Applications are invited for a 3 month visiting scholarship to work with the Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring at Durham University. The scholarship will fund two Palestinians, who live in the Occupied Territories and work in the field of education to visit Durham for three months from February – May 2017, live in Collingwood College, and study at CEM. The goal of the scholarship is knowledge exchange. Scholars will learn from CEM, while also passing on their knowledge and expertise to colleagues at Durham. The Durham Palestine Educational Trust, in partnership with CEM and Collingwood College, will administer the scholarship.

The scholarship will provide/cover the cost of:

  • A return airfare from Jordan/Egypt
  • A three month visa to the UK
  • Three months accommodation in a private room at Collingwood College
  • Meals during term time at Collingwood College and self-catering facilities for the Easter vacation period
  • An allowance to cover living costs worth £3024

Potential scholars should fill in the application form, paying particular attention to the selection criteria detailed at the end of the form. Completed forms should be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. on or before 2nd September 2016. Applications will be evaluated, and candidates will be informed by mid-October.

Please download the application form here.

Further Details

The Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring (CEM) is an independent research group devoted to the improvement of teaching and learning for children and young people across the world. By introducing scientific and evidence-based monitoring systems, CEM provides high quality research information to measure progress and potential. Working closely with educational stakeholders, CEM delivers assessments, monitoring systems, training and support to create positive outcomes for all pupils. Further information is available at http://www.cem.org/about-us.

At CEM the visiting scholars will work with Katharine Bailey, Director of Applied Research. Ms Bailey heads a large team responsible for test and assessment development (including in Arabic). Scholars may also work in other related areas such as the development and organisation of IPIPS (international baseline assessment). The goal of the three month visit is for scholars to acquire skills and expertise that can be transferred back to the Palestinian education context, while passing on knowledge and expertise to colleagues at Durham.

Scholars will live at, and become visiting members of Collingwood College, and join a thriving community of undergraduate and postgraduate students. They will be able to take part in college activities and have access to both self-catering facilities and the college dining room. Collingwood is a short walk from CEM.

The Durham Palestine Educational Trust (DPET) are an independent UK charity that assists the social and economic development of Palestine, primarily by providing scholarships for Palestinian graduates to study for Masters degrees at Durham University. DPET has over 25 years of bringing Palestinians to study in the UK, and will ensure the scholars are welcomed into Durham and the broader North East region.

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