Magdalene's graduate student population has grown exponentially over the past 30 years and we now have roughly 250 registered postgraduates.
The financial climate for our brightest graduates wishing to pursue further study has become much more challenging. The College has created a Hardship Fund for graduate students who run into financial difficulties and the fund also allows us to support a number of PhD students whose funding runs out before their research is complete. This is all possible due to the generosity and support of our Members and Friends.
Competition for Junior Research Fellowships (JRFs) academic placements for early career researchers is fierce and we receive hundreds of applications for just three positions. Our JRFs play an important role in College, enriching academic life, teaching undergraduates and introducing new areas of research to Magdalene.
"...the bursary has helped me complete my doctoral thesis...the only alternative would have been to delay submission for more than a year...I feel it has been as valuable as the three-year research grant from EPSRC, even though it has been only for five months..." - 4th Year Doctoral Student
Through the Future Foundations Campaign we are aiming to continue to raise funds to support our graduate students and hope that we will be able to create a fully funded post for a fourth JRF.
Supporting the Future Foundations Campaign
Donations to support Future Foundations can be made over the remaining 4 years of the Campaign. All those who give over £1,000 in total (including Gift Aid where applicable) will be included on the Wall of Benefactors in the new Library building. Please use the links below to make a gift online or alternatively download our paper PDF Donation Form.Make a one off gift Make a regular gift