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Gledhill Research Studentship

The David Gledhill Research Studentship was established by the College Council on 7 March 2001 from an endowment given in memory of Mr David Gledhill (matriculated 1955). The holder of the Studentship must be, or seek to be, a candidate for the degree of Ph.D. in the University of Cambridge.  The Studentship is tenable in any subject and is open to men or women of any nationality.

A holder of the Studentship must have obtained an undergraduate degree, and election to the Studentship will usually be made conditional upon good results in degree examinations.  The Studentship is intended for candidates who have already been awarded, or are likely to graduate with, First Class Honours or the equivalent. Election is in all cases conditional upon the person elected being accepted by the Board of Graduate Studies of the University. The Studentship is subject to reviews of diligence and progress, and is renewable annually up to a maximum of three years. The Studentship will meet the cost of University and College fees (at the 'home' rate). The level of maintenance payments will be determined after considering the successful candidate's funding from other sources. The holder of the Studentship will receive at least £1,000 a year, and a Student without income from other sources would receive full support (at the 'home' rate), and subject to annual review. In addition, the Student may apply for support for approved research expenses over the course of the Ph.D. programme.

Students from other Colleges may apply for any of these awards, but if successful they would be expected to transfer their membership to Sidney Sussex College. In the competition for the Studentship, no preference will be given to candidates who nominate Sidney Sussex as their College of first or second choice on their application form.