The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) Commonwealth Blue Charter Fellowship 2019 (Fully Funded)

Prazo de inscrição:Wednesday 7 November at 23:59 GMT.

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Como parte do Marine Plastics Research & Innovation Framework, the ACU is launching a new fellowship programme that will provide 35 academic fellows with 2-3 month placements at Universidades membros da ACU across the Commonwealth, as well as in industry.

These fellowships will support world-class research and innovation in marine plastics, and help fulfil the objectives of the Commonwealth Marine Plastics Research and Innovation Framework.

Research and research translation areas will cover the broad area of marine plastics, including:

  • preventing plastics from getting into the sea
  • developing alternatives to plastics
  • the potential for cleaning up the seas


  • Applicants must be research staff or PhD students at ACU member institutions in any País da Commonwealth.
  • Applications from early career researchers (ECRs) are particularly welcomed. Early career is defined as current PhD students, researchers up to 10 years post-PhD, and also researchers who are returning to academic work following a career break.
  • Applicants from any discipline will be considered, as long as they can demonstrate how their work relates to the topic.
  • The fellowship must take place at an ACU member institution, or in industry , outside the fellow’s country of residence.
  • Fellows are expected to be highly skilled and motivated researchers whose proposed research topic is innovative, timely, and likely to lead to wider impact beyond the academic community.
  • Applicants must submit proof that the host institution is happy to host their fellowship as part of the application process.

Bolsas de estudo:

  • Fellows will receive a grant of up to £8000 GBP to cover travel, accommodation, sustenance, travel insurance, vaccinations and visa costs.
  • All fellows will also receive a research grant of £2000 GBP for research costs – this can include conference participation – associated with the fellowship.


Fellows who are ECRs will be assigned a specialist mentor at a third-party institution, which is not their home or host institution, who will provide support and advice during the fellowship.


The fellowships will last between two and three months, and must take place between 27 December 2018 and 31 March 2019.

Como aplicar

Complete a formulário de inscrição online by Wednesday 7 November at 23:59 GMT.

For any queries about the fellowships, please contact [Email protegido]

Para maiores informações:

Visit the Official Webpage of the ACU Commonwealth Blue Charter Fellowship 2019


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