The scheme is planned to run from 4th May – 19th June 2015, and will be the fourth Commonwealth Scheme run by the Anglican Alliance. This year the focus will be on leadership in education, gender, and conflict-resolution. Applications from those living in conflict-affected regions are particularly encouraged to apply.
The deadline for applications is Friday 2nd January 2015.
Details on how to apply are at the end of this article, and you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for more information or to ask any questions about the application process. You can also contact your regional facilitator if you need any advice – their details are below.
Whilst in the UK the four successful applicants will visit key education institutions and spend time with diocesan education authorities and education professionals. Two weeks will be spent on placements in primary and secondary schools, and the four scholars will attend a bespoke short course at the University of Nottingham on gender, leadership and conflict resolution in education. Throughout their fellowship, they will be supported by a programme mentor who will work with the scholars to reflect on their learning and think about how it can be taken forward in their own context.
Applicants will be chosen for their previous experience and ability to acquire new skills and pass these on in training to wider groups. They must show potential and commitment to delivering action plans once they have returned to their home country, and be able to take forward their own role as a leader in education.
The scheme is funded by the UK government, through the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, and is only open to citizens of developing Commonwealth countries. It covers travel costs to the UK, the costs of short courses while in the UK, and a modest stipend to cover living costs. The ACO guest house has provided accommodation at a reasonable rate for previous schemes, and scholars will also have the opportunity to visit other parts of the UK whilst on school placements in companion link dioceses.
Applications can only be made online through the portal on the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission website. Applications are judged strictly on criteria provided by the Commission.
It is especially important that applicants set out what benefit they believe their attendance on the course will bring to their home country, and set out their objectives in applying for the programme.
You can see news from the Anglican Alliance’s previous Commonwealth Professional Fellowship Schemes at: http://www.anglicanalliance.org/search?q=Commonwealth+Professional+Fellowship+Scheme
How to Apply
2. Select ‘Applicant’s portal’
3. Enter your username and password, or select ‘Register new user’ if you haven’t yet registered as an applicant
4. There are three tabs marked ‘View existing applications’, ‘Start new application’ and ‘Feedback’. Select ‘Start new application’
5. Select the programme type, which is ‘Professional Fellowship’
6. Click ‘Start application’
7. Select the nomination agency, which is ‘Anglican Alliance’.
Africa: June Nderitu, firstname.lastname@example.org, +254 722554688
Asia: Michael Roy, email@example.com, +88 01711840808
Latin America and the Caribbean: Paulo Ueti, firstname.lastname@example.org, +55 (61) 3443 4337, +55 (61) 9246 9949
Pacific: Tagolyn Kabekabe, email@example.com, +677 21237, +677 74 65869
In the picture: Fellows from the 2014 scheme visit Hampton Court Palace with Revd Rachel Carnegie.
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