Graduate funding opportunities in History and Philosophy of Science at Cambridge, 2016-17

Type: Grant

Name: Graduate funding opportunities in History and Philosophy of Science at Cambridge

Location: Cambridge, UK

Application Deadline: December 02, 2015


The Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge is the largest of its kind in the UK, and has an unrivaled reputation for teaching and research. Staff have expertise in the history, philosophy and sociology of a wide range of sciences and medicine. They run major research projects in association with the AHRC, the Wellcome Trust, the European Research Council and national museums.

If you are interested in studying for an MPhil or PhD in History and Philosophy of Science at Cambridge, you will find everything you need to know about the Department, the courses, the academic staff (, and the application process from our website at

For those considering doing a PhD in Cambridge, the Department will be running a workshop from 1-2pm on Thursday 5th November 2015. This workshop, run by the Director of Graduate Studies, will explain the Department’s PhD admissions requirements and processes. More generally, advice will be provided on finding a workable topic and appropriate potential supervisors, securing references, writing a convincing proposal, and applying for funding. If you intend to come from outside of Cambridge to attend this workshop, please let us know ( We would encourage you to make a day of it, stay for the Departmental Seminar at 4pm (Jeff Hughes, University of Manchester, will present a paper on ‘Winston’s Gestapo’: Churchill, the Royal Society and scientific secrecy before the Bomb’), and after the seminar, from 7.30pm there is the annual Cambridge fireworks display on  Midsummer Common.

For students applying to start in 2016-17, HPS at Cambridge has access to the following studentship opportunities:

Cambridge Trusts Scholarships and Bursaries

— for MPhil and PhD students from the non-UK EU and overseas

** 2 December 2015 deadline **

Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Studentships
— for PhD students from the UK and EU
** 6 January 2016 deadline **

Cambridge Home Scholarships Scheme (CHSS)
— for MPhil and PhD students from the UK and EU
** 6 January 2016 deadline **

HPS Trust Fund Studentships
— for MPhil and PhD students
** Awarded in March 2016 **

Wellcome Trust Awards
— for humanities MPhil and PhD students with a predominant focus on human and/or animal health.
— 1 May deadline for Master’s awards. Contact us by 6 January if you would like to be nominated for a PhD studentship.

For information on these and other awards available through the Department, please visit

For more general information on funding opportunities available to graduate students at the University of Cambridge:

For further information about graduate study at HPS in Cambridge:

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Posted: October 26, 2015