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Christ's College


for study in the United States (open to members of all Cambridge Colleges)

Two Fellowships are offered annually by the Levy Economics Institute at Bard College, New York, in association with Christ's College, to provide outstanding young graduates in economics, or related subject areas, with the opportunity for a year's study based at the Institute. The Fellowships may be renewed for a further period of up to one year in appropriate cases.

The Levy Institute has been founded to 'pursue knowledge of economics that will enable nations to enlarge personal freedom, promote justice, and maintain stable economies with full employment and rising standards of living'. It is interested in research on such issues as unemployment, growth, inflation and deflation, developing economies, government spending and tax policies, trade imbalances, capital investment and productivity, business cycles and economic stability, efficiency and fairness, and other questions that concern nations around the world. The Institute offers special encouragement to applicants with research interests that utilize analyses of the macroeconomic determination of profits and the distribution of income, the rate of return on capital, and saving-investment relationships.

It is expected that one award each year will be made at each of the following levels:

(a) for a postgraduate student already engaged on a relevant research project, beyond the Master's degree;
(b) for a more senior worker, at postdoctoral level.

The Fellowships will each provide a substantial stipend ($25,000 at the postgraduate level; $40,000 at the postdoctoral level) together with free housing at Bard College, return fares to the United States, and a payment ($1,500 and $3,000, respectively) for travel within the United States. Selection of the Fellows will be made by a Committee appointed by Christ's College, Cambridge, but candidature is open to all members of the University.

Applications for the 2006-07 Fellowships should be made by 31 March 2006 to the Senior Tutor, Christ's College, Cambridge, CB2 3BU, and should include a full curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of two academic referees, together with a brief account (1,000 words maximum) of the research area that would be pursued during tenure of a Fellowship. Advance applications for awards in 2007-08 will also be considered if submitted by 31 March 2006.


Applications are invited from candidates with an outstanding undergraduate record and who are intending to research in History for a Cambridge Ph.D. degree for a Sir John Plumb Graduate Studentship award tenable at Christ's College from October 2006. This award is offered by Christ's College in association with the Glenfield Trust. The total value of the Studentship could be up to £15,000 plus £1,000 research expenses. It is expected that the successful candidate would normally hold an AHRB or other award as a home student, or at least a fee award as an EU or overseas student, and in that case the Studentship would be a top-up award.

The Studentship is open to graduates of any university. They would be expected to have been awarded First Class Honours or equivalent and to have received their first degree not earlier than 2005. Application forms may be obtained from the Director of Studies in History, Christ's College, Cambridge, CB2 3BU. Completed applications should be returned to be received no later than 1 July 2006.


Christ's College is offering a one-year Research Scholarship in History, designed to support scholars at an early stage of their research career. The Scholarship may be used to support a year of pre-Ph.D. independent study, either before or after an M.Phil Degree in History. Previous Scholars have used the Scholarship for learning a language or mastering an adjacent scholarly field and the Fund Managers will give priority to candidates of this character. However, the Scholarship is also available to provide partial support to candidates for M.Phil. Degrees in the Faculty of History at Cambridge.

The Scholarship is open to graduates of any university. They must have received their first degree by October 2006 and not have graduated earlier than June 2005. Holders of the Scholarship must become members of Christ's College. The Scholarship is currently worth £7,500. It may also pay up to £1,500 as a supplementary allowance for maintenance, research, or fees.

Application forms and further details may be obtained from the Director of Studies in History, Christ's College, Cambridge, CB2 3BU. Completed application forms should be returned to the same address by 1 July 2006.

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Cambridge University Reporter 11 November 2005
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