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
Type of Award
Deadline for applying
None. Open all year.

Award Description

The Charles Wallace Burma Trust, established in 1981, is a registered United Kingdom Charity. The Trust works in partnership with selected institutions in the UK and in Burma/Myanmar to provide professional development opportunities for mid-career academics and other professionals from Burma/Myanmar in a variety of fields. Additionally, grants are offered to postgraduate students from Burma in the midst of their studies in the 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 £1,450.

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.

How to Apply

The details of application process, along with the application form, can be found on the Charles Wallace Burma Trust website.