Maintaining a world-wide reputation for excellence

Research is a key activity at Cambridge and underpins all our teaching. We are proud of the number of students who go on to take research degrees and are able to offer Charter Bursaries to some of them. The advent of high undergraduate fees for UK students poses a threat to graduate recruitment from an already debt-laden cohort. We would like to be able to offer more graduate bursaries, particularly to UK students, giving them a flying start to a professional or academic career. For those who have completed a doctorate our Junior Research Fellowships offer an opportunity to get a foot on the academic ladder even while jobs are scarce. Our annual target is to support six stipendiary Junior Research Fellows and three more whose stipends are funded elsewhere. They, with the graduate students, form a vibrant and brilliant addition to the College’s research culture.