Gordon and Jean Southam Fellowship

Subject areas

Awarded for any of the priority subject areas:

  • Education
  • Health and related social sciences
  • Information technology
  • Information management
  • STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects
  • Sustainable development
  • University development and management

Eligibility

Applicants must be professional or academic staff of, or a nominee of, an ACU member university in Canada.

The Fellowship

Tenable either at any ACU member university outside Canada, or in industry, commerce or public service in a Commonwealth country other than Canada. Those working in universities may hold a fellowship in either another ACU member university abroad or in industry, commerce or public service abroad; but those working in industry, commerce or public service can only hold a fellowship at an ACU member university abroad.

The fellowship can be used for either a collaborative academic research visit, or a collaborative fact-finding visit.

Tenure of Fellowship

The tenure of the fellowship must be for a period of less than six months, and travel must take place between 1 August 2018 and 31 July 2019.

Value of Fellowship

Up to GBP £5000 and intended to cover:

  • international economy return airfare and other travel costs
  • medical insurance and visa fees
  • board and lodging fees
  • research costs

Other terms and conditions

Fellowships are not intended for degree courses, or for postdocs. The ACU cannot arrange fellows’ attachments, travel or accommodation, nor can it work out itineraries for them. Applicants should be aware that ACU Fellowships allow for small scale conference or course attendance within a wider programme, but applications where the primary or sole purpose is attendance of a conference or course will not be considered.

Fellows are required to submit a 1000-2500 word report within three months of the end of the Fellowship.

Applications

Applications closed on 6 May 2018, and will reopen in 2019.