Please note that applications for this year’s fellowship programmes are now closed. If you submitted an application, we will be in touch to let you know the outcome by the end of July. Please note that online interviews will take place between the end of July and early August. In-person interviews will take place between the end of August and early September. 

  • Are you a change-maker committed to making a difference in your society? 
  • Are you a leader working in the field of governance and justice, climate and sustainability, or equality, diversity and inclusion? Do you have ideas you want to develop about how to contribute towards building a fairer, more sustainable, and inclusive society in your home country? 
  • Do you want to enhance your leadership skills and gain detailed insights into the values, ways of working, and challenges faced by people and institutions in the UK? 
  • Do you want to build lasting connections with other forward-thinkers, becoming part of a collaborative community across Wider Europe and Central Asia? 

If you answered ‘yes’, you could be one of our next John Smith Fellows! 

The next generation of John Smith Fellows are exceptional young professionals, working in the following fields: 

  • Governance and justice  
  • Climate and sustainability 
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion 

They can work in the public sector, charity/non-profit sector, or private sector but their work must contribute to building fairer, more sustainable, and inclusive societies. Fellows are expected to demonstrate the John Smith Trust’s shared values of tolerance, respect and openness towards one another at all times.  

The Trust strongly condemns Russia’s unlawful act of aggression on Ukraine and supports the people of Ukraine who are defending their freedom. Fellows who take part in the programme are expected to accept this position. Please see our statement on the war on Ukraine for more detail. 

This year, we are running four different Fellowship Programmes: