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Isaac Newton Trust


Graduate studentships and bursaries

The Trust does not itself offer graduate studentships and does NOT provide support for research costs of PhD students.

However, the Trust is proud to support the AHRC Doctoral Training Partnerships by providing additional studentships to increase the size of the cohorts studying at Cambridge.

The Trust has now transferred its remaining funds for MPhil support to the Cambridge Trust, which will continue to support the Masters' Bursaries Programme run by the Student Registry. Details of this competition can be found on the University's graduate admissions funding webpages. Please direct all enquiries about current awards to the Student Registry via the weblink  Masters' Bursaries Programme.

Information of the range of studentships and bursaries for graduate students provided by the University and the Cambridge Trusts can be found via the Graduate Admissions Office website

Cambridge Bursary Scheme

For some years the Isaac Newton Trust was a major contributor to the cost of (and administrator for) the Cambridge Bursary schemes for undergraduates, in partnership with the University and colleges. These bursaries provide support to nearly 3000 undergraduate students every year, on a sliding scale depending on their household income.

Please note that the Isaac Newton Trust passed the administration for these programmes over to the Student Registry in 2015 and no longer contributes financially. All queries should therefore be directed as follows:










COVID-19: Message from Director

We are exploring with the University and other major funding partners (such as the Leverhulme Trust) what possibilities exist to support our grant holders through this period of exceptional difficulty.  

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