2022/2023 Chatham House Richard and Susan Hayden Academy Fellowship for mid-career Professionals (£2,365 monthly stipend)

2022/2023 Chatham House Richard and Susan Hayden Academy Fellowship for mid-career Professionals (£2,365 monthly stipend)


The Richard and Susan Hayden Academy Fellowship is open to individuals who are dynamic, creative, driven and excited to contribute to Chatham House’s research teams. As a fellow, you will have the opportunity to analyse key global and national challenges and develop policy solutions.

Academy fellowships provide emerging leaders at the early to mid-point of their career with the opportunity to develop their leadership, research, networking, and communication skills, deepen their knowledge and understanding of critical issues in international affairs, publish written work and speak at key events, as well as expand their personal networks and reach – all of which will enable them to contribute to positive change. Fellows join a diverse cohort of professionals from a variety of sectors including academia, NGOs, business, government, or the media who are looking for the next step or transition in their career.



The fellowship is open to all nationalities.


All applicants should possess knowledge of, and an interest in, international affairs, their chosen area of research, and Chatham House’s mission and research.

Selection criteria:

  • Applicants must hold a completed BA degree or equivalent
  • Must have a minimum of two years of professional experience in the field of the proposed research (this can include a PhD)
  • Experience with conducting independent research is essential
  • 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 for undertaking the fellowship
  • A post-fellowship plan which indicates how the candidate will apply their research, skills and knowledge


  • The fellow will receive a monthly stipend of £2,365.
  • Additionally, 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: you may be required to pay for dental and optical treatments and medicines prescribed by a doctor), fieldwork and travel, research activities, and possible publication.

Method of Application:

  • To apply, please complete the application form and submit a copy of your CV.

Closing date: 10am (BST) on Monday 25 April 2022

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