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Research & skills funding

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CJBS PhD students in the School's Information Centre

Cambridge Judge Business School offers a generous range of grants to support MPhil, MRes and PhD students in their research. Grant applications need to be approved by your supervisor and, sometimes, by a representative from your chosen PhD pathway. We normally support requests if the course or conference applied for is appropriate and you are making good progress towards academic placement.

CJBS grants include:

For MRes and MPhil students confirmed to continue with their PhD

  • a fieldwork and conference allowance of up to £1,000 for the summer preceding the PhD
  • an automatic grant of up to £2,300 (depending on actual expenses incurred and destination) for travel to present at designated high-level conferences

For PhD students

  • a general allowance of £2,500 (over four years) that can be used for travel to present at conferences
  • a grant of up to £2,300 (depending on actual expenses incurred and destination) for travel to present at designated high-level conferences (normally one grant per year)
  • four visiting student grants each year worth up to £2,900 to support third or fourth year PhD students who want to develop affiliations as visiting scholars at top business schools or universities for a period of several months (by competitive application)
  • academic workshop grants to cover all expenses associated with attending training at other European institutions (a maximum of two grants per year)
  • skills grants to cover all expenses associated with attending research-relevant training courses (if such training is not offered for free within the University of Cambridge), e.g. language or software training
  • proofreading, for when a paper is ready for submission to a journal
  • free printer credit up to £240 per year
  • monetary prizes for outstanding grades, the best Winter Doctoral Conference papers and student input in organising the conference and regular research lunches, which can be put towards any research expenses

If you’ve been given leave to work away from Cambridge, you can apply to the University’s School of Technology for fieldwork expenses (excluding accommodation and living expenses) so long as these costs haven’t been met by a research council or other funding source.

Many Colleges provide funding for conference and fieldwork. The allowances can vary widely by College, so we recommend referring to individual College websites for details of what can you apply for at your particular College.

A number of our students each year are awarded ESRC scholarships, including both full scholarships (UK) and fee-only scholarships (EU excluding UK) where maintenance funding comes from another source. Visit the ESRC Doctoral Training Centre for Social Sciences website for full details of the ESRC grants available to these students, including grants for fieldwork and overseas institutional visits.

Note that some grants maybe only be available to fully funded students.