Fee status: International
Value of awards: £2136 pcm
Your country/region: Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
Deadline: 31 Mar 2022
Fee status: International
British Council Scholarships for Women in STEM (Early Academic Fellowship Programme) are post-doctoral awards, available to eligible candidates from South Asia.
British Council Scholarships for Women in STEM (Early Academic Fellowship Programme) will be awarded to eligible female scholars in STEM disciplines from South Asia. The Early Academic Fellowship Grants are for women that have recently been awarded their PhD (0-12 months postdoctoral) and wish to have a research experience at a UK university or research institution, converting their doctoral work into publications or other academic outputs, and establishing new research relationships.
The scholarships are to run during academic year 2022/23.
The British Council Scholarship for Women in STEM and Academic Fellowship Programme will:
Increase research partnership opportunities for women in South Asia and East Asia with the UK.
Ensure scholar selection will be based on an individual’s academic potential and demonstrated case for financial support. We will be particularly encouraging of women whose identities include multiple intersecting factors, including race, class, and religion, and women who are mothers. Provide the selected scholars with a foundation to launch their careers in higher education and research in their home country.
Enable individuals to promote and enhance science and innovation in their home country through their exposure to the expertise in the UK’s renowned STEM research sector.
Ensure scholars create strong and lasting connections with the UK through active engagement in the alumni network, directly contributing towards/supporting the success of this programme in future iterations of the Scholarship.
Provide a platform for the countries included in this call and the UK to work together to address the significant challenge of the gender gap in STEM.
The University of Stirling has been awarded funds by the British Council to providing funding for four Early Academic Fellowships for Women in STEM. These fellowships will be 6-12 months in duration. There are four possible academic supervisors available:
The funding awarded will include salary and separate research expenses.
Please see British Council scholarships for women in STEM | British Council for information about the scheme. In order to make an application, please submit to email@example.com:
If you are awarded a fellowship, you agree to maintain contact with the British Council and act as an ambassador for the UK and engage with activities as part of a British Council Women in STEM alumnus during and after your study in the UK. Any involvement in these activities during your study in the UK will take up no more than five hours per term.
Full information is available at the British Council webpage: British Council scholarships for women in STEM | British Council
All applications must be submitted by March 31st 2022. There will then be an internal selection process, and any shortlisted candidates will be submitted to the British Council for final selection. Candidates will be informed if their application has been submitted to the British Council, and subsequently if that application has been awarded funding.