Cumberland Lodge Scholarships 2014
The Cumberland Lodge Scholarship is a two-year programme for doctoral students studying at universities in the UK, designed to fit around their studies. The scholarship offers a unique opportunity for students from any discipline to develop skills in communication, public engagement, and interdisciplinary collaboration. Six scholarships are available each year and applications are now invited for the first group of scholars, to start in September 2014.
What the Scholarship involves:
• An annual weekend retreat
• Participating in two conferences per year
• Collaborating with another scholar to design and give a joint public presentation based on the key findings of a conference
• Acting as a rapporteur for one conference
• Attending the Annual Lecture and dinner
• Writing a short article
• Acting as an ambassador for Cumberland Lodge.
Scholars are required to commit to six days plus two evening engagements per year, plus reading and preparation time.
Benefits to the scholars include:
• Mentoring in intellectual leadership
• Involvement in cross-disciplinary debates on important social and ethical issues
• Training in communication and public engagement
• Networking opportunities with senior academics and people in public life
• A personal development grant of up to £300
• Free food, accommodation and travel while staying at Cumberland Lodge.
About Cumberland Lodge
Cumberland Lodge, in Windsor Great Park, is the home of an educational charity founded in 1947. The Lodge, which is a 17th century former royal residence, has the feel of both a college and a country house conference centre. The charity promotes cross-disciplinary discussion and ethical thinking for ‘the betterment of society’ through its conference programme and other events, and welcomes 3,000 students each year from a wide range of higher education institutions for study retreats.
How to apply
Applicants must be:
• Studying for a doctorate at a UK university
• Able to commit to a two year programme
• Open to work across disciplines
• Committed to working for ‘the betterment of society’ either through their academic research or other activities.
Applicants must also demonstrate that they have the support of their institution.
Further information and application forms are available from the Cumberland Lodge website.
The closing date for applications is 3 April 2014, and shortlisted candidates will be notified by 2 May and interviewed by Skype on 9 May 2014.
University of Sussex Applicants
University of Sussex applicants should send their *completed applications to J.L.Carr@sussex.ac.uk by 5:00pm on Monday 24th March.
This is in order for the Doctoral School to check the applications for eligibility and for them to be considered for approval by one of the academic Directors of the Doctoral School. Once an application has been approved the Doctoral School will submit the application on behalf of the applicant before the deadline of 3rd April.
*Applications should be complete, MINUS the section of the application form that asks for confirmation that the head of department or equivalent has approved the application.
For more information on The Cumberland Lodge Scholarship e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Find out more at: www.cumberlandlodge.ac.uk