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Current Funding Opportunities

Explore the many amazing opportunities below to support travel, research and special projects!  

Apply for Teo Wang Gungwu Award and Burke's Peerage Foundation Awards now! Deadline extended to 23rd November.

Travel & Research Awards, Vacation Project Awards and Grants for Language Study are open.

Next deadline for the Travel & Research Awards and Vacation Project Awards is 25 January 2021 from projects in March/April 2021 and later.

 

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The generosity of Wolfson alumni and other friends of the College makes the following awards possible.  Most are open to both undergraduates and postgraduates.  Explore the possibilities and apply now!

Teo Wang Gungwu Award in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

This award is funded by a generous gift from alumnus Anthony Teo in honour of the long and distinguished career of Professor Wang Gungwu and his outstanding scholarship in studies of China and the Chinese overseas.  Awards of up to £600 are available to support research and scholarship in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, particularly in fields related to East Asian studies.  Wolfson College undergraduates and postgraduates are eligible to apply for this award to support their studies.  The award will be made on the basis of academic excellence, with a preference for students who require support to continue their studies of East Asia.

To apply:  Email a letter of application, stating the impact that this award will have on your studies, a brief CV, and the contact details of 1 academic reference by 16 November 2020 to: studentfinance@wolfson.cam.ac.ukEnsure that the subject line of your message includes the phrase 'Teo Wang Gungwu Award'.

Winners will be announced in late November.

Burke's Peerage Foundation Awards

A generous annual gift from the Burke’s Peerage Foundation enables the College to offer grants of  £500 - £1000 to support the studies of Wolfson students working on 'heritage', broadly defined. Grants are available to undergraduate and postgraduate students working in areas relating to genealogy and personal heritage in the broadest sense, including but not limited to: history, literature, heritage studies, linguistics, biology, genetics, music, architecture or art.  Grants may be used to support research, conference travel, or other educational purposes that share the charitable aims of Burke's Peerage Foundation.

To apply, email the following in a single document by 17.00 on 16 November 2020 to:  studentfinance@wolfson.cam.ac.ukEnsure that the subject line of your message includes the phrase 'Burke's Peerage Grant Application'.

1) A short statement (500 words) describing the project that the grant will support. Your statement should make clear how your project engages with questions related to genealogy and/or heritage, and the impact that this project will have on your academic or career plans more generally.

2) A budget setting out the costs of your project and indicating any other available sources of support.

3) A short CV (2 pages).

4) The name and email address of your DoS and/or research supervisor (whom we will contact for an academic reference if you are shortlisted for the award)

Awards will be announced in late February. Recipients may be invited to meet representatives of the Foundation. Each award proposal is – and should be!– unique, but you may find the reports of awards made in 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 of interest.  

Tom Ridgman Bursary in Industrial Systems, Manufacture & Management

The Tom Ridgman Fund was established in honour of Wolfson Fellow emeritus Tom Ridgman after his retirement in 2018 from  the Institute for Manufacturing, where he was for many years Course Director of the MPhil in Industrial Systems, Manufacture & Management (ISMM).  The Tom Ridgman Bursary is intended to provide support to current Wolfson students enrolled in the MPhil course in ISMM who are experiencing financial hardship.  

to apply:  Complete the Hardship Application form here, indicate that you wish to be considered for the Tom Ridgman Bursary and email the form to: studentfinance@wolfson.cam.ac.uk by 17.00 on 25 January 2021.

Awards will be announced in February.

Professor Vincent Qi China Research Travel Award

Awards of up to £1000 to support Wolfson students' travel to China for fieldwork, research or other significant experience in China. Preference will be given to applicants who have never been to China before.  

To apply, email the following in a single document by 17.00 on 25 January 2021 to:  studentfinance@wolfson.cam.ac.ukEnsure that the subject line of your message includes the phrase 'Vincent Qi Award'.

1) A short statement (500 words) describing the project that the grant will support. Your statement should make clear the impact that this project will have on your academic or career plans more generally and include the dates and purposes of any previous trips to China.

2) A budget setting out the costs of your project and indicating any other available sources of support.

3) A short CV (2 pages).

4) The name and email address of your DoS or research supervisor (whom we will contact for an academic reference if you are shortlisted for the award)

Awards will be announced in late February. 

*Santander Mobility Grants for First International Experience

Thanks to a generous donation from Santander UK, the College is able to offer up to 5 awards of £500 - £1000 to fund travel outside the UK for students to undertake their 'first significant international experience'.  Eligible international experiences may be related to your course, your career plans or they may be broadly educational. Preference will be given to students with no prior experience of international travel, but students with some limited travel experience may be considered.  Awards are open to all Wolfson College students, but preference will be given to undergraduates.

To apply, for projects to be undertaken during the spring or summer vacations email the following items  in a single document by 5pm on 10 February 2020 to:  studentfinance@wolfson.cam.ac.ukEnsure that the subject line of your message includes the phrase 'Santander Mobility Award''.

1) A short statement (400-800 words) describing the international travel experience that the grant will support. Your statement should explain the significance of the proposed trip for your academic or career goals, and the impact it will have on your personal development.  Include a list of the destinations, dates and purpose of any previous international trips.  

2) A budget setting out the costs of your proposed travel and indicating any other available sources of support.

3) A short CV (2 pages).

4) The name and email address of your Tutor and DoS (who will be asked to provide a brief comment on your application after it has been submitted.

Awards will be announced by 28 February.  Should any funds remain, a second round of applications may be invited in Easter term, with a deadline of 27 April.

*Wolfson College Travel & Research Awards

The College offers financial support to undergraduate and postgraduate students for expenses directly related to their course or research projects. Undergraduates and MPhil students should apply by 17.00 on 25 January for research or travel to be undertaken in March and April, and by 3 May for projects to be undertaken between May and October. Applications from PhD students will be considered for travel/research at any time, but they will only be assessed by committee on the dates advertised for the Student Finance Committee (application deadlines are currently 9 November, 25 January, 22 February, 3 May, 14 June). Only students who will still be enrolled as a student at Wolfson College in 2021/2022 are eligible for travel & research funding over the Long Vacation (June-September). Details and application information available here.

*Wolfson College Vacation Project  Awards

The College makes up to 10 awards each year of up to £400 to support undergraduates and postgraduates to undertake activities that are broadly educational, but not specifically related to a student's course or degree project. Vacation projects might involve charitable work, language courses, unpaid internships or other, similarly educational activities. Applications must be submitted by 17.00 on 25 January for projects to be undertaken in March and April, and by 3 May for projects to be undertaken between May and October.  Only students who will still be enrolled as a student at Wolfson College in 2021/2022 are eligible for support over the Long Vacation (June-September).  A student may receive up to a total of £400 for vacation projects during the course of their studies at Wolfson. They may request this amount to fund a single project or apply for smaller amounts to fund several projects during their course of study. Preference will be given to first-time Vacation Project Award applicants. Details and application information available here.

Wolfson College Sports Awards

Applications for Sports Grants are open and will close on 17.00 on 25 January.  Grants of up to £200 are awarded to students who are competing  in Blue or Half-Blue Varsity Sports. Application information and forms available here.

Awards will be announced by the end of February.

*Wolfson College Grants for Language Study

As part of its commitment to fostering cross-cultural collaboration and communication across borders, Wolfson College will be offering part-cost awards to support students–both undergraduate and postgraduate– who are pursuing the study of a language other than English through the Cambridge University Language Programme (CULP).  CULP offers weekly or bi-weekly classes in over a dozen languages throughout the year.  Most courses run from Michaelmas to Lent, but there are intensive course offerings in Easter and sometimes in the summer. The College will reimburse 50% of the cost of any course offered through CULP once a student has successfully completed the course.

How it works:

  • Students register and pay for the course of their choice, then attend weekly classes, complete assignments and sit exams as required.
  • After successfully completing the course, students submit the completion certificate and breakdown of marks to the Student Finance Officer (studentfinance@wolfson.cam.ac.uk).
  • A payment for 50% of the total course cost will then be credited to the student's College account. 

Important notes:

  • Full-time students may apply for only one Language Study Grant per year. 
  • Part-time students may also apply for support, but their awards will be pro-rated in relation to the length of their course.
  • 'Attendance-only' courses (eg 'Conversation Hours') are not eligible for support through this programme.
  • No awards will be offered to students who enrol in a course but do not complete it to a passing standard.
  • CULP also offers courses free-of-charge for specific academic purposes or subjects (i.e. medicine, natural sciences, music).  Information available here.

 

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CANCELLED - Advent Carol Service

29/11/2020 at 19.00

A beautiful service for Advent with carols and readings led by our College Chaplains and the Choir. Sing along to Christmas carols and hymns from home.

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ASEAN Emerging Researchers Hub - Challenges in Global Development: Sustainability and Conservation

30/11/2020 at 09.30

The ASEAN Emerging Researchers Conference is collaborating with Wolfson College Cambridge for a series of virtual events (Zoom), known as ASEAN Emerging Researchers Hub.

 

The theme this year is Challenges in Global Development.

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Shut Up and Write

30/11/2020 at 09.45

Kick-start your week with a virtual Shut Up and Write session. These are quiet times to write in a distraction-free environment. Protect your writing time and maintain an online community with other Wolfson students. Think of it as your writing oasis!

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Entrepreneurs' Society - Networking and team building for successful businesses and ventures

30/11/2020 at 18.00

The Wolfson Entrepreneurs' Society organises regular events engaging the interest and meeting the needs of all who aspire to create commercial start-ups but also to explore the related field of social entrepreneurship.

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Global Health Hub - Beyond Health: The Extended Effects of Covid-19 on Our Society

30/11/2020 at 18.30

Covid-19 has had impacts far beyond our health. Join us for an informal and interactive discussion to explore just how Covid-19 has altered our world.

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