ANID is the National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research in Chile. Formerly known as CONICYT, It was founded in 1967, when its main role was to advise the President of Chile on scientific matters. Its work has grown to include provision of scholarships (in all subjects), funding research and development projects, and systematising scientific information. It currently focuses its efforts on the training of advanced human capital, on developing and strengthening Chile’s scientific and technological base, addressing regional development, and promoting international liaison.
For some years ANID has provided a very large range of scholarships to Chilean students for study abroad, under the BECAS Chile programme. Since 2013 it has worked with the Cambridge Trust to offer the CONICYT-Chile Cambridge Scholarship (now the ANID-Chile Cambridge Scholarship), available to PhD applicants.
A separate external application is required for this scholarship
To ensure that they are considered for this scholarship, applicants must:
- Check with ANID the funding call deadlines and details of the application process, and apply accordingly; and
- Apply for admission to the University of Cambridge by the funding deadline specific to their course
Successful applicants will be required to submit certain documents to ANID before receiving confirmation of the scholarship, and to sign an undertaking to return to Chile after completion of their studies in Cambridge.
Note for students
You are encouraged to use the Trust's scholarships search to find all the awards for which you may be eligible.