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Faculty of Philosophy




      1. for refund of conference expenses    


There are limited funds available to the Faculty to enable postgraduate students to attend conferences. Students who wish to apply for a reimbursement of conference expenses should complete the following form:


Details of further conference funding opportunities can be found by clicking on the ‘Research Funding Opportunities’ tab on the Philosophy Research web page (Raven password required).



      1. support, fees and expenses


For general information about funding, please see the following webpage:


        1. Buncombe Prize


This prize was established in 1994 by relatives and friends of Dr Matthew Buncombe (1958-93), who studied philosophy at Trinity College, received his PhD in 1988 and subsequently taught at Keele and Oxford Universities. The prize, of about £300, will be awarded every year for the best overall performance in the MPhil examination. It may be divided between two candidates and will not be awarded if there is no candidate of sufficient calibre.

        1. Bury Prize


This may be awarded for a dissertation on a subject in the Philosophy of Religion. The value is £300.


        1. grants and awards from colleges


Many colleges offer bursaries and scholarships for sums of several hundred pounds per annum, and also book grants, help in attending conferences and the like. Conditions of eligibility and application procedures vary widely.





Postdoctoral research fellowships


Every year the British Academy and various Cambridge and Oxford Colleges advertise Research Fellowships in a range of subjects, including philosophy, for which PhD students may apply if they have completed or nearly completed their theses and wish to undertake postdoctoral research. Research Fellowships at the University of Cambridge are advertised here:


For details of other post-doctoral funding opportunities, please see ‘Research Funding opportunities’ on the Philosophy Research webpage: