Chatham House Academic Fellowship: Global Platform for Action in Climate and Sustainability – Fully Funded to London, UK with £2,365 Monthly Stipend

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Applications are currently being accepted for the Global Platform for Action Climate and Sustainability Academy Fellowship.

The Global Platform for Action Climate and Sustainability Academy Fellowship is a collaborative effort between Chatham House, the Global Platform for Action on Sustainable Energy in Displacement Settings (GPA) hosted at The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), and the Refugee-Led Research Hub (RLRH) at the University of Oxford.

This fellowship offers individuals the chance to dedicate ten months to working on a personal project at Chatham House. Applicants are encouraged to explore how they can contribute to existing research within the Environment and Society Programme and the GPA Transforming Humanitarian Energy Access (THEA) programme, particularly focusing on humanitarian energy issues.

The fellowship aims to support the energy needs of all displaced individuals through inclusive analysis and evidence. It emphasizes quantitative data analysis to promote inclusive humanitarian energy initiatives in refugee settings.

Fellows engage in the core activities of the Institute, enhance their skills through the leadership program, and expand their professional network in the realm of international affairs.


This fellowship is open to individuals who fulfill the selection criteria and are interested in collaborating with the Environment and Society Centre.


Candidates eligible for this fellowship include those with lived experience of forced displacement, such as current or ‘former’ refugees, asylum seekers, internally displaced persons, stateless persons, or individuals from similar categories.


Applicants must have completed a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree or its equivalent and should have prior experience conducting research.


The ideal candidate should be in the early-to-mid stages of their career and should have professional backgrounds in academia, NGOs, business, government departments, civil society, or the media. All applicants should demonstrate knowledge of and interest in international affairs, their chosen research area, and the mission and research of Chatham House.


Fellows of the Academy will be at Chatham House for a duration of ten months, from October 2024 to July 2025.


The fellow will be stationed full-time at Chatham House in London, with the possibility of hybrid working arrangements.

Remuneration and Benefits

The fellow will receive a monthly allowance of £2,365 to cover living expenses in London, encompassing accommodation, utilities, food, transportation, and other essential needs.

Additionally, the Academy will cover reasonable expenses related to relocation, such as flights, transportation to and from the UK, three nights of accommodation, visas, and additional expenses. The fellow will also have access to the UK’s National Health Service through the payment of the Immigration Healthcare Surcharge. Moreover, the Academy will fund research, outreach, and dissemination expenses, such as fieldwork, travel, conference attendance, publication costs, and event participation.

Upon successful completion of the fellowship, alumni will have access to the Academy faculty and alumni network, as well as a five-year membership with Chatham House.

Application Procedure:

To apply for the fellowship,

  • Applicants must submit their CV/resume
  • Provide the names of two referees
  • Present a research proposal based on the provided topic guidance.

Selection Criteria:

Candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Have lived experience of forced displacement, such as being a current or former refugee, asylum seeker, internally displaced person, stateless person, or belonging to another relevant category.
  • Possess experience conducting independent research and hold an undergraduate or postgraduate level qualification, or possess equivalent professional training or experience in a relevant area.
  • Demonstrate relevant background experience, including experience in the proposed research field, as evidenced in their CV.
  • Exhibit proven leadership experience or potential.
  • Present a clear, relevant, impactful, and realistic research proposal.
  • Show commitment to Chatham House’s mission, goals, and values, and to identifying evidence-based solutions to global challenges.
  • Express how the fellowship will empower them to generate a positive impact in alignment with Chatham House’s mission and the overarching purpose of Academy Fellowships.
  • Be eager to contribute to the work of Chatham House’s Environment and Society Centre and propose a project within their existing or complementary research areas.
  • Show eagerness to engage in the fellowship, fulfill all obligations, and leverage the networks, events, and opportunities available at Chatham House.
  • Ideally possess strong quantitative data analysis skills.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in spoken English.

Selection Process:

  • Stage one: Applicants are required to complete the application form. Following the conclusion of the submission period, all applications will undergo review and shortlisting by the selection committee.
  • Stage two: Shortlisted candidates will be invited to participate in a Zoom interview. These interviews will be conducted by a member of senior management at Chatham House along with relevant program representatives. Following this stage, successful fellows will be chosen and notified via email.

For more details,

Application Deadline: April 22, 2024

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