Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom


Commonwealth Scholarship Commissioners, December 2012 By Act of Parliament, the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission comprises up to 14 members and a Chair, who are appointed by the Secretary of State for International Development.

Members of the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission

  • Professor Tim Unwin (Chair) – Secretary General, Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation, and Emeritus Professor of Geography and UNESCO Chair in ICT4D, Royal Holloway, University of London
  • Professor Mark Cleary (Deputy Chair) – former Vice-Chancellor and Principal, University of Bradford
  • Richard Burge – Chief Executive, Wilton Park
  • Anthony Cary CMG – former British High Commissioner to Canada and British Ambassador to Sweden
  • Professor Graham Furniss OBE, FBA – former Pro-Director (Research and Enterprise), School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
  • Professor Christine Humfrey MBE – Special Professor, University of Nottingham; Visiting Fellow, Edge Hill University; and independent consultant in international higher education
  • Professor Nyovani Madise – Professor of Demography and Social Statistics and Associate Dean (Research and Enterprise), Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, University of Southampton
  • Kathy Mansfield – Project Director, ZIMRA Assistance Programme (ZIMRAP); former Senior Governance Advisor, DFID
  • Richard Middleton – Interim Registrar, City University London
  • Professor Jeff Waage OBE – Director, London International Development Centre
  • Professor Ros Wade – Director, Education for Sustainability Programme, and Associate Director, Centre for Cross Curricular Initiatives, London South Bank University
  • Professor Jonathan Wastling – Head, Department of Infection Biology, Institute of Infection and Global Health, University of Liverpool


All positions on the CSC are part-time. The only member of the CSC to receive payment is the Chair, who is paid an honorarium of £6000 per annum. Other members of the CSC receive travel and other out-of-pocket expenses only. Members of the CSC who review scholarship applications and attend selection committee meetings also receive an honorarium of £250 per meeting.

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