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Prince Consort and Thirlwall Prize and Fund: Notice

Statutes and Ordinances, 2007, pp. 705 and 843

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

(i) award a prize for a dissertation involving original historical research;
(ii) provide one or more studentships, the holders of which shall devote themselves to original research in history;
(iii) provide small grants in aid of expenses incurred in historical research.

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

Eligibility
Prize

The Prince Consort Prize and Seeley Medal are open to all graduates of the University and to all persons whose names are entered on the Register of Graduate Students, provided that they have not attained the age of thirty years on 31 October 2007 and have not already won the Thirlwall Prize or the Prince Consort Prize.

Studentships

Studentships (one or more) are tenable from 1 October 2007 for one year. A candidate must already be a Ph.D. Student pursuing original research in history. Preference will normally be given to those who have already made substantial progress with their research and are in their second or third year of study. Applications from candidates in their first year of research will not be considered. A Studentship will be tenable for one year in the first instance and may be renewed for a period of one year at a time, subject to a maximum of three years.

Grants

Small grants in aid of expenses incurred in historical research may be awarded to graduates of the University and to Graduate Students. Grants will not be awarded to candidates for the M.Phil. Degree. The Managers will not normally support graduate students in the first year of Ph.D. study, nor will they normally meet requests for maintenance expenses.

Application procedures
Prize

Candidates must send the title of their proposed dissertation, with evidence of their age, to the Registrary (addressed to the Awards Clerk), The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TN, so as to reach him not later than 10 May 2008 for the approval of the Managers. The dissertation, which must not exceed 100,000 words, must be sent in a printed or typewritten form, with a declaration of its length, to the Registrary so as to reach him not later than 31 October 2008.

Studentships

An applicant for a Studentship should write to the Secretary to the Managers of the Prince Consort and Thirlwall Fund, Faculty of History, West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9EF, requesting an application form for a Studentship. Completed applications should be returned to the Secretary by 15 May 2008.

Grants

There is no deadline for the application for grants. All applications for grants should be made using an application form obtainable from the Secretary to the Managers of the Prince Consort Fund. Applications may be submitted at any time in the academical year, but the Managers expect to give consideration to awards in the second half of each term. An application must fully explain the purpose for which the grant is needed and must include a statement of any other sources of assistance to which application has been made. Applicants should arrange for the Secretary to receive two references on their behalf by the following dates for each term: 25 October 2007, 25 January 2008 and 29 May 2008.

Values of awards
Prize

The value of the Prize is £1,500. The Managers have the power to make grants from the Reserve Fund towards the cost of publication of any dissertation for which the Prize has been awarded or any other dissertation, which has been commended by the Adjudicators.

Studentships

The value of a Studentship will be determined by the Managers, after taking into consideration the amount of any other emolument received by the applicant. The maximum value will not exceed the value of an AHRC postgraduate maintenance award.

Grants

Grants do not normally exceed £750.


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Cambridge University Reporter 9 November 2006
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