Application Deadline: 23.59 (GMT) o November 2016
Commonwealth Academic Fellowsh offered for early career academics developing Commonwealth countri fellowships are funded by the UK Dep for International Development (DF the aim of contributing to the UK’s inte development aims and wider overseas supporting excellence in UK higher edu sustaining the principles of the Commo
You can apply for a Commonwealth Academic Fellowship to spend between three months at any approved UK university or higher education institution. Applications m a justification for the length of award requested.
To provide early career academics with the opportunity to plan, conduct, or write res encourage applications from universities where capacity building is a priority, and to knowledge, skills and contacts in Fellows’ given disciplines.
Early career academics (with no less than two years’ and no more than ten years’ pos academic experience) working in universities in developing Commonwealth countries.
In your application, you are expected to identify one university that you think is the appropriate to host your fellowship, and to explain your reasons. You must also provi of agreement to host your fellowship from an academic at your chosen university.
To apply for these fellowships, you must:
Be a Commonwealth citizen, refugee, or British protected person
Be permanently resident in a developing Commonwealth country
Be employed by a university in a developing Commonwealth country
Be available to start your fellowship in the UK on 1 October 2017. Any other start permitted only in exceptional circumstances
Have been awarded your PhD between two and ten years prior to October 2017 Not have previously held a Commonwealth Academic Fellowship within five years
Have been awarded your PhD by a UK university while on a Commonwealth Schola
Be in the employment of your nominating university
Each fellowship provides:
Approved airfare from your home country to the UK and return at the end of your CSC will not reimburse the cost of fares for dependants, nor usually the cost of jou before your award is finally confirmed)
Research support grant, at a fixed rate according to your subject, payable to your university
Stipend (living allowance) at the rate of £1,594 per month, or £1,977 per month f universities in the London metropolitan area (rates quoted at 2016-2017 levels) Grant towards the cost of preparing reports and other written work
Study travel grant towards the costs of approved travel within the UK or overseas If you are widowed, divorced, or a single parent, child allowance of £448 per mont first child, and £110 per month for the second and third child under the age of 16, accompanied by your children and solely legally responsible for them. The level of support provided through family allowances is under review and subject to change eligibility and rate
How to apply
If you have previously held a Commonwealth PhD Scholarship funded by the CSC and eligibility criteria for these fellowships, you can apply directly to the CSC.
Selected universities are also invited to nominate their own academic staff. If you are by one of these universities, you must apply via that institution in the first instance. Y check with your nominating university for their specific advice and rules for applying, their own closing date for applications. The deadline for nominating universities to su nominations to the CSC is 13 December 2016. Click here for a list of nominating univ
You must make your application using the CSC’s Electronic Application System (EAS). for full information on how to use the EAS, including detailed guides.
Your application must be endorsed by the Vice-Chancellor or Executive Head of the u that employs you. Unless you previously held a Commonwealth PhD Scholarship f the CSC, the CSC will not accept any applications that are not submitted via a nomin university.
All applications must be submitted via the EAS by 23.59 (GMT) on 15 November 2 latest.
You are advised to complete and submit your application as soon as possible, as the very busy in the days leading up to the application deadline.
You must provide the following supporting documentation to be received by the CSC January 2017 in order for your application to be eligible for consideration:
References from at least two individuals (one should be from your PhD supervisor, exceptional circumstances)
Certificate confirming the award of your PhD
Supporting statement from your proposed supervisor in the UK
How to use the EAS
Please note that the CSC does not charge candidates to apply for any of its scholarshi fellowships through its Electronic Application System (EAS), and it does not charge or to nominate candidates.