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A life-changing year of independent research

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Delivering the best year of their lives

What recent Scholars say:

“I was given the space to read literature and investigate the topics that interested me so I could develop my own research question. This was a very different experience to undergrad for me, where the professors usually already had pre-formed ideas or limitations on the topics you could research. This freedom allowed me to choose a research question that I was really interested in.”

“I went into the year knowing that I had a lot of possible scientific interests, and my time at Cambridge only expanded these interests (especially because of the myriad of seminars, talks, etc. around me). What my year did do, however, is that it allowed me to enter the next stages of my graduate training with confidence in my abilities as an independent scientist and that I can tackle working in a new field.”

“I am not exaggerating when I say that this year has been one of the best in my life. Of course, my senior year of college was very academically fulfilling, but being a Churchill Scholar opened up so many other opportunities for me. First of all, I got to meet such smart and driven Scholars in the cohort, and made lifelong friends.”