Graduate Research Awards


The competition for the 2018-19 academic year is now open for new applications!

Applications for all awards must be completed by Friday 23 March 2018. Two reference letters are also required, which must also be submitted by the Friday 23 March 2018.

Please note this is a strict deadline, no allowance can be made for late applications or reference letters!


Girton College Scholarships and Bursaries are open to students who have graduated or will have graduated before 1 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. But, 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.


Scholarships


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

Applications for renewals of current scholarships will also be considered.

To apply for any of the Scholarships below, please follow the instructions on the online system: https://app.casc.cam.ac.uk/fas_live/g_grad.aspx


  • The Graduate Research Scholarship is open to all students in any subject. The value is based upon University fees and the University recommended maintenance figure. 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 Irene Hallinan Scholarship is worth between £3,000 and £6,000. 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 Ruth Whaley Scholarship is available to outstanding students of non-EU citizenship undertaking an Arts subject. The scholarship is intended to contribute towards maintenance costs.
  • The Maria Luisa de Sanchez Scholarship is available to students of Venezuelan nationality. The value is based upon University fees and the University recommended maintenance figure. 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 Ida and Isidore Cohen Research Scholarship is open to students working in Modern Hebrew Studies, and is worth between £3,000 and £5,000. It is awarded for one year, but it may be renewed.
  • The Doris Russell Scholarship is open to any student undertaking study in any area covered by the University’s Faculty of English. It is intended to contribute towards maintenance costs, and is awarded for one year only, but may be renewed.


Studentships


To apply for any of the Studentships below, please follow the instructions on the online system: https://app.casc.cam.ac.uk/fas_live/g_grad.aspx


  • The Doris Woodall Studentship is available to any student working in the area of Economics or an allied subject. It has a value of between £750 and £5,000 and is normally awarded for one year 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 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.
  • 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.


Travel Awards (Girton Students Only)


To apply for the Travel Awards below, please follow the instructions on the online system: https://app.casc.cam.ac.uk/fas_live/g_travel.aspx


  • 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.
  • The Kythé Waldram Travel Award is a biennial award for Girton Students only, who have not completed 9 terms of residence. It is normally to the value of £400 and is for travel anywhere in the world in the summer months, for not less than two weeks.

CONTACT INFORMATION

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graduate.office@girton.cam.ac.uk
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