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Chatham House/Mo Ibrahim Foundation 2022 Academy Fellowship for Africans (Fully-Funded to London)

The fellowship 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. It is a joint initiative with the Mo Ibrahim Foundation.

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. The fellowship is open to citizens of any African country.

Academy Fellows will spend ten months at Chatham House between October 2022 and July 2023. The fellow will be based full-time at Chatham House 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.

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About Chatham House

The mission of Chatham House is to be a world-leading source of independent analysis, informed debate and influential ideas on how to build a prosperous and secure world for all. Chatham House was founded in 1920 and is based in St James's Square, London. Research is core to all Chatham House activities. They undertake independent and rigorous analysis with the aim of setting the agenda and shaping policy by encouraging new ideas and forward thinking in international affairs. Chatham House is also home to the internationally renowned journal International Affairs and the magazine The Wor... read more


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Chatham House/Mo Ibrahim Foundation Academy Fellowship


Aim and Benefits of Chatham House/Mo Ibrahim Foundation Academy Fellowship

  • The fellow will receive a monthly stipend of £2,365.
  • Additionally, 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: you may be required to pay for dental and optical treatments and medicines prescribed by a doctor), fieldwork and travel, research activities, and possible publication.

Requirements for Chatham House/Mo Ibrahim Foundation Academy Fellowship Qualification

  • The fellowship is open to citizens of any African country.
  • Applications will also be accepted from applicants holding dual nationality which includes any African country.
  • 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.
  • There are no age restrictions for applicants.
  • Fellows are expected to 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.

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Interview date, Process and Venue for Chatham House/Mo Ibrahim Foundation Academy Fellowship

Selection criteria

  • Meet nationality requirements
  • Must hold a completed BA degree or equivalent
  • Must have a minimum of two years of professional experience in the field of the proposed research (this can include a PhD)
  • Experience with conducting independent research is essential
  • 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 to undertake the fellowship
  • A post-fellowship plan which indicates how the candidate will apply their research, skills and knowledge

Documents Required for Application

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


Application Deadline

April 25, 2022


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Chatham House on apply.workable.com to apply

For more details,visit Chatham House website


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