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Sims Fund and Scholarship: Notice

Statutes and Ordinances, 2000, pp. 692 and 832

Sims Scholarships are awarded for outstanding merit and promise in the subjects of physics and chemistry, mathematics, and medicine, on a rotational basis. The next available Sims Scholarship will be for outstanding merit and promise in mathematics. The Scholarship will be tenable for three years from October 2001 but applications for a Scholarship of shorter duration will also be considered. The annual value is determined by the Managers and is usually comparable with that of a Research Council award, including College and University fees.

The Scholarship is open to members of the University who have been admitted to a degree. Each candidate must either (a) have been born in Great Britain or Northern Ireland, or (b) be the child of parents who were British subjects at the date of birth. The Degree Committee for Mathematics will interview those candidates whom they consider most deserving of election, and will take into consideration the personal qualifications as well as the academic record of such candidates.

The duty of the Scholar is to pursue a course of study or research under a named Supervisor approved by the Managers. The Scholar must, at the end of each year's tenure of the Scholarship, furnish the Managers with a report certified by the Supervisor.

The Scholar must pursue the approved course at an institution in Great Britain approved for the purpose by the Managers, who may, however, give the Scholar leave to work outside Great Britain during part of the tenure of the Scholarship. During tenure of the Scholarship, the Scholar may not, without the permission of the Managers, hold any position of emolument other than a fellowship, studentship, scholarship, or exhibition at a College.

Applications should be sent to the Registrary at the University Registry, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TN, by 30 April 2001. They must contain an outline of the candidate's proposed research, academic record, and financial position, and must be accompanied by evidence either that the candidate was born in Great Britain or Northern Ireland or that the candidate's parents were British subjects at the date of birth, and by the names of at least two referees. Not more than two testimonials may also be sent.

The Managers may also be in a position to make grants from the Fund, particularly for a lesser period than three years, to Graduate Students who are ineligible for a Scholarship by reason of not being graduates of the University.

Applications for such grants will be considered from students in any of the subjects physics and chemistry, mathematics, and medicine. Applications, with a full statement of the applicant's proposed research, academic record and financial position, and the names of at least two referees, should be sent to the Registrary at the University Registry, Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TN by 30 April 2001.

All applicants are reminded that if they hope to come to Cambridge University they must apply for admission to the University through the Board of Graduate Studies in the usual way.


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Cambridge University Reporter Special, 9 November 2000
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