Commonwealth Professional Fellowships are regarded as most coveted fellowships by the educationists in India, with only one or two LIS professionals from India being awarded this fellowship each year. The CSC supports fellowships for mid-career professionals from developing Commonwealth countries to spend periods (typically three months) with a relevant UK host organisation in their field for a programme of professional development. This can include a very limited time for attendance at short courses as well as visits to other organisations.
UK institutions/organisations identify suitable candidates through existing organisational networks and nominate up to four individual candidates for a Fellowship in 2013.
Fellowships are offered on the following broad priority areas: Agriculture/Fisheries/Forestry, Education, Environment, Governance, Public Health and Engineering/Science/Technology. Library and Information Science discipline prominently figures in this . In 2013 , four fellowships were awarded to LIS professionals across commonwealth countries.
To know more about Commonwealth Professional fellowships, please log on to website http://www.cscuk.org.uk/apply/professional_fellowships.asp