Global Platform Academy Fellowship 2023  Stipend Available

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The programme provides inclusionary analysis and evidence to support the energy needs of all displaced people.

The Global Platform for Action Climate and Sustainability Academy Fellowship 2023 application period is currently open. A joint project of Chatham House, the Global Platform for Action on Sustainable Energy in Displacement Settings (GPA) housed at the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), and the University of Oxford Refugee-Led Research Hub (RLRH), is the Global Platform for Action Climate and Sustainability Academy Fellowship.

Candidates who receive the fellowship will have the chance to work on a personal project at Chatham House for 10 months. Fellows are especially invited to think about how they might advance the current research on humanitarian energy being done by the Environment and Society Programme and GPA Transforming Humanitarian Energy Access (THEA) program.

The program offers facts and analysis that take into account the demands of all displaced individuals in terms of energy. To support the objectives of conducting inclusive humanitarian energy action in refugee contexts, they put a strong emphasis on quantitative data analysis. Fellows participate in the Institute's core activities, strengthening their leadership capabilities and expanding their international affairs professional networks.


  • Type of Opportunity: ​Scholarships and Fellowships
  • Deadline: 09 June 2023
  • Country: UK
  • Open to All
  • Organiser: ​Chatham House, The Royal Institute of International Affairs.

Program Structure:

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

  • Completing a personal research project: The fellow, under the direction of a Chatham House expert, will select and create a personal project to carry out (about 60%).
  • The leadership program is an essential component of all fellowships. Its objectives are to increase fellows' knowledge, network, self-awareness, and ability to draw on critical talents in their future careers as leaders in their fields (about 20%).
  • Contributing to ongoing research activities: Fellows will provide an approximately 20% contribution to ongoing research priorities by the Chatham House purpose, working with their host research team and other Chatham House teams as necessary.

Benefits from Global Platform Academy Fellowship:

  • The £2,365 monthly stipend for the fellow will cover all living expenses in London, including housing, utilities, food, transportation, and other necessities.
  • The Academy will pay for moving expenses, visa fees, the UK's Immigration Healthcare Surcharge (Note: Candidates may be asked to pay for dental and optical procedures as well as medicines prescribed by a doctor), fieldwork and travel expenses, research activities, and potential publication costs.

Eligibility for Global Platform Academy Fellowship:

  • Open to anybody who has experienced forced displacement, whether they currently qualify as a refugee, an asylum seeker, an internally displaced person, a stateless person, or fall into another category.
  • Candidates must have expertise in performing research and hold a finished BA degree or an equivalent.
  • The ideal applicant will be in their early to mid-career and will come from one of the following sectors or occupations: academia, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), business, government agencies, civil society, or the media. All applicants should be familiar with and have an interest in international affairs, their chosen field of study, and the goals and work of Chatham House.
  • Fellows can work full-time towards their fellowship and therefore, it is not possible to undertake a fellowship at the same time as pursuing work or studies.
  • They do not impose age restrictions for applicants.

Application of Global Platform Academy Fellowship

To apply for this fellowship, they need:

  • The applicant’s CV.
  • The names of two references.
  • The applicant’s proposal for a research project  (PDF for details).

Academy Fellows will spend ten months at Chatham House between October 2023 and July 2024. The fellow will be based full-time at Chatham House, London with hybrid working also possible.


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