Mo Ibrahim Foundation Academy Fellowship 2023/2024

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation Academy Fellowship 2023/2024 is now open for applications. 


This prestigious scholarship, a joint initiative with the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, offers early to mid-career professionals from African countries the opportunity to spend ten months at Chatham House. 

Fellows will work on an individual research project of their own choosing, participate in the core work of the Institute, develop their leadership skills and expand their professional network in the field of international affairs.

Mo Ibrahim Program Structure

Fellows’ time will be divided into three key areas:

  • Personal Research Project (60%): Fellows will design and complete a project under the guidance of a Chatham House expert.
  • Leadership Program (20%): Aims to develop colleagues’ knowledge, network, self-awareness, and essential skills for future leadership roles.
  • Contribution to ongoing research activities (20%): Fellows will collaborate with their host research team and other Chatham House teams to contribute to existing research priorities.

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Leadership Program Components

  • Intensive induction week
  • Discussion seminars
  • Leadership workshops
  • Presentation of projects
  • Personal development coaching
  • Media training
  • “Leadership in the 21st Century” breakfast briefings.
  • Career mentoring (optional)


A monthly stipend of £2,365 to cover living costs in London

Covering relocation, visas, UK immigration healthcare surcharge, fieldwork, travel, research activities, and potential publication costs


  • Open to citizens of any African country or those who hold dual citizenship with an African country
  • Must have completed a bachelor’s degree or equivalent and have research experience
  • Early to mid-career professionals from academia, NGOs, business, government, civil society, or the media
  • No age restriction


Applicants must submit their CV/summary, the names of two references and a research project proposal. 

For more information and to apply, you can visit the Mo Ibrahim Foundation Academy Fellowship website.

The application deadline is May 5, 2023.



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