • Completion of Fellow’s designed research project with the supervision of a Chatham House expert (60%).
  • Leadership Program so that fellows could develop knowledge, network, and self-awareness (20%)
  • Contribute to the Academy’s ongoing research activities by working with the host research team and other Chatham House teams (20%).

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Leadership Program of Susan Hayden Academy Fellowship

Fellows should participate in the Academy’s Leadership Program consisting of the following components and activities:

  • Intensive Five-Day Induction Week occurs in Ghatam House to be introduced to the basics of the fellowships and the Leadership program and meet their host research program.
  • Weekly Discussion Seminars to discuss existing international affairs issues with subject matter experts from Chatham House and other organizations.
  • Half-Day Leadership Workshops every two months to focus on essential aspects of leadership, including ‘Fostering innovation and entrepreneurship’ and ‘Leadership in a new role.’
  • Project Presentations to present updates on their research projects.
  • Personal Development Sessions to promote their self-awareness every month.
  • Media Training, including mock interviews and feedback to improve their interview skills needed for television and radio.
  • Career Mentoring for each Fellow by partnering them with mentors to increase their career perspective and path.
  • Breakfast briefings series participation in leadership in the 21st Century

Eligibilities for the Susan Hayden Academy Fellowship

Applicants who adhere to the following requirements are eligible candidates for the Susan Hayden Academy Fellowship:

  • There is no nationality restriction on applicants; applications are welcome from all countries.
  • Possess at least a BA degree or equivalent; preference will go to those with a master’s degree with an international focus.
  • Applicants may be at the early to mid-stage of their profession, university students, non-governmental organizations, government departments, civil society, or media.
  • Have an interest in and knowledge of international affairs.
  • Commit to working full-time fellowship attendance.
  • No age limit is to apply for this fellowship.

Selection Criteria

The selection committee will evaluate the fellows’ applications against the following criteria:

  • Hold a BA degree or equivalent.
  • Proven at least two years of professional experience in the proposed research field, including a Ph.D. program.
  • Leadership potential and experience
  • Commitment to Chatham House values
  • Ability to benefit from the fellowship activities.
  • Relevancy and clarity of the proposed research project
  • Relevant background experience as per the applicant’s CV
  • Necessary English-language ability
  • Motivation to undertake the fellowship.
  • Post-fellowship plan indicating how the candidate will apply their research, skills, and knowledge.

How to Apply for the Susan Hayden Academy Fellowship?

In order to apply for this fellowship program, the eligible candidates must follow the steps below:

  • Fill out the online application form by entering the Apply Now tab.
  • Provide the required documents:
  • CV
  • Name of two referees
  • Research proposal (check the details here)


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For more information, visit the Official link of the Richard and Susan Hayden Academy Fellowship.


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