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St John's College

BENEFACTORS' SCHOLARSHIPS FOR RESEARCH 2004

In May 2004 the College proposes to elect a number of graduate students to Benefactors' Scholarships, tenable from October 2004. These Scholarships, are open to candidates in any discipline, but successful candidates in Law may be awarded J. C. Hall Scholarships, in History Pelling Scholarships, and in Physiological Psychology a Craik Scholarship. Other successful candidates will be awarded unnamed Benefactors' Scholarships.

The maximum annual value of the named Scholarships and up to three further Scholarships will consist of a maintenance grant of at least £9,000 (expected to be reviewed annually) and the following additional payments: (a) approved University and College fees; (b) a contribution towards expenses of travel and reasonable removal expenses from the Scholar's home; (c) an annual contribution towards the cost of a return journey home; (d) an annual Scholarship emolument of £150; (e) an annual book grant of up to £100. Financial assistance may also be given towards the cost of field-work, attendance at conferences, and other essential academic expenses. The annual value of Scholarships beyond this number will consist of an emolument of £150 and a book grant of up to £100.

The following are eligible

(1) members of the College :

(a) engaged in study which will count towards the requirements of the Ph.D. Degree;
(b) currently reading for the M.Phil. (one year only) and applying to continue for the Ph.D. Degree.

(2) applicants to the College for admission:

(a) as Graduate Students intending to register as candidates for the Ph.D. Degree;
(b) as Graduate Students for the M.Phil. Degree; and
(c) to read for the Certificate of Advanced Study in Mathematics (Part III of the Mathematical Tripos) with the intention of registering thereafter as candidates for the Ph.D. Degree.

The tenure will normally be for the normal minimum duration of the course subject to satisfactory academic progress. In the case of awards under (1)(a) or (2)(a) the Scholarship will continue to the end of the third year after initial registration as a Graduate Student, or to the end of the fourth year after initial registration if the Scholar has achieved the distinguished performance in an M.Phil. Examination. In the case of awards under (2)(b) or (c) the Scholarship is renewable for three years subject to satisfactory academic progress if the distinguished performance standard exists and is achieved in the M.Phil. Examination or a distinction is obtained in the Certificate of Advanced Study in Mathematics, as appropriate.

For students outside Cambridge there is no separate application form for these Scholarships. All eligible applicants who by 1 May 2004 have been made a conditional offer by St John's will be considered. In view of the sometimes lengthy selection processes in Departments and the resultant delays that may occur between the submission of applications and their receipt by the College, applicants are advised to apply to the Board of Graduate Studies by 31 December 2003.

Suitably qualified members of St John's or other Cambridge Colleges are required to fill in a separate application form. These can be obtained from the Tutor for Graduate Affairs, St John's College, who should be contacted by 12 February 2004. The closing date for receipt of forms by the College is 1 May 2004.

Current undergraduates of St John's and those currently reading for the Certificate of Advanced Study in Mathematics or the LL.M. are not eligible under this scheme, but they will automatically be considered under a different scheme in July 2004.

Applicants will be required also to apply for all other research awards for which they are eligible. In particular, overseas applicants are directed to apply for Overseas Research Student Awards. The value of any Scholarship awarded will be reduced appropriately to take account of payments from other sources. Election will be conditional upon admission by the Board of Graduate Studies.

Enquiries and requests for further information should be addressed to The Tutor for Graduate Affairs, St John's College, Cambridge, CB2 1TP.

LUISA ALDOBRANDINI STUDENTSHIP 2004

St John's College Cambridge proposes to award a Luisa Aldobrandini Studentship to enable a student from one of the Universities of Rome to undertake postgraduate study in the University of Cambridge commencing in October 2004. The successful applicant will be selected from those who have obtained a place at St John's College Cambridge to read for the M. Phil. or Ph.D. Degree.

To be eligible for the Studentship to be awarded from October 2004, a candidate must have obtained or obtain the Laurea from one of the universities in Rome (Università degli Studi di Roma 'La Sapienza', Università degli Studi di Roma 'Tor Vergata', Università degli Studi di Roma 'Roma III', and Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali Guido Carli in Roma ) between 1 October 2002 and 1 October 2004.

The Studentship will be tenable for the duration of the student's course up to a maximum of three years and will comprise (a) a maintenance grant of £9,000 per year and (b) approved College and University fees. The value of any Studentship awarded will be reduced appropriately to take account of any payment from other sources.

There is no separate application form for this Studentship. Candidates should apply to the University of Cambridge through the University's Board of Graduate Studies for admission as a graduate student, specifying St John's as their first choice of College. The papers of those who are accepted by the relevant University Department will be passed on to St John's who will then consider the candidate for a place in the College. All eligible candidates who by 1 May 2004 have been made a conditional offer by St John's to read for the M.Phil. or Ph.D. Degree starting in October 2004 will be considered for the Luisa Aldobrandini Studentship.

The successful candidate will be notified by the end of June 2004.

In view of the delays that can occur as a result of sometimes lengthy selection processes in the University Departments it is suggested that candidates for the Luisa Aldobrandini Studentship ensure that their Graduate Application Forms reach the Board of Graduate Studies by 31 December 2003. Candidates whose forms are submitted after that date will be considered if their forms reach the College in time.


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Cambridge University Reporter, Wednesday 22 October 2003
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