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Cambridge Political Economy Society Trust

The Trust was established in 1985 by the Cambridge Political Economy Society (which produces The Cambridge Journal of Economics and Contributions to Political Economy). Its stated aims are (a) to advance the education of the public in political economy and related matters, and (b) to promote research in matters pertaining to political economy and to publish the useful results of such research. The Trustees interpret this to include all studies within the social sciences which are germane to economics, and applications are welcomed from other Faculties.

The Trustees have two statutory meetings a year. The current deadlines for applications for funding are 1 January and 1 July.

Most of the supplementary grants made by the Trustees are (a) cases where a modest grant will enable a Graduate Student registered for the Ph.D. Degree to complete a Ph.D. dissertation or (b) cases where a small grant may help the procurement of funds from elsewhere.

In addition, the Trustees have recently established a new fully-funded research scholarship open to candidates who have been accepted (or expect to be accepted by 30 September 2001) by the University as Graduate Students commencing research leading to the Ph.D. in economics and/or cognate studies in any Faculty or Department of the University. This Scholarship is not intended for students who have already commenced their three years of Ph.D. research. (Registered Ph.D. students at Cambridge, and those who have been admitted to a post-masters course of study at Cambridge leading directly to a Ph.D., are therefore ineligible.) The Trust may offer successful candidates either a full scholarship or fees-only award. The full scholarship covers payment of University and College fees, and a maintenance grant, based on the scales which apply to Economic and Social Research Council Studentships. Applications are open to citizens of European Union Countries and overseas students. The Trust is aware that funding of graduate studies in economics and related disciplines for UK citizens is very limited and particularly encourages well-qualified candidates who are UK citizens to apply. However, decisions on the award of Scholarships will be on academic merit and on the relevance of the proposed research to the aims of the Trust.

Applications for the Research Scholarship must be submitted by 1 July 2001. Further information about application for all types of grant may be obtained by writing to the Chairman of the Trustees, c/o the DAE Office, Room 41, Department of Applied Economics, Faculty of Economics and Politics, Austin Robinson Building, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 9DD.


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Cambridge University Reporter Special, 9 November 2000
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