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The Managers of the Balfour-Browne Fund for the advancement of the study of entomology will be prepared to consider applications for grants from the Fund during the academical year 2000-01.
Any person working in the University, who need not be a member of the University, is eligible to apply. The Managers are required to give preference to applications from persons in statu pupillari and for the support of studies in the field, especially in the United Kingdom. No grant may be made to any registered Graduate Student if it would support work directly connected with his or her approved course of study or research.
Intending applicants should obtain an information sheet and application forms from Professor M. Akam, Department of Zoology. Applications should reach him preferably not later than the beginning of Full Easter Term, i.e. 24 April 2001, but may be submitted at other times. They should outline briefly the studies to be carried out and the amount and purpose for which the grant is required. Applicants should also provide the name and address of a referee.
The Managers of the Broodbank Fund invite applications for Fellowships to be held from the academical year 2001-02. The tenure of a Fellowship, which will not normally exceed three years, will be determined by the Managers. Continuation after the second year of the Fellowship is subject to submission of a satisfactory report.
The Fund is dedicated to the furtherance of research in Biochemistry or Biophysics with special reference to the Principles and Practice of Food Preservation. These terms will be interpreted to cover fundamental research including molecular processes. A Fellow will be required to carry out full-time research in a subject approved by the Managers.
Preference will be given to postdoctoral candidates. The research work will be carried out in Cambridge (or in part elsewhere with Managers' consent) and will be subject to such conditions as the Managers may impose. A Fellow may choose to become a member of the Superannuation Scheme.
The benefits of a Fellowship are:
|(a)||a stipend determined by the Managers, which is currently set (according to a Fellow's age, experience and qualifications), within the University's age-related scale for Research Associates, from £16,775 to £25,213;|
|(b)||an allocation of £10,000 a year for consumables, minor equipment, and travel related to research;|
|(c)||an initial grant of £10,000 for capital equipment purchases (such equipment to remain the property of the host department on the Fellow's departure).|
A Fellow must inform the Managers of the award of any emolument, or of his or her intention to undertake work other than work approved by the Managers, and there may in consequence be a reduction in stipend. A Fellow may, with the permission of the Managers, undertake not more than six hours' teaching a week for remuneration without suffering any deduction from his or her stipend.
There is no application form. The application must include:
|(a)||a research proposal;|
|(b)||confirmation that a Cambridge department has agreed to host the candidate if successful;|
|(c)||a curriculum vitae;|
|(d)||copies of any published papers, or references to such papers;|
|(e)||names and addresses of at least two referees.|
Twelve copies of the application must be sent by 30 April 2001 to the Secretary to the Broodbank Managers, Department of Plant Sciences, Downing Street, Cambridge, CB2 3EA.
Candidates for the Michael Foster Studentship in Physiology are requested to contact the Departmental Secretary, Department of Physiology for further information.
The Managers of the John Stanley Gardiner Fund for the furtherance of research in Zoology will be prepared to consider the award of a John Stanley Gardiner Studentship during the academical year 2000-01.
Any British subject or Commonwealth citizen who is ordinarily resident outside Europe but within the Commonwealth of Nations is eligible to apply for the Studentship, for an initial tenure not exceeding three years, and will normally be required to undertake full-time study and research in the Department of Zoology.
If the Student is not a member of the University he or she must become such before the end of the term next after the election and must remain such during the tenure. The term studentship can apply to postdoctoral and predoctoral students.
Applications should be sent to the Departmental Administrator, Department of Zoology, Downing Street, Cambridge, not later than the beginning of Full Easter Term, 24 April 2001. Please contact the Departmental Administrator, email@example.com, for further details on how to apply.
The Oliver Gatty Studentship for whole-time study and training for research in the fields of Biophysical and Colloid Science is open to graduates of all universities, preference being given to graduates of universities outside Great Britain. Both graduate and postdoctoral students are eligible. The Studentship is tenable for one year, but a Student may be, and usually is, re-elected for a second and again for a third year.
The value of the Studentship will be determined by the Electors, after taking into account the Student's circumstances and the funds available, but will be in line with the remuneration of a Research Assistant, currently £16,775 at age twenty-five.
The Oliver Gatty Studentship will be re-advertised when available; this is unlikely to take place before 2003.
The Faculty Board of Biology give notice that the Gedge Prize for 2002 will be awarded for the best original observations in physiology or in any branch thereof, that is to say, in histology, physiological chemistry, or physiological physics, the word physiology being used in a wide sense. The observations must, however, be limited to research which has been conducted by the candidate since the commencement of his or her first term of residence.
A candidate for the Prize (who need not necessarily be a graduate of the University) shall be either:
|(a)||a member of the University who during six terms subsequent to the beginning of the term of his or her matriculation has studied in the University laboratories or attended University lectures and who at the time of the award of the Prize will be of not less than five years' and not more than seven years' standing from matriculation, or;|
|(b)||a Graduate Student who at the time of the award of the Prize will have been registered as a Graduate Student for not more than five years.|
Candidates must send to the Secretary of the Faculty Board of Biology, Old Press Site, Silver Street, Cambridge, so as to reach her not later than 1 May 2002:
|(a)||the proposed subject of their essay; and|
|(b)||a certificate, signed by their Tutor, stating the term of their matriculation, and certifying that they have studied in the University laboratories or attended University lectures during not less than six terms subsequent to the beginning of the term of their matriculation.|
The Faculty Board will decide whether the proposed subject falls within the scope of the first paragraph of this notice, and the Secretary of the Board will notify the candidates accordingly.
Candidates must send their essays to the Registrary so as to reach him not later than 7 September 2002. The Prize will be awarded in the October following the month of submission. The Examiners may require a candidate to deliver his or her essay in the form of a lecture and to demonstrate any experiments and researches mentioned therein.
The value of the Prize is likely to be in the region of £1,400. This Prize is offered every second year.
N.B. Candidates' attention is drawn to the general regulations (Statutes and Ordinances, 2000, p. 692), and in particular to Regulations 10 and 11.
The Hamilton Prize is awarded to the candidate submitting the best report embodying research carried out in the University on the theory or practice of the physics or engineering of any aspect of communication, propagation, or signal processing, associated with electromagnetic radiation or wave propagation. A report shall not exceed 5,000 words in length, excluding any appendices.
Members of the University who are or have been Graduate Students shall be eligible to compete for the Prize provided that:
|(a)||not more than nine terms of their course of research have been completed since admission as a Graduate Student;|
|(b)||they have resided in Cambridge for not less than sixty days during the twelve months preceding the day on or before which dissertations are to be submitted;|
|(c)||they have not already been awarded the Prize or part of it.|
Each candidate shall submit the title of his or her proposed report, together with a statement of its scope in not more than 300 words, to the Registrary not later than 15 September annually. Reports, which must be printed or typewritten and accompanied by a certificate to state that the candidate has resided in Cambridge for sixty days since 31 October of the previous year, shall be submitted in duplicate not later than 31 October annually. Candidates may incorporate in their dissertation material already published, provided that the work was done in Cambridge, but they are expected to submit a connected account of their complete investigations.
The Prize may be awarded for a report submitted jointly by two candidates giving an account of the research which they have carried out in co-operation. In comparing the merits of combined and independent work, the Examiners shall expect an appreciably higher standard for the former. In the case of an award made for a joint dissertation, the Prize shall be divided equally between the two co-authors. The award of the Prize shall be made not later than the first day of full Lent Term. Each prize-winner shall present a copy of his or her report to the University Library.
The value of the Prize for 2001 is about £900.
N.B. Candidates' attention is drawn to the general regulations (Statutes and Ordinances, 2000, p. 692), and in particular to Regulations 10 and 11.
The Electors invite applications for the Sir Albert Howard Travel Exhibition for the furtherance of botanical research. The Exhibition, the value of which is about £1,160, is open to students offering Plant Sciences in Part II of the Natural Sciences Tripos in 2000-01. Candidates must send their names to the Registrary so as to reach him not later than 26 April 2001, together with a brief statement of the purpose and plan of their proposed travel. The Exhibition will be awarded not later than 6 July 2001. The successful candidate will normally be required to make use of the award before 1 October 2001, but the Professor of Botany has power to waive this requirement.
The Electors invite applications for the Alexander James Keith Fund Studentship for graduate studies in agriculture. Candidates must be graduates or have been admitted as a Graduate Student by the Board of Graduate Studies, and must intend to engage in research in agriculture. A student who on election is not a member of the University will be required to become a member of the University.
The value of the Studentship is £5,000, and is tenable for one year in the first instance. A Student may be re-elected for a second year and again for a third year, but for no longer.
Candidates should submit a plan of their intended work with an explanation of how the work relates to agriculture, a summary of up to two pages of work already completed by the applicant, and a reference from the student's Supervisor in support of the application, to the Secretary to the Electors (Dr Jennie Rose), Alexander James Keith Fund, School of the Biological Sciences, The Old Press Site, Silver Street, Cambridge, so as to reach her by 31 January 2001.
The Electors also invite applications for a training studentship from the Alexander James Keith Fund for the purpose of the acquisition of specialist skills and techniques. The Training Studentship, the value of which will be £600, is open to students engaged in graduate studies in agriculture.
Candidates should submit a one-page proposal and a letter of support from their Supervisor to the Secretary to the Electors (Dr Jennie Rose), Alexander James Keith Fund, School of the Biological Sciences, The Old Press Site, Silver Street, Cambridge, so as to reach her by 31 January 2001.
The Managers of the Fund from time to time invite applications from graduate members of the University, or from those who are about to graduate, for a studentship for the furtherance of original research in Biochemistry. The Studentship is equivalent in value and conditions to a research studentship awarded by a Research Council.
Applications will be invited when the Studentship next becomes available.
The Head of the Department of Earth Sciences gives notice that he is prepared to receive applications for grants from the Marr Memorial Fund for the study of Geology in the field. Preference will be given to applicants who have obtained Honours in Part IB of the Natural Sciences Tripos and who intend to pursue the study of Geology. The amount available from the Fund is about £650. Applications should be sent to the Head of Department so as to reach him not later than 30 April 2001, and should state for what purpose the applicant intends to use a grant.
The Electors to the Isaac Newton Studentship give notice that an election to one or more Studentships will be made in the Lent Term 2001.
The Studentship is for the furtherance of advanced study and research in astronomy and astronomical physics (especially gravitational astronomy), both theoretical and observational, including the development of instrumentation and work on any branch of physical optics that has a direct bearing on astronomy or astronomical techniques.
Graduates of any university are eligible for the Studentship but should normally be under the age of twenty-six years on 1 January 2001. If a person who is not a member of the University is elected, he or she must become a member at the first opportunity. The Studentship will be tenable for two years from 1 October 2001.
The Electors can make awards to research students or to students of exceptional talent who are about to start research. In the latter case, the Electors are empowered to renew the Studentship for a third year provided the research prospers.
The emolument of the Student is, at present, about £6,800 a year. Married Students will receive allowance under PPARC conditions. The Electors may in addition award grants for fees, books, or other expenses incurred by the Student in the course of study or research.
Candidates for the Studentship are invited to send their applications to the Registrary so as to reach him at the University Registry, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TN, not later than 13 February 2001, together with evidence of age and other evidence of their qualifications as they may think fit. They should request three referees to send their letters of recommendation by the same deadline. They should send with their applications an account of any work bearing on astronomy or astrophysics on which they may have been engaged, and copies of any papers they may have published on these or related subjects. They are also recommended to send a clear statement of the course of study or research which they propose to pursue during the tenure of the Studentship.
The Managers of the Parke Davis Exchange Fellowship Fund invite applications from biomedical scientists holding university appointments in the United States of America or Canada, for a Fellowship tenable at an institution of the University of Cambridge. Applications will also be considered from those holding appointments in the University or in a Medical Research Council institution in Cambridge for a Fellowship to enable the holder to visit a university in the United States of America or Canada.
The Managers will expect candidates to have made arrangements, where necessary, for laboratory or other facilities with the head of a university department by the time an application is submitted. Candidacy is not restricted to those intending to pursue laboratory studies.
An application form may be obtained from the School of Biological Sciences' web page at http://www.bio.cam.ac.uk/sbs/funds/ or from the Secretary to the Managers, Parke Davis Exchange Fellowship Fund, School of the Biological Sciences, Old Press Site, Silver Street, Cambridge, CB3 9EW, to whom applications should be submitted by 1 December annually, for Fellowships tenable in the following academic year.
The Woodwardian Professor of Geology gives notice on behalf of the Examiners that the subject for the Sedgwick Prize for the year 2003 is either A proposal for a programme of geological field-work, or A proposal for the use of collections in Earth Science research.
Submissions, printed or typewritten, must be sent to the Registrary so as to reach him not later than 1 October 2002. The Prize is open to all graduates of the University who have resided sixty days during the twelve months preceding 1 October 2002. It is open to candidates to incorporate in their essays material which they have already published, but they are expected to submit a connected presentation of their case.
The value of the Prize is likely to be over £4,500. This Prize is offered every third year.
The Electors to the Frank Smart Studentship in Botany give notice that the Studentship will be vacant on 1 October 2001.
Graduates of the University are eligible for the Studentship if not more than eighteen complete terms have elapsed after their first term of residence, and Research Students, not being graduates of the University, if not more than nine complete terms have elapsed after their first term of actual residence.
The successful candidate must devote him or herself to research in botany under the direction of the Professor of Botany who will determine the conditions under which the research is to be conducted and the place or places in which it is to be carried out.
The Studentship will ordinarily be tenable for two years, upon the condition that at the end of the first year the Professor of Botany certifies to the Treasurer that he is satisfied that the Student is diligently carrying out his or her course of research. The Student will in special cases be eligible for re-appointment for a period not exceeding a year. A Student may be re-appointed once only.
The annual value of the Studentship is £200 or such larger sum not exceeding £1,000 as the Electors may determine after taking account of any other financial resources that may be available to the Student.
A candidate must send his or her name, with a detailed statement of the course of research which he or she proposes to undertake, and an account of his or her qualifications, to the Professor R.A. Leigh at the Department of Plant Sciences, so as to reach him not later than 1 November 2001. Awards will be effective from 1 October 2001.
This Fund has been established in memory of the distinguished scientific work of Professor Torkel Weis-Fogh in the fields of zoology and zoophysiology in Denmark and in England.
Its object is to further research in the fields of zoology and zoophysiology, at the Departments of Zoology and Zoophysiology of the Universities of Copenhagen and Aarhus in Denmark, and at the Department of Zoology of the University of Cambridge, so as to improve the sum of communicable knowledge in those fields.
The income of the Fund will be used to make grants:
|(a)||to promote experimental research in the fields of zoology and zoophysiology in the University Departments named above;|
|(b)||to promote exchange of those engaged in research (including students) between those on the one hand in either of the departments of the two Danish Universities, and those on the other hand in the Department of Zoology of Cambridge University;|
|(c)||to assist research students in any of the above named University departments who wish to conduct research in zoology and zoophysiology.|
Applications for a grant for any of these purposes should be submitted to the Departmental Administrator, Department of Zoology, Downing Street, Cambridge, CB2 3EJ.
Applicants are required to nominate two referees who are in a position to comment on the scientific project. If the applicant is a research student, one referee should be the supervisor. The closing dates for applications are 1 December and 15 April annually, and the Managers will consider applications shortly after these dates.
The sum available for distribution is not large, and will not, for example, provide full-time support for a research student. Equal sums of about £1,000 annually are available for distribution in the Danish and Cambridge universities respectively. Grants are typically made for a specific piece of equipment, or to provide travel and living expenses for making visits of a few months. It should also be noted that it is the policy of the Managers not to support expeditions.
Any recipient of a grant from the Fund may be required, as a condition of the grant, to furnish the Treasurer of the University of Cambridge such details of expenditure from the grant as he may require and to submit to the Managers at their request a report on the research undertaken with its assistance.
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Cambridge University Reporter Special, 9 November 2000
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