Stavros Niarchos Foundation Academy Fellowship 2021 at Chatham House, London (Stipend of £2,365)

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Academy Fellowship 2021 at Chatham House, London (Stipend of £2,365)

Deadline: September 20, 2020

Applications for the Stavros Niarchos Academy Fellowship 2021 in the Queen Elizabeth II Academy for Leadership in International Affairs are now open. Academy Fellows spend ten months at Chatham House, London, starting from January 2021.

Academy fellowships provide emerging leaders at the mid-point of their careers with the opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge, publish, speak at events, expand their personal networks, and further develop an understanding of critical issues in international affairs, which will enable them to contribute to positive change in their home countries and broader region. 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.

To apply for the 2021 Fellowships, they ask that you propose a research project. Your proposal should consider how your country or region has been affected – positively or negatively – by aspects of global governance. For example, you might ask: What influence have international organisations (or any single IO) had on your country or region? In what ways can international organisations help your country or region confront the challenges it faces? What are the lessons for rules-based international organisations from dealings with your country/region? How is your country/region conforming to/straying from norms of rules-based governance?

Fellowship Structure

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

  • Completing a personal research project of the fellow’s own design undertaken with the guidance of a Chatham House expert, (approximately 50%).
  • Contributing to the ongoing research activities of their host research team and other Chatham House teams as appropriate (approximately 20%).
  • Participation in the Academy’s Leadership Programme (approximately 30%). The Leadership Programme is a key part of the Academy fellowships. It provides fellows with the opportunity to develop their knowledge, skills, network and self-awareness, which they can then draw upon in their future careers as effective leaders in their field. 


  • The fellow will receive a monthly stipend of £2,365.
  • Benefits include full access to the Academy’s Leadership Programme, Alumni Programme, complimentary Chatham House membership and Academy Associate status (awarded upon the successful completion of the fellowship).
  • Fellows also have access to the staff canteen providing complimentary tea, coffee and lunch and many more benefits designed to suit your own personal lifestyle. Modest provision is also made for the costs of relocation, fieldwork, and possible publication costs.


  • Open to citizens of Greece. Applications will also be accepted from applicants holding dual nationality which includes Greece.
  • It is required that the applicant holds a completed BA degree or equivalent, Masters degree with an international focus is preferred.
  • The fellowship is aimed at candidates at the mid-stage of their career and who come from academia, NGOs, business, government departments, civil society or the media.
  • They should possess knowledge of, and an interest in, the policy challenges related to global governance.


Complete the online form and submit with your application the following information:

  • CV/resumé
  • Names of two referees
  • Scanned copy of the photo page of your passport (to confirm you meet the nationality requirements)

Click here to apply

For more information, visit Chatham House.