Nuffield College, University of Oxford


This Scholarship is for Graduate Study in any subject at either Masters or Doctoral level at Nuffield College, University of Oxford and will be for two years (with a possibility of a third year for doctoral studies). If awarded an Nuffield Marshall Scholarship candidates would be expected to study at Nuffield College, Oxford only.

The following is taken from Nuffield College website:

Nuffield is a graduate college of the University of Oxford specialising in the Social Sciences, particularly Economics, Politics, and Sociology. It aims to provide a stimulating research-orientated environment for postgraduate students (about 75 in number) and faculty (approximately 60 academic fellows of the College). Nuffield College, which was founded in 1937, is located in the centre of Oxford.

Around a third of Nuffield's fellows hold appointments at the University of Oxford as lecturers, readers or professors. In addition the College fully funds around a dozen Official Fellowships, which the College views as tenured research professorships (although most also teach on the University's graduate programme), and about a dozen three year post-doctoral research fellows. The College also houses a number of young scholars who hold distinguished awards, such as British Academy post-doctoral fellowships, some senior research fellows and a group of research active emeritus & honourary fellows.

The College has been - and continues to be - the source of some of the major research developments in social science. These include the British Election Studies and the major programme of research on Social Mobility in Britain. It was the birthplace of the "Oxford School" of Industrial Relations; it pioneered the development of cost benefit analysis for developing countries; and it has made a major contribution to the methodology of econometrics.

Most of the College's graduate students are interested in Economics, Politics or Sociology. The College also encourages interdisciplinary research which crosses the boundaries of these subjects and sometimes admits students who are interested in neighbouring disciplines such as recent social, political and economic history, social and medical statistics, medical sociology, international relations, social policy, American studies, Commonwealth history, social geography and European studies.

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Winners of the Nuffield Marshall Scholarships


Stephen Danley
US University: University of Pennsylvania

StephenDanleyHailing from Germantown, Maryland, Stephen is a proud alumnus of Penn where he studied Philosophy, Political Science and Economics. After a year as a fellow for the Center of the Study for the Presidency and a summer at the White House, he is looking forward to getting away from the presidency and meeting royalty. Stephen was co-captain of Penn's basketball team and won three Ivy Championships while also performing spoken word with the Excelano Project. He started a dance party craze at the Catholic Student Center and wrote for the New York Times. Stephen's novel writing is confined to the month of November. After graduating, Stephen served as a Philly Fellow at the Neighborhood Interfaith Movement. That work is the basis for his pursuit of an MPhil in Comparative Social Policy at Oxford.


Nicholas Wellkamp
US University: Georgia Institute of Technology

Nick Wellkamp

Born and raised in Louisville, KY, Nick Wellkamp graduated from Georgia Tech in 2009 with dual degrees in Industrial Engineering and Public Policy. Nick is also a 2009 Truman Scholar, with interests in energy, environmental sustainability, politics, and economics. In addition to serving as student body president at Georgia Tech, he has worked for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Center for American Progress, the US Treasury Department, a political consulting firm, the Louisville Democratic Party, and McKinsey & Company. Nick plans to pursue an MPhil in Economics at Oxford.


Alexander Frouman
US University: Columbia University

Alexander Frouman

A native New Yorker, Alex will graduate Columbia Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in Mathematics and Economics. He is interested in the contemporary challenges of economic policy and has collaborated on research projects investigating financial regulation and social security policy. Alex is involved with Columbia's governance as a student co-chair in the University Senate and with his residential community as a resident advisor. He enjoys teaching and is a teaching assistant in the Economics Department. Alex will pursue an MPhil in Economics at Oxford where he hopes to continue to learn about and research the economic challenges we face.