The Global Platform for Action Climate and Sustainability Academy Fellowship is a joint initiative of Chatham House and the Global Platform for Action for Sustainable Energy in Displacement ( GPA) hosted at the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and the University of Oxford. refugee-led research Centre (RLRH).
The scholarship offers applicants the opportunity to spend ten months at Chatham House to work on a personal project. Fellows are strongly encouraged to consider how they can expand on existing research from the Environment and Society program and the GPA Transforming Humanitarian Energy Access (THEA) program on the topic of energy humanitarian.
Open to people with lived experience of forced displacement, this fellowship seeks candidates to work with our Environment and Society programme.
The program provides inclusive analysis and evidence to meet the energy needs of all displaced people. They focus on quantitative data analysis to support the goals of providing inclusive humanitarian energy action in refugee camps.
Fellows participate in the core work of the Institute, develop their skills through the leadership program, and deepen their professional network in the field of international affairs.
Because this scholarship is limited to people who meet the selection criteria and who wish to work with the Environment and Society program.
The fellowship is open to individuals who have had an experience of forced displacement, for example by identifying as a current or “former” refugee, asylum seeker, internally displaced person, stateless person or another category. Education
Applicants should hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent and have experience in conducting research. Career
The ideal candidate should be early to mid-career and come from one or more of the following fields: academia, NGO, business, government departments, civil society or media. All applicants should possess knowledge of and interest in international affairs, their chosen area of research and the mission and research of Chatham House. Age Restrictions
We do not impose an age limit on applicants.
Can I undertake other work or study alongside my scholarship?
Fellows are expected to work full-time for their fellowship and therefore it is not possible to undertake a fellowship at the same time as pursuing work or studies.
Academy Scholars will spend ten months at Chatham House between October 2023 and July 2024.
The Fellow will be based full-time in Chatham House, London, with hybrid work also possible. A Fellow’s time will be divided between three key areas:
- Carry out a personal research project: The fellow will select and design a personal project to undertake with guidance from a Chatham House expert (approximately 60%).
- Leadership Program: This is a key part of all scholarships. It aims to develop scholars’ knowledge, networking, self-awareness and equip them with important skills that they can build on in their future careers as leaders in their field (approximately 20%).
- Contribute to ongoing research activities: In collaboration with their host research team and other Chatham House teams as appropriate, fellows will contribute to existing research priorities in line with Chatham House’s mission (approximately 20%).
Compensation and Benefits
The scholarship recipient will receive a monthly stipend of £2,365 which will cover living expenses in London, including accommodation, utilities, food, transport and other basic expenses.
The Academy will cover costs related to relocation, visas and payment of the UK Immigration Healthcare Surcharge which allows access to the UK National Health Service (Note: Applicants may be required to pay for dental and optical treatment and medication prescribed by a doctor), fieldwork and travel, research activities and eventual publication.
- Meet eligibility criteria and have had an experience of forced displacement, such as identification as a current or “former” refugee, asylum seeker, internally displaced person, stateless person, or another category .
- Must have a completed bachelor’s degree or equivalent
- Applicants with experience in quantitative data analysis are encouraged.
- A minimum of two years of professional experience in the field of the proposed research (this may include a Ph.D.)
- Must be delighted to contribute specifically to the work of the Environment and Society program at Chatham House and propose a project around their existing or complementary areas of research
- Proven leadership experience or leadership potential
- Commitment to Chatham House values
- Ability to benefit from the broad and inclusive nature of the scholarship
- The relevance and clarity of the proposed research project, as demonstrated by the project proposal
- Relevant basic experience, demonstrated by the curriculum vitae
- Demonstrate the necessary ability in English
- Motivation to undertake the scholarship
- A post-fellowship plan that outlines how the candidate will apply their research, skills, and knowledge
- First step: complete the application form. Once the submission period is over, all applications will be reviewed and shortlisted by our selection committee.
- Second step: shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview via Zoom. Interviews are conducted by a senior member of Chatham House management and representatives of relevant programs. After this round, scholarship recipients will be selected and notified by email.
Applications are open between 12pm BST on Wednesday 10th May and 10am BST on Friday 9th June 2023.
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