Following the announcement of the US Scholars, Gates Cambridge have now announced the results for their International Scholarship 2015-16, and six out of the fifty four students selected will be joining POLIS this autumn.
The successful candidates were whittled down from a field of 3,535 applicants.
Mr Manus McCaffery will be joining the MPhil in Public Policy program; he completed his undergraduate studies at Stanford University before moving to Mongolia to work with the Ambassador at Large of Mongolia. He plans to research methods for bridging the gap between energy politics and environmental sustainability whilst at Cambridge.
Miss Aliya Khalid will be joining the MPhil in Public Policy program; she completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Peshawar and holds a Master's in Public Administration from the Institute of Management Sciences.
Mr Chiedozie Ibekwe will be joining the MPhil in Public Policy program; he completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Mississippi and is currently studying for a Master's in Supply Chain Management at Pennsylvania State University.
Ms Lauren Power will be joining the MPhil in Multi-Disciplinary Gender Studies program; she completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Western Australia before going on to work in public policy. She plans to research the potential of online activism to raise consciousness of ongoing gender issues and affect genuine cultural change whilst at Cambridge.
Miss Sophie Hermanns will be joining the PhD in Politics and International Studies program; she completed her undergraduate studies at Cambridge, before going on to the Hunboldt University of Berlin and Sciences Po, Paris. Whilst at Cambridge she plans to research how can we improve global health most effectively.
Mr Carlos Gonzalez Sierra will be joining the MPhil in Latin American Studies; he completed his undergraduate studies at Amherst College before going on to work as a legislative assistant in Washington, DC. He plans to research transnational political participation and the root causes of inequality in Latin America whilst at Cambridge.