Academy Robert Bosch Fellowships at Chatham House
Academia and Public Policy

Academy Robert Bosch Fellowships at Chatham House

Fostering leadership in international affairs

One of the world’s leading international affairs institutes; Chatham House in London, hosts Fellows from among the countries of the Eastern Partnership and Russia in partnership with the Robert Bosch Stiftung.

The Academy Robert Bosch Fellowship at Chatham House is intended to provide an opportunity for the next generation of scholars from the region to develop their skills and understanding of critical issues facing the countries of the Eastern Partnership and Russia, build a global network with policy and academic communities in the United Kingdom, Germany, and the EU more broadly. In this way it supports them to contribute to positive change in their home countries and the wider region.

The Fellowships are part of Chatham House's Academy for Leadership in International Affairs, established in September 2013.

Contact

Academy Coordinator
Chatham House
10 St James’s Square
London SW1Y 4LE
Phone: +44 (0)20 7314 3632

Contact at the Foundation

Ana Bojadjievska
Phone: +49 (0)711 46084-790
In continuation you can find the key information on the application process, the content and the benefits of the Academy Robert Bosch Fellowship at Chatham House. For more detailed and current information please visit the website of Chatham House.

The answers to the most common questions can be found under the following link:
Should you have further questions fell free to contact us or our colleagues at Chatham House directly.
Who can apply?
The Fellowships are designed for citizens from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, and Ukraine. The Fellowship is aimed at future leaders, researchers, and opinion-makers in the early stage of their careers in academia, NGOs, business, government or the media.
What is the application and selection process?
The calls for new Fellows are advertised on the website of Chatham House on annually basis. Interested candidates are invited to complete an application form to apply. Shortlisted applicants are invited to an interview either in person in London or by Skype. For detailed information on the ongoing and upcoming calls please follow the updates on the website of Chatham House. 
What are possible research topics?
During the stay at Chatham House each Fellow will conduct a research project of their own design relating to the politics, economies, and societies of the post-Soviet region. The focus areas are newly determined for each call for proposals. Below are examples from the spring 2016 call for applications:


Internal Dynamics

  • Prospects for Economic Growth, Modernization and Democratization in the Eastern Partnership Countries and/or Russia
  • Regional Elites and Networks of Power
  • Societal Changes, Inter-ethnic Relations and Non-state actors

External Attitudes

  • The Future of EU and NATO Relations with the Eastern Partnership Countries and/or Russia
  • Security and Conflict Resolution
  • Prospects for Intra-regional Conflict or Cooperation
  • Russia and the Shared Neighbourhood with Europe
How are the Fellows integrated in the work of Chatham House?
The Fellows spend time in the unique and neutral venue of Chatham House in London. During this time they conduct a research project of their own design in cooperation with the team of the Russia and Eurasia Programme. The Fellows are also integrated within the work of the Queen Elizabeth II Academy for Leadership in International Affairs where they receive additional training, mentoring and coaching. In the course of the Fellowship, the scholars conduct research trips to the region and can also spend time at a German think tank in Berlin.
What is the duration of the Fellowship and when does it usually start?
The duration of the fellowship is nine months. The start dates for each intake are usually either mid-September or mid-February. The candidates must be available full-time for the entire duration of the Fellowship.
What benefits does the participation at the Robert Bosch Fellowship Program provide?
The Fellows receive a monthly stipend to cover the cost for living in London and support for fieldwork and research-related travel. Arrangements related to the stay in London need to be organized by the Fellows.

Contact

Academy Coordinator
Chatham House
10 St James’s Square
London SW1Y 4LE
Phone: +44 (0)20 7314 3632

Contact at the Foundation

Ana Bojadjievska
Phone: +49 (0)711 46084-790
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Kateryna Boguslavska

Year of Fellowship: 2016-2017

Research focus: Why vested interests in Ukraine and Moldova continue to flourish
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Anahit Shirinyan

Year of Fellowship: 2016

Research focus: Challenges and opportunities in Armenian foreign policy
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Yulia Andrusiv

Year of Fellowship: 2015-2016

Research focus: The role of Western business in transforming societies in Ukraine and Russia
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Zaur Shiriyev

Year of Fellowship: 2015

Research focus: Elite perceptions and the future trajectory of Azerbaijan’s foreign policy
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Nikolay Kozhanov

Year of Fellowship: 2015

Research focus: The impact of the Ukraine crisis on Russia’s policies in the Middle East
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Ilya Zaslavskiy

Year of Fellowship: 2014

Research focus: The spread of corrupt practices from Russia and the other former Soviet states into the United States and the United Kingdom
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Dr. Anna Münster

Year of Fellowship: 2013

Research focus: The changing nature of Islam in Russia and Crimea
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George Mchedlishvili

Year of Fellowship: 2013

Research focus: Recent trends in perceptions of the West and its engagement in the region by the South Caucasus leaderships and its wider publics
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Orysia Lutsevych

Year of Fellowship: 2012

Research focus: Civil society in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine in the context of the revolutions experienced by the countries in 2003-2009  

Contact

Academy Coordinator
Chatham House
10 St James’s Square
London SW1Y 4LE
Phone: +44 (0)20 7314 3632

Contact at the Foundation

Ana Bojadjievska
Phone: +49 (0)711 46084-790