W. M. Tapp Studentships in Law for PhD Students at University of Cambridge in UK 2022

The Council of Gonville & Caius College at the University of Cambridge invites applications for WM Tapp Studentships in Law in the 2022/2023 academic session.

The Department of Finance carries out research and teaching in a wide range of financial topics but also includes the Center of Statistics as an integrated part of the department. The Center for Statistics is responsible for research and teaching in probability theory and statistics and the application of these subjects within business economics.

The scholarship covers a three-year period, and the student accepted for the position will be associated with the Center of Statistics. Relevant research topics include all topics and applications of statistics within business economics including, for example, models relevant for analyzing big data, benchmarking production companies, and credit scoring.

PhD students are required to teach. The teaching responsibilities of the Department include undergraduate and graduate teaching in statistics.

Worth of Award

  • The value of the Studentship will be determined after considering successful candidates’ income from other sources.
  • Approved University and College fees will be paid, together with a maintenance award (currently £11,257 for candidates pursuing the LLM and £15,009 for candidates pursuing the PhD respectively) which satisfies the Graduate Admissions Office’s conditions for entry as a graduate student.
  • An additional college studentship of £500 per annum is paid.
  • A contribution may also be made towards expenses of travelling to this country if the student’s home is abroad.
  • An allowance may be paid for dependents, and grants are available for research expenses.
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  • These are open to candidates who are not already members of the College but who propose to register as graduate students in the University of Cambridge and follow a course in the Law Faculty.
  • The terms of the trust do not permit studentships for courses in criminology.
  • It is unlikely that candidates for the Masters in Corporate Law will be successful.
  • Students will be expected to apply for State Studentships or other research awards for which they may be eligible, for example, AHRC funding, Gates Awards or Cambridge Trusts Awards.
  • The College can usually accommodate all graduate students throughout their course but after the first year this is not guaranteed.
  • Tenure of a studentship is conditional upon the elected Student being accepted by the Graduate Admissions Office, Cambridge University (Applications must be submitted online via GRADSAF.
  • Candidates must be graduates in law of any university in the United Kingdom or elsewhere, or be about to graduate not later than 1 September 2020. They will be expected to be of outstanding academic ability.
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How to Apply

  • Candidates must complete a studentship application form, found on the college website.

Deadline: The next application deadline is December 31, 2021.


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