The Academy Robert Bosch Fellowship at Chatham House House, in partnership with the Robert Bosch Stiftung, hosts fellows from among the countries of the Eastern Partnership and Russia. The fellowship is intended to provide an opportunity for the next generation of scholars to advance their knowledge of post-Soviet politics, develop research skills, contribute to Chatham House research, and build links with policy and academic communities in the UK, Germany and the EU more broadly. The fellowship is aimed at future leaders, researchers and opinion-makers in the early part of their careers. The fellows spend nine months working at Chatham House with the Russia and Eurasia Programme team. During this time they will conduct a research project of their own design relating to the politics, economies and societies of the post-Soviet region. In the course of the fellowship, the scholars will conduct research trips to the region associated with the project. Two fellowships are available. One will run from February to October 2016 and a second will run from September 2016 to June 2017.


To be eligible for a Chatham House Academy Robert Bosch Fellowship, candidates must:

  • Be a citizen of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia or Ukraine;
  • Have a background in international relations, social science or economics;
  • Have a track record of research into the politics, economies and/or societies of Russia, Eastern Europe and/or the South Caucasus or European policy in this region;
  • Have a clearly defined area of research or policy interest which fits within one of the broad research themes outlined in the information pack;
  • Have excellent English writing and presentation skills.


Chatham House will provide a monthly stipend of 3,000 EUR for the duration of the fellowship. This is intended to cover costs such as accommodation, food, travel in London etc. To assist fellows in relocating from their home country to London for the term of the fellowship, the institute will cover one return trip to the UK and accommodation in a hotel on arrival (if required). The institute will also provide a small budget for fieldwork and research-related travel during the fellowship. Chatham House will provide assistance but fellows will be responsible for securing accommodation, health insurance, and making the necessary banking arrangements.


Call for Applications 2016/17

The 2016/17 application window will be open from 1 August 2015 and will close at 17:00 BST on Wednesday, 30 September 2015.

For further information, please visit the official website.

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