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International Development Research @ Cambridge


Offering maintenance and research expenses to allow applicants to spend a period of 12 to 24 months on advanced study or research at a centre of learning in any overseas country (excluding the USA). Non-UK residents are not eligible.

The Studentships comprise:

  • Basic annual maintenance allowance of £21,000
  • A partner allowance of £7,000 if a student is accompanied by a dependent partner
  • Return air fare
  • Baggage allowance.

Further allowances – for example, assistance with overseas tuition fees and essential research costs – are payable at the Trust’s discretion.Please ensure that applications do not include any ineligible costs.

Studentships are tenable for between 12 and 24 months, and must begin between 1 June 2018 and 1 May 2019.

Please read the following before submitting an application.


If your query has not been answered in these pages please contact Bridget Kerr on 020 7042 9862 or email

Please find further information and apply here.

Welcome to Cambridge Global Challenges

Cambridge Global Challenges is the Strategic Research Initiative (SRI) of the University of Cambridge that aims to enhance the contribution of its research towards addressing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, with a particular focus on the poorest half of the world’s population.


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