Deadline: 28 September 2014
Open to: applicants from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia or Ukraine with the background in international relations, social science or economics
Fellowship: monthly stipend of 3,000 EUR
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 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. The fellowship is aimed at future leaders, researchers and opinion-makers in the early part of their careers. The fellows spend nine 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. Two fellowships will run from February to October 2015 and a third will run from September 2015 to May 2016.
To be eligible for a Chatham House Academy Robert Bosch Fellowship, candidates must:
- Be a citizen of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia or 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 which fits within one of the broad research themes outlined in the information pack;
- Have excellent English writing and presentation skills.
Chatham House will provide a monthly stipend of 3,000 EUR 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.
For further information, please visit the official website.