Commonwealth Professional Fellowships for Mid-Career Professionals to Study in the United Kingdom 2020 (Fully Funded)


Professional are for mid-career professionals from low and center earnings Commonwealth nations to spend between six weeks and three months at a UK Host organisation working in their sector on a programme {of professional} improvement.

Funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), Commonwealth Professional Fellowships present gifted and motivated professionals with the alternative to improve data and expertise in their given sector.

These Fellowships are supplied underneath six improvement themes:

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1.Science and expertise for improvement
2.Strengthening well being techniques and capability
3.Promoting world prosperity
4.Strengthening world peace, safety and governance
5.Strengthening resilience and response to crises
6.Access, inclusion and alternative

Purpose: To present professionals with the alternative to improve data and expertise in their given sector, and to have catalytic results on their workplaces.

Intended  beneficiaries: Mid-career  professionals  (with  5  years’  related  work  expertise)  working  in development-related organisations in low and center earnings Commonwealth nations.


To be eligible for these fellowships, it’s essential to:

  • Be a citizen of or have been granted refugee standing by an eligible Commonwealth nation, or be a British Protected Person
  • Be completely resident in an eligible Commonwealth nation
  • Have at the very least 5 years’ full-time, or equal part-time, related work expertise, in a occupation associated to the topic of the Fellowships programme, by the proposed begin of the fellowship – voluntary work expertise is not going to be counted in direction of this minimal
  • Be in employment at the time of application that they are going to return to upon completion of the fellowship
  • Not have undertaken a Commonwealth Professional Fellowship inside the final 5 years (at the time of application)
  • Not be in search of to undertake an educational programme of analysis or examine in the UK. Academics are eligible to apply for the scheme, however solely to undertake programmes of educational administration, not analysis or programs related to their analysis topic
  • Be obtainable to undertake the Fellowship between 10 February 2020 and 16 March 2020. You ought to test precise dates with the potential Host.

Host Programmes for 2019

The following organisations have been chosen by the Commission to host Professional Fellowships for the present spherical.  Information on every programme together with the eligibility standards is accessible under for every organisation in addition to a hyperlink to their Website for extra data.   Please be aware the eligibility standards fastidiously as purposes not matching the acknowledged standards shall be deemed ineligible and won’t be thought-about by the Host organisation.

African Prisons Project
Bees for Development Trust
British Geological Survey
Cardiff Metropolitan University
Cardiff University School of History, Archaeology and Religion
Cardiff University, School of Modern Languages
Cardiff University, The Phoenix Project
Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council
Commonwealth Telecommunication Organisation
Conciliation Resources
Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London
Knowledge for Change
Liverpool John Moores University, School of Nursing
London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust
Meriden Family Programme
Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust
UCL PRIMENT Clinical Trials, Research Department of Primary Care
University of East London
University of Salford
World Child Cancer UK

How to Apply

The cut-off date for submission of your application is 4pm (BST) on Friday 20 September 2019

The cut-off date for the submission of references is 4pm (BST) on Monday 30 September 2019.   Your application should embody at the very least two references by this date, certainly one of which should be out of your present employer, in any other case will probably be thought-about ineligible.

Once the cut-off date for Fellows’ purposes and references has handed your application shall be shared with the Host organisation you’ve utilized to in order for them to evaluation all purposes and nominate the candidates they need to put ahead to the Commission. The Commission will make the closing choices of particular person Fellows.

Online Application System

You can access the online application system now.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Commonwealth Professional Fellowships 2020




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