Richard and Susan Hayden Academy Fellowship 2024-25 (10-Month Program in the UK)

Fellowship Research Scholarship in Leadership
  • United Kingdom, United Kingdom
  • Apply Before : June 4, 2024

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 of 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:

  • government
  • research
  • academia
  • civil society
  • journalism

Details of Academy Fellowship

Application Deadline: 4 June 2024

Application Result: 4 weeks of the role closing

Duration of the Fellowship: 10 months

Fellowship Type: Full-time

Fellowship ModeHybrid (Office/Home), minimum two days in the office per week, plus expected attendance at leadership program sessions.

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

Additional Benefits

Additionally, the fellows will have access to the following:

  • Workshops, seminars, and events
  • Media training
  • Career Coaching
  • Writing support
  • Networking opportunities, including with Chatham House staff, the Academy’s faculty and alumni
  • Chatham House membership upon completion of the fellowship

Note: Candidates may be required to pay for dental and optical treatments and prescribed medicines by a doctor.

Proposal Focus Areas

Fellows should align their proposals with Chatham House’s mission and goals, focusing on the following research areas:

Digital Society Initiative:

  • Evaluate alternative technology governance models from around the world.
  • Explore innovative policy responses for a healthy digital commons.

Europe Programme:

  • Analyze the impact of EU enlargement and necessary institutional reforms.
  • Address vulnerabilities in European and NATO security, including economic and energy security.
  • Examine Europe’s positioning between the US and China and its relations with Africa.

Global Economy and Finance Programme:

  • Assess the future of the dollar’s dominance and global currency power shifts.
  • Explore ways to enhance the legitimacy of global economic governance.

International Security Programme:

  • Investigate responsible state behavior in space and cyberspace.
  • Propose adaptations for NATO to remain relevant amidst evolving security threats.
  • Strengthen international legal frameworks for cybercrime accountability.

The UK in the World Programme:

  • Explore the UK’s role in global science and technology governance, especially AI.
  • Examine the UK’s strategic relations with the global south and specific regions like the Indo-Pacific.
  • Analyze the impact of UK foreign policy on different regions and devolved nations within the UK.

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 successful applicant will:

  • Have relevant background experience and field-specific research experience (demonstrated through a CV).
  • Possess experience in independent research and hold an undergraduate/postgraduate qualification or equivalent professional training.
  • Exhibit proven leadership experience or potential.
  • Commit to Chatham House’s mission, goals, and values, and identify evidence-based solutions to global challenges.
  • Communicate how the fellowship will help them create a positive impact that is aligned with Chatham House’s mission.
  • Show motivation to undertake the fellowship and utilize Chatham House’s networks and opportunities.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in English.

How to Apply for the Susan Hayden Academy Fellowship?

To apply for this fellowship program, please fill out the online application form linked below:


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For more information, visit the official link for the Richard and Susan Hayden Academy Fellowship.


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