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ACU Wighton Fellowship in Engineering for Developing Countries 2018

The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) is offering the  Wighton Fellowship in Engineering for professional or academic staff working in the engineering department of an ACU member university in a low or middle-income country.

Application Deadline: 8th May 2019 at 23:59 BST.

Eligible Countries: Low or middle-income country

About the Award: Tenable either at any ACU member university outside the applicant’s home country, or in industry, commerce or public service in a Commonwealth country other than the applicant’s home country. Those working in universities may hold a fellowship in either another ACU member university or in industry, commerce or public service abroad; but those working in industry, commerce or public service can only hold a fellowship at an ACU member university.

Fellowships are not intended for degree courses, or for immediately postdoctoral programmes. The ACU cannot arrange fellows’ attachments, travel or accommodation, nor can it work out itineraries for them. Applicants should be aware that Titular Fellowships allow for small scale conference or course attendance within a wider programme, but applications where the primary or sole purpose is attendance of a conference or course will not be considered.

Field of Study: Engineering

Type: Fellowship

Eligibility: Applicants must be professional or academic staff working in the engineering department of an ACU member university in a low or middle-income country.

Number of Awardees: Not specified

Value of Scholarship: Up to GBP 5000 and intended to cover:

  • international economy return airfare and other travel costs
  • medical insurance and visa fees
  • board and lodging fees
  • research costs

Duration of Fellowship: The tenure of the fellowship must be for a period of less than six months, and travel must take place between 1 August 2019 and 31 July 2020.

How to Apply: 

  • Apply here.
  • Applicants must submit a proposal for their fellowship and provide proof of support for their fellowship from their host institution, as well as from their head of department at their home institution.

Fellows are required to submit a 1000-2,500 word report within three months of the fellowship ending.

Visit Fellowship Webpage for details

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