Travel Fellowship


The Commonwealth Travel Fellowship

In 2002, to mark the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, the Commonwealth Pharmacists’ Association, in conjunction with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain, established a Commonwealth Jubilee Travel Fellowship.

The Fellowship will be awarded biennially to a young pharmacist or pharmacy student to give them an opportunity to visit another Commonwealth country.

By meeting with pharmacists, pharmacy organisations and regulatory authorities in the Commonwealth country of their choice, the awardee will be able to improve their own practice skills and in turn assist with the development of pharmacy in their own country.  Attendance at the CPA or national conference could form part of the travel plan.

Applications are invited from pharmacy students or from pharmacists working in any area of pharmacy practice – community, hospital, industrial or academic – and pharmacists in developing countries are particularly encouraged to apply.

The Fellowship will comprise the sum of £ 2,000 (sterling) to be paid to the successful Fellow to enable them to fulfil the objectives of their proposed visit. This should provide sufficient funding for international travel, local travel and subsistence for up to seven days spent in the other Commonwealth country.

A short report (1000 words) of the visit should be produced within two months of returning home for publication in appropriate publications including here on the Commonwealth Pharmacists’ Association website.


  • The applicant must be a registered pharmacist of not more than five years standing from a Commonwealth country or a pharmacy student studying in a commonwealth country.

  • The applicant must be a registered member or student member of CPA.

  • The Fellowship is to be used for travel to another Commonwealth country in the latter part of 2017.


Applications of about 1,000 words (preferably typed) should describe why the visit would be of value to the recipient and how it would aid the development of pharmacy in their home country. This should include the specific objectives of the travel. In addition, a separate travel plan detailing the organisations to be visited (and the anticipated realistic costs of travel and accommodation), a one-page curriculum vitae, a recent photograph, and a reference from employer or educational establishment should accompany the application.

Applications should be emailed to or sent to The Secretary, Commonwealth Pharmacists’ Association, 66-68 East Smithfield, London E1W 1AW, United Kingdom, by Thursday 30 April 2017.

Please note the deadline for 2017 is now closed

we will announce the next application dates soon

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