The Association of Commonwealth Universities is inviting applications for the Wighton Fellowship in Engineering for the year 2017. Applicants must be professional or academic staff working in the engineering department of an ACU member university in a low or middle-income country.
Since it was established in 1959, around 34,000 individuals have benefited – 26,000 of them have held awards funded by the UK government, managed by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom (CSC). The CSC’s Secretariat is provided by the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), which is responsible for all matters concerning selection, academic studies, and evaluation.
Course Level: This is a six months long fellowship programme.
Study Subject: Fellowship is awarded in the field of Engineering.
Scholarship Award: 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
Number of Scholarships: Not Known
Scholarship can be taken in the UK
Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:
Applicants must be professional or academic staff working in the engineering department of an ACU member university in a low or middle-income country.
Nationality: Applicants from low or middle-income countries are eligible to apply for this fellowship programme.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have their previous degree.
English language Requirements: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.
How to Apply: Applicants must submit a proposal for the fellowship and provide proof of support from the host institution and the Executive Head of their home institution. Fellows are required to submit a 1000-2,500 word report within three months of the fellowship ending.
Application Deadline: Applications close on Friday, May 12, 2017.