Application Deadline: The closing date for applications for 2014 (Round 3) Commonwealth Professional Fellowships is 23.59 (GMT) on 14 September 2015. Offered annually? Yes
Brief description: The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission is offering Research Fellowships for mid-career professionals of Developing Commonwealth Countries to study at a UK host organization, 2016 UK
Eligible Field of Study
Priority will be given to applications with practical relevance in the following broadly-defined areas:
The Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan is one of the largest and most prestigious scholarships schemes for international study in the world. Since it was established in 1959, around 30,000 individuals have benefited – 24,000 of them have held awards funded by the United Kingdom, managed by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom (CSC)
This prospectus describes the Commonwealth Professional Fellowships offered by the CSC for citizens of developing Commonwealth countries in 2015. 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.
Scholarship Type: Research Fellowship for Commonwealth Scholarship
2015 applications for Commonwealth Professional Fellowships will be judged on the following criteria:
- The extent to which the proposed Fellowship will ensure the transfer of skills relevant to the needs of a Commonwealth developing country
- The extent to which those skills will lead to practical benefits for the developing country following the Fellowship
- The extent to which the Fellowship will have a catalytic effect, either within the developing country concerned, or in establishing new relationships with the UK
Number of Scholarships: Several
Value of Scholarship
A commonwealth Fellowship covers the living expenses for the Fellow as well as a return airfare to the UK. It also provides 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.
Duration of scholarship: Typically 3-months but could be extended to 6-months
Eligible Countries: Developing Commonwealth country
To be taken at: UK Universities
How to Apply
Applications for Commonwealth Professional Fellowships must come from UK organisations – the CSC cannot accept any applications directly from prospective Fellows. CSC does cannot provide a list of organisations in the UK to which prospective Fellows can apply.
If you are a contact at a prospective host organisation interested in making an application, you will need to register to use the 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.
Visit the Scholarship Webpage details on how to apply
Sponsors: Department for International Development (DFID) UK.