The UK Department for International Development (DFID) is inviting applications for Medical fellowships available for doctors and dentists from Developing Commonwealth Countries.
These fellowships are for mid-career clinical staff to learn a new medical or dental skill, to practice the new medical or dental skill and to network with others in the same and related specialties.
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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.
Study Subject(s): Fellowships are awarded to undertake a program designed to enhance clinical skills.
Course Level: Fellowships are available to doctors and dentists to enable them to spend between three and six months at a UK hospital.
Scholarship Provider: UK Department for International Development (DFID)
The award can be taken in UK
Eligibility: 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
- Be permanently resident in an eligible Commonwealth country.
- Have an academic appointment in an eligible Commonwealth country at one of the medical schools recognised by the World Directory of Medical Schools. For more information, visit https://search.wdoms.org/.
- Be 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.
Open for International Students: Citizens of developing Commonwealth country (Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, Cameroon, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Gambia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guyana, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Montserrat, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, St Helena, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and The Grenadines, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Virgin Islands (British) and Zambia) can apply for these Commonwealth Medical Fellowships.
Commonwealth Medical Fellowships (Enhancing Clinical Skills) are offered for mid-career medical and dental staff from developing Commonwealth countries. These fellowships are funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), with the aim of contributing to the UK’s international development aims and wider overseas interests, supporting excellence in UK higher education, and sustaining the principles of the Commonwealth. You can apply for a Commonwealth Medical Fellowship to spend between three and six months at an approved UK university hospital, learning or improving a specific clinical skill. Fellows are expected to participate in clinical practice during their fellowship and to register with the General Medical Council (GMC)/General Dental Council (GDC). If your proposed program does not require this registration, your application will be considered ineligible.
Number of award(s): Not Known
Duration of award(s): Applicants can apply for a Commonwealth Medical Fellowship to spend between three and six months at an approved UK university hospital, learning or improving a specific clinical skill.
What does it cover?
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 supports 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 (rates quoted at 2018-2021 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 £466 per month for the first child, and £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.
Selection Criteria: Applications are considered according to the following selection criteria:
- Academic merit of the candidate.
- Quality of the application.
- Potential impact of the work on the development of the candidate’s home country.
Notification: Not Known
How to Apply: You must make your application directly to the CSC using the CSC’s online application system. The CSC will not
accept any applications that are not submitted via the online application system.
Application Deadline: Closed