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Association of Commonwealth Universities

Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellowships

Commonwealth Academic Fellowships support mid-career academics to spend three months at a UK university. These fellowships are funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID).

Deadline

Annually in December. Consult the Announcements page regularly for updated calls and internal deadlines.

Eligibility criteria

To apply for a Commonwealth Academic Fellowship, candidates should:

Titular Fellowships

The ACU Titular Fellowships provide opportunities for nominees of Commonwealth universities to spend periods of time in other Commonwealth member universities or relevant institutions outside their own country. ACU Titular Fellowships are not intended for degree courses, or for immediately postdoctoral programmes. They cannot be held in the country in which the applicant currently works, and they cannot be held concurrently with other awards.

Titular Fellowships are tenable in any Commonwealth country (other than South Africa) for up to a maximum of six months at either a university in ACU membership or in industry, commerce or public service of ACU membership countries.

Deadline

Annually in June

Eligibility criteria

An applicant must be a UCT staff member and of proven high ability.

Commonwealth Scholarships for Academic Staff

UCT is annually invited to nominate ONE CANDIDATE for the Commonwealth Scholarships. In order to be nominated, the candidate should be a full-time academic staff member at the time of the application and they should return to this position after the scholarship.

Deadline

Annually in December. Consult the Announcements page regularly for updated calls and internal deadlines.

Eligibility criteria

To be nominated for a Commonwealth Scholarship the candidate should be:

Applications for split-site study must be made in context of an institutional link between the institution where the candidate is registered in their home country and the one at which they are applying to study in the UK. Candidates must provide the Commission with evidence of support from their prospective supervisor at the UK institution as well as from their home supervisor at the time of application.

Categories of scholarship

There are different categories of scholarship:


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Contact us

Wilna Venter
Tel: 021 650 4380

Links

The Association of Commonwealth Universities

Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellowships

ACU Titular Fellowships

Commonwealth Scholarships for Academic Staff