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Ellen McArthur Fund and Prize for Economic History: Notice

Statutes and Ordinances, 2005, pp. 700 and 790

Under the regulations governing the Fund the Managers are empowered to:

(i) invite applications for research studentships; (ii) make grants in aid of research in economic history;
(ii) award the Ellen McArthur Prize.

The Managers give notice that they wish to invite applications for these awards.

EligibilityStudentships

Studentships may be awarded to candidates of outstanding academic attainment who are either already undertaking graduate research in economic history at the University of Cambridge or who are about to begin such research on 1 October 2006.

Grants

Grants may be awarded for research in a subject in economic history, to both senior and to Graduate Students. The Managers will give preference to applications for travel costs but other applications will be considered.

Prize

Any graduate of the University or any person who is registered as a Graduate Student (for example studying for the M.Phil. in Economic and Social History or for a Ph.D.). in the University may submit an entry for the Prize or be considered for the Prize.

Application proceduresStudentships

All applications for Studentships should be made by an application form obtainable from the secretary to the Managers of the Ellen McArthur Fund, Faculty of History, West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9EF. Forms should be returned to the Secretary to the Managers by 16 May 2006.

Grants

All applications for grants should be made using an application form obtainable from the secretary to the Managers of the Ellen McArthur Fund, and should include details of the research project for which support is sought together with a statement of any other source of assistance to which application has been made and the names and addresses of two referees. Candidates should invite one referee to write in support of the application and to reach the Secretary of the Fund by the following dates each term: 31 October 2005, 5 February 2006, 16 May 2006.

Prize

The Ellen McArthur Prize may be awarded for any work on economic history in the form of a completed dissertation or thesis submitted to the Degree Committee of the Faculty of History from the previous academic year. Any entries for the Prize other than completed dissertations and theses should be sent to the secretary to the Managers of the Ellen McArthur Fund, Faculty of History, West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9EF, so as to reach her by 16 May 2006.

Values of awardsStudentships

Not more than three Studentships are awarded. These are tenable from 1 October 2006 for one year (and may be renewed for up to a maximum of three years subject to separate annual applications). The value of the Studentship will be determined by the Managers in the light of circumstances of the successful candidate(s) and will not exceed the value of an ESRC award (University and College Fees at the home or EU rate, plus maintenance allowance).

Grants

The value of the grants are at the discretion of the Managers and will normally be up to, but not exceeding, £1,000.

Prize

The maximum value of the Prize is £500. In addition the Managers may make a grant towards the cost of publication of any work for which a Prize has been awarded, but such grant shall not be paid until the work has been published.


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Cambridge University Reporter 11 November 2005
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