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Current Funding Opportunities

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Current Students Funding Application

The deadline has now closed for the first call for most current postgraduate and undergraduate students to apply for funding for the academic year 2018-2019.

Rowan Williams & Wolfson College Studentship

This is a full-cost award for new postgraduate and undergraduate students with a conditional offer of admission to the University of Cambridge. The award is designed to support candidates who face severe barriers in coming to study in Cambridge. Eligible candidates may be from an area of instability or zone of conflict; or be at risk of discrimination, persecution, suffering, violence or other abuse of their human rights. Find out more on the Cambridge Trust website.

Wolfson College Sports Grants

Applications for Sports Grants will open in the next academic year and are considered in mid-November. Grants of up to £200 are awarded on the basis of those in most financial need. You can find out more about the Sports Grants here.

Studying in Germany

An organisation called DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) is offering scholarships to Undergraduates, PhD students, Postdocs and Junior Academics who would like to travel to Germany for study periods. Deadlines for applications for funding in 2019 vary from 24 September to 15 December 2018, depending on your category. Email the Student Finance Officer if you wish to borrow the booklet containing all the details. 

Studying at Harvard University & Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Postgraduate students can apply for full funding scholarships to either The Frank Knox Fellowships  or The Kennedy Memorial Trust.

The Frank Knox Fellowships are for British students to study a postgraduate course (Master’s degree or the research period as part of UK-based PhD.) They give full funding to British students who wish to study at Harvard University for either one or two years. 

The Kennedy Memorial Trust is sponsoring Kennedy Scholarships (fees and maintenance). The funding is to enable UK graduates who are also British citizens that completed their undergraduate in the UK to undertake further study in Harvard or MIT. These are available for postgraduate programmes leading to Master’s, PhD and special student/non-degree.

Information for the next round of applications will be updated in mid-August. Check the websites (linked above) for more details.

Travel & Research and Vacation Project Grants

Wolfson College has a limited fund to support travel to conferences and to cover some research-related expenses. Awards up to £400 are available to undergraduates and postgraduates on one or two-year courses, and awards of up to £1200 are available to PhD students. You can find out more and apply for a Wolfson College Travel & Research or Vacation Project Grant here.

Hardship Funds

Funds are available to support students who find themselves in financial hardship. It is advised that you discuss your situation with your tutor before applying to this fund, and/or seek assistance from the Student Finance Officer. You can find out more about the Hardship Fund and apply here.

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, Ms Lyn Alcántara, if you would like to apply. Last year's application form is available (for information only) here.

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, Ms Lyn Alcántara, if you would like to apply. 

What's on

Music @ Wolfson

Music & Madeira

22/02/2019 at 21.00

Recital in the Lee Hall following Formal Hall

Humanities at Wolfson

Humanities Society - The restitution of Nazi-looted art in post-fascist Austria, Italy and West Germany

26/02/2019 at 17.45

Can we indeed talk of a ‘fifty-year wait for justice’, and how did restitution practices, or lack thereof, contribute to the reconstruction of these national communities?

workers with palm fronds making baskets

Lunchtime Seminar - Towards a socially conscious evolutionary science of culture

27/02/2019 at 13.00

Attempts to apply evolutionary models and thinking to human societies have a dark past, ranging from Darwin's own characterisation of 'civilised' versus 'savage' races, to social Darwinism and eugenics, and the more recent efforts of some evolutionary psychologists to naturalise oppressive social stereotypes.

Australia with soldiers and aboriginal children

Education Society - Negotiating Education

28/02/2019 at 17.30

The First School for Aboriginal Children and the Diplomatic World of Colonial New South Wales, 1814-1822

pile of clocks

Skills for Academic Success - Time management

28/02/2019 at 18.00

The Skills for Academic Success programme is a fantastic opportunity for you to develop skills that will support your academic endeavours.