The fellowship invites applications from recent graduates, and post-graduates whose careers are focused in food engineering and who are non-UK residents. Applicants must be working in industry or academia and be able to spend a period of up to six continuous months in the UK during which they would study aspects of food engineering to sharpen their skills and acquire state-of-the-art knowledge in their field.
The Seligman Fellowship
The Seligman Fellowship was created to allow recent graduates and postgraduates focusing on food engineering an opportunity to further their studies and conduct research at one of the UK’s renowned centres of food technology/engineering teaching or industrial research. With programmes lasting up to six months, the Seligman Fellowship provides facilities for professional visits to one or more British companies and research centres.
Fellows must be willing and able to commit up to six months to the Seligman Fellowship. During the period of the fellowship, they must devote the whole of their time to studying aspects of food engineering and production management, and be continuously based in the UK for those purposes. This period is not intended to be an occasion for work in fundamental science.
The Seligman APV Trust
The Seligman APV Trust was endowed by APV (now part of Invensys plc) in honour of its founder, SCI Member Dr Richard Seligman (1878-1972). This is one of the charitable funds of SCI (Registered Charity No 269143). The Seligman APV Trust grants Fellowships through a Selection Panel that includes the current Chair of the SCI Food Engineering Group, food science experts, and members of the Seligman family.
The Seligman Fellowship Covers:
Funds of up to GB £11000 are allocated Fellows, which cover
• one return ticket from their home country to the UK,
• industrial visits,
• attachment fees,
• accommodation and living expenses for the programme’s duration.
It is important for applicants to consider that Fellowship money is intended to provide only for the Fellow’s expenses. Selected candidates must be aware of this fact and, if intending to bring their partners or families to the UK, must be capable of funding their stay through their own savings or income secured in their home country. UK immigration law prohibits student visitors and general visitors or tourists from working in the UK.
Fellows are also required to submit a report on the outcome of the Fellowship within two months of its end.
Procedures for Applicants
Candidates are required to submit the application form below, and to arrange for TWO letters of support from referees to be forwarded direct to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 31 August, providing appropriate cross-references to their application. Incomplete forms will not be valid. SCI is unable to chase referees and therefore failure to deliver two reference letters will invalidate the application.
The closing date for completed applications is 31 August 2012
The decision of the SCI Panel is final. The Panel may award one or two fellowships but reserves the right not to award any fellowship if it considers that no candidate is suitable.