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Queens' College

The College offers financial support directed towards the educational and research activities of its graduate and research student community through a variety of schemes providing for studentships, bursaries, scholarships, grants and awards. Current details on all awards may be obtained by visiting the Queens' College website at: www.quns.cam.ac.uk

RESEARCH STUDENTSHIPS (ARTS, HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES)

Queens' awards up to two Research Studentships in any field in the above subjects. The Studentships are intended to provide fees-only support, up to a maximum of £10,000 p.a., and are tenable for up to three years. The competition is open to all new graduate students (Home and Overseas) intending to commence research towards a Ph.D. Holders must become members of the College and have indicated Queens' as their first preference in any application to the Board of Graduate Studies. The award of a Studentship is conditional upon being accepted by the relevant University Department (via the Board of Graduate Studies).

RESEARCH STUDENTSHIPS (SCIENCES)

Queens' awards one Research Studentship in any field in the sciences. The Studentship is intended to provide fees-only support up to a maximum value of £1,500 p.a., and are tenable for up to three years. The competition is open to all Home graduate students, intending to commence research towards a Ph.D. Holders must become members of the College and must have indicated Queens' as their first preference in any application to the Board of Graduate Studies. The award of a Studentship is conditional upon being accepted by the relevant University Department (via the Board of Graduate Studies).

THE MARY RYALL STUDENTSHIP (ALL DISCIPLINES)

The Mary Ryall Memorial Trust announces the Mary Ryall Studentship (maximum annual value £8,000 per year for a maximum of three years) for newly-commencing Ph.D. students at Queens'. The Mary Ryall Studentship is intended for Research Students from any country in sub-Saharan Africa, working in any subject. The Trust wishes to make an award to students who, for financial reasons, might not otherwise be able to take up a Cambridge place. Only Ph.D. students who nominated Queens' as their first preference College in their original application are eligible to apply. The award is conditional upon being accepted by the relevant University Faculty or Department and becoming a member of Queens' College.

THE ABBA EBAN SCHOLARSHIP

The College offers one Abba Eban Scholarship (up to £3,000), tenable for a year, for an M.Phil. student in international relations or Oriental Studies within the framework of Middle Eastern studies. The Scholarship is open to all intending M.Phil. students who have nominated Queens' as their first preference College in any application to the Board of Graduate Studies. The award of the Scholarship is conditional upon being accepted by the relevant University Department (via the Board of Graduate Studies).

QUEENS' BURSARIES (ALL DISCIPLINES)

Queens' Bursaries are designed to enable well-qualified graduate students to study at the College and provide financial assistance towards the cost of fees. The bursaries are tenable for any period up to three years and their value is determined according to the individual financial circumstances of applicants. Since they are not designed to be full-fee bursaries, they may be held in conjunction with any other award, grant or studentship. Overseas students who are eligible are expected to apply for University Overseas Student Bursaries and for Overseas Research Student Awards. The College make approximately twenty such awards a year, each ranging up to £1,000 p.a. Application forms are automatically sent to all students who have been accepted by the College. The first step is to submit an application to the Board of Graduate Studies nominating Queens' College as first preference on the application form for graduate admission.

RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS

The College may elect up to two Research Fellows each year. Research Fellowships are tenable for a maximum of three years and are intended to support those at an early stage in their academic career and are normally awarded to candidates who have just completed, or are about to complete, their Ph.D. Candidates must not have completed more than four years of full-time research (including time spent on doctoral research). The competition is open to all Queens' graduates in any discipline and to graduates of other institutions. However, for non-Queens' candidates, the subject areas are restricted and are specified in the advertising for the competition each year.

Research Fellowships may be stipendiary or non-stipendiary. The current stipend is £14,660 (in the first year). Research Fellows are entitled to free accommodation in College and to certain other privileges. They are also able to draw on a small research fund. Interviews take place in November of the academic year prior to that in which the Research Fellowship will commence. Applications close in September/October each year.

The following are available to members of the College only

RESEARCH GRANTS

The College makes small research grants to assist graduate students with travel to conduct archival research, attend professional conferences, and to conduct fieldwork.

MUNRO STUDENTSHIPS

The College may award up to four Munro Studentships each year. The awards are tenable for one year and the competition is open only to Research Students already at the College. There is no restriction on subject or discipline. Munro studentships are normally held in the third year of research at Queens' and carry with them financial award calculated as equivalent of three times the average termly rent of a College room. Munro Students are entitled to High Table meals without charge once per week during term time (and during the long vacation period of residence). They also carry with them a required teaching component which is separately remunerated. Applications are made in April.

BACHELOR SCHOLARSHIPS

Available to graduate students who have completed their undergraduate degree at the College who are proceeding to a higher degree and who have obtained a First Class Honours degree. Students eligible are automatically considered for a Bachelor Scholarship.


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Cambridge University Reporter 11 November 2005
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