Williams Papworth Studentship

The Williams Papworth Studentship provides full or partial support for students from the Tibetan Plateau or surrounding countries or regions.  Preference may be given to applicants who are ethnically or culturally connected with the Himalayan region.  The studentship is normally available for one-year postgraduate courses.   Consideration will be given only in exceptional circumstances to those seeking support for PhDs or who have spent extended periods of time studying in universities in Western Europe, USA, Canada or Australia.  The Studentship seeks to support students committed to the practical application of knowledge and/or the development of ideas.  The potential of the applicant to make a significant, positive and forward-looking contribution to his/her own community and the wider world is overall more important than the subject of study, ethnicity or religious affiliation. 

Past students have studied Criminology, Veterinary Science, Business, Conservation Leadership, Business, Linguistics and Education.  Applications from those wishing to study other academic disciplines are also welcome although preference will not normally be given to those wishing to study Social Anthropology.

The Williams Papworth Studentship was founded by Bill and Hilary Papworth and since 2014-15 has been administered by the Cambridge Trust.

Note for students

You are encouraged to use the Trust's scholarships search to find all the awards for which you may be eligible.