The Centre of Development Studies announces a new hardship fund for its postgraduate students

The Centre of Development Studies announces a new hardship fund for its postgraduate students

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Each year, some MPhil and PhD students within our two postgraduate programmes experience unexpected financial difficulties part way through their studies.

Thanks to a generous £5000 gift from Inés Garcia, the Centre of Development Studies has been able to establish a student hardship fund. Named in honour of her late husband, the Michael J Sharpston Hardship Fund will ensure students in financial need can reach their full potential.

Michael read Economics at Corpus Christi, Cambridge (1965) and went on to obtain an MA in Development Economics at Corpus Christi, Oxford. After completing his studies, he lived and worked in Brazil and Ghana. He then joined the World Bank, where he spent the core of his career as a development economist.

Staff and students at the Centre offer their sincere thanks to Ms Garcia for this generous donation in memory of her late husband. The Fund will be launched in late February.

For details on how students can apply, please contact the Centre of Development Studies.

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Clare Gordon

Associate Director — Humanities and Social Sciences

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