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Apply for 2017 Royal Institute of International Affairs Academy Africa Fellowship


You can now apply  for the 2017 Royal Institute
of International Affairs (RIIA) Academy Africa Fellowship
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 Description of the Royal Institute
of International Affairs (RIIA) Academy Africa Fellowship

Chatham
House is pleased to invite applicants for the Academy Africa Fellowship
in the Queen Elizabeth II Academy for Leadership in International
Affairs.

Application Deadline

31st May 2017

Eligible Countries

Cote d’Ivoire, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, or South Africa.

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Host Country

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

Eligibility Criteria

  • The fellowship is open to citizens of Cote d’Ivoire, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, or South Africa.
  • Applications will 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.’

Selection Criteria

Our best candidates typically possess many or all of the following characteristics:

  • Clear evidence of their leadership experience and background (personal or professional).
  • Ability
    to explore problems with a holistic and inclusive perspective, with a
    natural curiosity towards issues and areas in the broader environment
    around their more specific research area of expertise.
  • An original, relevant and clear research project proposal – feasible in the given timeline of the fellowship.
  • Relevant background experience, demonstrated through their curriculum vitae.
  • Strong track record in their area of expertise, including delivering research
  • Good writing and presentation skills and a publishing record.
  • Awareness of the international context of their research.
  • A
    post-fellowship plan indicating how the candidate will apply their
    skills, knowledge and experience to impact and influence in their home
    country or region.
  • A clear vision of their contribution to the Academy programme and fellowship cohort.
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Applicants
must adhere to stated word limits and are advised to read through the
information on the Academy’s webpages before applying. Late or
incomplete applications will not be considered, nor will any additional
or supplementary materials.

 
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Fellowship Value and Benefits

The
fellow will receive a monthly stipend of £2,160.  Modest provision is
made for the costs of relocation, fieldwork, and possible publication
costs.

Fellowship Duration

A fellow’s time (10 months) 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.
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How to Apply for 2017 Royal Institute
of International Affairs (RIIA) Academy Africa Fellowship

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.

See details via Royal Institute
of International Affairs (RIIA) Academy Africa Fellowship official Webpage

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