Current Funding Opportunities

Current Students Funding Application

Current postgraduate and undergraduate students should apply for funding for the academic year 2018-2019 by filling out this online application. You must have your Tutor's support for these awards. The deadline is 25 June, 2018 at 6pm.

Travel and Fieldwork Grants

Open to current postgraudate and undergraduate. Awards up to £400 are available to postgraduates on one-year courses, and to undergraduates over the course of their Tripos. Awards up to £1200 are available to PhDs over the course of their programme. To support travel to conferences or any research-related expenses. Subsistence costs or the purchase of books are not supported.

Apply to the Wolfson College Travel/Research fund (pdf).

Hardship Funds

Funds are available to support students who find themselves in hardship. Please consult your Tutor before applying.

Apply to the Wolfson College Hardship Fund (pdf).

Music Scholarships

Brian Moore Accompanist Scholarship. We offer a choir accompanist scholarship each year worth £450 with additional 'perks' including a keyboard in your room, free choir tours, and piano/organ/singing lessons. Auditions are held during the first week of Michaelmas Term at a time to be agreed with the Director of Music. Please email the Director of Music if you would like to apply. 

Apply for the Brian Moore Scholarship (pdf).

Choral Scholarships
We offer up to six choral scholarships each year, each with a stipend of £100. Additional 'perks' include a number of free Formal Halls, free choir tours and singing lessons. Auditions are held during the first week of Michaelmas Term.  Please email the Director of Music if you would like to apply. 

Apply for a Choral Scholarship (pdf).

Wolfson College Scholarships

2018 Irene Ng Prize

The Irene Ng prize of £2,500 is awarded annually for the best essay or research proposal submitted by a Wolfson student (undergraduate or post-graduate) on the general subject of “the digital person” — i.e. aspects of individual identity in a networked world. 

Submissions are welcomed from Wolfson students working in any discipline at undergraduate or postgraduate level. Essays or proposals should be no more than 3,000 words in length. (If diagrams are used, each illustration will count as the equivalent of 200 words.)

Acceptable formats: text, Microsoft Word, pdf

Closing date Entries should be submitted to Professor John Naughton by midnight on Friday, 8 June 2018

Inquiries Email to John Naughton

Judges Submissions will be assessed by a panel consisting of: Professor Jon Crowcroft FRS (Wolfson Fellow and Marconi Professor of Communications) Professor John Naughton (Emeritus Fellow and Senior Research Fellow, CRASSH) Dr Julia Powles (New York University and Cornell Tech) Dr Nóra ní Loideain (School of Advanced Studies, University of London)

Background The donor, Professor Irene Ng, is a long-term Senior Member of Wolfson and a valued supporter of the College. She is Professor of Marketing and Service Systems and Director of the International Institute for Product and Service Innovation at the University of Warwick. She was also the leader of the Hub of All Things (HAT) research project, a multi-institutional collaboration which has created a technological platform that enables individuals to realise the value of their personal data — and hopefully to enable new economic and business models to evolve in a comprehensively networked world. The College is deeply grateful to Professor Ng for her generous and imaginative support of Wolfson students.

2018 Newtecnic Studentships

Two studentships of £21,297 (+£5,000 for consumables) per annum, to start in October 2018 and to be reviewed annually, are available for prospective students wishing to conduct research in the field of Structural and Architectural Engineering.

The studentships are tenable for 3 years in the first instance. The research projects will have particular emphasis on novel facade systems for cutting-edge live projects.

These PhD studentships are offered by Newtecnicworld leaders in building engineering technology, in partnership with Wolfson College where students will be required to be a member. Research will be based on a high-quality project currently being undertaken by Newtecnic, that is, a challenging, feasible and realistically achievable PhD project, which stimulates excellent discovery-oriented research. Students have an opportunity to develop a range of valuable skills and significantly enhance their future careers as potential leaders in the field.

Prospective students must fulfill the criteria for admission to the Department of Engineering, view the details here.

Those interested are encouraged to apply soon for these exciting opportunities via the Applicant Portal, listing Wolfson College as first College choice. Deadline is 30 June, 2018.

For further information, please contact:

Regarding PhD study in Engineering, Dr Antonio Lombardo al515@cam.ac.uk
Regarding Newtecnic, Ms Yasmin Watts ywatts@newtecnic.com
Regarding Wolfson College, the Senior Tutor, Dr Jane McLarty senior-tutor@wolfson.cam.ac.uk

More detailed information on these new Wolfson-Newtecnic Studentships.