Chatham House Mo Ibrahim Foundation Academy Fellowship 2024 (Stipends of £2,365)

This is to inform the public about the Chatham House Mo Ibrahim Foundation Academy Fellowship 2024/2025. Details about the Fellowship are given below.

Mo Ibrahim Foundation Academy Fellowship 2024

Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, is a world-leading, independent policy institute and a trusted forum for debate and dialogue. Based in London, for more than 100 years our research and ideas have helped people to understand a rapidly changing world.

As a global think tank, our mission is to help governments and societies build a sustainably secure, prosperous and just world. We pursue this mission through dialogue, analysis and delivering solutions-based ideas.

Fellowship Details

This fellowship is a joint initiative with the Mo Ibrahim Foundation. It offers candidates at the early-to-mid-stage of their career the opportunity to spend ten months at Chatham House working on an individual research project of their choosing.

Academy Fellows are professionals from a wide range of backgrounds including government, research, academia, civil society, journalism, for example, who are at the early to mid-point of their career and who are passionate about identifying evidence-based solutions to some of the world’s most pressing international challenges.

They are often experts in their individual fields who show exceptional promise as emerging leaders in their home countries, regions or even internationally.

Remuneration and Benefits

Academy Fellows receive a monthly stipend of £2,365 for London living costs, including accommodation, utilities, food, transport, and other basic expenses.

In addition, the Academy will cover reasonable costs related to:

  • Relocation (Flights, train, etc. to/from the UK, three nights of accommodation, visas, extra cases/boxes, etc.)
  • Payment of the UK’s Immigration Healthcare Surcharge which allows access to the UK National Health Service (Note: you may be required to pay for dental and optical treatments and medicines prescribed by a doctor)
  • Research, outreach, and dissemination costs (fieldwork, travel, conferences, publication, roundtables, events, etc.)

Additionally, Fellows attend the Academy Leadership Programme through which they access:

  • 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

Contract: 10 months.

Location: Hybrid (Office/Home), minimum 2 days in the office per week, plus expected attendance at leadership programme sessions.

Mo Ibrahim Foundation Academy Fellowship Eligibility

Selection criteria:

The successful applicant will:

  • Meet nationality criteria (open to citizens of any African country; applications will also be accepted from applicants holding dual nationality which includes any African country).
  • Have the relevant background experience, including experience in the field of the proposed research, as demonstrated through a CV.
  • Have experience conducting independent research and hold an undergraduate/postgraduate level qualification (or have equivalent professional training or experience in a relevant area).
  • Have proven leadership experience or potential.
  • Show commitment to the Chatham House mission, goals and values and to identifying evidence-based solutions to some of the world’s most pressing international challenges.
  • Be able to communicate how the fellowship will enable them to create positive impact, in line with the Chatham House mission and overarching purpose of Academy Fellowships (outlined above).
  • Show motivation to undertake the fellowship, meet all fellowship deliverables, and take full advantage of the networks, events and opportunities offered at Chatham House.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in speaking English.

How to Apply for the Mo Ibrahim Foundation Academy Fellowship

For those interested in the Mo Ibrahim Foundation Academy Fellowship 2024. Open this link to start the application process.

To apply for this fellowship, we need:

  • The applicant’s CV/résumé
  • The names of two referees
  • The applicant’s proposal for a research project (see PDF for details)

Application Deadline

  • The deadline for receipt of applications is 22 April 2024.

Open this link for more details about the Mo Ibrahim Foundation Academy Fellowship 2024.

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