Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) 2019 Wighton Fellowship in Engineering (Funded)

Application Deadline: Wednesday 8 May at 23:59 UTC+1.

ACU Titular Fellowships, funded by the Association of Commonwealth Universities’ Development Fund, aim to support universities of the Commonwealth to develop the human resources of their institutions and countries through the interchange of people, knowledge, skills and technologies.

Titular Fellowships are open to the academic and professional staff, or the nominees, of ACU member universities.

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 (please refer to ACU membership criteria for list of LMICs).

The Fellowship

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.

The fellowship can be used for either a collaborative academic research visit, or a collaborative fact-finding visit.

Tenure of Fellowship

Travel must take place between 1 August 2019 and 31 July 2020.

  • The tenure of research-focused fellowships must be for a period of between one and six months
  • The tenure of fellowships not focused on research can be between two weeks and six months

Value of Fellowship

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

Reporting

Fellows are required to submit a short written report using a form provided by the ACU within two months of the fellowship ending, and to respond to a follow-up survey a year later. Fellows will also be invited to join the ACU’s alumni programme.

Applications

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the ACU 2019 Wighton Fellowship in Engineering

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