ACU Titular Fellowships

The Titular Fellowships, funded by the Association of Commonwealth Universities' Development Fellowships Fund, aim to enable the universities of the Commonwealth to develop the human resources of their institutions and countries through the interchange of people, knowledge, skills and technologies.

The Titular Fellowships are offered each year in subject areas or fields of activity in which the needs of developing countries are particularly great. Fellows can come from inside or outside the university sector. The ACU wishes especially to encourage the movement of staff in both directions between industry/commerce/public service and the universities with a view to forging reciprocally beneficial links.

We are now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 ACU Titular Fellowships, until 20 June 2015. Please read the full terms and conditions before you apply online.

The programme has been devised for people of proven quality at a crucial stage of their career. It is not an immediately post-doctoral or degree-earning scheme; nor will Fellowships be offered simply for the pursuit of personal research. The ACU is especially keen to receive applications from women candidates; and for programmes intended to enhance the status and role of women in its member universities.

Titular Fellowships are open to the academic and administrative staff, or the nominees, of universities in ACU membership. A full list of ACU member universities can be found at www.acu.ac.uk/membership/acu-members/

Preference will be given to workers in the following priority subject areas:

  • agriculture, forestry and food sciences;
  • biotechnology;
  • development strategies;
  • earth and marine sciences;
  • engineering;
  • health and related social sciences;
  • information technology;
  • management for change;
  • professional education and training;
  • social and cultural development; and
  • university development and management.

Founded by particular sponsors, each of the ACU Titular Fellowships is dedicated to a specific purpose:

Swansea University Fulton Fellowship

  • Tenable at Swansea University, UK.
  • Awarded for any of the priority subject areas.

The Worshipful Company of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales Fellowship

  • At least one Fellowship is open to either professionally-qualified accountants or established members of university faculties or related fields.
  • Tenable at any ACU member university in any Commonwealth country (other than the home country), which either provides courses approved by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales or provides courses in (or closely allied to) business education.

Wighton Titular Fellowship in Engineering

  • Open to full-time staff, academic or technical, of engineering departments in any ACU member university in a developing country.
  • Tenable at any ACU member university in any Commonwealth country (other than the home country).
  • Intended especially for the enhancement of laboratory teaching capacity.

University of Manitoba Fellowship

  • Tenable at the University of Manitoba, Canada.
  • Awarded for any of the priority subject areas.

The George Weston Limited, Canada, Fellowship

  • Tenable at any ACU member university in any Commonwealth country (other than the home country).
  • Awarded for agriculture, forestry, and food science/food technology.

University of Oxford Fellowship

  • Tenable at the University of Oxford, UK.
  • Awarded in any of the priority subject areas.

The Jacky McAleer Memorial Fellowship

  • In memory of Jacky McAleer, a former member of staff of the ACU, and in recognition of her long and outstanding service to the ACU.
  • Tenable at any ACU member university in any Commonwealth country (other than the home country).
  • Awarded in the field of information technology, with priority given to the computerisation of record systems or computer-assisted learning.

The Gordon and Jean Southam Fellowship

  • Open to applicants from any Canadian ACU member university.
  • Tenable at any ACU member university in any Commonwealth country (other than the home country).
  • Awarded for any of the priority subject areas.