Charles Wallace Professional Visits Programme 2017/18

The Charles Wallace Professional Visits Programme provides assistance to mid-career professionals who wish to undertake short visits to the United Kingdom to broaden their professional knowledge, skills and contacts.

The visits may take the form of an attachment to a university department, professional institution, or arts centre. Their two principal purposes are, firstly, professional familiarization and interaction; secondly, study and research.

A visit may last for any duration between three weeks to three months, as appropriate considering the purpose of the visit.

Candidates should:

  • be Bangladeshi nationals, residing in Bangladesh, aged between 25 - 50
  • an invitation letter from the UK institution (for the time that the applicant is intended to work in that institution) is essential and should be attached with the application
  • apply only in the subject areas listed below.

The award
Award-holders will receive a grant of £1,400 per month, and a contribution of maximum £1000 towards international travel costs.

The award-holders must make all their arrangements in the UK by their own in consultation with their host institution. There is no provision for course or bench fees.

Eligible subject areas
Eligible disciplines are as follows,

  1. Journalism, Mass Communication, Media and Public Relations
  2. Visual Arts, Performing Arts and Creative Industries
  3. Education and Skills Development (both life and technical skills for economic empowerment)
  4. Social Development including Youth Mobilisation, Community Development and Social Enterprise Applications in other subject areas will not be considered.

Final date for application

Application form can be downloaded from here 
Completed applications should be emailed to along with the offer letter and a standard CV containing no more than two pages of A4 size paper, by Saturday 3 June 2017. Please put this code ‘CW1718’ in the subject line of the email.

Selection process
Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by a panel, comprising of representatives from British Council. All interviews will be held in Dhaka.

Post selection services
British Council will provide below listed post selection services to the selected candidates.

  • Provide visa support letter and guidance for UK visa application
  • Reimburse the travel cost and disburse the award grant

Time line to complete the visit
All the successful candidates need to complete their visit by the end of March 2018.

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