Stamps Scholarships

We are excited to advise you of a new funding opportunity for American PhD students at Queens’.

The College has recently entered into a new combined funding award agreement with the prestigious USA-based Stamps Scholars Programs.

The value of the award will be up to £8000 p.a., which may be used towards fees or maintenance, plus an enrichment fund up to £6000 over three years. This is equivalent to £2000 p.a. but, unless there is a compelling reason, it is preferred that this be used in the second and third years. The Foundation places great emphasis on enrichment of the student experience, by which is meant spending time on activities that go beyond the normal confines of the academic environment. For example, enrichment funds could be used for involvement in:

  • leadership/entrepreneurship training
  • charitable or community work
  • expeditionary work overseas
  • participation in sporting activities or the performing/creative arts.

Use the checklist below to ensure you have all the right supporting documents before applying. 

  • Cambridge University application form
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of academic record
  • Cover letter explaining how you would use the enrichment funds

If you are already a Stamps Scholar and wish to submit an application for an enrichment fund, please apply here

Meet our previous Scholars to get an overview.

There will be two rounds of applications for the academic year 2024-25. Applications are therefore due either by 31 January 2024 for consideration in the first round, or by 30 April 2024 for consideration in the second.

You can apply via our online form

You should apply once you have been accepted by the department/ faculty.