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Wingate Scholarships

Wingate Scholarships are awarded to individuals of great potential or proven excellence who need financial support to undertake creative or original work of intellectual, scientific, artistic, social, or environmental value, and to outstandingly talented musicians for advanced training.

They are designed to help with the costs of a specific project which may last up to three years. The average total award is £6,500 and the maximum in any one year is £10,000. The Scholarship Committee welcomes applications from more mature students and those from non-traditional academic backgrounds. Wingate Scholarships attempt to provide funding for cross-disciplinary projects that might not fall comfortably into any of the conventional funding categories. The Scholarships Committee may consider the personal circumstances of a candidate as well as the excellence of a project.

The work to be undertaken may or may not be in the context of a higher degree which may or may not have started. Awards are not made for taught courses, or for any projects in fine art, fine art photography, drama, dance, theatre, and media studies or courses, for courses leading to professional qualifications, in business schools or for electives.

Applicants must be:

(a) able to satisfy the Scholarship Committee that they need financial support to undertake the work projected;
(b) able to show why the project (if it takes the form of academic research) is unlikely to attract Research Council, British Academy, or major agency funding;
(c) citizens of the United Kingdom or other Commonwealth country, former Commonwealth country, Ireland or Israel; or of another EU country provided that they have been resident in the United Kingdom at least three years;
(d) living in the British Isles during the period of application;
(e) twenty-four or over on 1 September 2009.

For full eligibility criteria please see http://www.wingatescholarships.org.uk/. From 15 September 2008, application materials will be available to download from the website or send large A4 SAE suitably stamped to Wingate Scholarships, QABC, 28 Broadway, London, SW1H 9JX. The closing date is 30 January 2009. Awards are never made without personal interviews/auditions are which held in London in May. Decisions are made at the end of June/beginning of July.


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Cambridge University Reporter 07 November 2008
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