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Chatham House Richard and Susan Hayden Academy Fellowship

Chatham House Richard and Susan Hayden Academy Fellowship

Applications for the Richard and Susan Hayden Academy Fellowship in the Queen Elizabeth II Academy for Leadership in International Affairs are now open.

Eligibility Criteria

Citizenship

The fellowship is open to all nationalities.

Education

It is required that the applicant holds a completed BA degree or equivalent, Masters degree with an international focus is preferred.

Career

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.

How to Apply

Please complete the online form via the link below and submit with your application the following information:

  • CV/resumé
  • Names of two referees

Thematic questions

International Law

  • How are new alliances within and across societies responding to a deteriorating environment for human rights?
  • How can cities and regions contribute to the shaping of global goals and how are they innovating on delivery?
  • How can human rights standards drive action at national and global level on issues such as climate change, digital governance and inequalities?


Africa

  • How can inclusive, sustainable growth and accountable governance be achieved in Africa?
  • How can efforts towards achieving Africa’s Integrated Maritime Strategy for maritime governance, development and security by 2050 be built upon?

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.

Fellowship structure

A fellow’s time will be split between three key areas:

  • Completing a personal research project of the fellow’s own design undertaken with the guidance of a Chatham House expert, (approximately 50%).
  • Contributing to the ongoing research activities of their host research team and other Chatham House teams as appropriate (approximately 20%).
  • Participation in the Academy’s Leadership Programme (approximately 30%). The Leadership Programme is a key part of the Academy fellowships. It provides fellows with the opportunity to develop their knowledge, skills, network and self-awareness, which they can then draw upon in their future careers as effective leaders in their field.

Where will I be based?

The fellow will be based full-time at Chatham House, London. Please note that our residential fellowships will resume in January 2021, with the expectation that fellows will be based in London. However, working patterns will be flexible and some aspects of the programme may be held online in line with safe Covid-19 working practices.

Leadership Programme

All Academy fellows participate in, and contribute to, the Academy’s Leadership Programme which encompasses the following components:

  • Intensive induction week
    Academy fellowships begin with an intensive five-day induction week at Chatham House to become familiarized with the elements of the fellowships and the Leadership Programme, meet their host research programme, and have their first personal development coaching session.
  • Weekly discussion seminars
    These sessions highlight the principal substantive and skills-based areas the Academy believes vital for informed and effective international leadership. Fellows are expected to contribute to and learn from one another’s experience.
  • Global Introductions off-site visits
    These half-day visits take place approximately every two months and allow fellows to meet with leaders and senior decision-makers from a variety of sectors. Previous visits have included the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Department for International Development, Standard Chartered, and Thomson Reuters.
  • Leadership workshops
    Every two months fellows participate in half-day workshops focusing on 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 which  help fellow develop presentation skills, provide a valuable forum for peer-review and to think about and analyse issues outside their own area of expertise.
  • Personal development coaching
    Fellows join the Academy seeking to grow their self-awareness through monthly one-on-one sessions with a dedicated coach, with whom they set personal development objectives which they work to meet during their fellowship and beyond.
  • Media training
    Fellows learn how to interview effectively on television and radio, culminating in a mock interview from which they receive feedback on their presentation style and any areas of improvement
  • ‘Leadership in the 21st Century’ Breakfast Briefings
    Academy fellows will have priority in participating in the ‘Leadership in the 21st Century’ Breakfast Briefings series, giving them the opportunity to discuss leadership experiences and lessons in an informal setting with acknowledged leaders from government, business, media and the non-profit sectors.
  • Career mentors
    Fellows have the option to have an external career mentor during their fellowship. Mentors are independent of the Academy and Chatham House and are picked individually for each fellow based on their career objectives.

Contact

Should you have any further queries please contact us at academy@chathamhouse.org.

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