Applications for the Global Platform for Action Climate & Sustainability Academy Fellowship 2023 are now open. Global Platform for Action Climate and Sustainability Academy Fellowship is a joint initiative between Chatham House and the Global Platform for Action on Sustainable Energy in Displacement Settings (GPA) hosted at The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), and the University of Oxford Refugee-Led Research Hub (RLRH).
The fellowship offers candidates the opportunity to spend ten months at Chatham House working on a personal project. Fellows are strongly encouraged to consider how they can develop the existing research of the Environment and Society Programme and GPA Transforming Humanitarian Energy Access (THEA) programme on the topic of humanitarian energy.
The programme provides inclusionary analysis and evidence to support the energy needs of all displaced people. They focus on quantitative data analysis to support the aims of delivering inclusive humanitarian energy action in refugee settings. Fellows take part in the core work of the Institute, developing their skills through the leadership programme, and furthering their professional network in the field of international affairs.
A fellow’s time will be split between three key areas:
- Completing a personal research project: the fellow will choose and design a personal project to undertake with the guidance of a Chatham House expert (approximately 60%).
- Leadership Programme: it is a key part of all fellowships. It aims to develop fellows knowledge, network, self-awareness and to equip them with important skills on which they can draw in their future careers as leaders in their field (approximately 20%).
- Contributing to ongoing research activities: working with their host research team and other Chatham House teams as appropriate, fellows will contribute to existing research priorities in line with the Chatham House mission (approximately 20%).
Benefits from Global Platform Academy Fellowship
- The fellow will receive a monthly stipend of £2,365 which will cover London living costs, including accommodation, utilities, food, transport and other basic expenses.
- The Academy will cover costs related to relocation, visas and payment of the UK’s Immigration Healthcare Surcharge which allows access to the UK National Health Service (Note: candidates may be required to pay for dental and optical treatments and medicines prescribed by a doctor), fieldwork and travel, research activities, and possible publication.
Eligibility for Global Platform Academy Fellowship
- Open to individuals who have lived experience of forced displacement such as identifying as a current or ‘former’ refugee, asylum seeker, internally displaced person, stateless person, or another category.
- Applicants must hold a completed BA degree or equivalent and have experience with conducting research.
- The ideal candidate should be at the early-to-mid-stage of their career and come from one of the following fields or work: academia, NGO, business, government departments, civil society or the media. All applicants should possess knowledge of, and an interest in, international affairs, their chosen area of research, and Chatham House’s mission and research.
- Fellows can work full-time towards their fellowship and therefore it is not possible to undertake a fellowship at the same time as pursuing work or studies.
- They do not impose age restrictions for applicants.
Application of Global Platform Academy Fellowship
To apply for this fellowship, they need:
- The applicant’s CV/résumé
- The names of two referees
- The applicant’s proposal for a research project (see PDF for details)
Academy Fellows will spend ten months at Chatham House between October 2023 and July 2024.T he fellow will be based full-time at Chatham House, London with hybrid working also possible.
Lastly, It is important to visit the official website link found below to access the application form.
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