Training Opportunities

MLW invites applications for pre-screening of candidates for the Wellcome Trust as a Nominating agency for the Commonwealth Scholarship 2023. The Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) is one of the largest international scholarship schemes in the world. Since it was established in 1959, more than 35,000 individuals have held a Commonwealth Scholarship or Fellowship – more than 27,000 of them were funded by the UK government, through the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom (CSC). The CSC awards over 800 scholarships and fellowships for postgraduate study and professional development to Commonwealth citizens each year. The Wellcome Trust (WT), in its capacity as a nominating agency in the UK, has invited MLW to propose MLW-supported applicants for the 2023 CSC MSc and Ph.D. scholarships. To screen eligible candidates the joint MLW/COM Training Committee invites interested candidates to submit their proposed CSC applications for internal MLW review. Please note that MLW is only receiving applications made to the themes that are aligned with the MLW or Commission and research strategy (visit http://www.mlw.medcol.mw/ and http://researchdirectory.medcol.mw/). Process: MLW pre-screening dates: 1. Candidates, who have support from an MLW or KUHeS-link senior scientist, need to submit their application to the MLW- KUHeS training committee by 20th September 2022 for internal MLW screening (via training@mlw.mw). 2. Interviews will take place on 4th October 2022. 3. MLW will announce the eligible candidates they will support to apply via the Wellcome Trust and other nominating agencies on 7th October 2022 at the latest. CSC submission dates: • Initial application submissions must be sent by 18th October 2022 at the latest. • You are advised to complete and submit your application as soon as possible, as the online application system will be very busy in the days leading up to the application deadline. • Your application including supporting documentation must be submitted by 22nd November 2022 for your application to be eligible for consideration: • Each year, the CSC invites each nominating body to submit a specific number of nominations. The deadline for nominating bodies to submit nominations to the CSC is December 2022 Note that candidates can apply to multiple nominating agencies in the same round and are encouraged to do so. Please follow the link below to get more information on the scholarships: Scholarships – Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK (fcdo.gov.uk)

2021 Commonwealth Scholarships – Importance Notice