Every year, the Cumberland Lodge Scholarship Scheme gives six doctoral students in the UK the opportunity to take part in the Lodge’s conference programme which focuses on tackling social divisions through promoting creative thinking and inclusive dialogue.
Scholars will be involved with the Lodge over two years and will gain experience in: working collaboratively; engaging in cross-disciplinary discussion; public engagement and facilitation at events; networking; and writing for a range of different audiences. They are also eligible to apply for a personal development grant of up to £300, to use in an imaginative way to promote ‘the betterment of society’, in line with the vision and mission of Cumberland Lodge as an educational foundation. They will also enjoy Cumberland Lodge’s excellent facilities in Windsor Great Park and will receive remuneration for travel expenses.
The closing date for applications is Friday 30th March 2018.
We very much hope some of our students will be keen to apply for the 2018-2020 scholarship scheme. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain invaluable experience and benefit from the expertise of Cumberland Lodge.
Doctoral Inaugural Lectures and panel discussion: details coming soon.
A drinks reception and prize-giving event will close the afternoon.
And if that weren’t enough, the fabulous duo behind our student-led initiative, PhD Student Hub, have organised a social evening to take place in a Brighton pub (Lord Nelson on Trafalgar St, near the train station) directly afterwards. Many thanks to Abby Barras and Kristin O’Donnell for arranging this.
Soapbox Science is a grass-roots science outreach organisation that brings cutting edge research onto urban streets whilst also promoting the visibility of women in science. It places inspirational speakers on soapboxes and encourages them to start conversations with the public about their work.
Want to take part? The deadline for applications is Friday 23rd February.
We were thrilled to see Brighton PhD student Chantal Nobs (now Dr Nobs) step on to her soapbox at a London event and would love to see our researchers spreading the word about their work on the seafront this summer. Do let us know if your application is successful!