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Graduate Research is crucial for understanding and solving complex global problems

Graduate Research Scholarships

The opportunity to study for a graduate degree at Cambridge needs to be available to the most talented students in order for original, ground-breaking research to take place. There is a global demand from businesses to academia for talented scholars with higher degrees. Yet funding for postgraduate education for both UK and International students is limited.
Girton is committed to growing our graduate numbers in line with the University’s same strategic objective. Last year 11 graduate students received scholarships from Girton. But up to 40% of applicants could not take up an offer. To enable many more talented scholars (including some of our own undergraduates) who wish to embrace the challenge of completing a higher degree in Cambridge and at Girton, we need to be able to offer more funding in the way of scholarships.
Alumni have given generously, endowing two out of a target of five graduate scholarships in A Great Campaign. It would be fantastic to support more graduate students, and by raising funds to endow another two scholarships we can begin to bridge the graduate funding gap.
Help us accelerate the careers of some outstanding scholars and create a better world by donating to our Graduate Scholarship Funds.  
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Mark Hanson

History, 1985, Campaign Board Member

Mark Hanson is a Champion for the Class Gift initiative. He comments, ‘It has been inspiring to see Girton’s ambitious and thoughtful plans and meet some incredibly talented students at the college. The Class of ’85 bursary gift is a great way for our year to come together to support deserving students as part of Girton’s future plans’.

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