Eurofins Foundation support postgraduates in the Life Sciences

Eurofins Foundation support postgraduates in the Life Sciences

A new bursary and hardship fund will now be available to postgraduate students in the Life Sciences thanks to a generous gift from the Eurofins Foundation.

The University of Cambridge is thrilled to announce a XXX gift from the Eurofins Foundation to the Cambridge Trust to support postgraduate students in the Life Sciences. The gift will create the Eurofins Bursary and Student Hardship Fund, which will be administered by the Cambridge Trust. Life science postgraduate students are a crucial part of the University’s success as a research institution. In the field and in the laboratory, they are a vital source of fresh eyes, new approaches and bold ideas. Today’s research students are tomorrow’s professors and world-leading experts; investment in their research today will pay off for decades to come.

The Eurofins Bursary and Student Hardship Fund will provide much-needed travel bursaries to allow Master’s and PhD students to conduct research away from Cambridge. The Fund will also provide financial support for students who need to extend their studies for 3-6 months in order to complete their dissertation, addressing a pressing need that has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. This gift will ensure students who would otherwise lack sufficient financial resources to complete their studies, are able to do so successfully.

The Fund will place a particular emphasis on students conducting research in the fields of cancer research and crop science, in line with the Foundation’s objectives of improving health and nutrition.

The Eurofins Foundation was set up in 2017 to mark the 30th anniversary of the founding of Eurofins Scientific, a global leader in bio-analytical testing. The Foundation is committed to supporting students who study or carry out research in fields aiming at contributing to safer and healthier lives but who lack sufficient financial resources.

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“In these times of economic difficulty, we have seen a dramatic increase in the need for additional financial support for students, so the support of the Eurofins Foundation is timely and deeply appreciated. This will make a crucial difference to students whose studies and research have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, especially by allowing research students extra time and funds to complete their dissertations.’

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Supporting students at Cambridge

To find out more about supporting students at Cambridge, please contact: 

Andrew Paterson

Head of Principal Gifts

andrew.paterson@admin.cam.ac.uk

+44 (0)1223 332288

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