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Gordon Kirk Travel Scholarships 2020

9 January 2020

Applications for up to three scholarships are invited each year, with a deadline for submission of 31 March.

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 ( By the 31 March deadline. Applicants may be asked to make a further submission.

For further information contact James Noble Rogers at


January 2020