Apply For 2016/2017 Academy Robert Bosch Research Fellowship in UK

Academy Robert Bosch Fellowship in UK

Applications are invited for Academy Robert Bosch Fellowship to undertake research programme. Scholars from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia or Ukraine are eligible to apply for this fellowship.

The fellowship is aimed at future leaders, researchers and opinion-makers in the early stages of their careers.

Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, is an independent policy institute based in London. Their mission is to help build a sustainably secure, prosperous and just world

Chatham House expects all fellows to have good levels of English, both written and verbal. While they do not require a TEFL or similar standard, this will be evaluated through the recruitment process.

Course Level: Fellowships are available for undertaking research programme.

Study Subject: 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. Applicants may propose a research project that fits within one or more of the seven topics outlined below.
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 neighborhood with Europe.

Scholarship Award: Chatham House will provide Fellows with a monthly stipend of approximately £2,300 for the duration of the fellowship (this is intended to cover costs such as accommodation, food, and 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, economy class 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.

Scholarship can be taken at: UK (In the course of the fellowship, the scholars will conduct research trips to the region and also spend time at the German Council on Foreign Relations in Berlin).

Eligibility: To be eligible for an Academy 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 on page 11;
-Have excellent English writing and presentation skills.

Nationality: Scholars from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia or Ukraine are eligible to apply for this fellowship.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Academy fellowship candidates should, at a minimum, have completed a BA degree or equivalent, although an MA degree with an international focus is  preferred.

English language Requirements: Applicants must have excellent English writing and presentation skills. Chatham House expects all fellows to have good levels of English, both written and verbal. While they do not require a TEFL or similar standard, this will be evaluated through the recruitment process.

Supporting Material: Candidates must do the following:
-Download and complete the application form (available on the Chatham House website);
– Email the application form, together with one published writing sample of no more than 10 pages in English (or an English translation of their own work originally published in another language) to: academyrobertboschfellowships-at-chathamhouse.org.

How to Apply: Applications should be sent via e-mail and also by post.

Application Form

Application Deadline: The 2016/17 application window is now open and will close on 31 May 2016.

Scholarship Link

 

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