The Charles Wallace Burma Trust

Level of study
Doctoral research, Postgraduate research masters, Postgraduate taught masters
Subject area
Arts and Law, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Social Sciences
Nationality
Burma
Type of Award
Charity/Trust
Deadline for applying
Closes 01/06/2018

Award Description

The Trust’s partnership with the British Council in Burma is at an early stage of development but is focussed on the provision of two programmes: a Visiting Fellowship Programme, and a Visiting Artists Programme.

These programmes aim to enhance and extend the professional skills of the beneficiaries by financing visits of between three weeks and three months to leading institutions in the United Kingdom. They are aimed at mid-career academics, artists and professionals, normally aged between 30 and 50. They are not intended to support formal training, nor for short course or conference attendance except as an incidental part of a wider programme.

The programmes are advertised from time to time on the British Council’s website. Successful applicants for these awards receive financial assistance with their fares and UK visas, and a monthly subsistence in the UK of £1,300. There are currently Visiting Fellowships available at the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford, and at the Centre for South Asian Studies at the University of Cambridge.

For further information about forthcoming recruitment, please contact the Secretary of the Trust (timbutchard@wallace-trusts.org.uk).

Value of Award

Visiting fellowships and visiting artists

Successful applicants receive financial assistance with their fares and UK visas, and a monthly subsistence in the UK of £1,300.

Doctoral Bursaries

Modest grants of £1,000 or less are offered to postgraduate students from Burma in the midst of their studies in the UK.  They cannot be applied for in advance of the studies commencing in the UK. The criteria for awarding these grants are a combination of academic excellence and financial need.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants are obliged to show written evidence of an invitation from a host institution in the United Kingdom, as well as other documents required by the selection board.
  • Most subjects are eligible, excepting the hard sciences (engineering and technical disciplines), business studies, and computer technology. Applications in the humanities, social sciences and creative industries, are encouraged.

For further information about current opportunities and forthcoming recruitment, please contact the Secretary of the Trust (timbutchard@wallace-trusts.org.uk)

How to Apply

Applicants must complete the Trust’s application process. Details of this can be found on their website.

Contact

Doctoral Research Enquiry Service
dr@contacts.bham.ac.uk
0121 414 5005

Website
http://www.wallace-trusts.org.uk/cwt_burma.html