Applications are on for the Academy Asfari Fellowship. The Asfari Fellowship supports three Academy fellows each year from Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, or Syria who spend ten months at Chatham House. The Asfari Fellowship is a joint initiative between Chatham House and the Asfari Foundation. Fellows are hosted by and based in research teams at Chatham House. During the fellowship, the fellow will conduct a research project of their own design which falls within the specified research topics. 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. Research proposals which are framed both in terms of a specified research topic and the interests and priorities of the Asfari Foundation are particularly encouraged.
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.
- The fellow will receive a monthly stipend of £2,160;
- Modest provision is made for the costs of relocation, fieldwork, and possible publication costs.