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Wingate Scholarships, 2001

Wingate Scholarships are awarded to individuals of great potential or proven excellence who need financial support to undertake creative or original work of intellectual, scientific, artistic, social, or environmental value, and to outstandingly talented musicians for advanced training.

The Scholarships are designed to help with the costs of a specific project, which may last for up to three years. The average total award is about £6,500 and the maximum in any one year is £10,000. The Scholarship Committee may consider the personal circumstances of a candidate as well as the excellence of a project. The work may or may not be in the context of a higher degree. Awards are not made for taught courses, for courses leading to professional qualifications, or for electives, and are not offered in fine art.

Applicants must be citizens of the UK or other Commonwealth country, Ireland, or Israel; or of another European Union country, provided that they have been resident in the UK for at least three years. They must be aged twenty-four years or over on 1 September 2001 and must be living in the British Isles during the period of application. Applicants must be able to satisfy the Scholarship Committee that they need financial support to undertake the work projected and to show why the project (if it takes the form of academic research) is unlikely to attract Research Council, British Academy, or major agency funding.

Applications forms may downloaded from the Scholarships' website (http://www.win-sch.demon.co.uk/), or may be obtained by sending a stamped and addressed A4 envelope to the Administrator, Wingate Scholarships, 20-22 Stukeley Street, London, WC2B 5LR. The closing date for applications is 1 February 2001. E-mail applications will not be accepted. The Scholarship Committee will conduct interviews of short-listed candidates in May, and the results will be announced in June.

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Cambridge University Reporter, 11 October 2000