Academy Robert Bosch Fellowship (Russia and Eurasia)

European Union, 2017
European Union, 2017

Chatham House is pleased to invite applicants for the Academy Robert Bosch Fellowship (Russia and Eurasia) in the Queen Elizabeth II Academy for Leadership in International Affairs.

Eligibility criteria


The fellowship is open to citizens of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine.

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.’

When can I apply?

The next call for applications opens on 12 March 2018. The deadline for applications is midnight (BST) Sunday 29 April 2018.

Please find a list of eligible research topics and the application form below.

Remuneration and benefits

The fellow will receive a monthly stipend of approximately £2,340.  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. 

How long is the fellowship?

The fellowship is for a 10-month term from mid-September 2018 to mid-July 2019.

Where will I be based?

The fellow will be based full-time at Chatham House, London.

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 topics 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.

Below are the research topics from 2018-19.

Research topics with the Russia and Eurasia Programme

Internal Dynamics

  1. Developments in Economic Growth, Modernization and Democratization in the Eastern Partnership Countries and/or Russia
  2. Domestic Political Elites and Networks of Power
  3. Societal Changes, Social Capital, Migration, Inter-ethnic Relations and Non-state Actors
  4. State Capacity, Resilience, and External Influences on Domestic Politics in Eastern Partnership Countries and/or Russia

External Relations

  1. Relations between EU/NATO and the Eastern Partnership Countries/Russia
  2. Security and Conflict Resolution
  3. Prospects for Intra-regional Conflict or Cooperation
  4. Relations between the Eastern Partnership Countries and Russia


Should you have any further queries please contact us at
The Robert Bosch Fellowship (Russia and Eurasia) is a joint initiative between Chatham House and the Robert Bosch Stiftung

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Opportunity type

Fellowship or post-graduate programmes