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Trinity College

Trinity College offers the following studentships and bursaries.

EXTERNAL RESEARCH STUDENTSHIPS

Graduates of other universities who, at the time of the application, have never been members of the University of Cambridge whether as a graduate student or an undergraduate may be candidates for the External Research Studentships which Trinity College offers every year. A student must be admitted to the University by the Board of Graduate Studies, become a member of Trinity, and intend to be registered as a candidate for the Ph.D. Degree in due course; the student may then hold the Studentship for the normal minimum duration of the course, subject to satisfactory academic progress, and for a maximum of four years in total.

For 2009, eight Studentships may be awarded. Two of these will be attributed to exceptional overseas students in the Natural Sciences and known as the Krishnan-Ang Studentships (see below). Application must also be made to appropriate public bodies for financial support; see website http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/gradstud/funding/aid/overseas.html. Please check the deadline for applications on this website.

A student who has no support from any other source may expect:

(a) to have all approved University and College fees paid on her/his behalf;
(b) to receive an adequate maintenance allowance at a rate determined each year by the College Council and dependent on the current cost of living (for 2008-09 the rate is £11,200 a year); and
(c) if resident overseas, a return travel allowance.

Further details are available on the Graduate admission pages at http://www.trin.cam.ac.uk/admissions/graduates/studentships/.

KRISHNAN-ANG STUDENTSHIPS

In 2009 and 2010, two three-year bursaries, funded by a generous donation from Viswanathan Krishnan (Trinity Matric. 1996) and from Tzo Tze Ang (Trinity Matric. 1997), will be awarded to overseas graduate students in the Natural Sciences.

These bursaries will be equivalent to an External Research Studentship. Candidates should refer to the ERS page at http://www.trin.cam.ac.uk/admissions/graduates/studentships/ and use the application form available at that page.

EASTERN EUROPEAN BURSARIES (ONE-YEAR)

Up to two Bursaries may be awarded each year to citizens of any of the countries which were part of the former USSR or Yugoslavia, as well as Albania and which are not part of the EU, and to citizens of the recent Eastern European members of the European Union.

Additionally, up to two maintenance-only awards may be awarded to citizens of Eastern European countries within the EU.

Applicants for Bursaries should have taken a first-degree course, or equivalent, in their country of origin, and have not yet had a substantial period of study (more than 12 months) outside their own country. The Bursaries are awarded for up to one year and are not renewable. They are intended primarily for students who wish to take a taught postgraduate course in the University of Cambridge, leading to the M.Phil. Degree, the LL.M. Degree, a Diploma or a Certificate. Bursars who wish to stay on to do research for the Ph.D. Degree may compete, towards the end of their year here, for one of Trinity College's Internal Graduate Studentships or for an Eastern European Research Bursary (see below).

Bursars must become members of Trinity College and be accepted by the Board of Graduate Studies for a course in the University. A Bursar who has no support from any other source may expect:

(a) to have all approved University and College fees paid on her/his behalf;
(b) to receive an adequate maintenance allowance. (The rate of the allowance is determined each year by the College Council. For 2008-09 the rate for a twelve-month course is £9,040, while the rates for nine, ten, and eleven-month courses are proportionately less, plus a settling in allowance of £325 for non EU students); and
(c) to receive an allowance covering the cost of travel from the country of origin to the United Kingdom at the commencement of the course and return at the end.

A Bursary does not include a marriage allowance or allowance for dependants.

Applicants should note that a high level of proficiency in the English language is essential for study at Cambridge University. The Board of Graduate Studies will not grant admission to the University without evidence of such proficiency.

Further details and application deadlines are available on the Graduate admission pages at: http://www.trin.cam.ac.uk/admissions/graduates/studentships/.

EASTERN EUROPEAN RESEARCH BURSARIES

The College offers up to two research bursaries from October 2009 to students from Eastern Europe who are currently studying for (or have already obtained) the M.Phil. or similar degree or are pursuing a comparable one-year postgraduate course in Cambridge, and who wish to go on to the Ph.D. Degree, counting their first year so far as possible towards the time required. These Bursaries are restricted to students who would otherwise be unable to finance their studies, and candidates are expected to have applied to all other sources of financial support open to them.

Bursaries are available to citizens of any of the counties which were part of the former USSR or Yugoslavia, as well as Albania and which are not part of the EU, and to citizens of the recent Eastern European members of the European Union. They must not by October 2009 have studied for more than two years in total outside Eastern Europe. An award will be conditional upon the candidate's being accepted by the Board of Graduate Studies. Application must also be made to appropriate public bodies for financial support, see website http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/gradstud/funding/aid/overseas.html/. Please check the deadline for applications on this website.

For students from outside the EU, each Bursary will cover University and College fees and a maintenance allowance (currently £11,200 a year), less any financial support received from elsewhere, for the minimum further period required for a Ph.D. Students from Eastern European countries within the EU will be eligible for maintenance-only awards provided that they are holders of a fees-only award from a Research Council or a Domestic Research Studentship. All awards are subject to satisfactory progress. A student who is not already a member of Trinity College must become a member of the College on taking up the Bursary.

Further details are available on the Graduate admission pages at http://www.trin.cam.ac.uk/admissions/graduates/studentships/.

KNOX STUDENTSHIPS

Up to three Knox Studentships tenable from 1 October 2009 are offered by Trinity College. Only citizens of France are eligible. A Studentship will cover all fees and a maintenance allowance (currently £11,200 a year for those undertaking a Ph.D. and £9,040 for twelve months for those undertaking the M.Phil., adjusted proportionally for courses of lesser duration), reduced by the amount of any grant from public or comparable sources, for which due application must be made. The maximum tenure is three years, depending on the course of study which the applicant wishes to pursue at Cambridge and subject to satisfactory progress. A successful applicant must become a member of Trinity College on taking up the Studentship.

Tenure is conditional upon the elected Student being accepted by the Board of Graduate Studies to read for a Cambridge postgraduate degree or diploma or to undertake an approved course of research (which may be aiming for a qualification at an institution in France). Application forms and a prospectus giving details of the courses on offer are available on the Board of Graduate Studies website at http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/univ/gsprospectus/. The deadline for applications can be as early as 1 January and is 31 January for most one-year courses.

Further details are available on the Graduate admission pages at http://www.trin.cam.ac.uk/admissions/graduates/studentships. Completed application forms must be sent so as to arrive in Trinity College not later than 20 March 2009.

PRE-RESEARCH STUDENTSHIP FOR LINGUISTIC STUDY

Trinity College offers each year up to two Studentships of £11,200 (current rate) together with fees and certain allowances, to enable the holder of an AHRC Studentship or similar award to undertake linguistic study, for one year, in preparation for subsequent research. The Studentships are available only to those whose projected subject of research requires a knowledge of some particularly difficult language, and are intended primarily for students wishing to do research in Asian, East European, African or Latin-American studies. For one of the Studentships preference will be given to candidates who wish to study a Slavonic language.

The award will be conditional upon the candidate obtaining an AHRC or similar major research award, and becoming a member of Trinity College. The Studentship may be held first if the holder has permission to defer the tenure of the research award; in other cases it may be held the year after expiry of the major research award.

Further details are available on the Graduate admission pages at http://www.trin.cam.ac.uk/admissions/graduates/studentships/ and completed application forms must be sent so as to arrive in Trinity College not later than 20 March 2009.

STUDENTSHIPS IN MATHEMATICS (ONE-YEAR)

One-year Studentships are awarded from time to time by Trinity College Council, on the recommendation of the Electors for the External Research Studentships, to Graduates of other universities who wish to undertake research in Mathematics at Cambridge but who are required by the Faculty of Mathematics to take, in the first instance, the course leading to Part III of the Mathematical Tripos and to the Certificate of Advanced Study. On completion of the course for Part III of the Mathematical Tripos, the student will be eligible to compete for an Internal Graduate Studentship at Trinity College in order to undertake research as a candidate for the Ph.D. Degree.

A student who has no support from any other source may expect:

(a) to have the approved University and College Fees for Part III of the Mathematical Tripos paid on her/his behalf,
(b) to receive a discretionary allowance for maintenance for the period of the course (plus a settling in allowance of £325 for Overseas students); in 2008-09 the allowance will be up to £6,780.
(c) if resident overseas, an allowance to cover the cost of travel from the country of origin to the United Kingdom and return.

Further details are available on the Graduate admission pages at http://www.trin.cam.ac.uk/admissions/graduates/studentships/.

RAMANUJAN STUDENTSHIP IN MATHEMATICS

To commemorate the connection between the renowned Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan and Trinity College, the College hopes to award each year a Srinivasa Ramanujan Studentship in the broad field of Pure or Applied Mathematics to an applicant from India hoping to do research for the Ph.D. Degree in Cambridge.

Graduates of Indian universities who have not already begun residence in Cambridge and who hold a First Class Honours degree or its equivalent are eligible to apply. The Ramanujan Student must become a member of Trinity College and must be accepted by the Board of Graduate Studies for study in the University. He/she will normally be expected in the first instance to take the nine-month course leading to the Certificate of Advanced Study in Mathematic (CAS). On successful completion of the course with a Distinction, and acceptance by the Board of Graduate Studies for registration as a candidate for the Ph.D. Degree, the Student will then have her/his award renewed for up to a further three years, subject to satisfactory progress. Exceptionally a Ramanujan Studentship may be awarded for three years of research only, leading to the Ph.D. Degree, and without the requirement to study in the first instance for the CAS.

A Student who has no support from any other source may expect:

(a) to have all approved fees paid on her/his behalf;
(b) to receive an adequate maintenance allowance at a rate determined each year by the College Council (for 2008-09 the rate is £6,780 for the CAS plus a settling in allowance of £325 and £11,200 a year for the Ph.D.);
(c) to receive allowances covering the costs of travel:
(i) from India to the United Kingdom at the commencement of the Studentship,
(ii) return to India after the first nine months,
(iii) if the Studentship is renewed, travel again to the United Kingdom, and
(iv) return to India after completion of the research period.

Applications for the Ramanujan Studentship should be made by submitting a Preliminary Application Form which can be obtained from the Trinity College website http://www.trin.cam.ac.uk/admissions/graduates/studentships/.

ROUSE BALL TRAVELLING STUDENTSHIP IN MATHEMATICS

It is hoped to make an election to the Rouse Ball Travelling Studentship in Mathematics for the academical year 2009-10.

The Studentship is open to any graduate of the University of Cambridge, to any graduate of the University of London (who has studied as an internal student at University College London), and to any person who at the date of the election is either a Graduate Student of the University of Cambridge or a candidate for one of the following: (a) Part III of the Mathematical Tripos; (b) Diploma in Computer Science; or (c) M.Phil. in Statistical Science. This is provided that the candidate shall not have attained the age of twenty-seven on or before 31 December 2008. The Electors have discretion, in accordance with the expressed wish of the founder, to give preference to a member of Trinity College, Cambridge.

The Studentship is for the study of mathematics or the application of mathematics in a university or equivalent institution outside the British Isles. Preference will be given to a candidate who intends to study at a European university. The Studentship is tenable for a year or lesser period although the Studentship is not normally intended solely for attendance at conferences or summer schools. A successful candidate is not eligible for re-election.

The maximum emolument available is £10,000. The amount to be paid to the successful applicant will be decided by the Electors in the light of information supplied by the candidate as to which university the candidate wishes to visit, for how long, and at what estimated cost.

An application, giving the details required as above and particulars of the candidate's qualifications and proposals for study, should be sent to The Senior Tutor, Trinity College, Cambridge, CB2 1TQ, by 1 March 2009.

ZDANOWICH PRIZES FOR POLISH STUDIES

The Council of Trinity College offer annually, under the terms of a bequest by R. W. Zdanowich, one or more Prizes in Polish studies.

All members of the University in statu pupillari, and also all persons who have been approved unconditionally for admission to the University but who have not yet come into residence, are eligible to compete for these Prizes. Prizes will be awarded for essays (or exceptionally for dissertations, publications, or academic work in other forms) on any aspect of Polish studies (including Polish language and literature, history, geography, science, culture, and current affairs). Essays should be between 3,000 and 5,000 words in length and may incorporate work done in preparation for a Tripos Examination or higher degree.

The value of the Prizes will be in the range £100 to £1,000, and will be at the discretion of the Managers of the Zdanowich Trust, whose decision shall be final. There shall be no obligation to award a Prize if, in the Managers' opinion, no entry is of sufficient merit.

Entries should be submitted to The Senior Tutor, Trinity College, Cambridge, CB2 1TQ, not later than 20 October 2009.


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Cambridge University Reporter 07 November 2008
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