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Sims Fund and Scholarship: Notice

Statutes and Ordinances, 2008, pp. 716 and 881

Sims Scholarships are awarded for outstanding merit and promise in the subjects of physics and chemistry, mathematics, and medicine, on a rotational basis. The next available Sims Scholarship will be for outstanding merit and promise in any of the subjects covered by the Degree Committee of Mathematics. The Scholarship will be tenable for three years from October 2009 but applications for a Scholarship of shorter duration will also be considered. The annual value is determined by the Managers and is usually comparable with that of a full Research Council award, including College and University fees.

The Scholarship is open to members of the University who have been admitted to a degree of this University. Each candidate must either (a) have been born in Great Britain or Northern Ireland, or (b) be the child of parents who were British subjects at the date of birth. The Degree Committee of Mathematics will interview those candidates whom they consider most deserving of election, and will take into consideration the personal qualifications as well as the academic record of such candidates.

The duty of the Scholar is to pursue a course of research or graduate study under a named Supervisor approved by the Managers. The Scholar must, at the end of each year's tenure of the Scholarship, furnish the Managers with a report certified by the Supervisor. The Scholar must pursue the approved course at an institution in Great Britain approved for the purpose by the Managers, who may, however, give the Scholar leave to work outside Great Britain during part of the tenure of the Scholarship. During tenure of the Scholarship, the Scholar may not, without the permission of the Managers, hold any position of emolument other than a Fellowship, studentship, scholarship, or exhibition at a College.

Applications for the Scholarship should be sent to the Registrary (addressed to the Awards Clerk), The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TN, by 30 April 2009. They must contain an outline of the candidate's proposed research, academic record, and financial position, and must be accompanied by evidence of eligibility for a Scholarship (second paragraph above) and by the names of at least two referees. Not more than two testimonials may also be sent.

The Managers may also be in a position to make grants from the Fund, particularly for a lesser period than three years, to Graduate Students who are ineligible for a Scholarship by reason of not being graduates of this University. Applications for such grants will be considered from students in any of the subjects physics and chemistry, mathematics, and medicine. Applications, with a full statement of the applicant's proposed research, academic record and financial position, and the names of at least two referees, should be sent to the Registrary (addressed to the Awards Clerk), The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TN, by 30 April 2009.

Applicants are reminded that if they hope to study at Cambridge University they must apply in the usual way through the Board of Graduate Studies for admission as Graduate Students of the University.


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Cambridge University Reporter 07 November 2008
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