Apply for fellowships valued up to GBP 5,000 in The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) Fellowships 2021 for academic & professional staff of ACU member universities

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Are you an ACU member university staff looking for fellowships to apply to? Then you’re in luck today! 

From climate action to engineering, ACU has a wide variety of funded fellowships available in 2021 across different fields for ACU member university staff. 

Continue reading below to check them out.

Application Deadline: June 8, 2021

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Benefits

Each fellowship  has a value of up to GBP 5,000.

Eligibility

  • The fellowships are primarily intended for academic and professional staff of ACU member universities. 
  • In some circumstances they can be used for collaboration between universities and the private sector. For more details of this please email acufellowships@acu.ac.uk

Requirements

Successful applicants will be required to submit two reports: one at the end of their fellowship and one a year later. 

In addition to reporting on the outcomes of the fellowship itself, they will also report on the challenges and opportunities of at a distance collaboration and any lessons learned. 

This element of the reporting will be shared with other ACU member institutions to share knowledge and perspectives

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Application Instructions

Applicants must first identify and approach a collaborator at an ACU member university in a country other than the one where you are  employed.

Find other ACU member universities before completing the online application form here.

As part of the application form, applicants must:

  • Summarise the work they plan to carry out during the fellowship, and how the collaboration will benefit the project. 
  • Explain why they have chosen to collaborate with their particular partner institution for the project rather than any other.
  • Describe the likely impact of the fellowship work.
  • Explain how they expect the fellowship to benefit their own professional development.
  • List the planned outputs of the fellowship.
  • Submit a time plan of the work, which must cover a minimum of six months between September 2021 and August 2022.
  • List the costs associated with the fellowship. These can include staff time, consumables, internet access and data, equipment, research data management, impact and engagement and open access.
  • Submit a letter or email of support from their head of department at their home institution.
  • Submit a letter or email of support from the collaborator at their partner institution.

If you have a query which is not answered on this page, please email acufellowships@acu.ac.uk

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ACU Fellowships facilitate collaboration at a distance and the creation of valuable new partnerships between member universities in different countries.

Key Dates and Order of Program

Application Deadline is June 8, 2021

Fellowships

  • Accountancy Fellowship ( Worshipful Company of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales)
  • Agriculture, Forestry & Food Science Fellowship (George Weston Limited)
  • Canada Fellowships – Two fellowships are available. 
  • Engineering (Wighton) Fellowship – This fellowship is only open to applicants from low and middle-income countries.
  • Hong Kong Jockey Club Fellowships – Two fellowships are available. 
  • Information Technology and Computer Science Fellowship (Jacky McAleer Memorial)
  • Swansea Fulton Climate Action Fellowships – Two fellowships are available. 

Fellowships which do not have a specific subject attached are tenable in the following fields:

  • Education
  • Health and related social sciences
  • Information technology and management
  • STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects
  • Sustainable development
  • University development and management
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