Studentships

Every year, Newnham offers a number of substantial studentships for students registered or about to register for an M.Phil or Ph.D., up to three years duration.

These studentships may be held in conjunction with partial support from other sources, including the Cambridge Trust, GATES Funding or Faculty funding.

CONDITIONS

Candidates for an award will be expected for fulfil the following conditions (in addition to the requirements specified by the University):

1. Admission by Graduate Admissions as a graduate student starting an M.Phil. or Ph.D.
2. Membership or intended membership (meaning where possible you must put Newnham as your “first choice” College on your graduate application) of Newnham College.
3. Current first-year Ph.D. students at Newnham College are also eligible to apply.
4. A First Class or High II.1 Honours degree, or its equivalent, or a distinction in a Master’s degree, by the date of starting the course of study.

APPLICATIONS

Students applying to Graduate Admissions should indicate on their Graduate Admissions application form that they wish to be considered for Cambridge Scholarships, and enter Newnham in the free text for the majority of funds available. Please see below for fund descriptions.

Current first year Ph.D students who wish to be considered for funding should email the Tutorial and Admissions Office (graduate.admissions@newn.cam.ac.uk) to register their interest by either Monday 28th January 2019 or Monday 1st April 2019.

There will be two rounds of funding, but those that apply by 28th January will automatically be considered in the second round, if unsuccessful in the first.

Candidates will be informed of the results of the competition for the awards in mid February/mid April, some final decisions can not be made until September, after all state studentships have been decided. Candidates obtaining funding from elsewhere or changing their plans in any way are requested to inform the College as quickly as possible. Successful candidates will be informed by email. Those who receive an award who gain full funding from other sources may retain an honorarium in the region of £500.

Newnham Studentship

Eligibility: New students applying to Newnham College studying towards an M.Phil or Ph.D in any subject.

Current first year Newnham Ph.D students can also apply.

Timing: The deadline to apply for this award is 28th January or 1st April 2019.

Procedure:Students applying to Graduate Admissions should indicate on their Graduate Admissions application form that they wish to be considered for Cambridge Scholarships, and enter Newnham in the free text.

Studentships are between £3,000 and £12,000 per year.

Anna Watkins Studentship

The Anna Watkins Studentship is for a woman who is committed to high academic achievement and who excels in rowing and offers up to £12,000 for the successful candidate.

Eligibility: As above; unless there are any unforeseen circumstances the award holder is required to participate in this sport during her course.

Timing: to apply for the Anna Watkins Studentship you need to write a letter to Newnham College, addressed to the Graduate Awards and Research Committee. You need to state your rowing experience, awards, and passion for the sport. Only those who have an offer or intended membership (stating Newnham College as College choice on your application form) will be considered. The deadline to apply for this award is 1st April 2019.

Procedure: Applications will be considered in July, with applicants being contacted in early July.

The Allan & Nesta Ferguson Studentship

Eligibility: New students applying to Newnham College studying towards an M.Phil or Ph.D in any subject (used for matched funding).

Current first year Newnham Ph.D students can also apply.

Timing: The deadline to apply for this award is 28th January or 1st April 2019.

Procedure:Students applying to Graduate Admissions should indicate on their Graduate Admissions application form that they wish to be considered for Cambridge Scholarships, and enter Newnham in the free text.

Studentships are between £3,000 and £12,000 per year.

Cambridge Australia Studentship

Thanks to the generous endowment of Professor Jan Anderson Cambridge Australia Scholarships are now offering a dedicated Newnham Studentship to a female Australian graduate intending to study for a PhD degree at Cambridge.

Eligibility: New students applying to Newnham College studying towards a Ph.D in any subject.

Each studentship is tenable for three years and covers: University fees; College fees; a maintenance allowance of £10,550 per annum for living expenses; and contribution towards a return airfare to and from the UK.

Timing: The deadline for applications is in the December preceding the academic year of the first year of study (i.e. for October 2018, the deadline is December 2017).

Procedure: For more information and details on how to apply contact the Cambridge Australia Scholarships.

This is a wonderful opportunity for an outstanding female student who wishes to come from Australia. We have a long tradition of excellent undergraduate students from Australia and are delighted that the new Cambridge Australia Newnham Studentship now offers this chance for one PhD student at any one time. This special Newnham Studentship is currently being held by a PhD Student but we encourage applicants to contact CAS and apply for one of their general studentships which are available for any College across Cambridge and to put Newnham as their first choice College.

Dorothy Whitelock Studentship

The Studentship, which is open to both men and women, was founded in 1986 to honour Professor Whitelock’s outstanding contribution to Anglo-Saxon and kindred studies

Eligibility: Students for admission as graduate students working for the MPhil or Ph.D Degree within the Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic.

The Studentship is open to current MPhil and PhD students who during the tenure of the Studentship will not have completed twelve terms of graduate study.

In the case of female applicants preference may be given to those who have named Newnham (Professor Whitelock’s College) as their College of first preference. There is no restriction on College choice for men.

A previous holder of the Studentship may apply in subsequent years.

Timing: Requests must be received by 1st June.

Procedure: No special application form is required, but a letter containing a C.V. and a copy of the research proposal should be sent to Dr Judy Quinn, Newnham College, Cambridge, CB3 9DF. Each applicant should also ask his or her supervisor to write a letter of recommendation directly to Dr Quinn so as to reach her by 1 June.

Election to the Studentship is subject to unconditional acceptance as a Graduate Student by the Student Registry or by a College as an Affiliated Student.

Hilda Richardson Studentship

Eligibility: New students applying to Newnham College studying towards an M.Phil or Ph.D in research relating to environment – preferably Earth Sciences or Geography.

Current first year Newnham Ph.D students can also apply.

Timing: The deadline to apply for this award is 28th January or 1st April 2019.

Procedure:Students applying to Graduate Admissions should indicate on their Graduate Admissions application form that they wish to be considered for Cambridge Scholarships, and enter Newnham in the free text.

Studentships are between £3,000 and £12,000 per year.

Laing Developing Countries Graduate Studentship

Eligibility: New students applying to Newnham College for graduate study from Developing Countries.

Timing: The deadline to apply for this award is 28th January or 1st April 2019.

Procedure:Students applying to Graduate Admissions should indicate on their Graduate Admissions application form that they wish to be considered for Cambridge Scholarships, and enter Newnham in the free text.

Studentships are between £3,000 and £12,000 per year.

Margaret Anstee Studentship

The Margaret Anstee Centre for Global Studies, located at Newnham College, is able to provide one graduate Studentship to either a Ph.D or M.Phil applicant. A wide range of disciplines are eligible, but students must be intending to study and/or research in the broad fields of economic and social development, and/or international studies. We particularly, but not exclusively, welcome applicants who will be studying/research (a) global development politics, (b) migration, and (c) political ecology.

In compliance with the terms of Dame Margaret Anstee’s legacy, this scholarship is restricted to women students from the UK, and women students from the ‘global South’ (normally taken to mean countries on the OECD-DAC recipient list). Indigenous/First Nation applicants will also be considered eligible in some circumstances.

The award holder must be a member of Newnham College, and preference will be given to those applicants who list Newnham as a first or second choice College. The Studentship may be held in conjunction with match funding from other awarding bodies in the University and beyond.

Mary Anne Ewart Studentship

Eligibility: New students applying to Newnham College studying towards an M.Phil or Ph.D in any subject.

Current first year Newnham Ph.D students can also apply.

Timing: The deadline to apply for this award is 28th January or 1st April 2019.

Procedure:Students applying to Graduate Admissions should indicate on their Graduate Admissions application form that they wish to be considered for Cambridge Scholarships, and enter Newnham in the free text.

Studentships are between £3,000 and £12,000 per year.

Mary Rogers Studentship

Eligibility: New home student applying to Newnham College pursuing a PhD in Literary, Historical or Art Historical studies (including Architecture). Classical, medieval and contemporary periods will not be excluded but preference will be given to research incorporating the early modern period (circa 1400 – 1700) as a significant aspect of study.

Timing: The deadline to apply for this award is 28th January or 1st April 2019.

Procedure:Students applying to Graduate Admissions should indicate on their Graduate Admissions application form that they wish to be considered for Cambridge Scholarships, and enter Newnham in the free text.

Studentships are between £3,000 and £12,000 per year.

Menca de Leoni Studentship

The Menca de Leoni Studentship is a substantial part studentship established to assist women students of Venezuelan nationality to study in Cambridge, thereby promoting goodwill and collaboration between Venezuela and Cambridge University.

Eligibility: These awards are for women students about to embark on an M.Phil. or Ph.D. at Newnham College.

The studentship is for one year in the first instance, but it is sometimes possible to renew the funding for up to three years.

Timing: The deadline to apply for this award is 28th January or 1st April 2019.

Procedure:Students applying to Graduate Admissions should indicate on their Graduate Admissions application form that they wish to be considered for Cambridge Scholarships, and enter Newnham in the free text.

Muir Wood Studentship

Eligibility: New students applying to Newnham College studying towards an M.Phil or Ph.D in Mathematics, Engineering or Science.

Current first year Newnham Ph.D students can also apply.

Timing: The deadline to apply for this award is 29th January or 2nd April 2018.

Procedure:Students applying to Graduate Admissions should indicate on their Graduate Admissions application form that they wish to be considered for Cambridge Scholarships, and enter Newnham in the free text.

Studentships are between £3,000 and £12,000 per year.

Onora O'Neill Studentship

Eligibility: New students applying to Newnham College studying towards an M.Phil or Ph.D in Philosophy.

Current first year Newnham Ph.D students can also apply.

Timing: The deadline to apply for this award is 28th January or 1st April 2019.

Procedure:Students applying to Graduate Admissions should indicate on their Graduate Admissions application form that they wish to be considered for Cambridge Scholarships, and enter Newnham in the free text.

Studentships are between £3,000 and £12,000 per year.

Pelham Roberts Studentship

Eligibility: New students applying to Newnham College studying towards an M.Phil or Ph.D in Archaeology, Medicine or Natural Sciences.

Current first year Newnham Ph.D students can also apply.

Timing: The deadline to apply for this award is 28th January or 1st April 2019.

Procedure:Students applying to Graduate Admissions should indicate on their Graduate Admissions application form that they wish to be considered for Cambridge Scholarships, and enter Newnham in the free text.

Studentships are between £3,000 and £12,000 per year.

Principal's Studentship

Eligibility: New students applying to Newnham College studying towards an M.Phil or Ph.D in Mathematics or humanties.

Current first year Newnham Ph.D students can also apply.

Timing: The deadline to apply for this award is 28th January or 1st April 2019.

Procedure:Students applying to Graduate Admissions should indicate on their Graduate Admissions application form that they wish to be considered for Cambridge Scholarships, and enter Newnham in the free text.

Studentships are between £3,000 and £12,000 per year.

Rhoda M. Dorsey Studentship

Eligibility: New students applying to Newnham College studying towards an M.Phil or Ph.D in any subject.

Current first year Newnham Ph.D students can also apply.

Timing: The deadline to apply for this award is 28th January or 1st April 2019.

Procedure:Students applying to Graduate Admissions should indicate on their Graduate Admissions application form that they wish to be considered for Cambridge Scholarships, and enter Newnham in the free text.

Studentships are between £3,000 and £12,000 per year.

Royalton Kisch Studentship

Eligibility: New students applying to Newnham College studying towards an M.Phil or Ph.D in History of, Anthropology of, or Sociology of Religion.

Current first year Newnham Ph.D students can also apply.

Timing: The deadline to apply for this award is 28th January or 1st April 2019.

Procedure:Students applying to Graduate Admissions should indicate on their Graduate Admissions application form that they wish to be considered for Cambridge Scholarships, and enter Newnham in the free text.

Studentships are between £3,000 and £12,000 per year.

Sheila Edmonds Bursary

Newnham College, in conjunction with the Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics (DPMMS), offers up to three Sheila Edmonds Bursaries for women taking Part III in DPMMS. This Bursary is for £6000.00 in total.

Eligibility: These bursaries are open to female applicants interested in any area taught by DPMMS.

Timing: Interest should be registered at the time of application to University of Cambridge. Deadline is 3rd January 2019.

Procedure: Female applicants to Masters in Advanced Studies in Mathematics who wish to be considered for a Sheila Edmonds Bursary should give Newnham as their first choice of College on the Applicant Portal (application form) and should apply for the MAST in Pure Mathematics or the MAST in Statistical Mathematics. They should also email DPMMS and Graduate Admissions, Newnham College.

Applicants interested in going on to a PhD in the areas of Geometry and Number Theory may also wish to consider simultaneously applying for the Women in Geometry and Number Theory scheme at the London School of Geometry and Number Theory.