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The attention of students of Medieval History (men and women) is drawn to the awards in the subject administered by Newnham College, page 63.

Stanley Baldwin Fund: Notice

Statutes and Ordinances 2000, pp. 692 and 699

Under the regulations governing the Fund the Managers are empowered to:

(i) provide one or two studentships to any Graduate Student pursuing or intending to pursue in the University a course of study or research in the field of British political history in the years 1919 to 1939;
(ii) to make grants to Graduate Students working in the field of British political history in the years 1919 to 1939.

The Managers give notice that they wish to invite applications for these awards.

Eligibility

Studentships

A candidate must be a Graduate Student pursuing or intending to pursue in the University a course of study or research in British political history in the years 1919 to 1939.

Grants

Candidates must be Graduate Students in the University working in the field of British political history in the years 1919 to 1939. Grants will only be considered if they are required to assist in meeting the expenses of research consistent with the object of the Fund.

Application procedures

Studentships

An applicant for a Studentship should write to the Secretary to the Managers of the Stanley Baldwin Fund, Faculty of History, West Road, Cambridge CB3 9EF, requesting an application form. The form must be returned to her by 18 May 2001. Candidates should invite their referees to write to the Secretary to the Managers of the Stanley Baldwin Fund in support of their application by the same date. In addition an applicant who is not already a Graduate Student in the University of Cambridge should write to the Secretary of the Board of Graduate Studies, 4 Mill Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1RZ, requesting application forms for admission to the University as a Graduate Student.

Grants

All applications for grants should be made using an application form, obtainable from the Secretary to the Managers of the Stanley Baldwin Fund and should include details of the research project for which support is sought and of the expenses incurred, together with a statement of any other source of assistance to which application has been made and also the names and addresses of two referees. Application forms should be sent to the Secretary to the Managers of the Stanley Baldwin Fund at the Faculty of History by 18 May 2001. Applicants should invite one of their referees to write to the Secretary in their support by the same date.

Value of the awards

Studentships

A Studentship will provide supplementary support only, and the value of each Studentship will be determined by the Managers, after taking into consideration the amount of any other emoluments received by the applicant. The maximum value of a Stanley Baldwin Studentship is £1,200 for the academical year. However, awards in individual cases may be made at considerably lower levels. A Studentship will be tenable for one academical year in the first instance and may be renewed for a period of one year at a time, subject to a maximum tenure of three years.

Grants

The value of grants awarded are at the discretion of the Managers of the Fund.

Archbishop Cranmer Prize, Studentships and Grants: Notice

Statutes and Ordinances 2000, pp. 692 and 726

Under the regulations governing the Fund the Managers are empowered to:

(i) award the Archbishop Cranmer Prize for an essay, the subject of which relates to the intention and result of the changes in doctrine, organization and ritual within the Church of England between the years A.D. 1500 and 1700; also the bearing of these changes upon the political and economic, the national and international, the literary and social, the religious and home life of the English people;
(ii) elect one or more studentships, the holders of which will either be already engaged in pursuing original research in English ecclesiastical history between 1500 and 1700, or be commencing such research;
(iii) award grants for the furtherance of research in English ecclesiastical history between the years A.D. 1500 and 1700; also the bearing of these changes upon the political and economic, the national and international, the literary and social, the religious and home life of the English people.

The Managers give notice that they wish to invite applications for these awards.

Eligibility

Prize

Candidates for the Archbishop Cranmer Prize must be members of the University and of not less than three years' standing from their first degree whether of this or another university at the time of the award.

Studentships

Candidates for the Archbishop Cranmer Studentships must either be already engaged in pursuing original research in English ecclesiastical history between 1500 and 1700, or be commencing such research on 1 October 2001 normally with the intention of being a candidate for the Ph.D. Degree.

Grants

Grants for the furtherance of research in English ecclesiastical history may be awarded to senior members of the University and to Graduate Students.

Application procedures

Prize

Candidates must submit the subject of their essay to the Chairman of the Faculty Board of History not later than the Division of the previous term, i.e. 21 May 2001, for the approval of the adjudicators; such approval must be obtained before they are accepted as a candidate.

Candidates must send their essays of not more than 8,000 words in length, to the Registrary, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TN, so as to reach him not later than 1 October 2001, and are required to state, generally in a preface of their essay and specifically in notes, the sources from which their information is taken, the extent to which they have availed themselves of the work of others, and the portions of their essays which they claim as original.

Candidates are also required to state in the preface what previous use (if any) has been made of the essay, or of any part of it, and whether it has been published in whole or in part; and Graduate Students are further required to state whether, and, if so, how, its subject appertains to their approved course of research or to work submitted by them for a degree of the University. If a candidate has previously successfully submitted a thesis for a University Prize or for the degree of Ph.D. or M.Litt., he or she must declare that the essay submitted for this Prize is not substantially identical with his or her previous thesis.

Studentships

An applicant for a Studentship should write to the Secretary to the Electors of the Archbishop Cranmer Fund, Faculty of History, West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9EF, requesting an application form for an Archbishop Cranmer Studentship. The form must be returned to her by 27 April 2001. Candidates are asked to indicate the names of their referees on this form and to invite their referees to send letters in support to the Secretary to the Electors of the Archbishop Cranmer fund by 27 April 2001.

In addition an applicant who is not already a Graduate Student in the University of Cambridge should write to the Secretary of the Board of Graduate Studies, 4 Mill Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1RZ, requesting application forms for admission to the University as a Graduate Student.

Grants

All applications for grants should be made using an application form available from the Secretary to the Managers of the Archbishop Cranmer Fund and should include an explanation of the purpose for which a grant is needed and must include a statement of any other sources of assistance to which application has been made. An application from a Graduate Student must include the name and address of at least one referee who should be invited to send a supporting letter to the Secretary of the fund as soon as possible and no later than 27 April 2001. Applications for grants should be addressed to the Secretary to the Electors of the Archbishop Cranmer Fund at the Faculty of History, so as not to arrive later than 27 April 2001.

Values of awards

Prize

The value of the Prize is £250 and is offered in the Michaelmas Term.

Studentships

The value of the Studentships (one or two) will be up to a maximum value of £3,000. Archbishop Cranmer Studentships will be tenable for one academical year in the first instance and may be renewed for a period of one year at a time, subject to a maximum of three years.

Grants

The value of grants awarded are at the discretion of the Managers of the Fund and will normally be up to but not exceeding £1,000.

Lightfoot Scholarships and Grants: Notice

Statutes and Ordinances 2000, pp. 692 and 774

Under the regulations governing the Fund the Managers are empowered to:

(i) provide one or more scholarships, the holders of which shall devote themselves to the study of ecclesiastical history;
(ii) provide grants in aid of research for the purpose of furthering the study of history and more especially of ecclesiastical history.

The Managers give notice that they wish to invite applications for these awards.

Eligibility

Scholarship

A candidate must be, or be about to become, a Graduate Student pursuing in the University a course of study in history and more especially in ecclesiastical history.

Grants

Grants in aid of research in history, and more especially ecclesiastical history may be awarded to members of the University.

Applications procedures

Scholarships

Each candidate for a Scholarship is required to submit a dissertation of not less than 7,000 words and not more than 15,000 words in length, on a subject in ecclesiastical history, chosen by him or herself and approved by the Managers. Application forms for Scholarships are available from the Secretary to the Managers of the Lightfoot Fund, Faculty of History, West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9EF. The subject of the proposed dissertation must be communicated to the Managers of the Lightfoot Fund on the application form and must be returned by 19 January 2001 at the latest. Candidates should invite their referees to write in support of their applications by the same date.

In addition an applicant who is not already a Graduate Student in the University of Cambridge should write to the Secretary of the Board of Graduate Studies, 4 Mill Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1RZ, requesting application forms for admission to the University as a Graduate Student.

The dissertation must be submitted to the Secretary to the Managers by 27 April 2001.

Grants

All applications for grants should be made using an application form obtainable from the Secretary to the Managers of the Lightfoot Fund and must fully explain the purpose for which a grant is needed and include a statement of any other sources of assistance to which application has been made. An application from a student must include the names and addresses of two referees. Applications for grants should be sent to the Secretary to the Managers of the Lightfoot Fund at the Faculty of History, either by 19 January 2001 for consideration by the Managers in the Lent Term, or by 27 April 2001 for consideration in the Easter Term. Graduate Student applicants should ask their supervisors to send supporting letters to the Secretary by the same dates.

Value of the awards

Scholarship

The value of a Scholarship will be determined by the Managers, after taking into consideration the amount of any other emolument received by the applicant. Scholarships are awarded for the purpose of assistance with maintenance and fees. The maximum value will be that of the subsistence element of a British Academy postgraduate maintenance award. A Scholarship will be tenable from 1 October 2001 for one academical year in the first instance and may be renewed for a period of one year at a time, subject to a maximum of three years.

Grants

The value of grants awarded are at the discretion of the Managers but will normally be up to and not exceeding £2,000.

Ellen McArthur Fund and Prize for Economic History: Notice

Statutes and Ordinances, 2000, pp. 692 and 777

Under the regulations governing the Fund the Managers are empowered to:

(i) invite applications for research studentships;
(ii) make grants in aid of research in economic history;
(iii) award the Ellen McArthur Prize.

The Managers give notice that they wish to invite applications for these awards.

Eligibility

Studentships

Studentships may be awarded to candidates of outstanding academic attainment who are either already undertaking graduate research in economic history at the University of Cambridge or who are about to begin such research on 1 October 2001.

Grants

Grants may be awarded for research in a subject in economic history, to both senior and to Graduate Students. The Managers will give preference to applications for travel costs but other applications will be considered.

Prize

Any graduate of the University or any person who is registered as a Graduate Student (for example studying for the M.Phil. in Economic and Social History or for a Ph.D.) in the University may submit an entry for the Prize.

Application procedures

Studentships

All applications for Studentships should be made by an application form obtainable from the Secretary to the Managers of the Ellen McArthur Fund, Faculty of History, West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9EF. Forms should be returned to the Secretary to the Managers by 18 May 2001.

Grants

All applications for grants should be made using an application form obtainable from the Secretary to the Managers of the Ellen McArthur Fund, and should include details of the research project for which support is sought together with a statement of any other source of assistance to which application has been made and the names and addresses of two referees. Candidates should invite one referee to write in support of the application and to reach the Secretary of the Fund by the following dates each term: 3 November 2000, 9 February 2001, 18 May 2001.

Prize

The Ellen McArthur Prize may be awarded for any work on economic history in the form of a completed dissertation or thesis. All entries for the Prize should be sent to the Secretary to the Managers of the Ellen McArthur Fund, Faculty of History, West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9EF, so as to reach her by 18 May 2001.

Values of awards

Studentships

Not more than three Studentships are awarded. These are tenable from 1 October 2001 for one year (and may be renewed for up to a maximum of three years subject to separate annual applications). The value of the Studentship will be determined by the Managers in the light of circumstances of the successful candidate(s) and will not exceed £4,500 or the value of an ESRC award (University and College Fees at the home or EU rate, plus maintenance allowance).

Grants

The value of the grants are at the discretion of the Managers and will normally be up to, but not exceeding, £750.

Prize

The maximum value of the Prize is £500. In addition the Managers may make a grant towards the cost of publication of any work for which a Prize has been awarded, but such grant shall not be paid until the work has been published.

Members' History Prize and Fund: Notice

Statutes and Ordinances, 2000, pp. 692 and 788

Under the regulations for the Members' History Fund the Managers are empowered to:

(i) award a prize for an essay on an historical subject chosen by the candidate. The essay shall not previously have been submitted for a prize, but may be an adaptation of a substantial piece of work undertaken by the candidate as a Graduate Student;
(ii) award grants both in aid of research to Graduate Students working under the supervision of the Degree Committee of the Faculty of History.

The Managers give notice that they wish to invite applications for these awards.

Eligibility

Prize

Candidates for the Prize must be Graduate Students working under the supervision of the Degree Committee for the Faculty of History, who have completed not more than four terms of study or research from the date of admission as a Graduate Student.

Grants

A candidate must be a Graduate Student pursuing original research in history, working under the supervision of the Degree Committee of the Faculty of History who has completed not more than three terms of study or research from the date of admission as a Graduate Student.

Application procedures

Prize

Candidates should send their essay to the Registrary, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TN by 1 December 2000. An essay must be typewritten and be prefixed by a declaration of its length, which must not be more than 15,000 words (inclusive of footnotes and appendices, but exclusive of bibliography) and must not previously have been submitted for a prize.

Grants

Applications must be submitted on a form available from the Secretary to the Managers of the Fund. Candidates should invite one referee to write to the Secretary in support of the application. Applications and references must be received by 27 April 2001.

Value of awards

Prize

The value of the Prize is £750.

Grants

The value of grants awarded are at the discretion of the Managers and will normally be up to, but not exceeding, £500.

Sara Norton Prize and Fund: Notice

Statutes and Ordinances, 2000, pp. 692 and 799

Under the regulations for the Sara Norton Fund the Managers are empowered to:

(i) award a Senior Prize each year for an essay on some aspect of the political history of the United States of America;
(ii) award grants to further the study of the political history of the United States of America.

The Managers give notice that they wish to invite applications for these awards.

Eligibility

Prize

Candidates for the Prize must be persons who, on 15 December 2001, either (a) are registered as a Graduate Student, provided that not more than three complete terms have passed after the term of admission as a Graduate Student; or (b) are graduates of the University, provided that not more than four complete terms have passed since admission to a first degree, whether of this or another university. No previous winner of the Prize may compete a second time.

Grants

Postgraduate members of the University are eligible to apply for grants.

Application procedures

Prize

Each candidate for the Senior Prize must submit the proposed subject of his or her essay to the Registrary so as to reach him not later than 28 May 2001. The Registrary will transmit subjects to the Adjudicators, who have power to approve, modify, or reject any subject. The Adjudicators will communicate their decision to each candidate not later than 27 June 2001. Essays must be sent to the Registrary so as not to reach him later than 14 December 2001.

Grants

All applications for grants should be made using an application form, obtainable from the Secretary to the Managers of the Sara Norton Fund and should fully explain the purpose for which a grant is needed, including details of proposed expenditure. Applications should also include a statement of any other sources of assistance to which application has been made. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that at least one reference is sent in support of the application by the end of Lent Term.

Applications for grants should be submitted to the Secretary to the Managers of the Sara Norton Fund, Faculty of History, West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9EF, by the end of Lent Term.

Value of awards

Prize

The value of the Prize is £500.

Grants

The value of grants awarded are at the discretion of the Managers.

Prince Consort and Thirlwall Prize and Fund: Notice

Statutes and Ordinances, 2000, pp. 692, 812, and 829

Under the regulations governing the Fund the Managers are empowered to:

(i) award a prize for a dissertation involving original historical research;
(ii) provide one or more studentships, the holders of which shall devote themselves to original research in history;
(iii) provide small grants in aid of expenses incurred in historical research.

The Managers give notice that they wish to invite applications for these awards.

Eligibility

Prize

The Prince Consort Prize and Seeley Medal, are open to all graduates of the University and to all persons whose names are entered on the Register of Graduate Students, provided that they have not attained the age of thirty years on 31 October 2001 and have not already won the Thirlwall Prize or the Prince Consort Prize.

Studentships

Studentships (one or more) are tenable from 1 October 2001 for one year . A candidate must already be a Graduate Student pursuing original research in history. Preference will normally be given to those who have already made substantial progress with their research and in the second or third year of study for a Ph.D. Applications from candidates in their first year of research will not be considered. A Studentship will be tenable for one year in the first instance and may be renewed for a period of one year at a time, subject to a maximum of three years.

Grants

Small grants in aid of expenses incurred in historical research may be awarded to graduates of the University and to Graduate Students. Grants will not normally be awarded to candidates for the M.Phil. Degree.

Application procedures

Prize

Candidates must send the title of their proposed dissertation, with evidence of their age, to the Registrary, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TN, so as to reach him not later than 11 May 2001 for the approval of the Managers. The dissertation, which must not exceed 100,000 words, must be sent in a printed or typewritten form, with a declaration of its length, to the Registrary so as to reach him not later than 31 October 2001. The result will be known by 1 March 2002.

Studentships

An applicant for a Studentship should write to the Secretary to the Managers of the Prince Consort and Thirlwall Fund, Faculty of History, West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9EF, requesting an application form for a Studentship. Completed applications should be returned to the Secretary by 18 May 2001.

Grants

There is no deadline for the application for grants. All applications for grants should be made using an application form obtainable from the Secretary to the Managers of the Prince Consort Fund. Applications may be submitted at any time in the academical year, but the Managers expect to give consideration to awards in the second half of each term. An application must fully explain the purpose for which the grant is needed and must include a statement of any other sources of assistance to which application has been made. Applicants should arrange for the Secretary to receive two references on their behalf by the following dates for each term: 30 October 2000, 30 January 2001 and 31 May 2001.

Values of awards

Prize

The value of the Prize is £1,500. The Managers have the power to make grants from the Reserve Fund towards the cost of publication of any dissertation for which the Prize has been awarded or any other dissertation which has been commended by the Adjudicators.

Studentships

The value of a Studentship will be determined by the Managers, after taking into consideration the amount of any other emolument received by the applicant. The maximum value will not exceed the value of a British Academy postgraduate maintenance award.

Grants

Grants do not exceed £750.

Holland Rose Studentship: Notice

Statutes and Ordinances, 2000, pp. 692 and 820

Under the regulations governing the Fund the Electors are empowered to:

(i) provide one or two studentships;
(ii) provide grants for the purpose of encouraging the study of the recent history of the British Empire since 1815 and of the Commonwealth.

The Managers give notice that they wish to invite applications for these awards.

Eligibility

Studentships

Studentships are open to any citizen of a Commonwealth country, or of a country which was in membership of the British Empire or Commonwealth in 1932, who has graduated in any university with high honours in history, or in some other subject held by the Electors to be relevant to the subject of proposed study.

A candidate must either not have received the first degree of any university earlier than 1 October 1996 or shall have been registered as a Graduate Student in the University for not more than nine terms by 1 May 2001.

Preference will be given to a student who is seeking to prepare for a career in the service of the Commonwealth or of any Commonwealth country.

Grants

Graduate Students in the University and who are not elected to a Studentship may apply for small grants to assist in the study of subjects connected with the general history or constitutional, social, or cultural development of the British Empire since 1815, of the Commonwealth, or of the present problems of the Commonwealth.

Application procedures

Studentships

Candidates must submit evidence of their competence for historical or other relevant studies: and if elected, must undertake during tenure of a Studentship continuous and full time study of some subject, approved by the electors, connected with the general history or constitutional, social, or cultural development of the British Empire since 1815, of the Commonwealth, or of the present problems of the Commonwealth.

Application must be made on an application form which can be obtained from the Secretary to the Electors to the Holland Rose Studentship, Faculty of History, West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9EF. Candidates must also arrange for two confidential references to be sent to reach the Secretary by 18 May 2001.

Grants

All applications for grants should be made using an application form obtainable from the Secretary to the Managers of the Holland Rose Fund and should include details of the research project for which support is sought and of the expenses incurred, together with a statement of any other source of assistance to which application has been made and also the names and addresses of two referees.

Applications for grants should be submitted to reach the Secretary to the Electors not later than 18 May 2001. Applicants should invite their referees to write to the Secretary in support of their application, by the same date.

Values of awards

Studentships

The value of the Studentship will be determined by the Electors, after taking into consideration the amount of any other emoluments received by the applicant. The maximum value will not exceed the value of a British Academy postgraduate maintenance award. Awards may be made at considerably lower levels.

A Studentship will be tenable for one academical year, but a student in the first year of tenure may compete for re-election for a second year. In making his gift of the Studentship the donor expressed the hope that, if eligible, the candidate elected might become a member of Christ's College, if not already a member, and if approved by the College.

Grants

The value of grants awarded are at the discretion of the Managers of the Fund and will be up to, but not exceeding, £1,000.


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