Graduate Scholarships and Studentships

Howard Research Studentship

The Basil Howard Research Studentship was established by the College Council on 13 November 1991 at the bequest of Basil Alvin Howard (matriculated 1913).   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.

One new Studentship in AHSS subjects will be awarded via the University's central funding competitions in 2019/20 admission round (to commence in October 2020 or shortly thereafter). Note, that there is no separate application though Sidney Sussex College for this award. Candidates do not need to nominate Sidney Sussex as their College of first or second choice in order to be considered, however applicants who have been accepted by Sidney Sussex will be given priority in consideration. Once you put an application through the central University system, requesting in the appropriate place to be considered for centrally administered funds, it will automatically also be considered for the Howard Research Studentship.

Further details of the University's central funding competitions, including deadlines, can be found at Please address any queries to