Commonwealth Fully Funded Medical International Fellowships is now available for mid-career medical staff from low and middle-income countries, to enhance their clinical skills.
Funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the program enables talented and motivated individuals to gain the knowledge and skills required for sustainable development.
The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom (CSC) is an executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by the DFID. The CSC provides the main UK government award scheme led by international development objectives.
Why at the CSC Program? The CSC awards around 800 awards and stipends for postgraduate study and professional development to Commonwealth citizens each year.
Placement: Awards are tenable for a 4-6 month period at any approved UK university hospital.
Value: Each fellowship provides:
Approved airfare from your home country to the UK and return at the end of your award, and Research support grant payable to your host university hospital
Stipend (living allowance) at the rate of £1,656 per month, or £2,055 per month for those at university hospitals in the London metropolitan area, Reimbursement of the fee for the single English language test and the fee for General Medical Council (GMC) registration
Warm clothing allowance, and Study travel grant towards the costs of approved travel within the UK
£466 per month for your first child If you are widowed, divorced, or a single parent, and £114 per month for the second and third child under the age of 16, If you are with your children and they are living with you in the same address in the UK.
Host Country: UK
Scholarship Type: Fellowship
Application Deadline: All applications must be submitted by 16:00 (BST) on May 13, 2019, and supporting documentation by May 28, 2019.
Eligible Commonwealth countries are: Bangladesh, Cameroon, The Gambia, Ghana, India, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Samoa, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Uganda, Vanuatu, and Zambia.
Candidates must be a citizen of or have been granted refugee status by an eligible Commonwealth country or be a British Protected Person
Applicants must have an academic appointment in an eligible Commonwealth country at one of the medical schools by the World Directory of Medical Schools employed by a hospital affiliated to the Medical School where you have the academic appointment
Students must be available to start your program in the UK in January 2020
Participants must Have qualified as a doctor before 1 October 2004 and must have qualified at a medical school recognized by the World Directory of Medical Schools