Stavros Niarchos Foundation Academy Fellowship at Chatham House 2024

Deadline: 15th of May, 2024.

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation and ourselves are working together on this fellowship. It provides candidates in their early to mid-career stages with the chance to work on a personal research project at Chatham House for 10 months.

Academy Fellows are professionals in their early to mid-career stages who are passionate about finding evidence-based solutions to some of the most important global challenges. These professionals come from a wide range of backgrounds, including government, research, academia, civil society, and journalism. They are frequently subject-matter specialists who exhibit extraordinary promise as up-and-coming leaders in their own nations, nearby areas, or even globally.


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.


The successful applicant will:

  • Meet nationality criteria (open to citizens of Greece; applications will also be accepted from applicants holding dual nationality which includes citizenship of Greece)
  • 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.

Click here to apply

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