­­­Lucy Cavendish offers several  academic studentships, which are awarded competitively each year, to postgraduate offer-holders.

Academic studentships

If you have an offer of a postgraduate place in College from September 2020 you will automatically be considered for a studentship. In the event of there being two equally qualified candidates for an award, additional consideration will be given to those nominating the College as their first choice. 

The deadline for most of these studentships is 28 February 2020 and regrettably our Studentship & Bursary Committee is not able to consider applications from those who are made an offer after this date.

Unless otherwise indicated, our studentships are open to PhD applicants in any subject, and MPhil applicants intending to embark on further research study.  We also consider postgraduate offer-holders for the studentships listed below (amounts shown are current and may vary in future):

  • The Becker Scholarship, for law students following LLM and MCL degrees. The current value of the Scholarship is around £4,500

  • The Evelyn Povey Studentship for French Citizens and the Evelyn Povey Studentship in French Studies. Each has a value of around £4,500

  • The Masterman Braithwaite Studentship, for students of Linguistics. Value up to £6,000

  • The Lord Frederick Cavendish Studentship, open to any student. Value around £4,500

  • The Dorothy and Joseph Needham Studentship, for students in the sciences

  • * The Leigh Stoeber Studentship, for Candidates of the MSt in Social Innovation who apply to the CCSI (Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation) Studentships. This award is dedicated to the memory of our much loved former Senior Tutor, Dr Leigh Stoeber. It has been made possible by the generosity of a donor to Lucy Cavendish College and is in partnership with Cambridge Judge Business School

  • The American Friends Studentships, for students from the USA and Canada.

  • The Breaking Barriers Student Support Fund provides one Dominey Scholarship per year in support of a Postgraduate student.

The last two are lower value awards.  You will be automatically considered when you apply for postgraduate study, and successful applicants will be notified following the deadline of 28th February 2020. If you have any queries please contact development@lucy.cam.ac.uk

(* You will have the opportunity to apply for the Leigh Stoeber Studentship once you have received a formal offer of a place on the MSt in Social Innovation programme the application deadline for which is the 1 June 2020. If you are successful in obtaining a place on the programme, you will be given information on how to submit your studentship application. The deadline for the studentship application is by midnight on 13 July 2020)

Sources of financial support

You can search here (https://www.student-funding.cam.ac.uk/) to find funding opportunities which may be available to you at the University of Cambridge.

The University offers travel grants for academic or research related activity, and you can contact the University’s Student Registry for more details of these.

The Cambridge Trust also offers financial support to postgraduates.

Other sources of support and advice may include:

Travel, Research, Conferences, and Language Courses 

Small grants are available once per term for travel, research, conferences, and language courses, for students who are 'in residence'. Students will be notified termly by email of the deadline for applications by our Studentships and Awards Committee.  The deadlines for each term, which may be subject to change, will usually be: Michaelmas - last week of October, Lent - last week of January, Easter - first week in May. Please read the termly notification email carefully for the exact deadline for application when you receive it. Applications and references must be submitted via the online portal.

Medical & Veterinary Electives, and University Sport

Small grants are also available once per term for medical and veterinary electives and exceptional expenses associated with representing the University in sport. Students will be notified termly by email of the deadline for applications by Tutorial Administrator Sarah Thomas  The deadlines for each term, which may be subject to change, will usually be: Michaelmas - last week of October, Lent - last week of January, Easter - first week in May. Please read the termly notification email carefully for the exact deadline for application when you receive it. Applications and references must be submitted via the online portal 

Please read the guidelines carefully before deciding whether to go ahead with your application.

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