Visiting Erskine Fellows
Each year, some 70 distinguished, international academic visitors who
are already advanced in the learning of any subject taught in the Faculties
of Commerce, Engineering or Science are invited to the University of
Canterbury for durations of, normally, one to three months for the purpose
of giving lectures in such subjects to students of the University.
Each Visiting Erskine Fellow receives a grant-in-aid which takes account of up to two return air fares and a daily allowance towards living expenses. A visitor must be nominated by the Department concerned and only distinguished academics in their field are approved for the Visiting Erskine Programme.
The Erskine Bequest also funds some 25 Erskine Grants each year which enable University of Canterbury academic staff members in the above participating Faculties to take leave out of New Zealand to increase their knowledge in such subjects so as to better enable them to teach those subjects to students.
The Bequest has funded these Programmes since 1963.