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The Faculty Board of Oriental Studies invite applications for the Professor A.J. Arberry Travelling Scholarship which is offered for the purpose of assisting students to visit an Arabic-speaking or Persian-speaking country.
The Scholarship is restricted to students whose mother-tongue is English and who are citizens of the Commonwealth. It will be awarded to a student who has acquitted himself or herself with distinction in Arabic or in Persian or in Arabic and Persian in either Part of the Oriental Studies Tripos, preference being given to a student who has acquitted himself or herself with distinction in both subjects.
Applications should be sent, together with details of performance in the Tripos and a short description of the proposed travel, to the Registrary so as to reach him by 18 June 1999. An award will be made not later than 16 July 1999.
The Bendall Sanskrit Exhibition will be offered for competition in 1999. Each candidate's name must be sent by his or her Tutor to the Registrary so as to reach him not later than 30 November 1998.
The announcement of the award will be made before the end of the Easter Term 1999.
The Degree Committee for the Faculty of Oriental Studies give notice that they will be prepared to consider applications for grants from the Fund. Grants will be made for the encouragement of research in Persian Studies.
Applications for grants should be sent to the Registrary, at the University Registry, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TN, at any time.
The E.G. Browne Memorial Research Studentship will not be offered until further notice.
The Faculty Board of Oriental Studies invite applications for grants from the Martin Hinds Travel Fund. Grants will be made to assist registered Graduate Students and other members of the University in statu pupillari with the cost of travel to, and residence in, the Islamic Middle East and North Africa, in order to permit them to pursue the study of the languages, culture or history of those areas.
Applications, giving information about the proposed study, should be sent to the Secretary, Faculty Board of Oriental Studies, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 9DA, so as to reach her by 1 June 1999.
The Faculty Board of Oriental Studies give notice that a C.H.W. Johns Memorial Studentship is offered for whole-time study and training for research in Assyriology. Graduates of any university are eligible. Candidates must produce evidence that they have obtained, or are likely to obtain before 30 September 1999, a university degree.
The Studentship will be awarded in the first instance for such period not exceeding three years as the Managers may think fit, and a Student may be re-elected for any further period not exceeding three years if the Managers are satisfied that his or her work is of sufficiently high standard to merit such extension.
The Student, if not a member of the University, must become such before the end of the term next after election, or, in exceptional circumstances, with the approval of the Managers, at a later date.
Candidates must send their applications to the Registrary, at the University Registry, The Old Schools, Cambridge, so as to reach him not later than 13 June 1999.
The value of the Studentship is likely to be in the region of £2,200 a year.
The Managers will also consider applications for smaller grants in aid of research in Assyriology and related fields twice each year. The closing dates are 13 June and 31 December annually.
The Committee of Management invite applications for grants from the Thomas Mulvey Egyptology Fund. Grants will be made to assist persons carrying out or wishing to carry out field-work in Egyptology, and preference may be given to persons of mature years, or those whose education has been in some way disadvantaged.
Applications, giving information about the field-work which applicants are carrying out or wish to carry out, and such evidence of qualifications as they may wish to submit, should be sent to the Herbert Thompson Reader in Egyptology, Faculty of Oriental Studies, so as to reach him not later than 1 June annually. It will be helpful if applications could include a statement of the approximate sum requested and give details of any assistance promised from other sources.
The Faculty Board of Oriental Studies invite applications for the Margaret Munn-Rankin Memorial Studentship in Assyriology. Applicants should be registered, or have applied for admission, as graduate students in the University, for a higher degree course within the field of Assyriology or a closely related field. The grant will be deployed by the University to meet the university tuition fees of one or more applicants in whole or in part, and its value will be the income of the Fund for the year in question, or the full amount of the fees payable for the year in question, whichever is less. The income in 1999 is likely to be in the region of £4,364.
The Studentship will be awarded for one year at a time, and the same applicant shall not receive the award on more than three occasions.
Applications should be sent so as to arrive no later than 13 June annually to the Secretary, Faculty of Oriental Studies, Sidgwick Avenue, CB3 9DA, from whom an application form should be obtained in advance.
In any year in which the Studentship is not awarded, the Managers of the Fund will consider making small grants in aid of research in Assyriology and closely related fields to members of the University. Requests should be sent to the Secretary of the Faculty of Oriental Studies.
The closing dates are 13 June and 31 December each year.
The Faculty Board of Oriental Studies invite applications for a Rapson Scholarship which is offered for the promotion of study or research in Sanskrit, Pali, or Avestan.
The Scholarship is tenable for one year, but the Managers may renew it for the next year following and for the year next but one following.
Any member of the University who at the time of the election has obtained honours in either Part of the Classical Tripos or in any Part of the Oriental Studies Tripos, but is not of standing to become a Master of Arts, will be eligible for the Scholarship provided that he or she intends
|either (a)||as a candidate for a Part of the Oriental Studies Tripos or otherwise, to follow a course of study falling within the field of Indian Studies or Iranian Studies,|
|or (b)||to undertake research in such a subject.|
Applications should be sent to the Registrary, at the University Registry, The Old Schools, Cambridge, so as to reach him not later than 21 May 1999. Candidates should state (a) in which of the examinations specified above they have obtained, or hope in the Easter Term 1999 to obtain, honours, and (b) the course of study that they intend to pursue if their application is successful.
The successful candidate will receive a stipend determined by the Electors after taking account of any other financial resources that he or she may have available, but it is unlikely to be greater than £250.
Notice is hereby given that if there are candidates of sufficient merit, two John Stewart of Rannoch Scholarships in Hebrew, each tenable for three years, will be offered for competition to students resident in the University.
The examination will consist of three papers. The prescribed texts for translation into English will be from II Kings; Isaiah (lvi-lxvi); Jonah; Micah; Psalms xxiv, xlvi, lxxxii, xci, cvii, cxlv.
The annual value of each Scholarship is at present £100.
A Scholar is entitled to receive, at the end of the Easter Term in which he or she is elected, one year's emolument of the Scholarship. The remainder will be paid in equal terminal payments, but there will be no payment at the end of a term unless the Scholar has kept the term or has pursued a course of study or research approved by the Managers. The Managers may renew the tenure for a fourth year, but for no longer.
Any member of the University may be a candidate provided that at the time of the examination not more than nine complete terms will have passed after his or her first term of residence.
The names of candidates must be sent to the Registrary so as to reach him not later than 23 January 1999.
If two or more candidates show equal proficiency, preference will be given to natives of the counties of Wiltshire, Somerset, and Gloucester, including the city and county of Bristol. A student who wishes to claim such preference must submit a birth certificate when his or her name is sent to the Registrary.
The examination in Hebrew will begin on the first day of Full Easter Term. The times and places of the examinations will be announced later.
The examination for two Tyrwhitt's Scholarships and for the Mason Prize will begin on the second Tuesday in May, i.e. 11 May 1999. The examination consists of six papers. In two papers candidates are required to translate passages in prose and verse from English into pointed classical Hebrew, and to point and accent unpointed passages in Hebrew. Two papers require translation of passages from the Hebrew Bible into English, together with comment on selected features of the Hebrew text and their treatment in the ancient versions (Greek, Syriac and Latin), while a third paper on biblical Hebrew texts includes passages from the mediaeval commentators for translation and comment. There is also a paper requiring translation of unseen texts in Aramaic and Syriac into English. Candidates for the Scholarships or for the Prize must send their names to the Registrary so as to reach him not later than 23 January 1999. The place of the examination will be communicated to candidates later. The Scholarships are tenable for two years from the time of the election.
Any member of the University is eligible to compete for a Scholarship or for the Prize provided that at the time of the examination not more than nineteen complete terms have passed after his or her first term of residence; except that no one who has previously received either award may compete again for the same award.
The annual stipend of each Scholar will be determined by the Electors. The maximum value at present is £100.
The Degree Committee for the Faculty of Oriental Studies give notice that there will be an election to the Wright Studentship during the second half of the Easter Term 1999 provided that there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
The object of the Studentship is the encouragement of the study of the Arabic language and literature and of subjects closely connected therewith.
The Studentship is open to members of the University who have been admitted to a degree, but who on 22 April 1999 will not have attained the age of twenty-eight years.
Candidates must send their names to the Registrary so as to reach him not later than 21 May 1999, with a statement of the course of research which they propose to undertake, and such evidence of qualifications as they may wish to submit.
The successful candidate will receive a stipend determined by the Electors after taking account of any other financial resources that he or she may have available. The present maximum value of the stipend is £250.
The Managers give notice that a Ghulam Yazdani Prize will be offered in 1999 for an essay on an approved topic in the field of Ancient Deccan History and Archaeology. The value of the Prize will be approximately £179.
Any member of the University in statu pupillari may be a candidate for the Prize.
Candidates must send the proposed topic of their essay in the field of Ancient Deccan History and Archaeology to the Secretary, Faculty of Oriental Studies, so as to reach her not later than 4 December 1998.
Essays must be submitted to the Secretary so as to reach her not later than 12 March 1999.
Each essay must be clearly written, typewritten, or printed, and prefixed by a declaration of its length, which must not exceed 10,000 words.
N.B.: Candidates' attention is drawn to the general regulations (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 685), and in particular to Regulations 10 and 11.
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Cambridge University Reporter Special 5, 2 November 1998
Copyright © 1998 The Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambridge.