Cambridge Trust & Selwyn Borthwick Masters Studentship in Studies in the Ancient World
Vice-Chancellor’s & Selwyn Littlefield PhD Studentship in the Arts and Humanities
Cambridge Trust and Selwyn College Masters Award
Selwyn College and AHRC Doctoral Studentships
Sykes Studentship in Italian Studies
Vice-Chancellor’s & Selwyn Sykes PhD Studentships in Italian Studies
Selwyn Sykes Cambridge Masters Studentship in Italian Studies
Hamilton Cambridge International Scholarship
Selwyn Masters Scholarship
Oxford Wave Research PhD
Other Sources of Funding
Funding for Current Selwyn Students
For the first time this year, Selwyn College is pleased to announce a new Masters Studentship for a top scoring Masters candidate with a research focus on the ancient world. Potential areas of study could be Archaeology, Classics, Art History, History, Anthropology, or other related subjects, depending on the focus of research. The Studentship will be awarded for entry in October 2020. The Studentship is open to exceptionally well-qualified UK or EU candidates, of outstanding academic potential, who intend to study for a PhD degree in the future.
Those wishing to be considered should apply to the University in the normal manner. Applicants should specify Selwyn as their preferred College on the University of Cambridge application form, and indicate that they are applying for the Borthwick Studentship. One studentship is expected to be awarded every year from 2020-2022. Award winners will also be eligible to apply for extra fieldwork funding.
There is currently an award-holder in place for this studentship.
The scheme funds outstanding UK or EU Masters-level students, and preference is given to applicants who have declared an intention to continue to a PhD. The scheme offers awards of £12,000. Prospective students should apply in the usual way, listing Selwyn as their preferred college. We expect to offer two studentships for 2020 entry. This studentship is offered every year.
Thanks to a generous donation from Keith Sykes, Selwyn College has funded six PhD students and three MPhil students in Italian Studies over the past four years. The studentships will continue for 2020 entry, with awards available in the following categories:
The Sykes Studentship enters its fifth year at Selwyn, offering a studentship for a UK or EU MPhil student focusing on Italian studies for entry in October 2020. The Studentship is open to exceptionally well-qualified candidates, of outstanding academic potential, who intend to study at the College for an MPhil with a focus on Italian Studies. Graduates of any University may apply. Eligible applicants must have applied for admission, or already received an offer of admission to the University of Cambridge. The Studentship will be tenable for one year in the case of an MPhil.
Those wishing to be considered for the Selwyn Sykes Studentship should apply to the University in the normal manner, indicating their preference for Selwyn College. The successful applicant will be selected by the College, in consultation with the Department of Italian, and must become a member of Selwyn College on taking up the Studentship.
Potential candidates are strongly encouraged to contact the Department in advance to discuss their research interests and postgraduate plans. The current postgraduate coordinator is: Dr Pierpaolo Antonello – email@example.com
Selwyn College is pleased to announce one Vice-Chancellor’s & Selwyn Sykes PhD Studentships in Italian Studies, offering one fully funded scholarship for a top scoring PhD candidate. The Studentship will be awarded for entry in October 2020. The Studentship are open to exceptionally well-qualified UK candidates, of outstanding academic potential, who intend to study for a PhD degree in Italian. More information is available here.
Those wishing to be considered should apply to the University in the normal manner, specifying Selwyn as their preferred College on the University of Cambridge application form. Potential candidates are strongly encouraged to contact the Department in advance to discuss their research interests and postgraduate plans. The current postgraduate coordinator is: Dr Pierpaolo Antonello – firstname.lastname@example.org
There is currently an award-holder in place for this studentship. We expect to offer another studentship in 2022.
Selwyn College and the Cambridge Trust occasionally offer a Hamilton Cambridge International Scholarship. The scholarship is for a non-EU PhD student in any subject, and will cover University and College fees plus an annual stipend for three years. Applicants should specify Selwyn as their preferred College on the University of Cambridge application form, and indicate that they are applying for the Hamilton Scholarship. The next award will be made in 2020.
Selwyn College is offering two scholarships for MPhil students entering in October 2019. The scholarship contributes £4,500 towards maintenance costs in college, which will be applied directly to the award winners’ college bill in Lent Term. The competition will be announced in Michaelmas to current Selwyn MPhil students, who will need to apply online. Decisions will be based on academic excellence and preference will be given to students who have taken loans.
Selwyn College offers the Bowman Scholarship each year. It is intended to assist with the fees and maintenance of a former member of Nottingham High School studying for an advanced degree at the University of Cambridge or a BA degree as an affiliated student. It is only tenable for Selwyn College. For further details please see Bowman_Scholarship.pdf
The Walters-Kundert fund supports up to two PhD students at any one time to undertake doctoral work in the Department of Chemistry; the recipients need to be members of Selwyn or to transfer their College affiliation to Selwyn. Candidates need to go through the applications process run by the Department.
Forensic Phonetics and Automatic Speaker Recognition
Selwyn College, in collaboration with Oxford Wave Research, hopes to award a studentship for a PhD candidate in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics for entry in October 2020. The studentship is open to UK and EU candidates of outstanding academic potential, and will cover tuition fees and maintenance for three years.
The award will provide a PhD studentship for a student to conduct a research project in the area of speaker characteristics and forensic phonetics, using both traditional phonetic and automatic (machine-based) techniques. The candidate should propose a project which considers relationships between traditional phonetic analyses and automatic voice recognition. The project should have clear applications for forensic phonetic casework, e.g. forensic speaker comparisons or voice parades. The studentship will include collaborative opportunities to gain industry experience and to conduct research in conjunction with Oxford Wave Research, an audio processing and voice-biometrics company which specialises in developing solutions for law enforcement agencies in forensic voice comparison.
The candidate should have a background in experimental phonetics, forensic speech science and automatic speech processing techniques, or at least two of these areas, and hold a Masters qualification in linguistics (phonetics), forensic speech science or a closely related area. Experience of recruiting and testing experimental participants is essential. Experience of creating web-based experimental interfaces is also desirable.
Those wishing to be considered should apply to the University for admission to a PhD in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics in the normal manner, specifying Selwyn as their preferred College on the University of Cambridge application form.
For information about the new Postgraduate Master’s Loan, please see here (Please pay close attention to the rules on eligibility, as not everyone is eligible. Though UK part-time students are.)
For more funding options please see here.
The College has two funds to assist graduate students with research-related expenses, one for travel (e.g. to conferences), and one for other essential items such as books, software, meeting registrations, etc. In addition, there are funds available to specific categories of students; e.g. those studying Engineering, Theology or Mathematics, former pupils of Nottingham High School, or those travelling overseas to carry out biological or anthropological research. Please contact us if you think you might be eligible.
College hardship funds are also available for those who meet unexpected financial difficulties during their course.
A thesis binding grant, currently £100, is available to all PhD students on submission of their thesis.
Bursaries, Grants and Prizes at Selwyn
You can read about the range of scholarships, bursaries and financial support available to graduate and undergraduate students at Selwyn here.