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Woolf Institute Cambridge Scholarships, 2016-17, United Kingdom

Publish Date: Sep 09, 2015

Deadline: Dec 02, 2015

Woolf Institute Cambridge Scholarships

applications for entry 2016-17 now open

The Woolf Institute in Cambridge, UK, has been dedicated to the provision of graduate and postgraduate study for more than 15 years. In partnership with the Cambridge Commonwealth, European and International Trust, the Woolf Institute established the Woolf Institute Cambridge Scholarships. 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.
Read the blog post written by our first scholarship awardee, Rodrigo, as he reflects on his first year on the doctoral programme at Cambridge:
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 thirty-one Cambridge Colleges.
The application process is now live and applicants for 2016-17 entry are required to apply to the University of Cambridge by the published scholarship application deadline (2 December 2015) []. 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.
For further information:
Woolf Institute ( Dr Emma Harris at
Cambridge Trust (

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