The Commonwealth Rutherford Fellowship is merit-based which allows talented students from the Commonwealth countries to pursue postdoctoral research in the UK. This is an excellent opportunity for students wanting to study in the UK.
Commonwealth Rutherford Fellowship application deadlines are usually around the second week of December every year. However, the exact deadline for this year’s application is yet to be announced.
|Offered by||Government bodies|
|Organization||UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)|
|No. of Scholarships||50|
|International Students Eligible||Yes|
|Scholarship Website Link||http://cscuk.dfid.gov.uk/apply/rutherford-fellowships/|
Commonwealth Rutherford Fellowship applies to international students from the Commonwealth countries interested in spending a year or two at a UK university, such as the University of Oxford, Imperial College London, etc, offering postdoctoral research in the UK.
To be eligible for Commonwealth Rutherford Fellowship, applicants must:
Highly skilled and motivated Ph.D. graduates with a proposed research topic that is innovative and will build research collaboration between the UK and other Commonwealth countries have seemed eligible for the fellowship program.
Students are must submit all the required documentation within the established deadline to be eligible for the Commonwealth Rutherford Fellowship.
Applications received after the deadlines will not be accepted by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK (CSCUK).
The CSC will consider all eligible candidates on a case by case basis. Since Commonwealth Rutherford Fellowship is merit-based, the most important factors looked for in an application are
To support world-class research and innovation, the CSCUK offers Commonwealth Rutherford Fellowship to researchers who can contribute to the UK’s research base. Students must be enrolled in universities like University of Cambridge, University of St. Andrews, University College London.
Around 50 Commonwealth Rutherford Fellowships are awarded annually to students of different academic backgrounds. The Benefits of the fellowship are:
Apart from this, the CSCUK also offers other Commonwealth Scholarships to students of developing countries.
Applicants must make sure that they contact CSCUK to know specific details about the fellowship.