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Worts Travelling Scholars Fund: Notice

Statutes and Ordinances, 2005, pp. 700 and 893

Grants from the Worts Travelling Scholars Fund are made annually for the promotion or encouragement of investigations in countries outside Great Britain respecting the religion, learning, law, politics, customs, manners, and rarities, natural or artificial, of those countries, or for purposes of geographical discovery or of antiquarian or scientific research in such countries, subject to any conditions as to publication of the results of investigations which may be laid down at the time of the making of the grant. The amount available for grants in 2006 is approximately £9,000. The General Board will give preference to undergraduates but Graduate Students travelling to non-Commonwealth countries or to Bangladesh, India, or Pakistan will be also be considered. These grants are made to individuals or expeditions on the basis of recommendations and are therefore not transferable.

In order to discourage over-optimistic applications, the Managers of the Fund draw the particular attention of potential applicants to the size of awards which it has been usual for them to offer in recent years which has generally not exceeded £350.

In addition the Managers wish to make known that they do not support the following activities: participation in study programmes or language courses (although a contribution towards the costs of course related work experience abroad may be considered); conferences (either to present a paper or to attend); charitable activities; fieldwork for M.Phil. theses; medical electives; or seeing veterinary practice.

Successful applicants will normally offer both a good academic record and a good project proposal.

Applications must be made on the prescribed form by 1 March 2006; late applications cannot be considered. Copies of the application form may be obtained from the Committee of Grants, 4 Mill Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1RZ, to which address completed forms should be sent. Decisions will be made by the end of Easter Term 2006; successful applications must take up their awards by the end of the 2006-07 academic year. SECTION B


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Cambridge University Reporter 11 November 2005
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