UK Chevening Fellowship Programme for India
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UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Clore Leadership Programme has been announced. Indian nationals that are interested in this programme can check out all of the details on the description, application procedure, deadline and timelines can check out all of the details below:

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The Chevening Clore Leadership Fellowship is a partnership between the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Clore Leadership Programme.

It’s a unique programme of cultural leadership development that attempts to enrich and transform cultural practice and engagement. Professionals in the arts and culture sector are given the opportunity to undertake an individually tailored leadership programme in the united kingdom.

Every year, 25 places are given to exceptional leaders from a range of specialisms across the cultural sector such as the visual and performing arts, film and digital media, museums, libraries, archives and heritage, cultural policy and practice. The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office funds up to six international Fellows to become part of their cohort.

About the fellowship programme:

The Fellowship provides a number of core activities and a loose framework to support your individual development as a cultural leader over a period of around seven months. The Programme has been shaping exceptional cultural leaders for the previous 14 years.

The Fellowship is self-guided so you will have to be highly motivated and deeply curious. It’s primarily experiential, underpinned by contemporary leadership theories. You will learn from the experiences of guest speakers and your peers, and gain insights about yourself from practical workshops and throughout your secondment, mentoring and coaching.  You will extend your knowledge and understanding of the wider cultural sector through dialogue, inquiry, study visits, conferences and meetings, and increase your skills and acumen via courses and individual training as part of your unique development plan.

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This is a learnt, not a taught programme.  It’s action-orientated and practical. It’s intellectually rigorous but not academic.  It’s intensive and challenging. Fellows work in small groups on practical projects, and attend masterclasses, talks, and workshops on topics like change management, strategic planning, and ethnic policy.

Who’s it for?

The Fellowship Programme is for leaders with ambition and vision, that can show clearly how they may take their leadership to the next level. We’re looking for leaders that are dynamic, collaborative and strategic; that have a high degree of intellectual curiosity, creativity, integrity and emotional intelligence. You’ll be entrepreneurial and driven to making a difference in your community of practice, sector and society through culture. Whether working individually or as part of an institution, you’ll have the ability to demonstrate your aptitude and appetite for effecting significant change. Additionally you will:

  • Have significant expertise of leading people, projects, organisations or practice either in a professionally paid or voluntary capacity in the cultural sector.
  • Be comfortable with managing budgets.
  • Demonstrate a deep commitment to, passion for and understanding of the cultural sector in your own country.
  • Be able to demonstrate aptitude for leading and effecting significant change via your work.

Structure of the Chevening Clore Leadership Fellowship:

The structure of the programme comprises two residential courses, an extended placement, individually selected training and mentoring.

As Part of the Clore Leadership Programme, each international fellow will undertake an individually tailored programme based in the UK which will include:

  • Attendance at 2 compulsory intensive residential leadership courses (lasting two weeks each) with their group of Clore Fellows; the first takes place in September/October at the start of the academic year and the second in June/July at the conclusion of their academic year;
  • A period of secondment for approximately eight weeks at a cultural institution in the UK;
  • Participation in courses and conferences in the UK;
  • Support from a mentor in the united kingdom.
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The majority of the fellows’ individual training and development programs, such as their secondments, mentoring, attendance at seminars and courses, along with the 2nd residential course will take place in the period between April and July of 2020; the fellowship will be completed by 31 July 2020.

The fellowship begins in September 2019 and runs throughout the academic year, together with fellows travelling between their home country and also the UK to undertake the fellowship. For more information regarding the fellowship please visit the Clore Leadership Programme site.

What does this fellowship contain?

A Chevening Clore Leadership Fellowship involves a training budget of up to #14,000 to cover:

  • Up to two return economy flights from your house country to the UK to tackle fellowship activities
  • Accommodation whilst at the united kingdom
  • Living expenses while at the united kingdom
  • A period of secondment for approximately eight weeks in a cultural institution in the united kingdom
  • Individually tailored fellowship learning plan that might include participation in courses conferences and other professional development activities in the united kingdom
  • Course and conference fees within the united kingdom
  • Training and development costs within the united kingdom
  • Travel in the united kingdom

Who’s qualified?

Applications are encouraged from individuals from the following countries:

To be eligible for a Chevening/Clore Fellowship, you need to:

  • Intend to return to the nation they were chosen from at the close of the period of study.
  • Hold a degree that’s equal to a great UK second-class honours degree or possess equivalent professional experience or training.
  • Have completed at least five years’ (or higher as required by the Clore Leadership Programme) work, or equivalent experience, by the end of September from the year prior to the academic year for which the fellowship applies (e.g. by September 2019 for courses starting from September 2020).
  • Meet the minimum requirements in accordance with the main fellowships’ scheme.
  • Not hold dual nationality in which one nationality is British (besides for nationals exempt from this condition listed in the Chevening Guidance for Applicants).
  • Not be workers, workers’ relatives (or former employees who have left employment than two years before) of Her Majesty’s Government including the FCO (including FCO Posts), the British Council, DFID, MOD, BIS, UKTI and UKBA, the Association of Commonwealth Universities or the Clore Leadership Programme or some of the wholly-owned subsidiaries.
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Applicants who have previously received financial benefit from an HMG-funded scholarship or fellowship are eligible to apply after a period of five years following the completion of the first HMG-funded award and therefore are needed to demonstrate their career progression with that point.

Applicants are also advised to review the Clore Leadership Programmes key features.

The best way to apply?

Applications for this fellowship are open between 6 August and 6 November 2018.  If you’re conditionally selected, please familiarize yourself with all the placement timeline.

Deadline: 06th November 2018


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