The Trust and its contact details
The Charles Wallace Bangladesh Trust, established in 1981, is a registered United Kingdom Charity (No. 283339). The Trust was originally administered by the British Council, and is now run independently, though the British Council remains a trustee and provides support of various kinds. The Trust is managed day-to-day by a Secretary who reports to a Board of Trustees.
Contact details:Tim Butchard
Charles Wallace Bangladesh Trust
4, Dorville Crescent
London W6 0HJ
+44 (0)20 8741 0836
Activities of the Charles Wallace Bangladesh Trust
The activities of the Charles Wallace Bangladesh Trust are divided into two parts: activity conducted in partnership with the British Council Bangladesh; and grants offered to final-year doctoral students from Bangladesh studying in the United Kingdom.
The Trust’s partnership with the British Council in Bangladesh is at an early stage of development but is focussed on the provision of two programmes: a Visiting Fellowship Programme, and a Visiting Artists Programme. These programmes aim to enhance and extend the professional skills of the beneficiaries by financing visits of between three weeks and three months to appropriate institutions in the United Kingdom. They are aimed at mid-career academics, artists and professionals, normally aged between 30 and 50. They are not intended to support formal training, nor for short course or conference attendance except as an incidental part of a wider programme. The programmes will be advertised on the British Council's website (www.britishcouncil.org/bangladesh) towards the end of the year. Their common features are as follows:
- Applicants are obliged to show written evidence of an invitation from a host institution in the United Kingdom, as well as other documents required by the selection board.
- Successful applicants receive financial assistance with their fares and UK visas, and a monthly subsistence in the UK of £1,300.
- Most subjects are eligible, excepting the hard sciences (engineering and technical disciplines), business studies, and computer technology. Applications in the humanities, social sciences and creative industries, are encouraged.
For further information about current opportunities and forthcoming recruitment, please contact the Secretary of the Trust (firstname.lastname@example.org)
What they are, and how to apply
Modest grants of £1,000 or lower are offered to final-year doctoral students reaching the end of their studies in the UK. The criteria for awarding these grants are a combination of academic excellence and financial need. They can be applied for once a year in advance of a deadline of 10 November, eg shortly before a meeting of our trustees in late November. Applicants must complete an application form on-line and submit it to the Trust’s Secretary (email@example.com), together with a supporting letter, also on-line and on headed paper, from their supervisors. The supervisor’s letter should comment briefly on three aspects of the candidate’s application: academic progress and commitment; personality (why the candidate is worth supporting); and financial circumstances (why the candidate needs supporting). Other supporting documentation must be kept to a minimum and CVs should not exceed two pages. Technical information should be presented in language which is intelligible to non-specialists.