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Richard and Susan Hayden Academy Fellowship in London

Richard and Susan Hayden Academy Fellowship in London

The Richard and Susan Hayden Academy Fellowship Is Open to candidates from around the world and who are at the mid-stage of their career working in academia, NGOs, business, government departments, civil society or the media.

The fellowship offers candidates at the early-to-mid-stage of their career the opportunity to spend ten months at Chatham House in London working on an individual research project of their choosing.


Richard and Susan Hayden Academy Fellowship key benefits:

A fellow’s time will be split between three key areas:

  1. Completing a personal research project: the fellow will choose and design an individual project to undertake with the guidance of a Chatham House expert (approximately 60%).

  2. Leadership Programme: a core part of Academy Fellowships, the Leadership Programme aims to develop the knowledge, network and self-awareness of fellows, and to equip them with important skills on which they can draw in their future careers as leaders in their field (approximately 20%).

  3. Contributing to the 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%).


Financial aid:

Monthly Stipend: £2,365 to cover living expenses.

Additional Costs: Coverage of relocation expenses, UK Immigration Healthcare Surcharge, and research-related costs.



  • Citizenship: Open to all nationalities.

  • Education: Must hold a BA degree or equivalent and have research experience.

  • Career Stage: Early-to-mid-stage professionals.

  • Work Commitment: Full-time dedication; no concurrent work or studies allowed.


Application Documents:

  1. CV/Résumé

  2. Two referees

  3. Research project proposal


Application process:

You can submit your online applications here:

Application Deadline: Applications will close at 11am BST on 5 June 2024.


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