Cumberland Lodge Scholarship 2020-22

by | Mar 3, 2020 | Funding | 0 comments

Every year, the Cumberland Lodge scholarship scheme gives 10 doctoral students enrolled at UK universities the opportunity to be involved with the work of Cumberland Lodge, in Windsor Great Park, over two years and to benefit from our expertise at running interdisciplinary conferences and our extensive networks in academia and public life.

Scholars have the chance to network with senior figures in public life and to participate in, or help to lead discussions with, people of all ages, backgrounds and perspectives that ultimately inform recommendations for practical action and policy change. Scholars also have opportunities to take part in Programme topics outside their own academic disciplines. In doing so, they will gain experience in: working collaboratively; engaging in cross-disciplinary discussion; public engagement and facilitation at events; networking; and writing for a range of different audiences.

The Cumberland Lodge Scholarships are designed to fit around the demands of doctoral research. They are open to students of any age who are enrolled on a doctoral programme within the UK. There is no contribution towards tuition or maintenance costs. Cumberland Lodge Scholars are, however, provided with meals, accommodation and standard economy return travel to Lodge events, as well as being eligible for a Personal Development Grant of up to £300.

Applicants must:

  • Have at least two years left to complete their PhD
  • Be studying at a UK university
  • Provide a CV and covering letter demonstrating a commitment to working for ‘the betterment of society’ through their academic research and/or other activities.

All types of doctoral candidates are eligible to apply, including full-time, part-time and those on non-traditional pathways and professional doctorate programmes. In total, 47 students have enjoyed, and are currently enjoying, the benefits of this programme in the past.

If you know of anyone who may be interested in being a 2020-22 Scholar, I would be grateful if you would pass on the attached information:

  1. A document with further information
  2. A poster for advertising the Scholarship at your university; please add to notice boards, send by email or share on social media
  3. The application form.

Potential scholars are welcome to apply between 2 – 31 March 2020.

For more information about Cumberland Lodge and the Scholarship scheme, please visit our website. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.


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