Apply now: Cumberland Lodge Scholarship Scheme

Cumberland Lodge Scholarship Scheme 2018 poster

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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.

Find out more about the Lodge, its work, and the scholarship scheme in this PDF leaflet, and visit their website to apply.

Brighton graduate, Dr Uschi Klein, attended a four-day, interdisciplinary conference at Cumberland Lodge in 2016 with funding awarded by the Doctoral College. Uschi kindly wrote a blog post for us about her stay, accompanied by some spectacular photographs.

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.

Festival of Postgraduate Research 2018

PGR festival banner 7 June Huxley

We are thrilled to announce that our second Festival of Postgraduate Research takes place on Thursday 7 June at Huxley.

Book your free place on Eventbrite by Monday 4 June! 

Festival events and competitions

Opposites Attract Collaboration Challenge
Find out more about Opposites Attract
Register for Opposites Attract by Weds 4 April
Prize for the winning team: £500

Three Minute Thesis
Workshop: Thursday 1 March
Workshop: Tuesday 8 May
Find out more about 3MT at Brighton
Register for our university 3MT competition by Friday 18 May 2018
1st prize: £400

Research Poster Competition
Workshop: Wednesday 18 April
Find out more about the research poster competition
Register for, and submit to, our research poster competition by Thursday 24 May Tuesday 29 May 2018
1st prize: £400

Research Photo Competition
Find out more about the research photo competition
Register for, and submit to, our research photo competition by Thursday 24 May Tuesday 29 2018
1st prize: £150

Bake your Thesis Competition
Find out more about Bake your Thesis
Register for our Bake your Thesis competition by Thursday 31 May 2018
1st prize: the glory of being crowned Brighton’s Bake your Thesis champion (and a trophy)!

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 visits Brighton this summer!

Soapbox Science visits Brighton seafront on Saturday 2nd June and the call for speakers is open now!

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!

Chantal Nobs speaking at Soapbox Science
Chantal Nobs

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