UCET Travel Scholarship

The Universities Council for the Education of Teachers (UCET) offers scholarships per year of up £2,000 to allow colleagues from UCET member institutions to investigate aspects of teacher education or undertake educational researchin one or more overseas universities/HEIs. The scholarships are funded using funds generously donated by the former trustees of the Hewett Driver Trust.

All colleagues from member institutions are eligible to apply. There are no longer any restrictions in respect of length of time in post.

Applicants should apply in writing for the scholarship, outlining the programme they propose to undertake and show how the scholarship would assist them in doing so. They will be expected to have made contact with the overseas institution(s) they wish to visit and have obtained statements of support from these prior to submitting the application. Accompanying the proposal will also be a statement of support from the applicant's Dean/Head of Department or equivalent manager.

All subsequent arrangements will be the responsibility of the scholarship holders and their host institution(s). On returning from their time abroad, scholarship holders will submit a brief reflective report of their activities for publication on the UCET website (see and will lodge with UCET a copy of any publication resulting, together with appropriate acknowledgement. Recipients will also have the opportunity to present their findings at a workshop session at the annual UCET conference.

Scholarships will be paid to the successful applicant's institution. Half the scholarship will be paid immediately and the rest on presentation of an itemised invoice and receipts. The award will be repaid if the visit does not take place. Applicants will be eligible for the scholarship even if they attract other sources of funding.

Applications for the UCET scholarship, including a brief CV and the statements of support, should be made to James Noble Rogers by email ( Applicants may be asked to make a further submission.

There is no formal deadline for the receipt of applications, which can be submitted at any time throughout the year. Neither are there any limits on the number of scholarships that can be awarded in any given year.

For further information contact James Noble Rogers at


January 2015


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