The Trust helps Burmese nationals pursue postgraduate study and professional development in the UK. The Board of Trustees has the authority to use the income from the Trust´s funds for Burmese who are resident in Burma/Myanmar to enable them to `follow courses of study, research or other educational pursuits which will advance the education of the said individual´. Administrative costs are kept to a minimum, and over 90% of the Trust´s investment income is spent on the Trust´s educational work. This work consists of two Programes: Postgraduate Student****Bursaries and a small Visiting Fellowship Programme which enables mid-career professionals to visit the UK for up to three months.
There is no provision for undergraduate training, nor for attending international conferences or short courses.
Visiting Fellowships and Visiting Artists
These programmes aim to enhance and extend the professional skills of the beneficiaries by financing visits of between three weeks and three months to leading 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 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 1 June, eg shortly before a meeting of our trustees in late June.
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Academic Grants: Modest grants of £1,000 or less are offered to postgraduate students from Burma in the midst of their studies in the UK.
**Visiting Fellowship:**Successful applicants for these awards receive financial assistance with their fares and UK visas, and a monthly subsistence in the UK of £1,300.