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Funding for graduate students

Funding for Graduate Students

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13.11.2019 updated

Information about funding for prospective students can be found here.

 

The Faculty has various funding pots available for our graduate students, whether you are looking for funds to cover fieldwork funding, attending a conference, or to undertake archival research or specialist training.  These include:


Conference Attendance Fund

Purpose: This fund makes a small contribution (£100) towards the cost of conference attendance, e.g. travel and/or accommodation and/or conference registration costs.

Conference costs applied for have to take place between 1 August 2019 and 31 July 2020. Retrospective applications will only be considered if they fall within these dates, but we advise students to apply in advance. Only one award per year per student from this fund..

Max award: £120 or less, so students are encouraged to apply for all other sources of funding that might support their training activity. Once awards have been made all expenses claims, including receipts, must be submitted by 31 July 2020 at the absolute latest.

Eligibility: 1st to 3rd year History PhD students;

The following are not eligible: 4th year PhD students, AHRC/ESRC-funded students (since they have access to similar funds from their DTP), MPhil students.

How to apply: Applications should include:

* completed moodle application form;

*100 word statement describing the research activity and how it relates to your PhD and any other supporting information;

* supporting statement from your supervisor (This can take the form of an email sent separately to degree-committee@hist.cam.ac.uk)

Closing dates: for all documents including supervisor statements

Round 1 -  4 pm, 6 Dec 2019

Round 2 -  4 pm, 28 Feb 2020

Round 3 -  4 pm, 29 May 2020

Outcome: we anticipate applicants will be notified within 4 weeks of the closing date at the earliest

Alternative Sources of Funding: many conferences offer bursaries or discounts to help graduate students attend, so check with the organisers. Colleges and historical associations also often have funds available to support conference attendance.


Specialist /Archival Research Training Fund

Purpose: This fund makes a contribution (up to £200) to students engaging in specialist research-related training, e.g. on paleography, oral history, or specialist languages for which there is no college or University Language Centre support.1 Alternatively the fund can make a contribution towards short visits to archives.

Training or visits applied for have to take place between 1 August 2019 and 31 July 2020. Retrospective applications will only be considered if they fall within these dates, but we advise students to apply in advance. Only one award per year per student from this fund.

The maximum awarded will be £200, so students are encouraged to apply for all other sources of funding that might support their training activity.

Once awards have been made, all expenses claims, including receipts, must be submitted by 31 July 2020 at the absolute latest.

Eligibility: 1st to 3rd year History PhD students,  1st year PhD students may apply to undertake archival training activities that take place on dates after they have completed**, and passed**, the Registration Assessment Exercise.

 ** The Faculty Accounts Office will liaise with the Graduate Offices to ascertain registration assessment outcomes before releasing monies; students will receive official communication about registration assessment outcomes toward the end of Easter Term and/or throughout the summer vacation.

 The following are not eligible: 4th year PhD students, AHRC/ESRC-funded students (since they have access to similar funds from their DTP), MPhil students.

How to apply: Applications should include:

* completed moodle application form

* 100 word statement describing the research activity and how it relates to your PhD and any other supporting information;

* specialist languages: evidence that no support available, see point above;

*  a short statement from your supervisor confirming their support for the application (This can take the form of an email sent separately to degree-committee@hist.cam.ac.uk)

Closing dates: for all documents including supervisor statements

Round 1 -  4 pm, 6 Dec 2019

Round 2 -  4 pm, 28 Feb 2020

Round 3 -  4 pm, 29 May 2020

Outcome: we anticipate applicants will be notified within 4 weeks of the closing date at the earliest


Student-organised conferences

13.11.2019: Awaiting information from the School

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences operates an annual competitive fund for contributions towards the cost of student-led conferences. Interested students are asked to submit bids via the School website, at the following link: https://www.cshss.cam.ac.uk/students/studentconferenceapplication 

The competition will close on 7 December and the School hopes to confirm outcomes before the Christmas closure. 


Fieldwork Funding

Please see:

https://www.hist.cam.ac.uk/graduate-students/graduate-funding/fieldwork-funding-faculty-of-history


Maitland Fund

For legal history research.  For more details, please see:

https://www.law.cam.ac.uk/research-link/financial-support-research


Funding for Tuition Fees or Living Expenses

Funding available for current students is limited as students are expected to have their finances in place before they start their course however there may be some small part-cost bursaries or Research Council awards available for current students. If you are searching for funding we recommend that you check the Cambridge Student's webpage on Funding. These pages have information about funding opportunities for current students, as well as a useful tool search tool to help find available funding.  


Faculty Trust Funds

The Faculty has a number of studentships, grants and prize awards available for our graduate students. Some are subject specific and others are awarded for exceptional performance and they are all administered by the Accounts Team here at the Faculty. Full information about the funds can be found here: 

https://www.hist.cam.ac.uk/research/research-funding/trust-funds-full-guide.

 

The Faculty is currently accepting applications for the Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship match funding by the Isaac Newton Trust. Deadline: 12 pm (noon) on Thursday 2 January 2020.

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