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Chatham House Richard and Susan Hayden Academy Fellowship 2023

About Chatham House Richard and Susan Hayden Academy Fellowship 2023

This fellowship is a joint initiative with Richard and Susan Hayden. 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.

Fellows take part in the core work of the Institute, developing their skills through the leadership program, and furthering their professional network in the field of international affairs.

Fellowship Details

Leadership Programme: All fellows participate in and contribute to the Leadership Programme which encompasses the following components:

  • Intensive induction week

    Academy fellowships begin with an intensive five-day induction week to become familiarized with the elements of the fellowships, meet their host research programme and have their first personal development coaching session.

  • Discussion seminars

    In these sessions, fellows meet and discuss current international affairs challenges with subject matter experts from Chatham House and beyond. The sessions cover the principal substantive and skills-based areas vital for informed and effective international leadership. Fellows usually chair these sessions and are expected to contribute to and learn from one another’s experience.

  • Leadership workshops

    Every two months, fellows participate in half-day workshops focusing on skills development within specific aspects of leadership such as ‘Leadership in a new role’ and ‘Fostering innovation and entrepreneurship’.

  • Project presentations

    Fellows present updates on their research projects to help develop presentation skills, provide a forum for peer-review and to analyse issues outside their own area of expertise.

  • Personal development coaching

    Fellows have access to one-on-one sessions with a dedicated coach as a way to grow their self-awareness. Fellows work with the coach to set personal development objectives which they work to meet during their fellowship and beyond.

  • Media training

    Fellows learn effective interview skills needed for television and radio culminating in a mock interview from which they receive feedback on style and any areas of improvement

  • ‘Leadership in the 21st Century’ Breakfast Briefings

    All fellows benefit from priority access to the ‘Leadership in the 21st Century’ Breakfast Briefings series. There, they have the opportunity to discuss leadership experiences and learn in an informal setting with leaders from government, business, media and the non-profit sectors.

  • Career mentoring (optional)

    Fellows’ development is facilitated and supported by partnering them with mentors to enhance their career perspective and path.

Duration: Academy Fellows will spend ten months at Chatham House between October 2023 and July 2024.
Location: The fellow will be based full-time at Chatham House, London with hybrid working also possible.

Remuneration and Benefits

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.

Chatham House Richard and Susan Hayden Academy Fellowship Eligibility

Selection Criteria:

  • Must hold a completed BA degree or equivalent
  • A minimum two years of professional experience in the field of the proposed research (this can include a PhD)
  • Proven leadership experience or leadership potential
  • Commitment to Chatham House values
  • 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
  • Demonstrate the necessary English-language ability
  • Motivation for undertaking the fellowship
  • A post-fellowship plan which indicates how the candidate will apply their research, skills and knowledge

Education

Applicants must hold a completed BA degree or equivalent and have experience with conducting research.

Career

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.

Age Restrictions

We do not impose age restrictions for applicants.

How to Apply for the GOAL’s NextGen Youth Programme

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)

Selection process:

  • Stage one: complete the application below. Once the submission period ends, all applications will be reviewed and shortlisted by our selection committee.
  • Stage two: shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview by Zoom. The interviews are carried out by a member of senior management at Chatham House and relevant programme representatives. After this round, fellows will be selected and notified via email.

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Application Deadline

  • The deadline for receipt of applications is 28 April 2023.

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