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Richard and Susan Hayden Academy Fellowship

Richard and Susan Hayden Academy Fellowship in London (stipend available)

Fully Funded
Country: UK
City: London
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Applications are open for Richard and Susan Hayden Academy Fellowship in London. This fellowship is a joint initiative with Richard and Susan Hayden. It offers candidates at the mid-stage of their career the opportunity to spend ten months at Chatham House working on a personal project of their choosing.

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.

Key Areas

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 50%).
  • Contributing to the ongoing research activities: working with their host research team and other Chatham House teams as appropriate (approximately 20%).
  • 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 30%).

Remuneration and Benefits

The fellow will receive a monthly stipend of £2,365. Modest provision is made for the costs of relocation, fieldwork and possible publication costs. The stipend will cover London living costs, including accommodation, utilities, food, transport and other basic expenses. The following is intended to provide a rough guide on the cost of living essentials in London.

  • Accommodation: £125-150 per week for a shared house or room in halls of residence.
  • Bills (e.g. water, electricity, gas, internet): £70-100 per month.
  • Food: £40-60 per week.
  • Transport: £25-40 per week. Buying a monthly or annual Oyster travel card will provide the best value.


  • Richard and Susan Hayden Academy Fellowship is open to all nationalities.
  • It is required that the applicant holds a completed BA degree or equivalent. Master’s 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, the policy challenges related to global governance.

Selection Criteria

  • Leadership potential.
  • Aptitude to benefit from the broad and inclusive nature of the fellowship.
  • The relevance and clarity of the proposed research project, as demonstrated through the project proposal.
  • Relevant background experience, as demonstrated through the curriculum vitae.
  • Demonstrating the necessary English-language ability.
  • Motivation for undertaking the fellowship.
  • A post-fellowship plan indicates how the candidate will apply their research, skills and knowledge in their region or field.

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Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline28 June,2021
Open toAll
OrganizerChatham House



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