Deadline: 13 May 2019
Open to: citizens of or have been granted refugee status by an eligible Commonwealth country, or be a British Protected Person who have an achademic 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
Benefits: airfare; research support grant; living allowance etc.
Commonwealth Medical Fellowships are 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), Commonwealth Medical Fellowships enable talented and motivated individuals to gain the knowledge and skills required for sustainable development. These fellowships are offered under one of the CSC’s six themes:
- Science and technology for development
- Strengthening health systems and capacity
- Promoting global prosperity
- Strengthening global peace, security and governance
- Strengthening resilience and response to crises
- Access, inclusion and opportunity
To apply for these fellowships, you must:
- 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 an achademic appointment in an eligible Commonwealth country at one of te medical schools by the World Directory of Medical Schools employed by a hospital affiliated to the Medical School where you have the academic appointment
- Be available to start your fellowship in the UK in January 2020
- Have qualified as a doctor before 1 October 2004
- Have qualified at a medical school recognised by the World Directory of Medical Schools
- Have met the English language requirements of the General Medical Council (GMC) within 2 months of being notified that you have been provisionally selected for an award
You will be expected to participate in clinical practice during your fellowship, and to register with the General Medical Council (GMC). If your proposed programme does not require this registration, your application will be considered ineligible.
The CSC aims to identify talented individuals who have the potential to make change. They are committed to a policy of equal opportunity and non-discrimination, and encourage applications from a diverse range of candidates. For further information on the support available to candidates with a disability, see the CSC disability support statement.
The CSC is committed to administering and managing its scholarships and fellowships in a fair and transparent manner. For further information, see the CSC anti-fraud policy and the DFID guidance on reporting fraud.
Eligible Commonwealth countries
Papua New Guinea
Each fellowship provides:
- Approved airfare from your home country to the UK and return at the end of your award (the CSC will not reimburse the cost of fares for dependents, nor usually the cost of journeys made before your award is finally confirmed);
- Research support grant, payable to your host university hospital;
- Stipend (living allowance) at the rate of GBP 1,656 per month, or GBP 2,055 per month for those at university hospitals in the London metropolitan area (rates quoted at 2018-2019 levels);
- Reimbursement of the fee for a single English language test and the fee for General Medical Council (GMC) registration;
- Warm clothing allowance;
- Study travel grant towards the costs of approved travel within the UK;
- If you are widowed, divorced, or a single parent, child allowance of GBP 466 per month for the first child, and GBP 114 per month for the second and third child under the age of 16, if you are accompanied by your children and they are living with you at the same address in the UK.
How to apply?
You must make your application directly to the CSC using the CSC’s online application system. Your application must be submitted to and endorsed by the Dean of the Medical School which you have the academic appointment The CSC will not accept any applications that are not submitted via the CSC’s online application system.
Only one application per applicant for these fellowships will be accepted.
For more information please visit the official web page.