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Chatham House Leland Foundation Association of Marshall Scholars Transatlantic Academy Fellowship 2021/2022

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Application Deadline: 12 July 2021 at 5pm (BST).

This fellowship is a joint initiative with the Association of Marshall Scholars and the Jacqueline and Marc Leland Foundation. It offers candidates at the mid-stage of their career the opportunity to spend ten months at Chatham House working on a personal project of their choosing.

Fellows take part in the core work of the Institute, developing their skills through the leadership programme, and furthering their professional network in the field of international affairs.



Eligibility for this fellowship is restricted to previous and current Marshall Scholars. For reference, Marshall Scholarships are only awarded to US citizens.


The fellowship is aimed at candidates at the early to mid-stage of their career and who come from a wide range of backgrounds including academia, NGOs, the military, business, tech, government departments, civil society or the media


Academy Fellows spend ten months at Chatham House between October 2021 and July 2022.


The fellow will be based full-time at Chatham House in London. However, working patterns will be flexible and some aspects of the programme may be held online, in line with safe Covid-19 working practices.

Fellowship structure

A fellow’s time will be split between four areas:

  • Completing a personal research project of the fellow’s own design undertaken with the guidance of a Chatham House expert.
  • Contributing to the ongoing research activities of their host research team and other Chatham House teams as appropriate.
  • Participation in the Academy’s Leadership Programme. 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.
  • Uniquely, the Leland Foundation Association of Marshall Scholars Transatlantic Academy Fellow will also have the opportunity to participate strategically in the programmatic work of the Association of Marshall Scholars throughout the period of the Fellowship, to include The Annual Marshall Forum and Legislative Exchange. The Association of Marshall Scholars works to strengthen US-UK ties and also the Marshall Scholarship. Historically, the transatlantic alliance has served as a lynchpin for liberal democracy, prosperity and global peace.
Leadership Programme

All Academy fellows participate in, and contribute to, the Academy’s Leadership Programme which encompasses the following components:

  • Intensive induction week
    Academy fellowships begin with an intensive five-day induction week at Chatham House to become familiarized with the elements of the fellowships and the Leadership Programme, meet their host research programme, and have their first personal development coaching session.
  • Weekly discussion seminars
    These sessions highlight the principal substantive and skills-based areas the Academy believes vital for informed and effective international leadership. Fellows are expected to contribute to and learn from one another’s experience.
  • Global Introductions off-site visits (subject to latest Covid-19 regulations)
    These half-day visits take place approximately every two months and allow fellows to meet with leaders and senior decision-makers from a variety of sectors. Previous visits have included the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, UK Department for International Development, Standard Chartered, and Thomson Reuters.
  • Leadership workshops
    Fellows participate in half-day workshops focusing on specific aspects of leadership such as ‘Leadership in a new role’ and ‘Fostering innovation and entrepreneurship’.
  • Project presentations
    Fellows present updates on their research projects which help develop presentation skills, provide a valuable forum for peer-review, and to think about and analyse issues outside their own area of expertise.
  • Personal development coaching
    Fellows join the Academy seeking to grow their self-awareness through one-on-one sessions with a dedicated coach, with whom they set personal development objectives which they work to meet during their fellowship and beyond.
  • Media training
    Fellows learn how to interview effectively on television and radio, culminating in a mock interview from which they receive feedback on their presentation style and any areas of improvement.
  • ‘Leadership in the 21st Century’ Breakfast Briefings
    Academy fellows have priority in participating in the ‘Leadership in the 21st Century’ Breakfast Briefings series, giving them the opportunity to discuss leadership experiences and lessons in an informal setting with acknowledged leaders from government, business, media and the non-profit sectors.
Remuneration and benefits

The fellow will receive a monthly stipend of £2,365. Modest provision is made for the costs of relocation, fieldwork, and possible publication costs.

The stipend will cover London living costs, including accommodation, utilities, food, transport and other basic expenses. The following is intended to provide a rough guide on the cost of living essentials in London.

  • Accommodation: £125-150 per week for a shared house or room in halls of residence.
  • Bills (e.g. water, electricity, gas, internet): £70-100 per month.
  • Food: £40-60 per week.
  • Transport: £25-40 per week. Buying a monthly or annual Oyster travelcard will provide the best value.

Official Website: Leland Foundation Association of Marshall Scholars Transatlantic Academy Fellowship

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