Clare College Cambridge

Opportunity Grants

Clare has a small amount of funding available to help students pursue career opportunities that would otherwise not be available to them.

Career Development Awards

The Career Development Fund (in conjunction with the Clare Ambassadors’ Fund) provides small grants to Clare undergraduate students who are unable meet all the costs that they will incur when pursuing career development opportunities. These opportunities may include unpaid work experience and training programmes that are relevant to the applicant's future career.

Application for a Career Development Award is made via a simple application form which can be found here.

Applications must be made before 4pm on the last day of Lent Full Term, and decisions will be announced during the following Easter Term. It is anticipated that approximately ten awards will be made each year and that no award will exceed £200.

Teach First Bursary

Teach First is an independent charity working to address one of the UK's most damaging social issues - educational disadvantage. They recruit exceptional graduates and experienced professionals into a two-year leadership development programme during which they become classroom teachers, engage and inspire young people, and develop the skills and behaviours to take up leadership positions in any future career.

Clare College Teach First Bursaries

Thanks to a generous legacy from Robert McNeil (Clare 1965), the College offers two Teach First Bursaries per year, each with a value of £1,000. The application form for the Teach First Bursary, which describes the application process, is available here. If you require any further information please contact the Hammond Careers Tutor or Tanya Minksy (Teach First).

Clare Bermondsey Trust Placement

Bede House Association is a community charity in the Bermondsey and Rotherhithe neighbourhoods of South London. Clare College has a long tradition of supporting Bede’s work with disadvantaged groups in the community, and the Clare Bermondsey Trust sponsor an annual full time, six month placement for a Clare College graduate at Bede. Details of the scheme are available here.

University Vacation Work Bursary

The University Careers Service runs a Vacation Work Bursary scheme open to undergraduates who plan to volunteer or take unpaid work in the charity, arts or media sectors. Clare students in receipt of a College Career Development Award are still eligible to apply for the University Careers Service Vacation Work Bursary.

Stephen Jakobi Internship and Prize

The Stephen Jakobi Human Rights Prize, is a prize available to current Clare undergraduate or graduate students. More details can be found here.