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Alexander Crummell Scholarship

Alexander Crummell Fully Funded MPhil Scholarships 2022 -  for Students with Black or Black-Mixed Ethnicity

In collaboration with Queens’ College, Cambridge, the School of Biological Sciences is inviting applications for the Alexander Crummell MPhil Scholarships.


These scholarships are aimed at UK-domiciled students with Black or Black-Mixed ethnicity, applying for an MPhil degree in a science-based subject at the University of Cambridge. The terms of the award include that you will become a member of Queens’ College, Cambridge. 

The Award

A stipend, depending on course length, of between £13,980 and £15,250 in 2022 and University Fees at the home rate.

How to apply

For taught courses (e.g. MPhil in Basic and Translational NeuroscienceDevelopmental Biology or Therapeutic Sciences) apply directly to the course, via the Applicant Portal on the Postgraduate Admissions website

For the one-year full-time MPhil in Biological Sciences degree programme by research involving a specific lab from the outset, based in one of the departments of the School of Biological Sciences, you should first approach a potential supervisor – who will help you identify a suitable research project – before applying. Potential supervisors are listed under 6 Research Themes on the Postgraduate School of Life Sciences website and include the following:

1.    Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health
2.    Organisms, Evolution and Ecology (including Plant Biology)
3.    Functional and Evolutionary Genomics
4.    Infection and Immunity 
5.    Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
6.    Molecules and Cells

When you are ready to apply, go to the Postgraduate Admissions website in order to find out more about your chosen course and access the Applicant Portal. 

Apply no later than 16 May 2022 in order to be considered for the Alexander Crummell Scholarship.


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