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Archbishop Cranmer Prize, Studentships, and Grants: Notice

Statutes and Ordinances, 2008, pp. 716 and 758

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

(i) award the Archbishop Cranmer Prize for an essay, the subject of which relates to the intention and result of the changes in doctrine, organization and ritual within the Church of England between the years AD 1500 and 1700; also the bearing of these changes upon the political and economic, the national and international, the literary and social, the religious and home life of the English people;
(ii) elect one or more studentships, the holders of which will either be already engaged in pursuing original research in English ecclesiastical history between 1500 and 1700, or be commencing such research;
(iii) award grants for the furtherance of research in English ecclesiastical history between the years AD 1500 and 1700; also the bearing of these changes upon the political and economic, the national and international, the literary and social, the religious and home life of the English people.

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

Eligibility
Prize

Candidates for the Archbishop Cranmer Prize must be members of the University and of not less than three years' standing from their first degree whether of this or another university at the time of the award.

Studentships

Candidates for the Archbishop Cranmer Studentships, which can be renewed upon application, must either be already engaged in pursuing original research in English ecclesiastical history between 1500 and 1700, or be commencing such research on 1 October 2008 with the intention of being a candidate for the Ph.D. Degree.

Grants

Grants may be awarded to senior members of the University and to Ph.D. Students.

Application procedures
Prize

Candidates must submit the subject of their essay to the Chairman of the Faculty Board of History not later than the Division of the previous term, for the approval of the adjudicators; such approval must be obtained before they are accepted as a candidate.

Candidates must send their essays of not more than 8,000 words in length, to the Registrary (addressed to the Awards Clerk), The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TN, so as to reach him not later than 1 October 2008, and are required to state, generally in a preface of their essay and specifically in notes, the sources from which their information is taken, the extent to which they have availed themselves of the work of others, and the portions of their essays which they claim as original.

Candidates are also required to state in the preface what previous use (if any) has been made of the essay, or of any part of it, and whether it has been published in whole or in part; and Graduate Students are further required to state whether, and, if so, how, its subject appertains to their approved course of research or to work submitted by them for a degree of the University. If a candidate has previously successfully submitted a thesis for a University Prize or for the degree of Ph.D. or M.Litt., he or she must declare that the essay submitted for this Prize is not substantially identical with his or her previous thesis.

Studentships

Application forms for Studentships can be downloaded from the Faculty's website: http://www.hist.cam.ac.uk/pgadmissions/funding/trustfunds.html, or requested from the Accounts Office, Faculty of History, West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9EF. The closing date for the receipt of applications is 23 April 2009. Late applications will not be considered. Applicants should include an outline of his/her current, or proposed programme of doctoral research on a single page of A4. Candidates are asked to indicate the names of their referees on this form and to invite their referees to send letters in support to the Secretary to the Electors of the Archbishop Cranmer fund by 23 April 2009.

In addition an applicant who is not already a Graduate Student in the University of Cambridge should write to the Secretary of the Board of Graduate Studies, 4 Mill Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1RZ, requesting application forms for admission to the University as a Graduate Student.

Grants

Application forms for grants can be downloaded from the Faculty's website: http://www.hist.cam.ac.uk/pgadmissions/funding/trustfunds.html, or requested from the Accounts Office, Faculty of History, West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9EF. Late applications will not be considered. All applications should include an explanation of the purpose for which a grant is needed and must include a statement of any other sources of assistance to which application has been made. An application from a Graduate Student must include the name and address of at least one referee who should be invited to send a supporting letter to the Secretary of the fund as soon as possible and no later than 23 April 2009. Applications for grants should be addressed to the Secretary to the Electors of the Archbishop Cranmer Fund at the Faculty of History, so as not to arrive later than either Michaelmas Term 2008 or 23 April 2009.

Values of awards
Prize

The value of the Prize is £500 and is offered in the Michaelmas Term.

Studentships

The value of the Studentships (one or two) will be up to a maximum of £3,000. Archbishop Cranmer Studentships will be tenable for one academical year in the first instance and may be renewed, following re-application for a period of one year at a time, subject to a maximum of three years.

Grants

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


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Cambridge University Reporter 07 November 2008
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