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Funding Opportunities

Students applying to start this MPhil in 2017-18 have access to the following studentship opportunities:

Cambridge Trusts Scholarships: overseas applicants will need to submit graduate applications by 7 December 2016 to be eligible for Cambridge Trust funding. If you are from an EU country, including the UK, the deadline is 4 January 2017.

Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Studentships: for UK and EU students, to be eligible you must submit your graduate application by 4 January 2017.

Gates Cambridge Scholarships: for students from overseas and the EU (not the UK), the deadline for US citizens normally resident in the USA is 12 October 2016; for citizens of all other countries (except the UK) and US citizens normally resident outside the USA (including current MPhil students applying to continue to the PhD) the deadline is 7 December 2016.

Churchill MPhil StudentshipsChurchill College is pleased to offer two one-year studentships for UK or EU students undertaking a Master degree in politics, international relations, modern history or HPS starting in October 2017. The studentships are worth up to £23,000 each depending on the fees for the course and other funding secured by the candidate. Students must have applied to Churchill College as their first choice college on the GRADSAF application.

Wellcome Trust Awards: Applicants should indicate their interest in an award by entering 'Wellcome Master's Award' in the funding application section of the Applicant Portal. The deadline for nomination is 1 May deadline for Master's awards.

For further information on these and other funding opportunities please see:

In addition to these awards The Managers of the MPhil in Health, Medicine and Society will automatically consider all applicants for a limited number of maintenance awards of £6,500. Assessment will be based on information provided in the Applicant Portal. Initial offers of funding will be made in February each year, and awards will continue to be allocated until the application deadline has been reached, or all the available funding has been committed.

For students wishing to concentrate in the field of medical ethics, funds may be available through the Institute of Medical Ethics.



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