The Commonwealth Professional Fellowships are for mid-career professionals from low and middle-income Commonwealth countries. Further, to spend between six weeks and three months at a UK Host organization working. In their sector on a programme of professional development.
Moreover, Funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), Commonwealth Professional Fellowships. Which is to provide talented and motivated professionals with the opportunity to enhance knowledge and skills in their given sector.
These Fellowships are under six development themes:
- Science and technology for development
- Strengthening health systems also the capacity
- Promoting global prosperity
- Strengthening global peace, security, and governance
- Strengthening resilience and response to crises
- Access, inclusion, and opportunity
Each fellowship provides:
- Approved return airfare from the Fellow’s home country to the UK
- Further, Stipend (living allowance) payable monthly (or pro-rata) for the duration of the award at the rate of £1,696 per month, or £2,104 per month for those at organizations in the London metropolitan area (rates quoted at 2019-2020 levels). Exceptionally, depending on the programme arranged, a peripatetic living allowance may be payable. Further details if will be at the time of offer
- Arrival allowance of up to £953.45 at current rates, including an element for warm clothing and reimbursement of the standard visa application fee
- Flat rate contribution of £800 to the costs of the Host organization relating to the administration and support of the Fellow, setting up of appropriate meetings, any materials required, and incidental travel for the Fellow during the award (to be paid to the Host organization on receipt of an invoice)
- Fees of up to a maximum of £2,000 will be agreed for awards under two months and up to a maximum of £3000 for awards of three months (to be paid to the Host organization on receipt of an invoice)
- Applicants should 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 Fellowships programme, by the proposed start of the fellowship – voluntary work experience will not be counted towards this minimum
- Also, be in employment at the time of application that they will return to upon completion of the fellowship
- Not have undertaken a Commonwealth Professional Fellowship within the last five years (at the time of application)
- Not be seeking to undertake an academic programme of research or study in the UK. 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
- Also, be available to undertake the Fellowship between February 10, 2020, and March 16, 2020. You should check exact dates with the prospective Host.