Open Society University Network Academy Fellowships 2024-2025 | stipend of £2,365

Open Society University Network Academy Fellowships 2024-2025 | stipend of £2,365

Apply now for the Open Society University Network Academy Fellowships 2024-2025. The Academy is partnering with the Open Society University Network to offer a four-month fellowship from October 2024 to January 2025.

The fellow will join the Global Economy and Finance Programme.

The fellowship allows candidates in their early to mid-career stages to spend four months at Chatham House working on a research programme while also developing their leadership skills and thematic knowledge.

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.

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

Fellows are strongly encouraged to consider the overall Chatham House mission, values and goals, align their proposal with the work and focus of the research programme listed, and develop research proposals that seek to directly contribute to the topics listed:

Global Economy and Finance Programme

  • Is the dollar’s dominance coming to an end? How can we measure changes in the distribution of global currency power?
  • How can the global economic governance system be made more effective and legitimate?


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.)

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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 candidate will:

  • Be affiliated with an Open Society University Network (OSUN) institution;
  • Have experience conducting independent research and hold an undergraduate or postgraduate level qualification or have equivalent professional training or experience in a relevant area;
  • Have the relevant background experience, including experience in the field of the proposed research, as demonstrated through a CV;
  • 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 as 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; and
  • Demonstrate proficiency in spoken English.

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The application deadline is Friday, 19 July 2024. You will be notified of the status of your application within 4 weeks of the role closing.

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