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It is hoped to make an election to the Rouse Ball Travelling Studentship in Mathematics for the academical year 1998-99.

The Studentship is open to any graduate of Cambridge University, to any graduate of the University of London who has studied as an internal student at University College London, and to any person who at the date of the election is either a Graduate Student of the University of Cambridge or a candidate for one of the following: Part III of the Mathematical Tripos, the Diploma in Computer Science, the Diploma in Mathematical Statistics, provided that the candidate shall not have attained the age of twenty-seven on or before 31 December 1997. The Electors have discretion, in accordance with the expressed wish of the founder, to give preference to a member of Trinity College, Cambridge. The Studentship is for the study of mathematics or the application of mathematics in a university or equivalent institution outside the British Isles. Preference will be given to a candidate who intends to study at a European university. The Studentship is tenable for a year or lesser period. A successful candidate is not eligible for re-election.

The maximum emolument available is £10,000. The amount to be paid to the successful applicant will be decided by the Electors in the light of information supplied by the candidate as to which university the candidate wishes to visit, for how long, and at what estimated cost.

An application, giving the details required as above and particulars of the candidate's qualifications and proposals for study, should be sent to Dr P.M.H.Wilson, Trinity College, Cambridge, CB2 1TQ, by 1 March 1998.


The College offers up to two Research Bursaries from October 1998 to students from Eastern Europe who are currently studying for (or have already obtained) the M.Phil. or similar degree or are pursuing a comparable one-year postgraduate course in Cambridge, and who wish to go on the the Ph.D. degree, counting their first year so far as possible towards the time required. These Bursaries are restricted to students who would otherwise be unable to finance their research studies, and candidates are expected to have applied to all other sources of financial support open to them.

Candidates must be citizens of a listed country in Eastern Europe, including constituents of the former USSR or Yugoslavia, and must not by October 1998 have studied for more than two years outside Eastern Europe. An award will be conditional upon the candidate's being accepted by the Board of Graduate Studies and receiving one of the Government's ORS awards. Each Bursary will cover University and College fees and a maintenance allowance (currently £5,892 a year), less any financial support received from elsewhere, for the minimum further period required for a Ph.D., all subject to satisfactory progress. A student who is not already a member of Trinity College must become a member of the College on taking up the Bursary.

Further information and application forms may be obtained from the Tutor for Advanced Students, Trinity College, Cambridge CB2 1TQ, to whom completed application forms must be submitted by 1 June 1998. It is hoped to reach a decision by early August 1998.


Up to three Knox Scholarships tenable from 1 October 1998 are offered by Trinity College. Only citizens of France are eligible. The Scholarship is equivalent in value to the grant made to postgraduate students by the British Academy (now £5,295 a year, plus all fees), reduced by the amount of any grant from public or comparable sources, for which due application must be made. The maximum tenure is three years, depending on the course of study which the applicant wishes to pursue at Cambridge and subject to satisfactory progress. A successful applicant must become a member of Trinity College on taking up the Scholarship.

Tenure is conditional upon the elected student being accepted by the Board of Graduate Studies to read for a Cambridge postgraduate degree or diploma or to undertake an approved course of research (which may be aiming for a qualification at an institution in France). Application forms (in duplicate) and a prospectus giving details of the courses on offer are available from the Secretary of the Board of Graduate Studies, 4 Mill Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1RZ.

Further details and application forms may be obtained from the Tutor for Advanced Students, Trinity College, Cambridge, CB2 1TQ, to whom application should be made not later than 1 April 1998.


The Council of Trinity College offer annually, under the terms of a bequest by R.W. Zdanowich, one or more Prizes in Polish studies.

All members of the University in statu pupillari, and also all persons who have been approved unconditionally for admission to the University but who have not yet come into residence, are eligible to compete for these Prizes. Prizes will be awarded for essays (or exceptionally for dissertations, publications, or academic work in other forms) on any aspect of Polish studies (including Polish language and literature, history, geography, science, culture, and current affairs).

Essays should be between 3,000 and 5,000 words in length and may incorporate work done in preparation for a Tripos Examination or higher degree.

The value of the Prizes will be in the range £300 to £1,000, and will be at the discretion of the Managers of the Zdanowich Trust, whose decision shall be final. There shall be no obligation to award a Prize if, in the Managers' opinion, no entry is of sufficient merit.

Entries should be submitted to Dr O. Figes, Trinity College, Cambridge, CB2 1TQ, not later than 16 October 1998.

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Reporter Special No 7: Awards, Funds, Studentships, and Prizes - 12th November 1997
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