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Woolf Institute Cambridge Scholarships - applications now open

1 September 2015

Applications for entry 2016-17 are now open for the Woolf Institute Cambridge Scholarships.

A partnership between the Woolf Institute and the Cambridge Commonwealth, European and International Trust, these scholarships are intended to support outstanding research students at the University of Cambridge who have the potential to become exceptional leaders of the future. Scholars will be selected from amongst applicants in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Their research must be relevant to the focus of the Woolf Institute - the multi-disciplinary study of relations between Jews, Christians and Muslims.

The Woolf Institute and the Cambridge Commonwealth, European and International Trust will co-fund the successful candidates.

Each scholarship will cover the full cost of studying for a PhD at the University of Cambridge, and will be tenable at any of the 31 Cambridge Colleges

Applicants for 2016-17 entry are required to apply to the University of Cambridge by 2nd December 2015 [Overseas] or 6 January 2016 [Home/EU]. Applicants must show evidence of excellence in their field of study and formulate a coherent research proposal.

Applicants are encouraged to contact the Woolf Institute prior to submitting their application to discuss whether their research proposal is relevant to the Institute's focus.


Rodrigo Garcia-Velasco was awarded the Woolf Institute Cambridge Scholarship to commence his PhD studies in 2014-15. Click here to read Rodrigo's blog post as he reflected on his first year on the doctoral programme at the University of Cambridge.


For further information, visit the Woolf Institute's website here or the Cambridge Trust website.

The application form can be downloaded from the University of Cambridge Graduate Admissions.


You can also contact Dr Emma Harris: eth22@cam.ac.uk or the Cambridge Commonwealth, European and International Trust: cambridge.trust@admin.cam.ac.uk.

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