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Postgraduate funding

Below you will find details of funding opportunities for those applying for graduate degrees in Classics. Should you have any further questions, please email: graduate.secretary@classics.cam.ac.uk.


1. University funding

There are many funding opportunities at Cambridge from a wide variety of sources. To make this process easier for applicants, the University operates a Graduate Funding Competition.  This competition co-ordinates funding from a wide variety of sources including the Cambridge Trust, Gates Cambridge, Colleges, departments, Open-Oxford-Cambridge AHRC DTP and other Research Councils and central University funds.

 

How to apply

It is easy to apply.  You simply need to complete the funding section of the Graduate Application Form (via the Applicant Portal).

 

Eligibility

To be eligible for consideration in the Graduate Funding Competition you will need to submit your application to study and supporting documents via the Applicant Portal by the relevant deadline.  A special note about Open-Oxford-Cambridge AHRC DTP funding: should you tell us through this portal that you wish to be considered for OOC AHRC DTP funding, this precludes you from applying for OOC AHRC DTP funding at Oxford or the Open University.

 

Other funding competitions

Many other funding competitions, while not included in the Graduate Funding Competition, still only require you to complete the funding section of the Graduate Application via the Applicant Portal.  You can use the Cambridge Funding Search to see which competitions you are automatically considered for.

 

2. Faculty funding

Through the generosity of many benefactors, past and present, the Classics Faculty is itself able to offer some funding to both MPhil and PhD students. All applicants who apply by 3 January 2019 are automatically considered for the various Faculty funds for which they are eligible.

The Faculty is particularly pleased to be able to offer the following:

a) An MPhil Studentship, funded by the School of Arts and Humanities (to the value of a year's fees at the Home/EU rate plus the standard UKRI-level maintenance award, pro-rated for the period of an MPhil).

b) Buckley Scholarships

Through the kindness of Brian Buckley, three or more Buckley Scholarships, which offer funding for MPhil or PhD research.

c) Walston Studentship

This scholarship provides full support to an MPhil or PhD student working on classical archaeology, or in the art or architecture of ancient Greece. The student’s research should normally involve travel or residence in Greek lands for a period of not less than three months.

d) Hellenic College Trust Studentship

Through the kindness of the Hellenic College Trust, this generously funded studentship, covering fees and maintenance, is awarded to a student taking the MPhil. The student must be someone normally resident in Greece who demonstrates a commitment/particular interest in classical Greek studies and who under normal circumstances could not afford to study at the university without bursarial support.

e) Salisbury Studentship

This scholarship provides part support to an MPhil or PhD student working on British archaeology.

f) John Killen Scholarship

This part studentship (courtesy of Jesus College) is for an MPhil student.  Preference may be given for someone working in Mycenaean studies.

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