APPLY NOW: Academy Robert Bosch Fellowship (Central Europe and Africa)


APPLY NOW: Academy Robert Bosch Fellowship (Central Europe and Africa)

Deadline: May 31, 2017


Open call for applications

Chatham House and the Robert Bosch Stiftung are inviting applications for the Academy Robert Bosch Fellowship in the Queen Elizabeth II Academy for Leadership in International Affairs. The fellowship is open to a young African scientist (citizens of Angola, Ethiopia, Mozambique or Tanzania) with a focus on transition processes and developments in relations between Central Europe and sub-Saharan Africa.


The recruitment round for 2017 is between 3 April and 31 May and applications must be submitted via the online application portal.


Eligibility criteria


The fellowship is open to citizens of Angola, Ethiopia, Mozambique and Tanzania.

Applications will also be accepted from applicants holding dual nationality which includes one of these countries.


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, one of the policy-related challenges laid out in the research topics in ‘Research Topics.’


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When can I apply?

The recruitment round for 2017 is between 3 April and 31 May, applications made outside of this period will not be considered. Apply using our online application portal.

Remuneration and benefits

The fellow will receive a monthly stipend of approximately £2,600.  Modest provision is made for the costs of relocation, fieldwork, and possible publication costs.

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.

Leadership Programme

All Academy fellows participate in, and contribute to, the Academy’s Leadership Programme which encompasses the following components:

  • Intensive induction week
    Academy fellowships begin with an intensive five-day induction week at Chatham House to become familiarized with the elements of the fellowships and the Leadership Programme, meet their host research programme, and have their first personal development coaching session.
  • Weekly discussion seminars
    These sessions highlight the principal substantive and skills-based areas the Academy believes vital for informed and effective international leadership. Fellows are expected to contribute to and learn from one another’s experience.
  • Global Introductions off-site visits
    These half-day visits take place approximately every two months and allow fellows to meet with leaders and senior decision-makers from a variety of sectors. Previous visits have included the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Department for International Development, Standard Chartered, and Thomson Reuters.
  • Leadership workshops
    Every two months fellows participate in half-day workshops focusing on specific aspects of leadership such as ‘Leadership in a new role’ and ‘Fostering innovation and entrepreneurship’
  • Project presentations
    Fellows present updates on their research projects which  help fellow develop presentation skills, provide a valuable forum for peer-review and to think about and analyse issues outside their own area of expertise.
  • Personal development coaching
    Fellows join the Academy seeking to grow their self-awareness through monthly one-on-one sessions with a dedicated coach, with whom they set personal development objectives which they work to meet during their fellowship and beyond.
  • Media training
    Fellows learn how to interview effectively on television and radio, culminating in a mock interview from which they receive feedback on their presentation style and any areas of improvement
  • ‘Leaders Who Lunch’
    Academy fellows will have priority in participating in the ‘Leaders Who Lunch’ series giving them the opportunity to discuss leadership experiences and lessons in an informal setting with acknowledged leaders from government, business, media and the non-profit sectors.
  • Career mentors
    Fellows have the option to have an external career mentor during their fellowship. Mentors are independent of the Academy and Chatham House and are picked individually for each fellow based on their career objectives.


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How long is the fellowship?

The fellowship is for a 9-month term from mid-September 2017 to mid-June 2018.

Where will I be based?

The fellow will be based full-time at Chatham House, London for the initial three months and final three months of the fellowship.  For the intervening three months the fellow will be based full-time at a research institute in Prague.

Research topics

Fellows are hosted by and based in a research team at Chatham House. During the fellowship, the fellow will conduct a research project of their own design which falls within the research topic below.


The parameters for the research topics have been designed in broad terms to allow applicants to devise a project that appeals to their own research interests.

Research topics with the Africa Programme
Transition experiences and developments in relations between Central Europe and sub-Saharan Africa.


For more information about the work of the Africa Programme and the context for this research topic, please click here.


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The Robert Bosch Fellowship (Central Europe and Africa) is a joint initiative between Chatham House and the Robert Bosch Stiftung.

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