Mo Ibrahim Foundation Academy Fellowship 2023/2024 for African Leaders
This fellowship is a joint initiative with the . It offers candidates at the early-to-mid-stage of their career the opportunity to spend ten months at Chatham House working on an individual research project of their choosing.
Chatham House is pleased to award the Mo Ibrahim Foundation Academy Fellowship to Queen Elizabeth II Academy for Leadership in International Affairs.
Eligible Countries: ALL African countries
To be taken at (country): The fellow will be based full-time at Chatham House, London, UK
The fellow will receive a monthly stipend to cover the costs of accommodation and subsistence. 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 costs.
To be eligible for the Scholarship Program, applicants are expected to meet the following conditions:
- The Chatham House Mo Ibrahim Foundation Academy Fellowship is open to candidates holding nationality from any African country.
- Applications will also be accepted from applicants holding dual nationality which includes one African country.
- All applicants should possess knowledge of, and interest in, international affairs, their chosen area of research, and Chatham House’s mission and research.
Duration of Programme
The fellowship is for a 10-month term (between October 2023 and July 2024).
Application Closing Date
5th May 2023 by 10 am (BST)
To apply for this fellowship, they ask that you propose a research project that aims to contribute to Chatham House’s work, research priorities, and mission. Fellows are strongly encouraged to consider our existing research programs and to develop research proposals that seek to directly contribute to our work on specific topics and regions.
Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, is a world-renowned independent policy institute. Based in London, our mission is to help build a sustainably secure, prosperous and just world. The Queen Elizabeth II Academy for Leadership in International Affairs was established in 2014 and opened by Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, adding the capacity to develop a new generation of leaders to the institute’s international reputation for informed debate and independent, cutting-edge research. The Academy aims to equip emerging leaders from around the world with the skills, knowledge, and networks to lead positive policy change in their areas of expertise. Through its programmes, the Academy seeks to provide opportunities for creative, curious, and intellectually driven individuals who share a commitment to tackling the most important challenges in the public sphere. It provides them with the opportunity and space to deepen their understanding of critical issues and to propose new ideas and solutions to complex policy challenges and opportunities.