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Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851


The scheme of 1851 Research Fellowships is intended to give young scientists or engineers of exceptional promise the opportunity for conducting research for a further period of two years. Approximately six awards are made each year.

Candidates in science subjects must be in possession of a Ph.D. Degree, or be in the final stages of their Ph.D. studies, which must be successfully completed before the provisional award of a Fellowship will be confirmed. Candidates offering engineering must be of at least postgraduate standing.

The Fellowships are open to candidates in any of the physical or biological sciences, in mathematics, in applied science, or in any branch of engineering. Candidates in mathematics (including applied mathematics) and the pure sciences who wish to transfer into engineering or a branch of applied science are particularly encouraged to apply.

The Fellowship stipend payable in 2001 is £18,000 for the first year, and £19,000 for the second year. In addition, a London Weighting of £2,134 a year is payable in appropriate cases. An enhanced stipend may be payable to cover contributions to a personal pension scheme.

A candidate must be British, or a citizen of the British Commonwealth or of the Republics of Ireland or Pakistan, and should preferably be less than thirty years old on 1 March 2001.

Candidates must be recommended by Professors or Heads of Departments of universities or other institutions of equivalent status in the United Kingdom. Even if the candidate comes from outside the UK, and intends to work abroad, the recommendation must still be made by a UK institution. The recommendations will be considered by the Commissioners and the awards made by selection from among the candidates recommended. If a department recommends more than one candidate in any one year, the names should be ranked in order of merit.

Recommendations made on the prescribed forms must be received on or before 2 March 2001. Appointments to the Fellowship will be made during June 2001. Application forms and further details are obtainable from the University Registry, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TN, or from the website (http://www.royalcommission1851.org.uk/).

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Cambridge University Reporter, 22 November 2000
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