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Harding Distinguished Postgraduate Scholars Programme


St Catharine's College, Cambridge

The aim of the Harding Distinguished Postgraduate Scholars Programme (HDPSP) is to support academically outstanding University of Cambridge PhD students from any part of the world, and in any discipline, to contribute to society by producing intellectually rigorous research which makes a positive difference to the academic community and beyond.  At least 45 PhD students will receive a prestigious Harding Distinguished Postgraduate Scholarship annually creating a cohort of the strongest PhD students in any given year across a diverse range of subject areas.

A significant proportion of the Harding Distinguished Postgraduate Scholarships (up to 25-33% each year) will be at St Catharine’s College. The larger group at St Catharine’s College reflects David Harding’s previous association with the College. However, the remainder will be distributed so as to guarantee excellent postgraduate students across the whole Collegiate University.

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Vice-Chancellor welcomes donation

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“We are determined that Cambridge should nurture the finest academic talent, whatever the background or means of our students, to help us fulfil our mission ’to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning and research at the highest international levels of excellence.” Professor Stephen J Toope, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge