Commonwealth Professional Fellowships 2022-2023 for International Students (Fully-funded)
It’s the time of the year once again as Commonwealth Scholarship Commission invites highly intelligent international students who wish to study as well as work in the Britain to enroll for their ongoing Professional Fellowships for the 2022-2023 academic session.
he fellowship program is aimed at providing students with the opportunity of enhancing their knowledge and skills in their given sector, thus exposing them to better work ethics. The program is meant for mid-career professionals from low and middle-income countries to spend a period of time at a UK host organisation working in their sector for a programme of professional development.
All Commonwealth Professional Fellowships in the 2022/23 round are in the thematic area of Clean Energy, Air and Oceans. The Purpose is to provide professionals with the opportunity to enhance knowledge and skills in their given sector, and to have catalytic effects on their workplaces. Intended beneficiaries are expected to have about 5 years working experience in development-related organisations.
Fellowship Sponsor(s): Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, UK
Host Institution(s): UK host organisation
Fellowship Worth: Fully-funded
Number of Awards: Several
Study Level: Mid-career professionals
Nationality: See eligible Countries (below)
Requirements and eligibility criteria for the 2022/23 Commonwealth Professional Fellowships;
- Applicants must be a citizen of or have been granted refugee status by an eligible Commonwealth country, or be a British Protected Person
- Be permanently resident in an eligible Commonwealth country
- Have at least five years’ full-time, or equivalent part-time, relevant work experience, in a profession related to the subject of the Fellowship programme, by the proposed start of the fellowship – voluntary work experience will not be counted towards this minimum
- Be in employment at the time of application at an organisation that they will return to upon completion of the Fellowship
- If nominated for a Professional Fellowship, prospective Fellows will be required to provide at least two references, (one of which must be from their current employer). Prospective Fellows will be contacted directly by the CSC if required to submit references. The Host organisation Fellows are applying to might also contact them to request a reference when considering their application
- Not have undertaken a Commonwealth Professional Fellowship within the last five years (at the time of taking up the award)
- Not be seeking to undertake an academic programme of research or study. Academics are eligible to apply for the scheme, but only to undertake programmes of academic management, not research or courses relevant to their research subject
- Be available to start and complete their fellowship within prescribed dates
Antigua and Barbuda, Bangladesh, Belize, Botswana, Cameroon, Dominica, Eswatini, Fiji,, The Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Montserrat, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, St Helena, St Lucia, St Vincent and The Grenadines, Samoa, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Tonga, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zambia.
Application Process for the Commonwealth Professional Fellowships 2022-2023;
Interested applicants who meets the above requirements and eligibility criteria are expected to complete and submit an application using their Online Application portal on or before the deadline.
All fellowships in this round will be tenable for three months from 22nd February 2023
Please note that all Commonwealth Professional Fellowships in the 2022/23 round are in the thematic area of Clean Energy, Air and Oceans. All applicants must be professionals working on related issues.
In the application form, prospective fellows will be asked to:
- List all undergraduate and postgraduate university qualifications obtained (where applicable)
- List up to 10 publications and prizes (if applicable)
- Provide details of your employment history and explain how each job is relevant to the programme you wish to undertake in the UK (up to 100 words per employment)
- Provide a statement on the relevance of your previous work experience to the proposed fellowship (up to 300 words)
- Provide a Development Impact statement in 4 parts.
In the first part (up to 200 words) you should explain how your proposed Fellowship relates to:
- Reducing reliance on fossil fuels, lowering rates of air pollution or promoting marine conservation, in accordance with the aims of COP 26 and SDGs 7, 13 and 14.
- Development issues at the global, national and local level
- Development issues connected to the theme of climate change and the wider sector
Application Deadline: September 2022
For more information about this opportunity, Visit the Official Website.