Academy Robert Bosch Fellowships Open

The Queen Elizabeth II Academy for Leadership in International Affairs is pleased to invite applications for two Academy Robert Bosch Fellowships, each for a nine-month period.

The Academy Robert Bosch Fellowships provide an opportunity for the next generation of leaders and opinion-formers from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine to advance their knowledge of post-Soviet politics, develop research skills, contribute to Chatham House research and build links with policy and academic communities in the UK, Germany and the EU more broadly.

One fellowship will run from February 2016 to November 2016, and the other from September 2016 to May 2017. Fellows will be based within the Institute’s Russia and Eurasia Programme. In addition, the Academy, also based at Chatham House, aims to nurture broader skills, knowledge and networks that analysts will need in their continuing career.

There are three elements to the fellowships: a) a personal research project; b) integration into wider Chatham House work, especially in the Russia and Eurasia Programme; and c) leadership and skills training seminars.
Chatham House will provide a monthly stipend in pounds sterling (GBP) to the value of approximately €3,000 for Academy Robert Bosch fellows for the duration of the fellowship.

Deadline for applications is Wednesday 30 September 2015.

Read more for further information on research topics and how to apply

Call for Applications 2016/17

The 2016/17 application window will be open from 1 August 2015 and will close at 17:00 BST on Wednesday, 30 September 2015.

Two fellowships are available. One will run from February to October 2016 and a second will run from September 2016 to June 2017.

To apply, please refer to the information pack and application form which can be downloaded below. The application form and accompanying documents should be completed and emailed to by 17:00 BST on Wednesday, 30 September 2015.

Interviews are scheduled to take place in London during 23-25 November 2015.
Research Topics

Research projects should be designed by you. However, you should bear in mind what would also be relevant to an international policy institute. Your project should therefore fall into one or more of the following broad categories:

Internal Dynamics

1. Prospects for Economic Growth, Modernization and Democratization in the Eastern Partnership Countries and/or Russia;

2. Regional Elites and Networks of Power;

3. Societal Changes, Inter-ethnic Relations and Non-state actors;

External Attitudes

4. The Future of EU and NATO Relations with the Eastern Partnership Countries and/or Russia

5. Security and Conflict Resolution

6. Prospects for Intra-regional Conflict or Cooperation

7. Russia and the Shared Neighbourhood with Europe