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Centre for History and Economics


The Centre for History and Economics is offering a small number of Prize Studentships for a year of postgraduate study at the University of Cambridge. The Studentships are intended to provide prospective Ph.D. students who are interested in topics at the intersection of history and economics with funding for a preliminary year of training in a second discipline. Successful candidates will be expected to undertake, with one or more teaching officers from the relevant Faculty, a closely supervised course of study designed to give them the requisite grounding in the subject of their choice. Supervisions will be arranged by the Centre. Recipients of the Studentships will be registered as official Graduate Students of the University of Cambridge. In the following year, it is expected that they will enrol in a Ph.D. programme, at Cambridge or elsewhere, in their primary field of interest.

 To be eligible, candidates must have received their first degree by August 1998. It is generally expected that most candidates will have graduated not earlier than June 1997, although reasonable allowances may be made. Applicants who are already registered as candidates for a Ph.D. will not normally be considered. It is expected that most candidates will have taken their first degree in history or economics. The award of the Studentships may be contingent upon satisfactory results in final degree examinations, and is in all cases conditional upon admission by the Board of Graduate Studies and by a Cambridge College.

 Application forms and further particulars may be obtained from the Centre for History and Economics, King's College, Cambridge, CB2 1ST (e-mail ap10012@hermes.cam.ac.uk). Completed applications should be returned to the Centre no later than Friday, 12 December 1997. Award of the Studentships will be made in early February, provided that candidates of sufficient merit apply.

 The Studentships will have a value sufficient to cover University and College fees and to provide a twelve month maintenance of £5,600. They will also include a grant of £500 to cover books and other research expenses. Prize Studentships are not tied to membership of any particular College.

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Cambridge University Reporter, 29th October 1997
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