Academy Stavros Niarchos Foundation Senior Fellowship For Greeks & Greek Diaspora

Publish Date: Sep 08, 2016

Deadline: Oct 31, 2016

The Academy Stavros Niarchos Foundation Senior Fellowship is a joint initiative of Chatham House and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.

The purpose of this fellowship is to offer established leaders and practitioners from Greece and the Greek diaspora the opportunity to develop their understanding, ideas and approaches on the most pressing challenges facing the world. Fellows will have the chance to advance their knowledge, develop research skills and build links with the policy, academic and other communities in the UK and more widely. 

Chatham House will provide a dynamic base within which the fellows can pursue their own research interests; further develop their personal interaction, communication and leadership skills; extend their global networks; and deepen their expertise by contributing to the institute’s research and activities. This experience will inform the fellows’ contributions to improved regional and national decision-making on issues of great relevance to prosperity and security in Europe and the world.


The fellowship is open to Greek nationals and the Greek diaspora. Candidates should be at an advanced stage in their career and should already have some research and publication experience. The 6-month fellowship will begin in February 2017. 

Research topics

The 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. Below are the research themes for 2017. Submitted research proposals must fit broadly within one of these themes.

Research topic with the Asia Programme:

  • Assessing China’s relationship with, and investment in, Greece

Research topic with the Europe Programme:

  • Greece-Turkey relations, in the context of the refugee crisis and the wider EU-Turkey relationship

Research topic with the Europe Programme and Russia and Eurasia Programme:

  • Russia’s role and influence in southeast Europe

Research topic with the Centre on Global Health Security:

  • The Health of Refugees and Migrants

Research topic with the International Security Department:

  • The impact of EU domestic security policies on counterterrorism

How to Apply

Candidates must do the following:

  1. Download and complete the application form;
  2. 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), to

The research proposal should outline the topic to be investigated and the likely methodology, and must explain the project’s importance and policy relevance. It should also describe any necessary fieldwork, provide a timeline of activities, and indicate how the proposed work would be completed during the fellowship.

The application should outline why the fellowship will be useful to your career goals and how you will draw on the experience to strengthen civil society in your region and/or professional field.

All files should be sent in PDF format to All documents must be submitted in English. The application deadline is 17:00 GMT, Monday 31 October 2016. Incomplete or late applications, and applications which do not include all documents outlined above, will not be considered.

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