Graduate Research Awards


Applications for the Graduate Research Awards for the 2019-20 academic year are open.


Girton College Scholarships and Bursaries are open to students who have graduated or will have graduated before 1st October of the year they apply, and who nominate Girton as their first or second choice College. A first-class degree is almost always required and election will be conditional on the candidate being granted Graduate Student status by the University of Cambridge. The holder must become a member of the College and be a candidate for either a Masters or a PhD degree. Current Cambridge students who are members of another College are eligible to apply if they are moving from one course of study to another, however if they are part-way through a course they cannot apply for the awards. Final decisions are made in June, the scholarships are usually applicable to courses commencing in the Michaelmas term.

The value of the awards is determined by University and College fees and the University’s recommended maintenance figure. Income from other sources, that a successful candidate may have, may also be taken into account. The College may in certain circumstances split a Scholarship between two or more students. Students in receipt of full funding are not eligible to apply.


Scholarships/Studentship


The Graduate Research Scholarship is open to all students in any subject. The value of the award for this year is likely to be approximately £18,300. It is awarded, in the first instance, for one year but may be renewed for further periods up to three years. In exceptional cases it can be extended to four years.

The Ruth Whaley Scholarship is available to outstanding students of non-EU citizenship undertaking an Arts subject. The scholarship is worth approximately £3,000 and intended to contribute towards maintenance costs.

The Maria Luisa de Sanchez Scholarship is available to students of Venezuelan nationality. The value is approximately £25,000. The precise value of the scholarship will be determined after consideration has been given to the successful candidate’s income from other sources. It is awarded, in the first instance, for one year but may be renewed for further periods up to three years. In exceptional cases it can be extended to four years.

The Doris Russell Scholarship is open to any student undertaking study in any area covered by the University’s Faculty of English. It is worth £2,600 and is intended to contribute towards maintenance costs, and is awarded for one year only, but may be renewed.

The Doris Woodall Studentship is available to any student working in the area of Economics or an allied subject. It has a value of approximately £6,000 and is normally awarded for one year only.

Candidates who are short-listed for any of the scholarships listed above may be required to provide a substantial piece of written work (not more than 6000 words) in May.


Studentship (Current Girton Students only)


The Stribling Award is open to Girton students who are already members of the College, namely undergraduates coming into graduate status or current MPhil students who are going on to a PhD. Two or three individual awards of £1,000 each will be made, and they will normally be held in addition to a studentship or any other funding for fees and maintenance.


To apply for any of the scholarships or studentships above please follow the instructions here.


Renewals (Current Girton Students)


The awards list below are just available as renewals for this year, therefore they are not applicable to new students.

Named Graduate Research Scholarships (currently MM Dunlop, GM Gardner and Old Girtonians) worth approximately £18,000, are awarded for one year, but may be renewed, and are open to all students in any subject.

The Irene Hallinan Scholarship is worth approximately £5,000. It is awarded for one year, but may be renewed, and is open to all students in any subject.

The Joyce Biddle Scholarship normally contributes towards Maintenance, including rent and research expenses. It is awarded initially for one year, but may be renewed, and is open to all students in any subject.

The Diane Worzala Memorial Fund is open to students researching any subject with a historical theme, although preference will be given to research in the field of British Women’s History. It is for research and general expenses in the region of £500.

Applications for renewals should be made via the on-line system available here.


Travel Award (Girton Students Only)


The Sidney and Marguerite Cody Studentship is for a period of travel and study in continental Europe of up to twelve months and normally of not less than six months. This Studentship has a value of up to £3,000 and is open to graduate members of any faculty except English who have completed less than nine terms in residence.


To apply for the travel awards please follow the instructions here.

 


Reports


Awardees will be required to write a short report which will be shared with the donors of the awards.


Deadlines


Applications for all awards must be completed by 12 noon on Friday 22nd March 2019. Two reference letters are also required, which must also be submitted by the 22nd March. Please note this is a strict dead-line, no allowance can be made for late applications or reference letters.


Enquires


Queries about any of the awards should be sent to the Graduate Administrator, email graduate.office@girton.cam.ac.uk

CONTACT INFORMATION

Admissions & Tutorial
Graduate Office
graduate.office@girton.cam.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1223 766673