New scholarship programme for Colombian research students

The Trust is delighted to announce a new programme of PhD scholarships for students from Colombia.

At a visit to the Trust's office on 27 September, a signed agreement was exchanged between the Trust and Colciencias, the Colombian Administrative Department of Science, Technology and Innovation.  From 2014 onwards the programme will fund up to five full research scholarships in each year, for outstanding Colombian students who propose to carry out PhD research at the University of Cambridge.

The Trust's Director, Helen Pennant, and colleagues welcomed Sara Araujo, Director of International Co-operation for Colciencias, and Dr David Gleizer, their Chief Senior Adviser for Innovation.  They were accompanied by Juan Manuel Uribe-Robledo, Minister Plenipotentiary and Deputy Head of Mission at the Colombian Embassy in London.

Sara Araujo and Helen Pennant exchange signed agreements

Sara Araujo and Helen Pennant exchange signed agreements