Chatham House Global Platform for Action Climate & Sustainability Academy Fellowship 2024. Apply below.
When is Application Deadline: 9th June 2023 10am BST
Tell Me About Award: Global Platform for Action Climate and Sustainability Academy Fellowship is a joint initiative between Chatham House and 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 University of Oxford Refugee-Led Research Hub (RLRH).
The fellowship offers candidates the opportunity to spend ten months at Chatham House working on a personal project. Fellows are strongly encouraged to consider how they can develop the existing research of the Environment and Society Programme and GPA Transforming Humanitarian Energy Access (THEA) programme on the topic of humanitarian energy.
The programme provides inclusionary analysis and evidence to support the energy needs of all displaced people. They focus on quantitative data analysis to support the aims of delivering inclusive humanitarian energy action in refugee settings.
Fellows take part in the core work of the Institute, developing their skills through the leadership programme, and furthering their professional network in the field of international affairs.
Who can Apply? Eligibility for this fellowship is limited to individuals who meet the selection criteria and want to work with the Environment and Society Programme.
The fellowship is open to individuals who have lived experience of forced displacement such as identifying as a current or ‘former’ refugee, asylum seeker, internally displaced person, stateless person, or another category.
Applicants must hold a completed BA degree or equivalent and have experience with conducting research.
The ideal candidate should be at the early-to-mid-stage of their career and come from one of the following fields or work: academia, NGO, business, government departments, civil society or the media. All applicants should possess knowledge of, and an interest in, international affairs, their chosen area of research, and Chatham House’s mission and research.
We do not impose age restrictions for applicants.
Can I undertake other work or study at the same time as my fellowship?
Fellows are expected to work full-time towards their fellowship and therefore it is not possible to undertake a fellowship at the same time as pursuing work or studies.
How are Applicants Selected?
- Meet eligibility requirements and have lived experience of forced displacement such as identifying as a current or ‘former’ refugee, asylum seeker, internally displaced person, stateless person, or another category.
- Must hold a completed BA degree or equivalent
- Applicants with quantitative data analysis experience are encouraged.
- A minimum two years of professional experience in the field of the proposed research (this can include a PhD)
- Must be excited to contribute to the work of Chatham House’s Environment and Society Programme specifically and propose a project around their existing or complementing research areas
- Proven leadership experience or leadership potential
- Commitment to Chatham House values
- Aptitude to benefit from the broad and inclusive nature of the fellowship
- The relevance and clarity of the proposed research project, as demonstrated through the project proposal
- Relevant background experience, as demonstrated through the curriculum vitae
- Demonstrate the necessary English-language ability
- Motivation to undertake the fellowship
- A post-fellowship plan which indicates how the candidate will apply their research, skills and knowledge
- Stage one: complete the application. Once the submission period ends, all applications will be reviewed and shortlisted by our selection committee.
- Stage two: shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview via Zoom. The interviews are carried out by a member of senior management at Chatham House and relevant programme representatives. After this round, fellows will be selected and notified via email.
Where will Award be Taken? The fellow will be based full-time at Chatham House, London with hybrid working also possible.
How Many Awards? Not specified
What is the Benefit of Award?
- The fellow will receive a monthly stipend of £2,365 which will cover London living costs, including accommodation, utilities, food, transport and other basic expenses.
- The Academy will cover costs related to relocation, visas and payment of the UK’s Immigration Healthcare Surcharge which allows access to the UK National Health Service (Note: candidates may be required to pay for dental and optical treatments and medicines prescribed by a doctor), fieldwork and travel, research activities, and possible publication.
How Long will Award Last? Academy Fellows will spend ten months at Chatham House between October 2023 and July 2024.
A fellow’s time will be split between three key areas:
- Completing a personal research project: the fellow will choose and design a personal project to undertake with the guidance of a Chatham House expert (approximately 60%).
- Leadership Programme: it is a key part of all fellowships. It aims to develop fellows knowledge, network, self-awareness and to equip them with important skills on which they can draw in their future careers as leaders in their field (approximately 20%).
- Contributing to ongoing research activities: working with their host research team and other Chatham House teams as appropriate, fellows will contribute to existing research priorities in line with the Chatham House mission (approximately 20%).
How to Apply: To apply for this fellowship, we need:
- The applicant’s CV/résumé
- The names of two referees
- The applicant’s proposal for a research project (see PDF for details)
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