Trust renews partnership with Colombia

Colciencias and the Cambridge Trust have recently renewed their partnership, which will co-fund five scholarships each year for outstanding PhD candidates from Colombia.

Colciencias is the Colombian Administrative Department of Science, Technology and Innovation, a government agency which supports fundamental and applied research in Colombia. 

It has worked with the Trust since 2014 to offer the Colciencias Cambridge Scholarship, available to Colombian students in a range of academic subjects and tenable at any College within the University of Cambridge

That year, three outstanding students were awarded the Scholarship to undertake their PhD studies: Juan Fernando Buchelly joined Queens’ College to study Development Studies; Maria Gabriela Doria Ramirez commenced her studies in Plant Sciences as a resident of Wolfson College and Sergio Triana Enemocon joined Churchill College to study Criminology.

Helen Pennant, Director of the Trust, formally signed the renewal of this important partnership with Cesar Ocampo, Director of Colciencias, at the Colombian Embassy in London.  Speaking about the collaboration, Helen commented “it gives me particular pleasure to renew this valuable partnership which will help to provide the opportunity for many more talented students from Colombia to undertake their studies in the prestigious institution which is the University of Cambridge”.

Helen Pennant & Cesar Ocampo sign the agreement

Helen Pennant & Cesar Ocampo sign the agreement