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Cambridge Endowment for Research in Finance (CERF)




Applications are invited for doctoral funding starting in October 2014. Funding is for 3 years and includes university and college fees and an allowance for accommodation and living expenses.  The scheme is open to Phd students who do research into all aspects of finance, financial institutions, and financial markets, and their relationship with the performance of the economy. Incoming doctoral students or students who are in the first year of their Phd can apply for funding. Funding is for a 3 year period (no money is given retrospectively for the time already spent in the Phd programme). Applicants for a CERF scholarship have to be nominated by their Phd supervisor.  Completed application forms should be sent to by 10 June 2014.  Reference letters must be sent to the same address by 20th of June.  The applications will be considered by a selection committee. Applicants will be informed about the outcome in the middle of July.  The recipient of a CERF scholarship will be expected to report on his/her research progress and actively to engage with CERF by attending relevant seminars, and by giving the occasional research presentation. The CERF scholar may also be required to provide very occasional assistance, including providing support during events organized by CERF. The CERF scholar will be given office space in the CERF premises (subject to availability), and he/she will be given the opportunity to interact with other researchers linked to CERF.  Any queries regarding the CERF doctoral scholarship scheme should be addressed to .

CERF Scholarship Application Form 2014

 Jeroen Dalderop was CERF's first fully funded Phd Scholar (2012-2015)