University of Cambridge Roosevelt Scholarship in Anglo-American Relations 2017

Publish Date: Oct 28, 2016

Deadline: Apr 21, 2017


The Roosevelt scholarship is named after William Donner Roosevelt (1932-2003); a leading North American philanthropist, his paternal grandfather was Franklin D. Roosevelt and his maternal grandfather William Donner.


The College invites applications for Roosevelt Scholarships from well-qualified British and Canadian candidates who will be studying at the University of Cambridge for the MPhil degree in matters relevant to Anglo-American relations. All applicants must be accepted on one of the University’s post-graduate programmes to be eligible.

The Scholarship will be tenable for one year from 1 October 2017. Candidates must have graduated at a University before 1 October 2017. Consideration will normally be restricted to those who have a record of academic excellence consistent with the proposed field of study and who can demonstrate the potential to make a significant contribution to the broader life of Magdalene College and the interests of the Atlantic Studies Programme at the University of Cambridge.

Successful applicants will be expected to provide a brief report on their time in Cambridge, to be submitted within three months of the completion of their course.


In determining the value of the Scholarship, the College will take into account a candidate's income from all sources. The maximum award that will be made to a Scholar will be a contribution to maintenance costs up to c. £11,000. It follows, therefore, that an applicant will have found, or have applied for, the costs of meeting i) the University Composition Fee (home or overseas rate) and ii) any outstanding maintenance costs.

Rented accommodation in or near College will normally be made available to a single Scholar. The college does not currently have any family accommodation available.

Application Procedure

Those wishing to be considered for a Roosevelt Scholarship must apply to the Board of Graduate Studies, 4 Mill Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1RZ, for admission to the University as a Graduate Student using the usual GRADSAF form external link which is obtainable online or in hard copy from the Board.

Candidates liable to pay University fees at the overseas rate should submit their GRADSAF application forms to the Board not later than 7 December 2016 to be considered for Overseas University funding. UK candidates should complete their application to the University by 4 January 2017 to be considered for CHESS funding.

All candidates must complete a Roosevelt Scholarship application form which can be downloaded here or obtained from Ms C. Percival, the Graduate Tutor’s Assistant, Tutorial Office, Magdalene College, Cambridge CB3 0AG. Applications can be submitted in electronic form or in hard copy (6 copies) to the Graduate Tutor’s Assistant ( by 21 April 2017. References must be received electronically or in hard copy by the closing date and applicants should ensure that their nominated referees keep to the application deadline. Incomplete or late applications will not normally be accepted. Preference may be given to those nominating Magdalene as their first-choice College. The outcome of the competition should be known by the end of June 2017.

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