Application Due Date: Monday 3 December 2018

Commonwealth Expert Fellowships are for mid-career experts from low and middle earnings Commonwealth nations to invest in between 6 weeks and 3 months at a UK host organisation operating in their sector on a program of expert advancement.

Moneyed by the UK Department for International Advancement (DFID), Commonwealth Expert Fellowships supply gifted and inspired experts with the chance to improve understanding and abilities in their offered sector. These Fellowships are provided under 6 advancement styles:

  1. Science and innovation for advancement
  2. Enhancing health systems and capability
  3. Promoting international success
  4. Enhancing international peace, security and governance
  5. Enhancing strength and action to crises
  6. Gain access to, addition and chance

Function: To supply experts with the chance to improve understanding and abilities in their offered sector, and to have catalytic results on their offices.

Meant recipients: Mid-career experts( with 5 years’ pertinent work experience) working in development-related organisations in low and middle earnings Commonwealth nations.


To be qualified for these fellowships, you need to:

  • Be a resident of or have actually been given refugee status by a qualified Commonwealth nation, or be a British Protected Individual
  • Be completely resident in a qualified Commonwealth nation
  • Have generally a minimum of 5 years’ pertinent work experience in an occupation associated to the topic of the application, by the proposed start of the fellowship
  • Be offered to begin your fellowship within recommended dates as specified on the CSC site
  • Not have actually carried out a Commonwealth Expert Fellowship in the last 5 years
  • Not be looking for to carry out a scholastic program of research study or research study in the UK. Academics are qualified to make an application for the plan, however just to carry out programs of scholastic management, not research study or courses pertinent to their research study topic
  • You need to be offered to carry out the Fellowship throughout the dates set out by the Host organisation. All Fellowships need to begin in between 15 April 2019 and 17 June 2019 You ought to inspect precise dates with the potential Host.


Each fellowship supplies:

  • Authorized return air travel from the Fellow’s house nation to the UK
  • Stipend (living allowance) payable regular monthly (or professional rata) throughout of the award at the rate of ₤ 1,656 each month, or ₤ 2,055 each month for those at organisations in the London city (rates estimated at 2018-2019 levels). Extremely, depending upon the program organized, a peripatetic living allowance might be payable. More information if suitable will be offered at the time of deal
  • Arrival allowance of approximately ₤93110 at existing rates, consisting of a component for warm clothes and repayment of the visa application charge
  • Flat rate contribution of ₤800 to the expenses of the host organisation connecting to the administration and assistance of the Fellow, establishing of proper conferences, any products needed, and incidental travel for the Fellow throughout the award (to be paid to the Host company on invoice of a billing)
  • Costs of ₤ 2,000 will be concurred for awards under 2 months and approximately a max of ₤3000 for awards of 3 months (to be paid to the Host company on invoice of a billing)

Complete reason need to be offered for the quantity being declared. Such claims can cover:

  • Costs for any conferences or brief courses went to throughout the fellowship, offered that these are authorized as part of the initial application
  • Expense of travel for sees to other organisations in the UK, where these form an essential part of the program
  • Other costs, for which the CSC will think about demands on a case-by-case basis

How to use

Applications need to be used the CSC’s online application system.

An agent of all organisations wanting to use will require to sign up to utilize our brand-new online system. As part of this procedure, the CSC will carry out checks in order to determine whether each organisation has the capability and resources to host an Expert Fellow.

To sign up, prospective host organisations ought to compose to the CSC on their organisation’s headed paper offering the following details:

  • Complete name and e-mail address of the individual who is authorised by the organisation to make the application and complete name and e-mail address of the individual who will serve as the primary contact for the CSC ought to the fellowship proceed
  • Information of the status of the organisation (for instance, business restricted by assurance, charity, etc) *
  • A link to a copy of the organisation’s newest accounts signed up at Business Home and/or with the Charity Commission or (if the organisations is not a business restricted by assurance or a charity) a copy of the organisation’s newest audited accounts *
  • Information of any moneying the organisation gets from the Department for International Advancement (DFID)

* UK universities and NHS Trusts do not require to supply this details

These letters ought to be sent out as an accessory by e-mail to

There are 3 phases to the application procedure as follows:

  1. As soon as signed up to utilize the online system, an agent of the host organisation need to finish the Host Application. The closing date for submission of the Host kind is 4pm on Friday 2 November2018 .
  2. Applications for Fellows will open on Monday 12 November 2018 Details on the Host programs offered through the Plan in 2018 will be provided on our Site to Fellows in addition to an online application (We will alert nominators when the application opens for Fellows).
  3. The closing date for submission by Fellows is Monday 3 December 2018 As soon as the closing date for Fellows’ applications and recommendations has actually passed we will submit all applications sent to each host organisation to a folder in Huddle so that they can examine them and settle their choices. Choices ought to be made to the Commission through Huddle. Complete assistance will be offered on utilizing Huddle.

Apply Now for the Commonwealth Expert Fellowships 2019

To Learn More:

Go To the Authorities Website of the Commonwealth Expert Fellowships 2019

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