Loughborough Doctoral College

Training and events

Cumberland Lodge Scholarship Scheme 2018-2020

The Scholarship

This is a two-year programme for doctoral students studying at universities in the UK, designed to fit around their studies. The scholarship offers a unique opportunity for students from any discipline to develop skills in communication, public engagement, and interdisciplinary working. Seven scholarships are available each year - please note that the closing date for applications for the September 2018 to September 2020 scholarships has now passed.

What the Scholarship involves

From the Scholar

  • Attendance at two conferences per year, an annual Scholars’ Retreat in September, and Annual Lecture
  • Facilitation at events
  • Submission of a blog and newsletter article on conferences attended

From Cumberland Lodge

  • Mentoring in intellectual leadership
  • Involvement in cross-disciplinary debates on important social and ethical issues
  • Training in communication and public engagement
  • Networking opportunities with senior academics and people in public life
  • A personal development grant of up to £300
  • Free food, accommodation and travel whilst staying at Cumberland Lodge

Application Process

Applicants must be studying for a doctorate in the UK, be able to commit to a two-year programme, and complete and submit the application form by a designated date (NB: the closing date for the 2018-2020 Scholarships has now passed).

Hints and Tips

In the past, successful Cumberland Lodge applicants:

  • Explained their ideas in a way that could be understood by non-specialists
  • Did not focus solely on their research (i.e. they mentioned extra-curricular interests)
  • Demonstrated that they new the ethos of Cumberland Lodge and how they would contribute towards it.