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Bethune-Baker Fund: Notice

Statutes and Ordinances, 2000, pp. 692 and 705

The Managers of the Bethune-Baker Fund for the promotion of theological studies give notice that they will meet after the meetings of the Managers of the Hort Fund on Thursdays, 16 November 2000, 15 March 2001, and 17 May 2001 to consider applications for grants, which must be received by the Registrary by 2 November 2000, 1 March 2001, and 3 May 2001. Applications for fees and maintenance will not normally be considered.

Each applicant must acquire an application form from the Faculty Office, The Divinity School, West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9BS, and should return it to the Registrary, University Registry, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TN, together with a statement of the work he or she proposes to undertake, so as to reach him not later than the closing dates. The envelope should be marked 'Bethune Baker Fund'.

Applicants are asked to return one copy of the application form for each fund for which they are applying. Referees are asked to send in references by the closing date.

Burney Studentship and Fund: Notice

Statutes and Ordinances, 2000, pp. 692 and 712

Applications are invited for the Burney Studentship, the holder of which must devote himself or herself to study or research in the Philosophy of Religion, according to a scheme proposed by the candidate and approved by the Electors, provided that such scheme may be modified with the consent of the Electors.

The Studentship is open to any member of the University provided that on 1 June 2001 no more than eighteen complete terms have passed after his or her first term of residence. It is tenable for one year, but a student may be re-elected to it once.

Applications should be sent to the Registrary, University Registry, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TN so as to reach him not later than 1 June 2001, and must be accompanied by (a) a statement of the scheme of study or research which the applicant proposes to pursue, (b) full particulars of University career up to the time of application, (c) the names of not more than two referees, and (d) a statement concerning other emoluments which the applicant may be receiving for study and research. The election will be made before the end of the Easter Term 2001.

Application forms are available from the Faculty Office, The Divinity School, West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9BS.

Applicants are asked to return one copy of the application form for each fund for which they are applying. Referees are asked to send in references by the closing date.

Applications from Research Students who are for any reason ineligible for the Burney Studentship, but who are working in the fields specified above, and who wish to seek assistance from the Fund, should be submitted by the same date. Applicants should indicate their present financial resources and give the name or names of one or two persons to whom reference may be made about them.

Gregg Bury Prize: Notice

Statutes and Ordinances, 2000, pp. 692 and 713

The Gregg Bury Prize will be awarded for the best dissertation on the subject in the Philosophy of Religion.

Any member of the University may be a candidate for the Gregg Bury Prize provided that on the latest day for the submission of dissertations not more than eighteen complete terms have passed after the candidate's first term of residence, and provided that he or she has not previously been awarded the Burney Prize or the Gregg Bury Prize.

A candidate must send the proposed subject of his or her dissertation for approval by the Adjudicators to the Registrary, University Registry, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TN so as to arrive not later than the Division of the Lent Term, i.e. 13 February 2001. The dissertation itself must be sent to the Registrary by 1 June 2001. Dissertations shall be of not less than 10,000 words and not more than 20,000 words in length. It is desirable that they should be typewritten, double spaced, on one side of the page only.

The attention of candidates is drawn to the statement required from them under Regulations 10 and 11 for Prizes and Medals (Statutes and Ordinances, 2000, p. 692). A candidate who does not comply with the regulations is liable to be disqualified.

The prize-money will not be paid to the successful candidate until a typewritten or printed copy of the essay has been deposited in the University Library. The value of the Gregg Bury Prize is £300.

Carus Greek Testament Prizes: Notice

Statutes and Ordinances, 2000, pp. 692 and 715

The Faculty Board of Divinity announce that the examination for the Carus Greek Testament Prizes to be held in the Michaelmas Term 2001 will consist of two papers which will contain passages for translation together with questions on the criticism and interpretation of the New Testament in Greek. The value of the Prize is £500.

Any member of the University is eligible provided that at the time of the examination not fewer than five terms have passed after his or her first term of residence or, if a graduate, he or she is of not more than ten years' standing from admission to a first degree, whether of this or another university. Previous winners of the Prize are not eligible. The examination shall embrace translation and questions on the criticism and interpretation of the New Testament in Greek with special reference to prescribed texts which are: Mark, Luke, Romans, the Pastoral Epistles, Revelation.

The names of the candidates must be sent by their Tutor to the Registrary, University Registry, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TN so as to reach him not later than 20 October 2001.

Crosse Studentship: Notice

Statutes and Ordinances, 2000, pp. 692 and 728

The Faculty Board of Divinity give notice that they are prepared to receive applications from candidates for a Crosse Studentship for the furtherance of the knowledge of the Holy Scriptures in Hebrew and Greek, ecclesiastical history, and Christian theology. Studentships are open to any person who is or is about to be registered as a Graduate Student in the University, provided that not more than four years have passed after the end of the calendar year in which he or she was first so registered. Candidates, if eligible, should apply for a British Academy award as well. Preference will be given to Graduate Students registered in the Faculty of Divinity. Studentships will be tenable for one year in the first instance, and a Student shall be eligible for re-election thereafter for not more than three further years. It is intended to award one or more Studentships which would be of such value as to make a substantial contribution towards the University and College fees and maintenance of a Graduate Student.

Each applicant must acquire an application form from the Faculty Office, The Divinity School, West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9BS, and should return it to the Registrary, University Registry, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TN, together with a statement of the course of advanced study or research which the candidate proposes to undertake. The envelope should be marked 'Crosse Studentship', and should reach the Registrary by 2 June annually.

Divinity (German Language) Fund: Notice

Statutes and Ordinances, 2000, pp. 692 and 731

The Faculty Board of Divinity invite applications for grants from the Divinity (German Language) Fund. Grants will not normally exceed £150, and may be made to members of the University pursuing or intending to pursue in the University a course of study or research in divinity approved by the Board, to assist such persons to acquire or develop knowledge of the German language.

Each applicant must acquire an application form from the Faculty Office, The Divinity School, West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9BS, and should return it to the Registrary, University Registry, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TN, supported by a recommendation from the candidate's College (in the case of a research student, from the supervisor), so as to reach him not later than 19 February annually. The envelope should be marked 'Divinity (German Language) Fund'.

Applicants are asked to return one copy of the application form for each fund for which they are applying. Referees are asked to send in references by the closing date.

Evans Prizes: Notice

Statutes and Ordinances, 2000, pp. 692 and 736

The Faculty Board of Divinity announces that the examination for the Evans Prizes to be held in the Michaelmas Term 2001 will consist of two papers on the following Greek and Latin ecclesiastical writings:

Gregory of Nazianzus, Five Theological Orations, 2 and 5.

John Chrysostom, On the Priesthood.

Jerome, Letters (as selected by F. A. Wright, Loeb Classical Library no. 262).

The papers will contain passages for translation and interpretation, together with questions on the history of early Christian literature and doctrine in connection with the writings selected and the period to which they belong. Candidates will not be expected to concern themselves with textual questions.

Any member of the University is eligible provided that at the time of the examination not fewer than five complete terms have passed after his or her first term of residence or, if a graduate, he or she is of not more than ten years' standing from admission to a first degree, whether of this or another university. A person to whom a Prize has been awarded may not again be eligible.

The names of candidates must be sent by their Tutor to the Registrary, University Registry, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TN so as to reach him not later than 20 October 2001. The value of the Prize is £600.

Hort Memorial Fund: Notice

Statutes and Ordinances, 2000, pp. 692 and 757

The Managers of the Hort Memorial Fund for the promotion of Biblical, Hellenistic, and Patristic Research give notice that they will meet at 2.15 p.m. on Thursdays, 16 November 2000, 15 March 2001, and 17  May 2001 for the purpose of considering applications for grants which must be received by the Registrary by 2 November 2000, 1 March 2001, and 3 May 2001.

Each applicant must acquire an application form from the Faculty Office, The Divinity School, West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9BS, and should return it to the Registrary, University Registry, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TN, together with a statement of the work he or she proposes to undertake, so as to reach him not later than the closing dates. The envelope should be marked 'Hort Memorial Fund'. Applications for fees and maintenance will not normally be considered.

Applicants are asked to return one copy of the application form for each fund for which they are applying. Referees are asked to send in references by the closing date.

Hulsean Prize: Notice

Statutes and Ordinances, 2000, pp. 692 and 758

The Adjudicators give notice that candidates for the Hulsean Prize for 2002 must send the proposed subjects of their essays to the Registrary, University Registry, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TN so as to reach him not later than 15 March 2001. The essay must be on some subject connected with the history of the Christian Religion. The Registrary will submit the essay subjects to the Adjudicators and communicate their approval or rejection to the candidate.

Any member of the University to whom the Prize has not previously been awarded may be a candidate, provided that on 19 December 2002, (a) eight complete terms at least, or if he or she is an Affiliated Student, five complete terms at least have passed after his or her first term of residence; (b) he or she has not attained the age of twenty-seven years.

Candidates must submit their essays to the Registrary so as to reach him not later than 19 December 2002, each clearly written, or typewritten, or printed; they are recommended not to submit essays exceeding 40,000 words. The attention of candidates is drawn to the statements required from them under the general regulations for Prizes and Medals (Statutes and Ordinances, 2000, p. 692).

The prize-winner will receive one-tenth part (about £3,800) of the net income for the year arising from Mr Hulse's benefaction. The prize-money will not be paid until a printed or typewritten copy of the essay has been deposited in the University Library.

Jeremie Prizes: Notice

Statutes and Ordinances, 2000, p. 762

The Faculty Board of Divinity announce that the examination for each of the Jeremie Prizes to be held in the Michaelmas Term 2001 will consist of two papers. The selected books or portions of books are as follows:

The Septuagint Prize: Ezekiel 31-48; Song of Songs.

The Hellenistic Prize: Wisdom of Solomon i-x; 4 Maccabees; Josephus, Contra Apionem I.

Any member of the University is eligible provided that at the time of the examination not fewer than five complete terms have passed after his or her first term of residence or, if a graduate, he or she is of not more than ten years' standing from admission to a first degree whether of this or another university. A student to whom a Septuagint Prize has been awarded shall not again be eligible for a Septuagint Prize, nor shall a student to whom a Hellenistic Prize has been awarded again be eligible as a candidate for a Hellenistic Prize.

The value of each prize is £600. The names of candidates must be sent by their Tutors to the Registrary, The Registry, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TN so as to reach him not later than 20 October 2001.

Kaye Prize: Notice

Statutes and Ordinances, 2000, pp. 692 and 765

The Kaye Prize for the best English dissertation upon some subject or question relating to ecclesiastical history up to the death of Gregory the Great, or Biblical studies which aid enquiry relating to the Scriptural authority for Christian doctrines, or which substantially advance the knowledge of Biblical history or of Biblical Hebrew or Greek, will next be offered for competition in 2003.

The Prize is open to graduates of the University and to all persons whose names are entered on the Register of Graduate Students provided that on the last day appointed for sending in essays they are of not more than ten years' standing from admission to their first degree whether of this or another university and to whom the Prize has not previously been awarded. The value of the Prize will be approximately £2,000.

Candidates must notify the subject of their proposed dissertation to the Registrary, The Registry, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TN before 19 December 2002 for the approval of the Adjudicators. The dissertations must be sent to the Registrary so as to reach him not later than 15 November 2003. The attention of candidates is drawn to the statements required from them under the general regulations for Prizes and Medals (Statutes and Ordinances, 2000, p. 692).

If dissertations of sufficient merit are submitted, it shall be open to Adjudicators to award one or more additional Kaye Prizes not exceeding in value such sum as shall be determined by the Faculty Board of Divinity within a range approved from time to time by the Council.

A prize-winner shall deposit two printed or typewritten copies of his or her dissertation in the Cathedral Library at Lincoln and one copy in the University Library. This prize is offered every fourth year.

Hedley Lucas Fund: Notice

Statutes and Ordinances, 2000, p. 776

The Faculty Board of Divinity invite applications for Hedley Lucas Scholarships. The value of the Scholarships will range from £200 to £1,000 according to the number of awards made and the circumstances of candidates. Grants of smaller sums may also be made to Scholars. Candidates must be members of the University, i.e. they must have matriculated, and be preparing to enter the Christian Ministry.

Each applicant must obtain an application form from the Faculty Office, Divinity School, West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9BS, and should return it to the Registrary, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TN, supported by a recommendation from the candidate's College, together with a statement that the candidate is preparing to enter the Christian Ministry, so as to reach him not later than 19 February annually.

Applicants are asked to return one copy of the application form for each fund for which they are applying. Referees are asked to send in references by the closing date.

Alasdair Charles Macpherson Fund: Notice

Statutes and Ordinances, 2000, pp. 692 and 780

The Faculty Board of Divinity invite applications for grants from the Alasdair Charles Macpherson Fund. Grants may be given for expenses of research, including travel, to persons who are or have been students in the Faculty of Divinity and are of not more than ten years' standing from their first degree.

Each applicant must acquire an application form from the Faculty Office, The Divinity School, West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9BS, and should return it to the Registrary, University Registry, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TN, supported by a recommendation from the candidate's College, together with a statement of the project to which the grant will be put, so as to reach him not later than 19 February annually. The envelope should be marked 'Alasdair Charles Macpherson Fund'.

Applicants are asked to return one copy of the application form for each fund for which they are applying. Referees are asked to send in references by the closing date.

Peregrine Maitland Studentship: Notice

Statutes and Ordinances, 2000, p. 781

The Electors to the Peregrine Maitland Studentship in Comparative Religion give notice that an election to the Studentship will be made before the end of the Easter Term 2001. They invite applications from candidates whose research concerns the study of subjects arising from or affecting the spread of the Christian Religion, the comparison of the Christian Religion with other religions and the contact of Christian and other civilisations.

The Studentship is open to graduates of the University or to any person who is or is about to be registered as a Graduate Student in the University, preference being given to candidates wishing to prepare themselves for missionary work. It is the duty of the Student to pursue a course of study approved by the Electors.

The emolument of the Studentship is likely to be in the region of £3,000 and is payable in advance by equal half-yearly payments, except that the second payment will not be made unless the Student has satisfied the Electors that his or her approved course of study is being diligently pursued.

Candidates must send their application to the Registrary, University Registry, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TN so as to reach him not later than 19 February 2001, with a statement of the course of study they propose to undertake. Application forms are available from the Faculty Office, The Divinity School, West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9BS. The Peregrine Maitland Studentship is offered annually.

From unexpended income accumulated in the Fund, the Electors may make grants to members of the University in aid of research in the subjects mentioned above.

Applicants are asked to return one copy of the application form for each fund for which they are applying. Referees are asked to send in references by the closing date.

Norrisian Prize: Notice

Statutes and Ordinances, 2000, pp. 692 and 798

The Norrisian Prize is offered annually for an essay on a subject relating to Christian Doctrine or Systematic Theology. The Prize is open to all graduates of the University and to all persons whose names are entered on the Register of Graduate Students, provided that on the last day appointed for sending in essays, they are of not more than thirteen years' standing from admission to their first degree, whether of this or another University, and provided also that no previous winner of the Prize shall be eligible to compete.

Each candidate shall submit the proposed subject of his or her essay to the Registrary, University Registry, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TN not later than the Division of the Lent Term, i.e. 13 February 2001. The Registrary shall communicate the subject to the Adjudicators and shall inform the candidate by the last day of Full Lent Term of its approval or rejection by them. Candidates shall send their essays of not less than 10,000 nor more than 20,000 words to the Registrary so as to arrive not later than 19 December 2001.

The value of the Prize is £1,000. The prize-winner shall deposit a printed or typewritten copy of his or her essay in the University Library.

Seatonian Prize: Notice

Statutes and Ordinances, 2000, p. 828

The subject of the Seatonian Prize, 2001, for the best English poem on a sacred subject will be announced in the Reporter in due course.

The Prize is open for competition among all members of the Senate, and all persons who are possessors of the status of Masters of Arts, or qualified for membership of the Senate at the next promulgation of the Register of the Senate.

Each candidate must send three copies of the exercise together with a statement that it is his or her own original work to the Registrary, The Registry, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TN, so as to reach him not later than 30 September annually. The exercises must be printed or typewritten. Each copy must bear a motto but not the candidate's name and must be accompanied by a sealed envelope bearing the same motto outside and containing the name of the candidate, his or her College, and home address if not still at College.

The prize-money, about £1,500, will not be paid until the successful candidate has deposited a printed or typewritten copy of the poem in the University Library.

Steel Theological Studentship: Notice

Statutes and Ordinances, 2000, pp. 692 and 842

The Professors of Divinity intend to award one or more Steel Theological Studentships of a total value of £1,000 a year tenable in the first instance for one year from 1 October 2001, with the possibility of renewal up to a maximum tenure of three years in all. Applications are invited from members of the University of Cambridge who are preparing for Holy Orders in the Church of England, who on the above date will have completed the examination requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Arts of the University of Cambridge, and will be resident in the University or in any College or Hall therein and who, in the opinion of the Professors, are in need of financial assistance.

Each applicant must acquire an application form from the Faculty Office, The Divinity School, West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9BS, and should return it to the Registrary, University Registry, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TN, so as to reach him not later than 2 June 2001. The envelope should be marked 'Steel Theological Studentship'.

Applicants are asked to return one copy of the application form for each fund for which they are applying. Referees are asked to send in references by the closing date.

Theological Studies Fund: Notice

Statutes and Ordinances, 2000, pp. 692 and 849

The Faculty Board of Divinity give notice that they are prepared to receive applications for grants from the Theological Studies Fund. These enable students engaged in the study of theology in the University who are in need of financial assistance to continue in these studies here or elsewhere or to assist in any other way the promotion and encouragement of theological studies in the University.

A student may apply for a grant from the Fund if he or she has kept one term. If an application is approved the applicant will be informed, but no grant will be paid until four terms have passed after his or her first term of residence.

Each applicant must acquire an application form from the Faculty Office, The Divinity School, West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9BS, and should return it to the Registrary, University Registry, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TN, together with a statement of the candidate's previous and proposed courses of study, two testimonials in support of the application, and a statement of his or her pecuniary circumstances. The envelope should be marked 'Theological Studies Fund'. Applications for fees and maintenance will not normally be considered.

Applicants are asked to return one copy of the application form for each fund for which they are applying. Referees are asked to send in references by the closing date. The closing date is 19 February annually.

George Williams Prize: Notice

Statutes and Ordinances, 2000, pp. 692 and 867

The Faculty Board of Divinity give notice that candidates for the George Williams Prize, 2001, for an essay on some subject connected with liturgical study, must send the proposed subjects of their essays to the Registrary, University Registry, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TN so as to reach him not later than 1 February 2001. The Registrary will submit them to the Adjudicators and communicate their approval or rejection to the candidate by the last day of Full Lent Term.

Any member of the University to whom the Prize had not previously been awarded may be a candidate, provided that on 19 December 2001 not less than five complete terms will have passed after his or her first term of residence or, if a graduate, he or she is of not more than ten years' standing from admission to a first degree, whether of this or another university.

Candidates must submit their essays to the Registrary so as to reach him not later than 19 December 2001, each clearly written, or typewritten, or printed; they are recommended not to submit essays exceeding 20,000 words. The attention of candidates is drawn to the statements required from them under General Regulations 10, 11, and 12 for Prizes and Medals (Statutes and Ordinances, 2000, p. 692).

The value of the Prize is £400. The prize-money will not be paid until a printed or typewritten copy of the essay has been deposited in the University Library.

Wordsworth Fund and Studentships: Notice

Statutes and Ordinances, 2000, pp. 692 and 872

The Faculty Board of Divinity give notice that they are prepared to receive applications from candidates for the Wordsworth Studentship for the purpose of enabling students educated at the University of Cambridge who have taken honours and who have taken, or intend to take, Holy Orders in the Church of England to continue in residence at Cambridge for a period of not less than twelve months in order to study divinity.

The Studentship will be tenable for one year from 1 October in the first instance, and a Student shall be eligible for re-election thereafter for not more than three further years. Application forms may be obtained from the Divinity Faculty Office, West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9BS and should be returned to the Registrary, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TN by 2 June 2001.


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