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Clare College


The College invites senior members of the University to submit projects which they would supervise and which would attract high-calibre candidates for a Harrison-Watson Studentship tenable at Clare. The Studentship was endowed for 'the encouragement of research into the causes and cure of tuberculosis and/or other diseases of an allied character', but the wording is now interpreted in the widest possible way. The intention is to select a project and offer funding for a Research Studentship for three years starting in or after October 1998. It is anticipated that the successful supervisor would nominate a potential student to the College for approval and election. Applications from potential supervisors should give a brief outline of the proposed project (200-500 words) and should be sent to the Master's Secretary, Clare College before 28 February for a decision early in March. Applications should include a letter from the Head of Department confirming that facilities and space will be made available for a research student to work on the project.

The student who undertakes the project will be a candidate for a Ph.D. Degree. He or she will be expected to apply through the Board of Graduate Studies in the normal way with Clare as first choice College and will either be a UK or EU national, or be a recipient of an ORS award. The Studentship will cover home student fees, a stipend of approximately £8,000, research expenses of not more than £4,000 a year, and a small travel allowance. Informal inquiries may be made to Drs Paul Edwards (pawe1@cam.ac.uk) or Roger Tapp (rlt10@cam.ac.uk).


Clare College invites applications for a Postgraduate Scholarship established in memory of Sir Geoffrey Elton, in the fields of his research interests, particularly in early modern British and early modern European history. The Scholarship will normally be awarded for up to three years, and will be worth up to £5,000 a year. It is open to candidates without regard to gender or nationality and will normally be awarded to graduates who have been approved for a course of studies leading to a Ph.D. Degree.

Applications, addressed to the Graduate Admissions Tutor, Clare College, Cambridge, CB2 1TL, should include a curriculum vitae, details of applications for other grants, and the intended programme of research (including not more than one A4 page describing the proposed research project). Candidates should arrange for confidential references (including the likely degree result if it has not yet been obtained) from two referees to be sent directly to the Graduate Admissions Tutor at Clare College.

Applicants for the Scholarship must name Clare College as their College of first choice on the Board of Graduate Studies application forms for admission as a graduate student in the University (CIGAS form A, available from BGS, 4 Mill Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1RZ). The closing date for applications is 1 May 1998 for entry on 1 October 1998.

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Cambridge University Reporter 5728, 11th February 1998
Copyright © 1998 The Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambridge.