Commonwealth Professional Fellowships

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Commonwealth Professional Fellowships

Research Fellowships for mid-career professionals of Developing Commonwealth Countries to study at a UK host organization, 2013 UK
Study Subject(s):Agriculture/fisheries/forestry, economic growth, education, engineering/science/technology, environment, governance, and public health
Course Level:Research
Scholarship Provider: UK Department for International Development (DFID)
Scholarship can be taken at: UK
Fellows must be Commonwealth citizens, refugees, or British protected persons and must be permanently resident in a developing Commonwealth country. Fellows must normally have at least five years’ relevant work experience in the field within which they wish to undertake the Fellowship. A Commonwealth Professional Fellowship covers the living expenses for the Fellow as well as a return airfare to the UK. It also provides £800 funding support to the host organisation, with a budget of up to £3,000 available for attendance at conferences, on short courses, and other eligible costs.
Scholarship Open for International Students: Yes
Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: Developing Commonwealth country
Scholarship Description: Commonwealth Professional Fellowships support mid-career professionals from developing Commonwealth countries to spend a period of time with a UK host organisation working in their field for a programme of professional development. Fellowships are typically three months but can be between one and six months in length, and can include limited time for attendance at short courses or conferences, as well as visits to other organizations.
How to Apply:
Applications for Commonwealth Professional Fellowships must come from UK organisations – the CSC cannot accept any applications directly from prospective Fellows. We also cannot provide a list of organisations in the UK to which prospective Fellows can apply.
Round 1 of the 2013 application cycle is now open – applications must be for Professional Fellowships starting between 14 January 2013 and 31 December 2013.
If you are a contact at a prospective host organisation interested in making an application, you will need to register to use our Electronic Application System (EAS). To do this, please write to the CSC on your organisation’s headed paper providing the full name and email address of the person who will make the application and who will act as the main contact should the Fellowship go ahead. This letter can be sent by post and attachment by email.
Deadline: 1 October 2012

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