Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) 2017 Wighton Fellowship in Engineering

Application Deadline:  Friday 12 May 2017 at 23:59 BST.

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.


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

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. 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.

Tenure of Fellowship

The tenure of the fellowship must be for a period of less than six months, and travel must be completed by 1 August 2018..

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

Application Procedure:

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

How to apply

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the ACU 2017 Wighton Fellowship in Engineering



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