Graduate Funding Opportunities in History and Philosophy of Science at Cambridge, 2017-18

Type: Scholarship

Name: Graduate Funding Opportunities in History and Philosophy of Science at Cambridge, 2017-18

Location: Cambridge, England


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 unrivalled 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, Wellcome, 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 on our website at

For those considering doing a PhD, the Department will be running a workshop at 2-3 pm on Wednesday 2 November 2016 as part of the University’s Graduate Open Days. Led by the Director of Graduate Studies, this workshop will explain the Department’s admissions requirements and procedures. Advice will be provided on finding a workable topic and potential supervisors, writing a convincing proposal, securing references and applying for funding. If you plan to come from outside Cambridge to attend this workshop, please tell us (

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

  • Cambridge Trust 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.
  • HPS Trust Fund (Rausing, Williamson and Lipton Studentships): for all MPhil and PhD students
    • All applicants will automatically be considered for a maintenance award. Assessment will be based on information provided in the Applicant Portal. Initial offers of funding will be made in February, and awards will continue to be allocated until the application deadline has been reached, or all the available funding has been committed.
  • Wellcome Trust Awards: for humanities MPhil and PhD students with a focus on human and/or animal health
    • 1 May deadline for Master’s awards. Contact us by 6 January if you wish to be nominated for a PhD studentship.

For more 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:

Contact Information:
Graduate Study

Posted: October 24, 2016