Scholarship Overview

  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Scholarship Type: Displaced persons with experience
  • Institutions: University of Oxford and other institutions
  • Funded by: Chatham House and partner
  • Tuition Type: Full tuition
  • Degree Program: Fellowship
  • Scholarship Amount: £2,365 monthly stipends, etc
  • Separate Application Required?: Yes
  • Deadline: 22 April, 2024.

Scholarship Benefits

The individual will be granted a regular allowance of £2,365 per month to defray the cost of residing in London. This sum encompasses expenses for housing, utility bills, groceries, commuting, and other essential outlays.

The Academy takes responsibility for a variety of reasonable expenditures linked to:

  • Relocating, which includes airfare, railway or alternative transport to and within the UK, up to three nights’ lodging, visa fees, extra luggage, among other things;
  • Settling the UK Immigration Healthcare Surcharge, granting entitlement to the UK National Health Service (Note: additional charges may apply for dental and optical care, as well as prescribed medications); and
  • Allocating funds for research, community engagement, and the dissemination of information, such as field research, travel expenses, conference participation, publications, roundtable discussions, and other related events.

Upon the satisfactory conclusion of their tenure, fellowship alumni are provided with access to:

  • Network connections with both the Academy’s faculty and its alumni body; and
  • A five-year membership with Chatham House.


  • The fellowship targets candidates who align with the requisite qualifications and are enthusiastic about collaborating with the Environment and Society Centre.
  • It is especially designed for those with personal encounters of forced migration, including but not limited to those who are or have been refugees, asylum seekers, internally displaced, stateless, or fall under similar classifications.
  • Eligible applicants must have a completed undergraduate degree or its equivalent and demonstrate a background in research.
  • We seek early to mid-career professionals from various sectors such as academia, non-governmental organizations, the corporate sphere, public administration, civil society, or journalism.
  • Prospective fellows should have a keen understanding of international relations, a vested interest in their research focus, and an alignment with the values and scholarly endeavors of Chatham House.

How to apply

To apply, candidates must submit the following materials:

  • Their curriculum vitae or résumé;
  • Contact information for two references;
  • A detailed proposal for a research initiative, adhering to the provided topic guidelines.

Additional Information

The Global Platform for Action Climate and Sustainability Academy Fellowship represents a collaborative effort that brings together the expertise of Chatham House, the Global Platform for Action on Sustainable Energy in Displacement Settings (GPA) situated within The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), and the University of Oxford’s Refugee-Led Research Hub (RLRH).

This fellowship provides participants with a chance to dedicate ten months to personal research projects while based at Chatham House.

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