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Ellen McArthur Fund and Prize for Economic History: Notice

Statutes and Ordinances, 2008, pp. 716 and 820

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.

Eligibility
Studentships

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 2008.

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 procedures
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 11 May 2009. Late applications will not be considered. 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.

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 for grants 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 2008, 3 February 2009, and 14 May 2009.

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 academical 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 11 May 2009.

Values of awards
Studentships

Not more than three Studentships are awarded. These are tenable from 1 October 2009 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 07 November 2008
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