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Fully Funded Academy Asia Fellowship 2018/19 in London
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Fully Funded Academy Asia Fellowship 2018/19 in London

Chatham House is pleased to invite applicants for the Academy Asia Fellowship in the Queen Elizabeth II Academy for Leadership in International Affairs. The Asia Fellowship supports one Academy fellow each year who spends ten months at Chatham House.  This Academy Fellowship is made possible through the generous support of Mr Richard Hayden. The fellowship is for a 10-month term from mid-September 2018 to mid-July 2019. The fellow will be based full-time at Chatham House, London.


The fellow will receive a monthly stipend of £2,228.  Modest provision is made for the costs of relocation, fieldwork, and possible publication costs.

Research Topics

Fellows are hosted by and based in research teams at Chatham House. During the fellowship, the fellow will conduct a research project of their own design which falls within the research topics below. The parameters for the research topics have been designed in broad terms to allow applicants to devise a project that appeals to their own research interests.

Below are the research topics for the 2018-19 fellowships.

  • Research topics with the Asia-Pacific Programme
    • Technology, society and Asia
    • Countering violent extremism/fundamentalisms in Asia
    • China’s evolving role in global governance
  • Research topics with the International Security Department
    • New technologies and their impact on international security, with a focus on artificial intelligence (AI) or on space
  • Research topics with the Centre on Global Health Security
    • Global health and the Belt and Road Initiative
    • The rising burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Asia
    • Healthcare in conflict
  • Research topics with Global Economy and Finance
    • Trade agreements as a tool of international relations
  • Research topics with the Hoffmann Centre for Sustainable Resource Economy
    • Policy lessons and levers that drive behavioural shift towards more sustainable consumption – whether at individual or corporate level


  • The fellowship is open to citizens of Afghanistan, Australia, the People’s Republic of China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Pakistan and South Korea.
  • 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, one of the policy-related challenges laid out in the research topics in ‘Research Topics.’

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Deadline: 29th April 2018

Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline 29th April 2018

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