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Apply For Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) 2019 Wighton Fellowship in Engineering (Funded)

Applications are open for Association of Commonwealth Universities 2019 Wighton Fellowship in Engineering.

The Fellowship is tenable, either at any ACU member university outside the applicant’s home country, or in industry, commerce or public service in a Commonwealth country other than the applicant’s home country.

The fellowship can be used for either a collaborative academic research visit, or a collaborative fact-finding visit.

Tenure of Fellowship would span between 1 August 2019 and 31 July 2020.

The tenure of research-focused fellowships must be for a period of between one and six months. The tenure of fellowships not focused on research can be between two weeks and six months.

Value of Fellowship:

Up to GBP £5000 and intended to cover:

  • International economy return airfare and other travel costs
  • Medical insurance and visa fees
  • Board and lodging fee
  • Research costs


Fellows are required to submit a short written report using a form provided by the ACU within two months of the fellowship ending, and to respond to a follow-up survey a year later. Fellows will also be invited to join the ACU’s alumni programme.


Applicants must be professional or academic staff working in the engineering department of an ACU member university in a low or middle-income country (please refer to ACU membership criteria for list of LMICs).

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Applications ends on Wednesday, May 8, 2019.

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