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Awards by outside bodies

Rotary Foundation Awards for 2000-2001

Rotary Foundation Awards are available to university teachers to teach in developing countries for up to ten months. The intention is to build international understanding and friendship while strengthening higher education in these low-income countries (where per capita GNP is less than US$6,000). The fields taught must have practical use to the host country.

Candidates must hold (or, if retired, have held) a full-time college or university appointment for three or more years, but need not hold (or have held) a specific rank. There is no restriction on age, nor are Rotarians barred. Successful candidates must teach in a country other than their own, and may engage in research, but at least half their time at the host institution must be spent in teaching-related activities. They will be responsible for making all arrangements with their host institution, and for securing extended leave of absence from their home institution. Grants will be awarded of US$10,000 for periods of three to five months, or US$20,000 for periods of six to ten months.

Application from candidates resident in the Cambridge area should be made in the first instance to The Rotary Club of Cambridge. The successful candidate will then go forward to the next level of Rotary, where the final selection will be made.

Applications, together with a brief personal outline and description of the intended country to be visited and field of study, should be sent to the Foundation Officer, The Rotary Club of Cambridge, The University Arms Hotel, Cambridge, CB2 1AD, by 30 April 1998. Interviews will be arranged very soon after the closing date.

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Cambridge University Reporter, 22 April 1998
Copyright © 1998 The Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambridge.