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Application Form

To apply to the Philippa Fawcett Internship Programme, please fill in the online application form by Monday 20 March 2023.

Before submitting the online application form, you must first secure a research project with a Cambridge Faculty member. See the section on Finding a Project for guidance.

The application form asks for the following:

  • Up to three research areas of interest.
  • Name and email address of the Faculty member at Cambridge that has agreed to supervise your project if you are accepted.
  • Project description as agreed with your proposed supervisor.
  • A short statement of interest telling us what attracted you to this programme as well as what skills and interests you have that might be relevant to the work you will be doing. We will be reading your statement to gauge your enthusiasm for the project, and the amount of thought and effort you have already invested in it.
  • Details of an academic referee who has agreed to send in a recommendation letter by the application deadline.

Supporting Documents

After submitting your application form, please send an email to with the following supporting documents:

  • Your CV
  • Copy of your academic transcript
  • Scan / clear photo of your passport (for applicants without the right to work in the UK this should have an expiry date 6 months after the internship would end)

Your academic referee should send their letter of reference for you to before the deadline. Your referee should be either a tutor or other academic at your current institution who knows you and your work well.