Commonwealth Professional Fellowships in the 2022/23 (Fully Funded)

Opportunity Detail

  • Language Requirement Not required
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Level Non-Degree /Short program
  • Number of Opportunity: 25
  • Eligible Region/Countries
    Developing countries
  • Medium of Instruction English
  • Opportunity ID 46071
  • Funding Type Fully Funded
  • Duration 3 Months

Opportunity Description

The Commonwealth Scholarships program is geared toward students from the Commonwealth who would not otherwise be able to afford to attend school in the UK. Future innovators and leaders are supported by the program by providing money for postgraduate courses in a variety of study modalities. Now accepting applications from potential Fellows. The 2022–23 round of Commonwealth Professional Fellowships is entirely focused on clean energy, clean air, and clean oceans. Mid-career professionals from low- and middle-income countries are eligible for Commonwealth Professional Fellowships, which allow them to spend time at a UK host organization working in their industry as part of a professional development program. the purpose of the fellowship is to give professionals the chance to improve their knowledge and abilities in their specific industry and to have a catalytic impact on their workplaces.

Brief Details

Founded by: The Commonwealth Scholarships
Deadline: September 2022
Type: Fellowship
Number of Awards: Up to 25 fellows (in total)
Duration: 3 Months

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  • Up to 972.59 Euro in arrival compensation (based on rates from 2021/22 levels), including money for warm clothing.
  • The CSC will offer a complete assessment of needs and eligibility for additional financial help if a fellow declares a disability.
  • Approved round-trip tickets from the applicant’s nation to the UK.
  • Stipend (living allowance) payable on a monthly basis (or pro rata) for the term of the award at a rate of 1,782 Euro per month or 2,197 Euro per month for people working for organizations in the London metropolitan region (rates quoted at 2021/22 levels).
  • The regular visa application fee is reimbursed.
  • For short courses, conferences, and travel to other UK organizations when this is an essential component of the program, host organizations may agree to a maximum of 3,000 Euro per fellow. The limitations outlined in their guidance on claimable costs should be kept in mind by hosting organizations.
  • For the Clean Energy, Air, and Oceans program, each fellow will get a 1,000 Euro travel allowance to help them attend events (administered by host organizations).

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates for these Fellowships must meet the following requirements:

  • Becoming a permanent resident of a Commonwealth nation.
  • Being a citizen of, receiving refugee status from, or a British Protected Person from one of the eligible Commonwealth nations.
  • Be employed at the time of application at a company where they will resume their career after completing the fellowship.
  • Be available to begin and finish their fellowship within the specified time frames.
  • Not have participated in a Commonwealth Professional Fellowship in the previous five years (at the time of taking up the award).
  • Have at least five years of relevant work experience, either full-time or comparable part-time, in a field linked to the fellowship program by the anticipated start date; volunteer work experience does not count toward this requirement.
  • Future Fellows who are nominated for a Professional Fellowship must provide a minimum of two references (one of which must be from their current employer). The CSC will get in touch with prospective Fellows directly if references are requested. When evaluating their applications, the Host organization to which Fellows are applying might also get in touch with them to get references.
  • Not attempting to pursue a research or study program at the academic level. Academics can apply for the program, but they can only do academic management programs; they cannot do research or enroll in courses related to their area of study.

Note: In addition to the aforementioned, potential fellows must make sure they satisfy any qualifying requirements established by each unique host organization.

Eligible Nations          

  • 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

How to Apply?

You must fill out the online application form to apply.

Applicants seeking fellowships will be required to:

  • List all of your academic degrees, both undergraduate and graduate (Optional).
  • List no more than ten publications and awards (Optional)
  • Describe your previous career in detail and why each position relates to the program you want to pursue in the UK (up to 100 words per employment)
  • Describe how your prior professional experience relates to the proposed fellowship (up to 300 words).
  • Give a four-part Development Impact statement.

You should briefly (no more than 200 words) describe how the proposed Fellowship connects to:

  • Promoting marine conservation, reducing air pollution, and decreasing reliance on fossil fuels, in line with the SDGs 7, 13, and 14 and the goals of COP 26.
  • Global, national, and local development concerns.
  • Climate change and related development challenges in the broader sector.

You should describe how you plan to use your newly acquired abilities in the second section (up to 100 words), which follows your Fellowship.

You should describe what you anticipate will change in terms of development following your Fellowship in the third section (up to 250 words), including:

  • The results you hope to obtain.
  • The timetable for their execution.
  • Who will receive benefits?

Write about the best way to gauge the impact of your work in the fourth section (no more than 100 words).

  • Verify the goals of your award and how the Fellowship program will help it achieve each one.
  • Verify your goals for the next two years and how the Fellowship program will help you achieve each of them.
  • Verify your long-term goals and how the Fellowship program will help you achieve each one.
  • In your personal statement, briefly describe how your background has motivated you to wish to have an effect in your place of origin. You should highlight the ways in which you have already made a difference, like overcoming any obstacles on your path to your desired career that may have come from your personal or community (up to 500 words).
  • Give a brief description of your volunteer efforts and any opportunities you’ve had to show leadership (up to 500 words).
  • A scan of your passport or national ID card is also required.

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For more details, please visit The Commonwealth Scholarship’s official website.

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