The Academy Robert Bosch Fellowships at Chatham House (United Kingdom)

Chatham House, in partnership with the Robert Bosch Stiftung, hosts fellows from among the countries of the Eastern Partnership and Russia. The fellowship is intended to provide an opportunity for the next generation of scholars from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine to advance their knowledge of post-Soviet politics, develop research skills.

 During the fellowships scholars contribute to Chatham House research, and build links with policy and academic communities in the UK, Germany and the EU more broadly. The fellowship is aimed at future leaders, researchers and opinion-makers in the early part of their careers.

 The fellows spend 9 months working at Chatham House with the Russia and Eurasia Programme team. During this time they will conduct a research project of their own design relating to the politics, economies and societies of the post-Soviet region. In the course of the fellowship, the scholars will conduct research trips to the region and also spend time at a German think tank in Berlin. The fellowships are part of Chatham House's new Academy for Leadership in International Affairs.

 There are 7 research themes for the 2015–16 Academy Robert Bosch Fellowships:

  1. The future of EU and NATO relations with the Eastern Partnership countries and/or Russia;
  2. Security and conflict resolution;
  3. Russia and the shared neighbourhood with Europe;
  4. Prospects for intra-regional cooperation;
  5. Prospects for economic growth, modernization and democratization in the Eastern Partnership countries and/or Russia;
  6. Regional elites and networks of power;
  7. Societal changes, inter-ethnic relations and non-state actors.

 Chatham House will provide a monthly stipend of the sterling equivalent of €3,000 for the duration of the fellowship. In addition, the institute will cover one return trip to the UK and accommodation in a hotel on arrival (if required); and provide a budget for fieldwork and research-related travel during the fellowship.

 Candidates must:

  • be a citizen of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine;
  • have a background in international relations, social science or economics;
  • have a track record of research into the politics, economies and/or societies of Russia, Eastern Europe and/or the South Caucasus or European policy in this region;
  • have a clearly defined area of research or policy interest;

have excellent English writing and presentation skills.
 The application window is now open until Sunday, 28 September 2014.  Two fellowships will run from February to October 2015 and a third will run from September 2015 to May 2016. Related documents: Information Pack, Application Form, Fellowship Flyer. All documents must be submitted in English in PDF format to: