How to apply

The 2018 CSAR PhD Student Awards are now closed for applications

The CSAR PhD Student Award of £1,000 is intended to recognise outstanding research with real world application and to assist students to pursue their research or careers.

The award is open to students, in any discipline at the University of Cambridge, currently studying for their Ph.D. at the deadline for application. Selection of applicants will be at the discretion of the CSAR Student Award Committee.

The applicant was initially required to submit a description of their research and its real world application, of no more than 100 words, online, by 10 December 2017.

Applicants will receive an automated e-mail response upon submission of their application. Where research is being undertaken as part of a team, the applicant is required to include an estimate of their personal contribution to the project and include the contact information of a team leader, who can verify their involvement.

Shortlisted candidates were notified in mid January and invited to give a ten minute presentation on their research to the award committee, in late February 2018.

Successful candidates will receive their award at a ceremony on 3 April 2018.

In return, Award winners will be asked to present their work in a 10 minute slot (including questions) at a regular CSAR lecturer evening. Subsequently this presentation will be posted on the CSAR website.

Award winners are also expected to submit a short (350 word) report on how the award was used, within nine months of receipt of the award.

If the recipient’s time permits, they may be invited to present their research and inspire students, in schools around Cambridge and/or participate in the selection committee for future CSAR awards.

If Award winners request it, CSAR will endeavour to provide opportunities for personal development and meeting influential professionals in their area of interest, within the University of Cambridge and other organisations. We hope this will also include an opportunity to meet the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge.

Please send any queries, or report any issues arising during your application, to Jane Baker, the secretary of the CSAR PhD Student Award Committee.


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