Special No 6
Friday 5 November 2010
Fifty-eight Fellowships are to be awarded to women of non-American nationality who hold the equivalent of a US bachelor’s degree by 1 September 2010. Stipends are valued at $18,000 for Master’s and professional degree study, $20,000 for doctoral study, and $30,000 for postdoctoral study. Applications are available at http://www.aauw.org/education/fga/fellowships_grants/international.cfm and must be completed online by 1 December 2010.
To be considered for scholarship funding for study at the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University, qualified candidates must submit to the Johnson School a complete admissions application by 3 January 2011. Interested applicants may apply online at the School’s website at http://www.johnson.cornell.edu/. Interested applicants without access to the internet can request application materials by writing to the Admissions Office, Johnson Graduate School of Management, 111 Sage Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA (tel. 607 255 4526).
The Anglo-Danish Society invites applications from postgraduates of either:
(a)Danish nationality for scholarships tenable at universities or other higher education institutions in the United Kingdom. Candidates’ first degree should be from a Danish university or college; or
(b)British nationality for scholarships tenable at universities or other approved higher education institution in Denmark.
Applicants should either have embarked on postgraduate research leading to a higher degree, or be assured of being able to do so in the academical year indicated above.
In addition to its own scholarships, the Anglo-Danish Society administers the Ove Arup Foundation Scholarship. This is awarded for study subjects related to the ‘built environment’ such as architecture, engineering, mathematics, physics and chemistry.
There are no restrictions as to the subject of study (other than as specified for the Ove Arup Foundation Award).
Scholarships are intended to be only a supplement to students’ other funding and will run for a period of up to six months from the beginning of the academical year indicated or such other date as may be approved. The minimum value is £1,500 per grant.
All applicants are required to submit a budget for their study period and two letters of reference.
Successful applicants will be requested to submit a short report to the Society on the research work undertaken during the period of study and will also be asked to give their permission for the Society to publicise awards.
Application forms are available from the administrator from October 2010, please email email@example.com. Please read the ‘Guidance for students’ which may be found on http://www.anglo-danishsociety.org.uk under the Scholarships section.
The closing date for the return of completed applications is 1 March 2011.
The Anglo-Israel Association awards a limited number of Travel Scholarships to Israel every year, in memory of its founder, the late Brigadier Sir Wyndham Deedes, CMG, DSO. The object of the awards is to enable graduates of British universities and others with special qualifications or interests, who are normally resident in the UK, to make an intensive study of some aspect (sociological, scientific, cultural, economic, etc.) of life in Israel, the study to be in an area in which the applicant is specially qualified or interested and that would be of direct interest to those working in that field in this country.
Scholarships are open to men or women, normally under thirty-five years of age, who have graduated from a British university. Scholars must be of British nationality, who intend to remain resident in the United Kingdom.
Applicants must be free to spend at least six weeks in Israel within twelve months of the date of the award. Scholars must undertake to submit a report, on their project, of approximately 5,000 words within twelve months of the date of return. The Association has a prior right to publish the reports.
Awards are decided by a panel of adjudicators appointed by the Anglo-Israel Association. Candidates who are short-listed may be interviewed in London. The closing date for applications is 31 July annually.
Each Scholarship is worth up to £2,000. This is intended to contribute towards the cost of direct travel to and from Israel and residence in that country for a minimum of six weeks.
Applicants should include in their applications a statement of about 300 words detailing their particular interest in Israel and outlining their projected study, and giving names of individuals and institutions in Israel willing to give advice and assistance. Applications should be submitted together with a relevant letter of recommendation, for example from their university department, by 31 July annually to the Anglo-Israel Association, Wyndham Deedes Memorial Trust Fund, PO Box 47819, London, NW11 7WD (tel. 020 8458 1284). If acknowledgement of receipt is required, a stamped addressed envelope must be enclosed.
Further details and application forms are available at http://www.angloisraelassociation.com/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are several avenues of postgraduate funding available through the AHRC:
Block Grant Partnership Studentships – Awards held and advertised by certain institutions (a list of these institutions is available at http://www.ahrc.ac.uk). Offered under three schemes (Research Preparation Master’s Scheme, Professional Preparation Master’s Scheme, Doctoral Awards Scheme). Open to high calibre students, resident in the UK (full maintenance grant and fees) and EU (fees only). For further information, contact your department directly.
Studentship Competition – Annual competition open to institutions who do not hold a Block Grant Partnership award. Offered under three schemes (Research Preparation Master’s Scheme, Professional Preparation Master’s Scheme, Doctoral Awards Scheme). Open to high calibre students, resident in the UK (full maintenance grant and fees) and EU (fees only). Applications made through the Joint Electronic Submissions (Je-S) system at https://je-s.rcuk.ac.uk. Contact your department to obtain information on their processes.
Doctoral Awards Scheme – Available under Block Grant Partnership Studentships and Studentship Competition. Open to high calibre students, resident in the UK (full maintenance grant and fees) and EU (fees only). Aims to provide support for study leading to a Ph.D.
Research Preparation Master’s Scheme – Available under Block Grant Partnership Studentships and Studentship Competition. Open to high calibre students, resident in the UK (full maintenance grant and fees) and EU (fees only). Aims to allow students to gain a Master’s level qualification explicitly intended to underpin further Ph.D. study.
Professional Preparation Master’s Scheme – Available under Block Grant Partnership Studentships and Studentship Competition. Open to high calibre students, resident in the UK (full maintenance grant and fees) and EU (fees only). Aims to allow students to gain a Master’s level qualification where the course focuses on skills development for professional practice. Awards only available in certain subjects.
Further information is available at http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/Pages/default.aspx.
The Research Grants scheme has three routes of application: standard route; route for speculative research; route for early career researchers. The first three of these routes are intended to support well-defined research projects enabling individual researchers to collaborate with, and bring benefits to, other individuals and organisations through the conduct of research. These routes of the scheme are not intended to support individual scholarship.
Provides salary and associated costs for periods of three to nine months, to enable an individual researcher to work on a specified research project programme. The Fellowship can be used to support a wide range of research activities provided that these lead to significant specified research and other outputs by the end of the Fellowship, including the preparation of publications and other outputs from research conducted prior to the start of the Fellowship. Proposals for full economic costs up to a maximum of £120,000 may be submitted.
The Research Networking Scheme is intended to support forums for the discussion and exchange of ideas on a specified thematic area, issue or problem. The intention is to facilitate interactions between researchers and stakeholders through, for example, a short-term series of workshops, seminars, networking activities, or other events. Proposals for full economic costs up to £30,000 for a period of up to two years may be submitted. An additional threshold of up to £15,000 full economic cost may be sought to cover the costs of any international participants or activities in addition to the £30,000 fEC scheme limit.
Strategic Initiatives address issues of intellectual and wider cultural, social or economic urgency that the Council considers are best supported by concentrated investments.
For more detailed information on schemes, strategic initiatives, and financial arrangements please see the AHRC website at http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/Pages/default.aspx or contact the Arts and Humanities Research Council at Polaris House, North Star Avenue, Swindon, SN2 1FL (tel. 01793 416000, fax 01793 416001).
The Trust was set up in memory of Charlie Bayne (Trinity, 1985–89) to provide financial assistance to students with disability who plan to travel abroad or within the United Kingdom for educational purposes (as widely interpreted). The Trust is intended to assist students who face extra costs in travelling as a result of their disability.
The Trustees may award grants up to £500 a person, and will take into account, where necessary, the travel costs of accompanying carers. The awards are open to undergraduates and postgraduates of the University of Cambridge and Anglia Ruskin University.
Further details and application forms are obtainable from the Disability Resource Centre, Keynes House, Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1QA or at http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/univ/disability/students/finance/funding/cbt.html. Application forms should be returned by 11 May 2011. Please note that no requests to support travel taking place before this date will be accepted.
Applications are invited for the following awards:
A generous bequest funds a Fellowship (up to £4,000) and a Scholarship (up to £1,500) for research on the bibliographical or book-historical study of the printed book in the hand-press period (to c.1830). Applicants should be established scholars in the field, either university-based or independent.
Major Grants (several awards of up to £2,000 each) support bibliographical research, e.g. book history, textual transmission, publishing, printing, bookbinding, book ownership, and book collecting.
All of the above awards are intended to assist with immediate research needs, such as travelling expenses, and longer-term support, for example prolonged visits to libraries and archives. Part of the Pantzer Fellowship may be used to pay for teaching cover. There are no restrictions on applicants’ age or nationality.
Applications for all of the above awards must be received by 15 January 2011.
The Society also accepts applications throughout the year for Minor Grants (£50–£200) and for Subventions (up to £250) for conference organizers.
Application forms and Guidelines for Applicants for all of the above awards may be found at http://www.bibsoc.org.uk.
The Fund was set up in response to a particular need identified for students with severe physical disabilities by the Bridget’s Trust. It complements the other work of the Trust in providing support to students with a disability.
The Last Resort Fund considers applications for grants towards services or equipment required by students in Cambridge, where this supports their academic study, either directly or indirectly. Applications will normally only be considered when all other avenues of possible funding have been explored and refused.
The primary focus of the Fund is on one-off grants to students who are faced with unexpected or unforeseeable situations.
Further details and application forms are available from the Administrator, Bridget’s Trust, Tennis Court Road, Cambridge, CB2 1QF.
The British Academy offers grants for post-doctoral research in the humanities and the social sciences.
Grants are available to assist with direct research costs, attendance at conferences, and international collaborative programmes; and to provide research leave/teaching replacement and first academic appointment. Details of awards can be found on the Academy’s website at http://www.britac.ac.uk/.
The British Chamber of Commerce in Germany Charitable Foundation is offering a limited number of Scholarships of varying amounts for graduate or undergraduate students of British nationality, who have been or anticipate being accepted at a German university for the academical year 2011–12. Applicants should be undertaking full-time courses of study at German universities leading to degrees, diplomas or equivalent qualifications. Research students are also eligible. Students who frequent courses leading to A-level may apply as well.
Application forms and further information can be obtained from the BCCG Foundation website at http://www.bccg.de/ or by contacting the Foundation via email: email@example.com. Application forms should be submitted (with a scanned photo) between 1 May and 30 June 2011 via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Address for applications which are not sent by email is: BCCG Foundation, Ms Ingrid Glatow, Am Eisenbrand 16, 40667 Meerbusch/ Germany.
BFWG offers awards for academic excellence to only women research students entering into their final year of study towards a Ph.D. The annual competition for students of any nationality studying in Great Britain runs from the end of November to early April the following year. Full details may be downloaded from their website at http://www.bfwg.org.uk/. Hard copy details are available from BFWG, 4 Mandeville Courtyard, 142 Battersea Park Road, London, SW11 4NB, on receipt of a stamped addressed envelope (C5 size). Awards are also offered annually by member affiliations of the International Federation of University Women (America, Australia, and Japan, etc.) and tri-annually by IFUW itself. Visit http://www.ifuw.org/ for details. Membership to both BFWG and IFUW is open to graduates.
The Cambridge Historical Society exists to promote historical study, research, and discussion in Cambridge and to make public the results of any research undertaken or sponsored by the Society. The Committee of the Society invite applications for grants for the furtherance of these objectives from Graduate Students who are registered or intending to become registered for the Ph.D. or M.Litt. Degree. As available funds are limited, grants can only be few and on a modest scale, e.g. in recent years a grant to an individual applicant has rarely exceeded £100.
Application forms for grants can be downloaded from the Faculty’s website at http://www.hist.cam.ac.uk/funding/summary-guide.html, or requested from the Accounts Office, Faculty of History, West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9EF. Applications must be with reference to specific expenses incurred in research and should include details of the research project for which support is sought and a statement of any other source of assistance to which application has been made. Graduate Students must also give in their applications the name and address of at least one referee. Application forms should be emailed to the Accounts Office at email@example.com, to arrive not later than 21 January 2011.
The Cambridge India Partnership invites applications for grants in support of co-operative and collaborative activities that would contribute to furthering its mission. Grants will normally be made to contribute towards travel and subsistence expenses of graduate and undergraduate students, post-doctoral and early-career researchers or other academic faculty to spend time in India in activities which enable two-way exchange of people and ideas at every academic level. All applications must be made on the application form which may be downloaded from http://www.cambridge-india.org/funding/cambridge.html. Full information and conditions are listed in detail on this site.
(Registered Charity No. 291310)
The CPES Trust was established in 1985 by the Cambridge Political Economy Society (which produces The Cambridge Journal of Economics, The Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society and Contributions to Political Economy). Its stated aims are (i) to advance the education of the public in political economy and related matters, and (ii) to promote research in matters pertaining to political economy and to publish the useful results of such research. The Trustees interpret this to include all studies within the social sciences that are germane to economics, and applications are welcomed from other Faculties.
Please note that this scholarship is not being awarded in 2011.
Supplementary grants are made by the Trustees in (i) cases where a modest grant will enable a research student registered for the Ph.D. Degree to complete a Ph.D. dissertation or (ii) cases where a small grant may help the procurement of funds from elsewhere. Although all eligible students may apply, priority is normally given to those nearing the end of their studies. The current deadlines for applications for supplementary funding are 1 January and 1 July. The Trustees wish to use their funds to support as many students as possible, and therefore expect all candidates who are eligible for public funding (including ESRC Studentships) to have made such applications.
The Trustees may make up to six grants annually, to a maximum of £1,000 each. These grants are only for eligible research students who can show that they are in immediate and unanticipated financial need. There is no deadline. Applicants should demonstrate that they have exhausted all other funding possibilities and have no other means of meeting the expenses for which they are applying.
Application forms for supplementary Funding and for Emergency Funding may be obtained by email firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications should be made by email if at all possible.
The John Carter Brown Library, an independently funded and administered institution for advanced research in history and the humanities, located in the campus of Brown University, Providence, RI, USA, will award approximately thirty Research Fellowships for the year 1 June 2011 to 31 May 2012. Sponsorship of research at the John Carter Brown Library is reserved exclusively for scholars whose work is centred on the colonial history of the Americas, North and South, including all aspects of the European, African, and Native American involvement. Fellowships are of two types:
(a)Short-term John Carter Brown Library Fellowships are available for periods of two to four months and carry a stipend of $2,000 per month. These Fellowships are open to American and foreign nationals who are engaged in pre- or post-doctoral, or independent, research. Graduate Students must have passed their preliminary or general examinations at the time of application. A few Fellowships without stipend will be offered every year to highly qualified applicants. Scholars interested in this option must go through the normal application procedure.
(b)The Library will also receive applications for Long-term Fellowships, several of which are funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), an independent agency of the US Federal Government, and by the Andrew M. Mellon Foundation. Long-term Fellowships are for four to nine months with a stipend of $4,000 per month. The term for these Fellowships will typically begin between 1 June and 15 July or between 15 January and 15 March. Applicants for NEH Long-term Fellowships must be American citizens or have been resident in the United States for the three years immediately preceding the application deadline. Graduate Students are not eligible for Long-term Fellowships.
Recipients of all Fellowships are expected to relocate to Providence and to be in continuous residence at the John Carter Brown Library for the entire term of the award. Applications for all Fellowships will be evaluated by independent academic committees. Fellowships will be awarded on the basis of the applicant’s scholarly qualifications, the merits and significance of the project, and the particular need that the holdings of the John Carter Brown Library will fill in the development of the project.
Application forms may be downloaded from the Research and Fellowships link or request application forms from the Director, John Carter Brown Library, Box 1894, Providence, RI 02912, USA. The deadline for mailing application materials is 7 January 2011. Envelopes must be postmarked no later than this date.
The Joseph Hodges Choate Memorial Fellowship at Harvard University was established in 1919 by members of the Harvard Club of New York City in memory of Joseph Hodges Choate. It is awarded each year by Harvard University on the recommendation of the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, for study in any Department of Harvard University. In making the appointment, however, Harvard University will give heavy preference to candidates who wish to study one of the fields covered by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences for one year without being registered for a Harvard degree. The successful candidate will be required to register as a Special Student in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences: the appropriate application forms will be supplied by Harvard to the successful candidate.
In practice, only candidates from the University of Cambridge are eligible. Under the terms of the trust the Vice-Chancellor of Cambridge may only recommend a candidate from another university if there is no suitable candidate at all from Cambridge. Because of the number of Cambridge candidates each year there is unlikely to be an occasion on which it is open to the Vice-Chancellor to recommend a candidate from a university other than Cambridge. A candidate who is a member of the University of Cambridge must be either (a) a Cambridge B.A., of not more than three years’ standing from the time of taking the degree, or (b) a Cambridge undergraduate of not more than four years’ standing from the date of matriculation. Candidates must be of British nationality.
Candidates should normally hold, or be likely to achieve, a first class or very good second class degree. However, personal and social qualities are also taken into account in filling the Fellowship.
The Fellowship is held for one year, and is not renewable.
The Fellowship covers tuition and health insurance fees, and provides a stipend of US $23,000 (provisional). The Fellow will be expected to pay for her/his room and board in the Choate Suite at Winthrop House directly, and he/she will also be responsible for the income tax which will be levied against the stipend. The cost of transatlantic travel is met by the Fellow.
Application forms for the Fellowship may be obtained from the Secretariat, University Offices. One blank copy of the form is supplied. Candidates must return that copy completed together with two good photocopies of the completed form. They must be returned to the Administrative Secretary (addressed to the Awards Clerk), The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TN, by 1 February 2011.
Entente Cordiale one-year Scholarships are awarded to British postgraduates in arts, humanities, business, and sciences. Candidates should be able to study in French. The Scholarship covers allowance for maintenance (Paris: £8,000; outside Paris: £7,500); registration and study fees; and student support services. Information on this Scholarship is available at http://www.francealacarte.org.uk/. The deadline for applications is 11 March 2011.
The Corbridge Trust is administered by Robinson College in the University of Cambridge. It aims to promote academic exchanges between Polish and British universities. Awards are made to help Polish scholars pursue their academic interests or complete a research project during their visit to a British university, and in particular to the University of Cambridge. Awards are also available to assist British scholars to visit Poland. The awards will generally cover the whole or part of accommodation costs, meals, and other incidental expenses for the period of the visit, and travel expenses equivalent to the cost of one return airfare between the UK and Poland. Visits may be considered for periods of up to twelve months in exceptional cases, but shorter periods are more common and more likely to receive funding. There are no restrictions with respect to the candidate’s age or academic discipline. Further details are available from the Director of the Clifford and Mary Corbridge Trust, Dr Barbara Polityñska, Wydzial Pedagogiki I Psychologii, Uniwersytet w Bialymstoku, ul. Świerkowa 20, 15–328 Bialystok, Poland (or via email to email@example.com). Further information is also available on the Trust’s website at http://www.robinson.cam.ac.uk/proxyadmissions/corbridge.php.
The Council for British Research in the Levant (CBRL) is the British Academy sponsored society for research into the humanities and social sciences in the modern countries of the Levant, closely related to the former Bilad el-Sham.
The CBRL usually has funds each year to support research in the humanities and social science subjects relating to the countries of the Levant. Priority is given to research that falls within CBRL’s research strategy.
Pilot Study Awards: These are intended to enable postdoctoral scholars to undertake initial exploratory work or a feasibility study as a preliminary to making applications for major funding to a Research Council, the British Academy or another body. Awards may be used to cover travel, round tables, seminars, or initial exploratory fieldwork and research. In addition, CBRL may assist such feasibility studies through the provision of its facilities and in establishing local contacts. To be eligible under this scheme, a project must involve an element of travel to (or from) the Middle East. Number varies, offered annually; value up to £7,500, closing date 1 December. Applicants should normally be either a British citizen or ordinarily resident in the UK.
Travel Grants: To cover costs of travel and subsistence of students, academics and researchers undertaking reconnaissance tours or smaller research projects in the countries of the Levant. Number varies, offered annually, value up to £800, closing date 15 January. Applicants should normally be either a British Citizen or ordinarily resident in the UK, or registered on a full-time degree at a UK university.
Visiting Research Fellowships: To enable established scholars and doctoral students to spend a period of between three and nine months in the Levant, to include a minimum period of one month based at the British Institute in Amman or the Kenyon Institute in Jerusalem, in order to undertake research on the countries of the Levant. Number varies, offered annually, closing date 15 January. Applicants should normally be either a British Citizen or ordinarily resident in the UK, or registered on a full-time doctoral degree in a UK university.
Further details of the grant schemes available in 2011–12 may be obtained from http://www.cbrl.org.uk/ or from the UK Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org. The final date for submission of applications for Pilot Study Awards should reach the UK Secretary no later than 1 December 2010. The closing date for Travel Grants and Visiting Research Fellowships is 15 January 2011.
The Director of the British Institute, PO Box 519, Jubeiha 11941, Amman, Jordan (email email@example.com) may be able to give advice on proposed research in Cyprus, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon, but cannot act as referee.
The Director of the Kenyon Institute, PO Box 19283, 91192 Jerusalem (email firstname.lastname@example.org) may be able to give advice on proposed research in Israel and Palestine, but cannot act as referee.
The Croucher Foundation of Hong Kong proposes to make a limited number of awards for research in the fields of Natural Science, Technology, and Medicine, at doctoral and postdoctoral levels outside Hong Kong to persons of outstanding merit and promise, tenable from 1 October 2010. The Scholarships and Fellowships are only available to permanent residents of Hong Kong.
Further information can be obtained from the Foundation’s website at http://www.croucher.org.hk/ in late September 2010. Starting from 2010, all applications should be submitted to the Foundation online. For the 2011–12 selection exercise, applications should be submitted by 5 p.m. (Hong Kong time) on 15 November 2010.
The Scholarship is open to a registered Graduate Student of any College who is pursuing a course of research in the area of development economics. In considering students for the award of the Scholarship, the Awarders are required to have regard to their financial need and also to their academic merit. A Scholarship is tenable for one year and a Scholar is eligible for re-election. The award may be used either to support expenses in Cambridge, or for fieldwork expenses elsewhere. The present value of the award is up to a maximum of £500.
Anyone who wishes to have further information about the Scholarship should contact the Tutor for Advanced Students, Churchill College, Cambridge (email TAS@chu.cam.ac.uk). Completed applications should reach him by 1 December 2010.
A unique 19-month programme of language study, work placement, and homestay in Japan.
Daiwa Scholarships offer young and talented UK citizens with strong leadership potential the opportunity to acquire Japanese language skills, and to access expertise and knowledge relevant to their career goals. No previous experience of Japan or Japanese is necessary.
Since 1991, 123 graduates from 38 universities and 22 different subject areas – from engineering to politics and from fine art to law – have benefited from the Daiwa Scholarships. They are provided by the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, a UK charity that supports links between Britain and Japan, to encourage better understanding between both countries.
All Daiwa Scholars undertake intensive Japanese language study in Tokyo. They are expected to reach an upper-intermediate level of language ability and are required to sit Level N2 of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) whilst in Japan.
Daiwa Scholars spend one month with a family outside Tokyo at the end of the first year to improve their language ability and enhance their understanding of Japan.
The Foundation arranges individual work placements appropriate to each Daiwa Scholar’s career goals. Previous Daiwa Scholars have been based at organizations including government bodies, NGOs, universities, think-tanks, media companies, architecture practices, and law firms.
Candidates MUST be:
(1) able to provide proof of their British citizenship
(2) aged between 21 and 35 years of age.
Candidates SHOULD be:
(1) graduates or due to graduate by September 2011
(2) equipped with a strong degree in any subject* OR individuals with a strong record of achievement in their field
(3) in possession of clear career objectives and a commitment to furthering UK-Japan links.
(*Single honours graduates in Japanese Studies are not eligible to apply for Daiwa Scholarships but may wish to apply for support through the Foundation’s grant schemes. Visit http://www.dajf.org.uk/grants/ for further details).
Daiwa Scholarships 2011 will be awarded in March 2011 to start in September 2011 and finish in March 2013.
Further information, including full eligibility requirements and an application pack, is available from http://www.dajf.org.uk/scholarships/. The closing date for applications is 2 December 2010.
The Lady Davis Fellowship Trust offers Fellowships to Visiting Professors, postdoctoral researchers, and doctoral students at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and at the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa.
Over the past 25 years nearly 1,400 distinguished scholars have spent from three months to one year at these institutions with Fellowships provided by the Trust – developing research networks, teaching, and enjoying a young, world-class academic environment in a fascinating country.
We offer excellent scholars of any age, in any field, and from any region the opportunity to participate in this unique program. Please consult our website at http://ldft.huji.ac.il/ or contact the Hebrew University, Givat Ram, Jerusalem 91904, Israel (tel. 972 2 651 2306, fax 972 2 566 3848, email email@example.com).
The Society will make awards up to the total value of £1,250 in the year 2011 to one or more first- or second-year undergraduates whose homes are in Devon in support of projects at home or abroad.
These projects may be, but do not have to be, connected with their studies at Cambridge. Please send the following information to the Honorary Treasurer, Prof. J. C. R. Turner, Farfield, Church Stile, Exminster, Exeter, EX6 8DF (email firstname.lastname@example.org) before 1 March 2011.
Name, addresses in Devon and in Cambridge must be provided along with a description of the project, with letter from your Director of Studies in support. Also give indications of costings, and approaches for other support.
In recognition of the additional support costs incurred by disabled students in pursuing their course of study, a bursary fund has been set up to help offset these additional costs.
The Disabled Students Bursary Fund considers applications for grants towards services or equipment required by students, both undergraduate and postgraduate, at the University of Cambridge, where this supports their academic study, either directly or indirectly. The Trustees meet twice a term to consider applications during division of term and at the end of term.
The primary focus of the fund is on one-off grants to students who are faced with additional costs that are not possible to fund through other channels, for example the Disabled Students’ Allowance.
For further information and an application form, please contact the Disability Resource Centre at email@example.com or visit http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/univ/disability/students/finance/funding/bursary.html.
The Foundation was founded in 1959 by George Drexler, a successful businessman, to provide financial assistance to individuals for the purposes of the advancement of education.
The Foundation wishes to assist gifted or talented students in developing their individual skills or supporting projects, particularly those students in medical education (NOT medical electives).
For further information and an application form, please contact Nicola Extance-Vaughan, Administrator, The George Drexler Foundation, 35–43 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3PE (tel. 020 7869 6086, email firstname.lastname@example.org).
It is a strict requirement of the Foundation that a link with commerce must be established for an application to be considered. To qualify, either the applicant, the applicant’s parents or grandparents must have owned a commercial business (not including professional people i.e. doctors, accountants, architects, solicitors, etc). Closing date: 30 April 2011.
Approximately 12 to 16 scholarships intended as a contribution towards maintenance and tuition fees, up to $25,000, are available for the first academic year of postgraduate-level study or research in any subject. Closing date: May 2011.
Three to five awards covering tuition fees only (one scholarship of $40,000, two scholarships of $20,000, two scholarships of $10,000) are offered for the first academic year of an M.B.A. at Harvard Business School. Candidates must be able to demonstrate financial need. Closing date: April 2011.
One award, made in memory of the great trans-Atlantic commentator Alistair Cooke, will be made for up to $25,000 for the first year of a postgraduate-level course in Journalism or in a specialist subject leading to a career in Journalism at a US university of the candidate’s choice. Closing date: May 2011.
This award enables a senior or junior lecturer to spend ten months at Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri. The successful candidate will receive a grant of approximately $52,500 together with economy round-trip travel for him or herself and up to four accompanying dependants. Closing date: May 2011.
Approximately two to five awards of $3,700 monthly instalments are offered to academics or professionals to facilitate research and/or lecturing for a period of three to ten months. Candidates must have an invitation from a leading US institution. Closing date: May 2011.
One award in conjunction with Diabetes UK is offered at a US institution in support of research into the clinical or biomedical aspects of diabetes, or the social or economic issues faced by people with diabetes. Applicants must hold or expect to receive a Ph.D. in a relevant area before departure to the US. Closing date: May 2011.
Grants are offered to EU citizens to undertake lecturing, study and/or research on EU affairs, EU integration or EU-US relations for three to ten months at a US institution. Two to four Grants for University Lecturing are awarded and eleven to thirteen Grants for Graduate Study, Pre-Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Research are awarded. Grantees receive up to a maximum of €30,000. Benefits also include health insurance, visa processing and participation in Fulbright Scholar events.
A five-week cultural and academic programme for students held at two US universities, Drexel University and Bentley University. Students must have no more than two years of university study. The summer institute will cover all participant costs. Closing date: March 2011.
A five-week programme held at Eastern Washington University for those focusing their studies on Education. The summer institute will cover all participant costs. Closing date: March 2011.
A five-week cultural and academic programme for undergraduate students held at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. The Summer Institute will cover all participant costs. Applicants must be undergraduate students in biology, geography, environmental science, physics, chemistry, politics and policy studies, engineering, or urban planning. Closing date: March 2011.
A four-week programme, which has been devised by the US Embassy in London in collaboration with New York University, aims to enrich the next generation of American Studies professionals in the UK with knowledge of the United States. The US Embassy in London will cover all participant costs. Applicants must possess a first degree in American Studies from a UK university and must be actively studying, teaching or researching in the field of American Studies at the moment. Closing date: April 2011.
Information about one-year grants for postgraduate students, research grants for Ph.D. students and junior researchers, group study visits for undergraduate or postgraduate students, scholarships for university summer courses for undergraduates as well as general information on study and research in Germany.
German Academic Exchange Service, 34 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X 8QB (tel. 020 7235 1736, fax 020 7235 9602, email email@example.com, website at http://london.daad.de/).
The German Academic Exchange Service has offered one University of Cambridge Kurt Hahn Trust Scholarship for the academical year 2011–12. The Scholarship will normally be awarded to an outstanding postgraduate student or an undergraduate student at present in his or her final year, of British nationality, who wishes to spend a year in the Republic of Germany on a full course of study or independent research at a university or technical university. The scholarship will comprise €750 per month for students working towards a Masters degree and €1,000 per month for students working towards a Ph.D. and undertaking postdoctoral research. Successful scholars will also be entitled to an award towards travel costs. Candidates should have a good working knowledge of the German language. Further support for a specialized German language course can be made available as an additional part of the Scholarship. The detailed provisions of the Scholarship can be obtained from http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/ieo/hahn/ or the Secretary of the Kurt Hahn Trust, Fitzwilliam House, 32 Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1QY (email firstname.lastname@example.org). The closing date for receipt of applications is 1 February 2011.
The Trustees of the Kurt Hahn Trust offer annual awards in the region of £550 towards expenses on courses in Germany designed to improve a student’s knowledge of the German language and German culture and institutions. Applicants for these grants must be members of the University of Cambridge: either as undergraduate or Graduate Students. Students of German in the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages are not eligible. Preference will be given to applicants who have British nationality. Academic merit will not be the only consideration: evidence of more than usual enterprise, breadth of interest, and social awareness will also be considered. Applicants should ask their College Tutor and a Faculty member for references to certify that the award would be of benefit to their academic work. Application forms may be obtained from http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/ieo/hahn/ or the Secretary of the Kurt Hahn Trust, Fitzwilliam House, 32 Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1QY, to whom applications and references should be sent by 11 March 2011.
The Trustees of the Kurt Hahn Trust invite applications for Kurt Hahn Scholarships for the academical year 2011–12. The Scholarships are intended to assist students of German nationality to pursue graduate studies at the University of Cambridge and scholars should be based in Cambridge for the majority of the academic year. Scholars, if not already members of the University, will be required to become so before 30 November 2011, and will be required to become a candidate for a Cambridge degree or to carry out approved research as part of a degree of their home university. Candidates should note that the Board of Graduate Studies’ usual deadline for applications for a research degree is 31 March in any year.
The Scholarships are tenable for one year only and are not renewable. The value will depend on the financial circumstances of the Scholar, but will be in the region of £2,000 and will not cover the cost of University or College fees: the Scholarships are intended to be a contribution towards maintenance costs. Academic merit will not be the only consideration: evidence of more than usual enterprise, breadth of interest, and social awareness will also be considered.
Application forms may be obtained from the Secretary of the Kurt Hahn Trust, Fitzwilliam House, 32 Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1QY (email email@example.com), to whom applications, together with two references, should be sent by 11 March 2011.
These scholarships have been established by the Hamburg-based Alfred Toepfer Stiftung FVS which wishes to reciprocate the Rhodes Scholarships to Oxford from Germany. The aim of the Foundation is to promote closer Anglo-German links within a European context. Two scholarships are offered each to either graduate or undergraduate (final year) students at the Universities of Oxford or Cambridge.
The scholarships may be held at any academic institution in Germany, and are tenable for one or two years. The successful candidates must undertake research at doctoral or postdoctoral level, or give evidence of a workable project not connected to a research degree; it would also be possible to obtain a German degree.
The current value of the scholarship is approximately €15,000 a year, although travel expenses will also be covered. The scholarship is open to members of either Oxford or Cambridge Universities who have lived in the UK (including for educational purposes) for a minimum of one year prior to taking up the scholarship, and who have either completed all the examinations required for the B.A. Degree, or have embarked on a course of postgraduate study at either university. Applicants must be under 30 years of age on 1 October 2011.
Sufficient knowledge of the German language is desirable, but candidates who do not have a good knowledge of German are expected to attend a language course in Germany, run by the DAAD or Goethe Institute prior to university entry.
The application form may be downloaded during Michaelmas Term from the University of Oxford’s website at http://www.ox.ac.uk/feesandfunding/graduates/internationalopportunities/german/hanseatic/.
Interviews for short-listed candidates will take place in Oxford on 14 March 2011. Students unable to attend the interviews on this date need not apply.
Complete applications including references must be sent to Hanseatic Scholarships, University of Oxford, Examination Schools, 75–81 High Street, Oxford, OX1 4BG, to arrive by 4 February 2011.
For further information please visit http://toepfer-fvs.de/index.php?id=38&L=0.
The Trust makes awards (normally in the range £100 to £750) to members of the University of Cambridge (of either gender), who are of actual or potential sporting excellence, and who have a need for financial support in that regard. The current annual budget for awards is approximately £23,000.
Applications should be submitted in writing to the Trust by the division of the Lent Term in each year at 18 Portugal Place, Cambridge, CB5 8AF (or by email firstname.lastname@example.org). There is no application form, but applications must be supported in writing (or by email) as to need by an applicant’s Senior Tutor, or Tutor.
Prospective candidates are to be doctoral students from Canada, the United Kingdom or the United States who are pursuing or wish to pursue studies in business administration, economics or related fields at the Hebrew University.
The J. David Blazouske Memorial Fellowship includes full tuition, a grant for travel, and a living stipend not to exceed $1,000 a month. The Hebrew University’s Academic Committee will select the recipients from among the candidates and allocate the stipends.
To apply, please send a curriculum vitae, a complete record of studies, two letters of recommendation (in envelopes sealed by the signatories), and proposal for a doctoral thesis to the Associate Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Mount Scopus, 91905, Jerusalem, Israel. Applications should reach the Associate Dean no later than 3 June 2011.
The Trustees of the Charles and Julia Henry Fund expect to offer two Henry Fellowships for the academical year 2011–12, one at Harvard University and one at Yale University, and to select candidates for nomination to two Procter Fellowships at Princeton University tenable for the academical year 2011–12.
1 February 2011 Closing date for receipt of application forms (from candidates) and referees’ reports (from referees).
16 February 2011 (provisional) Short-listed candidates invited for interview by letter.
24 February or 3 March 2011 (provisional) Interviews of short-listed candidates.
3 or 10 March 2011 (provisional) Candidates notified of decisions by letter.
There is a single competition covering all awards. Candidates must submit nine copies of the application form. One blank copy of the form is supplied. Candidates must return that copy completed and eight good photocopies of the completed form by 1 February 2011. Candidates must ensure that each copy of their application is easily legible; type or use black ink. Three referees’ report forms will be also be supplied with each application form. Candidates are asked to complete Part A of each referee’s form and send a copy direct to each referee, with a request that the completed form should then be sent by the referee direct to the Secretary of the Henry Trustees, the Secretariat, University Offices, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TN, by 1 February 2011. It may not be possible for reports returned later than this to be taken into account in short-listing.
Before applying for one or both of these awards you should satisfy yourself that you are eligible for the Fellowships concerned.
The Henry Fund was founded by the Will of the late Julia Lady Henry ‘in the earnest hope and desire of cementing the bonds of friendship between the British Empire and the United States’ to provide Fellowships for British subjects at Harvard and Yale Universities and for American citizens at Oxford and Cambridge Universities.
The Fellowships are open to men and women and are not renewable. Henry Fellows are not normally candidates for a degree of the American university. The Fellowships consist of an assured place for which separate application is unnecessary (unless a candidate for a degree, in which case you must have applied direct for admission), a maintenance grant, tuition fees for the course of study approved by the Trustees, health insurance, and a grant towards the cost of travel. In 2010–11 the maintenance grant is $31,750 and the travel grant is £2,500. These amounts are reviewed annually. The maintenance grant is paid in instalments.
Candidates must be citizens of a Commonwealth country or the Republic of Ireland and must be either (a) undergraduates of a UK university who have completed at least two years undergraduate work on 1 January 2011 or (b) graduates of a UK university who are in their first year of postgraduate study in a UK university in the academical year 2010–11.
While a very high academic standard will be required of successful candidates, the Trustees also attach importance to other attainments and personal qualities relevant to the Founder’s intentions. Candidates must produce evidence of character and intellectual ability, and must also submit a definite scheme of study or research to be carried out at the American universities. The Trustees must be satisfied that the proposed work falls within ordinary university facilities. The choice of the subject of study to be undertaken by the Fellow can be regarded as unrestricted, provided the scheme of work meets with the approval of the Trustees and that of the American university.
The Fellow will report on arrival to a representative of the American Trustees at Harvard or Yale, who will act in an advisory capacity throughout the tenure of the Fellowship. Such emergency matters as a possible change of work or leave of absence will be at the American Trustees’ discretion. The American university may naturally exercise its right to expel a Fellow in the case of grave misconduct. Such expulsion would terminate the Fellowship.
The Trustees will only consider candidates prepared to give their whole time to the objects of the Fellowships which include study, social activities with fellow students, and travel within the United States. Fellows are also required to undertake to return to the British Isles (or some part of the Commonwealth) at the expiration of their term of tenure. This condition may be waived or modified in a special case.
Procter Fellowships are awards of Princeton University. Candidates are nominated to the authorities of Princeton University by the Vice-Chancellors of Oxford or Cambridge Universities, who act on the recommendation of the Henry Trustees. The final appointment is made by Princeton University, after review and approval by the appropriate academic Department of the University.
Procter Fellowships are open to men and women. Candidates must be Commonwealth citizens; must by the time of taking up their Fellowships have taken at least the B.A. Degree or its equivalent at any university in the United Kingdom with first class honours in the final examinations; and must be certified as of ‘good health, high character, excellent education in distinctively liberal studies, and exceptional scholarly power’. Preference is normally given to candidates who would be in their second or third year of postgraduate research when, if elected, they take up their Fellowship.
The Fellowship is normally tenable for one year as a visiting award, but provision also exists exceptionally for a Fellow to be nominated for admission to a Ph.D. programme at Princeton. Candidates who wish to be considered by the Henry Trustees for nomination for the Ph.D. programme should state so on the application form.
Fellows reside in the Graduate College at Princeton, and will be required to devote themselves to advanced study and investigation in ‘a branch of subjects of one of the Liberal Arts and Sciences, exclusive of professional, technical, or commercial subjects’. During the tenure of the Fellowship a Fellow must not engage in teaching or in any other remunerative work. The emolument of the Fellowship consists of a stipend expected to be not less than $21,000 (for ten months), full tuition and required fees paid by Princeton University. The stipend amount is reviewed annually by the Graduate School. Room and board charges at the Graduate College are deducted from the stipend (which is paid by the University in ten monthly instalments). US federal income tax is deducted from the stipend, and in some circumstances may be payable on tuition.
Candidates for both Henry Fellowships and Proctor Fellowships are interviewed on the same occasion. Interviews are expected to be held in London in late February or March 2011. A medical report will be required later.
The Henry and Procter Fellows for 2011–12 are required to send reports to the Henry Trustees on their year at Harvard, Yale, or Princeton by 30 September 2012.
Applications for training fellowships in 2011–12 are invited from junior scientists wishing to complete their training in those aspects of cancer research related to the Agency’s mission: to co-ordinate and conduct both epidemiological and laboratory research into the causes and prevention of cancer. Disciplines covered are: epidemiology (including genetic and molecular), biostatistics, bioinformatics, and areas related to mechanisms of carcinogenesis, including molecular and cell biology, molecular genetics, epigenetics, and molecular pathology. There is an emphasis on interdisciplinary projects.
Fellowships are tenable at the IARC in Lyon, France, working in a research Group. Applicants from any country are eligible. The IARC is particularly keen to promote the development of expertise in cancer research in low- and medium-resource countries by training postdoctoral researchers from these countries who can return to apply their new skills and expertise. Therefore, applications from candidates from low- and medium-resource countries or applicants from any part of the world but with projects related to low- and medium-resource countries are encouraged. The fellowship is for a period of one year, with the possibility of an extension for a second year subject to satisfactory appraisal. Candidates are required to have spent less than five years abroad (including doctoral studies) and have finished their doctoral degree within five years of the closing date for application or be in the final phase of completing their doctoral degree (M.D. or Ph.D.). The working languages at IARC are English and French. Candidates must be proficient in English at a level sufficient for scientific communication. Candidates already working as a postdoctoral fellow at the Agency at the time of application or who have had any contractual relationship with IARC during the six months preceding the application deadline or who have already spent more than one year at IARC cannot be considered. Candidates must contact the host Group of their choice at IARC before application, in order to interact closely to establish a proposed programme of mutual interest. Contact with the Group Heads can be made through the Agency’s web site at http://www.iarc.fr.
Fellowships must be taken up by 30 November 2011. The annual stipend is currently €31,860. The cost of travel for the Fellow, and in certain circumstances for dependants, will be met, a dependant’s allowance paid, and health insurance covered.
A Fund was set up in Great Britain by public subscription in 1965 to commemorate President John F. Kennedy. A Memorial was created at Runnymede in perpetuity; and, in addition, scholarships from Britain to the United States are offered to United Kingdom graduates annually.
The Scholarships are tenable at Harvard or MIT. Boston was President Kennedy’s home and he attended Harvard University where his name is honoured in the Kennedy School of Government.
Kennedy Scholarships, tenable for one year, will be awarded for the academical year 2011–12 at Harvard University and MIT. In certain circumstances, students who are applying for Ph.D. or two-year Masters’ programmes may be considered for extra funding to help support a second year of study, but normally the two institutions will provide ongoing funding for students admitted to their Ph.D. programmes.
Candidates must, at the same time as applying for a Kennedy Scholarship, make a separate and independent application for admission direct to Harvard or MIT. Lists of the addresses of admissions offices are available from the Secretary of the Trust or on the Harvard and MIT websites at http://www.harvard.edu/ and http://www.MIT.edu/. A Kennedy Scholarship provides funding, but except in the situations described below, does not carry automatic admission to Harvard or MIT.
Candidates wishing to study as non-degree students at the Harvard Kennedy School will gain automatic admission on being awarded a Scholarship, but they will be required to complete the necessary Kennedy School application forms. Applicants who are selected as Kennedy Scholars and who wish to study as Special Students on the Technology and Policy Program at MIT will gain automatic admission upon their subsequent application to this program.
Eligible for awards are British citizens who at the time of application are ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom and who have been educated in a British school and institute of higher education at least from the age of 16 up to the completion of their first degree. (Applications cannot be accepted from persons already in the United States.)
Candidates must (a) already be graduates of a United Kingdom university, or university college (applicants who graduated before 2008 will not be eligible), or (b) currently be studying for a first or higher degree and have spent two of the last five years at a UK university or college. Applicants who are studying for a first degree must be due to graduate in the academical year 2010–11 (Marriage is not a bar to the award of Scholarship, but there is no financing for a spouse.)
In awarding Scholarships, the Trustees will take into consideration intellectual ability, personal and communication skills, wider interests and attainments, the focus and value of the candidate’s proposed study at Harvard or MIT, and capacity for future influence and leadership.
Candidates intending to apply to the Kennedy School of Government for admission to the MPA or MPP programmes are advised to contact Annie Thomas at the Kennedy Trust office (tel. 020 7222 1151) for guidance.
Awards will not be made to postdoctoral candidates who wish to pursue further research in their own field.
Scholars will be required to devote the major part of their time to study in one of the Faculties of the university to which they are admitted. They may be registered on a degree programme or study as a Special Student or (where applicable) as a Visiting Fellow.
Scholars will receive a stipend of at least $23,500 (to cover living costs, any special equipment needed, and some travel within the United States). Scholars are expected to spend part of their summer vacation in the United States after the end of the academical year. Students may apply for an additional grant of $2,500 to pay for travel at this time. Airfares to and from the United States will be paid for by the Trustees, and tuition fees will be paid direct to the institution concerned.
Applications are to be made online at http://www.kennedytrust.org.uk/.
In addition to completing an online form, applicants will be asked to submit an essay giving an account (which MUST NOT exceed 1,000 words) of their academic pursuits, general activities, and intellectual interests, plus reasons for wishing to study in the United States, choice of course and institution, and plans for the future.
The forms call for the names of two persons as referees. The first referee should have supervised academically the candidate’s university studies; and his or her confidential reference is to come forward with the candidate’s application papers.
The second referee may be non-academic but should be familiar with the candidate’s performance at university and afterwards.
Both applications and references must be submitted online by midnight on 7 November 2010 for the application to be accepted.
Selected candidates will be invited for interview in London on 11 or 12 January 2011. They will be required to produce a birth certificate, or other nationality papers. Those awarded Scholarships will be asked to provide a medical certificate.
Candidates selected to receive Scholarships will be notified by the end of January, but confirmation of the award cannot be made until April or May when admission to Harvard or MIT has been granted.
Please note that it is not possible for the Trustees to provide candidates with detailed comments on unsuccessful applications.
The President and Fellows of Harvard College have announced that fellowships provided by Mrs Annie Reid Knox for the Frank Knox Memorial Foundation will be made available to enable students from the United Kingdom to study at Harvard University.
Recipients who are admitted to a Harvard degree programme requiring multiple years of study are guaranteed two years of Knox funding, provided they remain in good academic standing. Degree candidates in their third year and beyond are eligible to apply for additional support. Recipients who are admitted to one-year degree programmes or as Special Students of Visiting Fellows will, ordinarily, be guaranteed funding for one year.
Frank Knox Fellows must apply for and gain admission to one of the graduate or professional schools at Harvard University. The Fellows must be admitted to Harvard as full-time degree programme students or, as permitted by certain Harvard schools, full-time, non-degree Special Students or Visiting Fellows. Candidates should contact the particular Harvard school(s) they wish to attend for further information about degrees and non-degree programmes offered by the school(s). Preference will be given to candidates pursuing full-time degree programmes.
Candidates seeking admission to the Law School should note that the School requires students to have completed their resident university education and hold a basic degree in Law before applying for an advanced degree programme (Master of Laws).
Knox Fellowships are not awarded for postdoctoral study at Harvard.
It is absolutely vital that each candidate file an admissions application directly with the Graduate School of his or her choice at Harvard University; and each candidate must meet the admission requirements and timetable of the School concerned. Candidates are urged to begin correspondence with the particular school at the earliest possible date. Admission to a School is a prior condition of the award of a Knox Fellowship. Contact addresses for the various Graduate Schools are listed below:
Admissions Office, Holyoke Centre, 3rd Floor, 1350 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138, http://www.gsas.harvard.edu/.
Special Student and Visiting Fellow Office, Holyoke Centre, 3rd Floor, 1350 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138, email: email@example.com, website at http://www.gsas.harvard.edu/ (then click on Non-degree programmes).
M.B.A. Admissions Office, Dillon House, Soldiers Field Road, Boston, MA 02163, http://www.hbs.edu/.
Admissions Office, 14 Divinity Avenue, Room 214, Cambridge, MA 02138, http://www.hds.harvard.edu/.
Admissions Office, 79 John F. Kennedy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, http://www.hks.harvard.edu/.
Admissions Office, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/.
Admissions Office, 422 Gund Hall, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/.
Admissions Office, 111 Longfellow Hall, Appian Way, Cambridge, MA 02138, http://www.gse.harvard.edu/.
Graduate Program Office, 1557 Massachusetts Avenue – LILC 203, Cambridge, MA 02138, http://www.law.harvard.edu/.
Candidates should submit applications for admission to the appropriate School at the earliest possible time and need not wait for the deadline.
The value of each Fellowship is at least $24,000 plus tuition and health insurance fee. This should be adequate for the expenses and support of an unmarried Fellow who, it is hoped, can be assigned to one of the university dormitories or halls. Travel grants are not awarded but in cases of severe hardship application can be made to Harvard for financial assistance towards travel costs.
The Fellowships advertised in the United Kingdom are open to men and women who:
(a)are British citizens at the time of application, and normally resident in the United Kingdom;
(b)are studying for a first or higher degree and have spent at least two of the last four years at a UK university or university college at the time of application; and
(c)have graduated, or will graduate in the academical year 2010–11.
Please note that persons who graduated before 2009 will not be eligible to apply, and no application will be considered from any student already in the United States.
In accordance with the Deed of Gift, special regard will be given to personal qualities. The following is an extract from the Deed:
‘Candidates will be selected on the basis of future promise of leadership. Strength of character, keen mind, a balanced judgement, and devotion to the democratic ideal will be the qualities borne in mind in making the final selection. The Frank Knox Memorial Fellowships were established in the conviction that co-operation between the British Commonwealth and the United States of America based on an informed and understanding contact of the peoples of these two great countries is essential to international peace’.
Mrs Knox expressed the hope that holders of the Fellowships, after gaining knowledge and experience from the study away from the United Kingdom, would return to their homes to become leaders in their chosen field.
Both applications and references must be submitted online by midnight on 7 November 2010 for the application to be accepted.
In addition to completing an online form, applicants will be asked to submit an essay giving an account (which MUST NOT exceed 1,000 words) of their academic pursuits, general activities, and intellectual interests, plus reasons for wishing to study in the United States, choice of course and institution, and plans for the future.
Candidates will be informed as soon as possible after the closing date whether they have been selected for interview. The interviews of short-listed applicants will be held in London in January 2011.
The trust was created in 1958 by the will of Louis Michael Kolb, ‘in memory of my truly beloved and unforgettable wife Elizabeth’, to give ‘grants-in-aid to assist worthy girls of the Roman Catholic faith born in the United Kingdom engaged in any particular course of studies and in their living expenses at the Cambridge University, England.’ Applicants must be practising Roman Catholics who were born in the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, and must be engaged in any course of studies at the University of Cambridge. Under the terms of the will, preference is to be given to ‘Roman Catholic girls whose parents or either of them were born in the Jewish faith whether or not such parents shall have remained in the Jewish faith’. The great majority of grants are made towards the end of the Easter Term (so that applications can be considered together). Applications for the year 2010–11 must be received by 20 May 2011, although applications can be considered at other times in exceptional circumstances of hardship.
For further details, please see the website of Fisher House (the Catholic Chaplaincy to the University) at http://www.srcf.ucam.org/fisherhouse/kolb.php, or contact Dr Anne Cobby, Modern and Medieval Languages Library, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 9DA (email firstname.lastname@example.org).
Updated guidelines will be posted online by 15 September 2010 at http://www.lalorfound.org/. Application information and forms will also be available online.
The Fellowship Program has been instrumental in fostering the careers of a number of talented researchers over the years, and it continues to be one of the foundation’s cornerstone programmes. Postdoctoral fellowships are limited to basic research in the regulation of mammalian reproduction biology. Questions may be addressed to Fellowship Manager, The Lalor Foundation, c/o GMA Foundations, 77 Summer Street, 8th Floor, Boston, MA 02110, USA, (email email@example.com).
The Leverhulme Trade Charities Trustees are offering bursaries to students following full-time undergraduate first degree courses, in any subject, at higher education institutions in the United Kingdom. The aim of the scheme is to support eligible students in financial need.
Applicants should be normally resident in the United Kingdom and be the son or daughter, spouse, widow or widower of a commercial traveller, chemist, or grocer according to the definition below. The parent or spouse should have been engaged in their occupation in the UK for at least five years and should either be so engaged or should have taken their retirement from such an occupation within the last ten years. A parent or spouse who is unemployed (or deceased) but who fell within one of these three categories when their employment ceased (or they died) is also included.
(a)Commercial travellers: The representative, agent or principal of any UK firm of manufacturers, industrial or commercial firm or other company or wholesale dealers selling to industry or commerce, but not direct to the public, who has travelled for five consecutive years for at least six months in each of those years, for the purpose of securing orders and/or promoting business.
(b)Chemists: A member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society engaged in selling or dispensing medicines direct to the public.
(c)Grocers: A person engaged or employed in a UK business of selling by retail a wide range of goods, whether edible or not, used in household provision and management, excluding persons owning or employed by a business having more than fifty employees.
Any full-time first degree course at a higher or further education institution in the UK, being either a body recognised by the Secretary of State for Education and Employment for the award of a degree or a body providing courses in preparation for a degree to be granted by a recognized body.
Funds are intended for those in financial hardship, e.g. those requiring funds for tuition, and examination fees, travel costs, study materials, accommodation or childcare costs etc. Applicants must provide justification for their reasons for applying for a bursary. Applicants must also submit with their application form the ‘Declaration and Justification of need’ form signed by a parent/guardian.
The maximum value of any bursary is £3,000 a year, but the sum awarded will be adjusted according to individual circumstances, need, and the funds available.
Bursaries will generally be awarded for the balance or whole duration of an undergraduate course but not for periods prior to the granting of the award. The continuation of a bursary is dependent upon the student continuing his or her full-time registration, satisfactory academic performance, and there being no material change in the recipient’s financial circumstances.
All bursary funds will be paid to the student’s higher or further education institution and not to the bursary holder. Payment to the student by the university should be on termly or semester basis as appropriate.
At the end of each academical year, institutions must provide a brief annual report on each bursary holder, summarizing his or her academic progress during the last year and confirming that the bursary holder is still registered as a full-time student, if the bursary is to continue.
Further details and application forms are available from the following website at http://www.leverhulme-trade.org.uk. Applications must reach the Trade Charities Trust by the closing dates of 1 November or 1 March.
The Leverhulme Trust invites applications from scholars to complete and prepare for publication the results of research already begun. Applicants must have retired by the time of commencing the Fellowship. Applications will be considered in all subject areas. Approximately thirty-five Fellowships are offered annually. Access application materials from the Trust’s website after 1 October 2010. The closing date for applications is early February 2011. Applications must be sent to the Research Grants and Contracts Section of the University for approval, together with a completed RSD-1A form before they are sent to the Leverhulme Trust. The RSD-1A form can be obtained from the Research Grants and Contracts Section’s website at http://www.rsd.cam.ac.uk/staff/applying/pfact/. Please note that the Research Grants and Contracts Section requires three working days to process grant applications.
The Leverhulme Trust invites applications from holders of a first degree from a UK higher education institution for Study Abroad Studentships, tenable for twelve or twenty-four months at any centre of learning in the world, except the UK and USA. Applications will be considered in all subject areas but the awards are not intended for those who wish only to improve their knowledge of modern languages. Approximately twenty Studentships are offered annually. Access application materials from the Trust’s website after 15 September 2010. The closing date for applications is early January 2011.
This scheme is currently under review. Details of eligibility, scheme criteria, and application procedures are to be posted on the website in October 2010.
Philip Leverhulme Prizes are for outstanding scholars of substantial distinction and promise, normally aged under 36. Awards will be made in recognition of the research achievement and standing of nominees. Approximately 30 prizes are available across selected disciplines.
For the 2011 competition the disciplines are Astronomy and Astrophysics, Economics, Engineering, Geography, Modern European Languages and Literature, Performing and visual arts.
The sum of £70,000 is available over two or three years and prizes can be used for any purpose to advance the prize-holder’s research, with the exception of enhancement of the prize-holder’s salary; capital items and equipment; or institutional overheads.
Nominees should be under the age of 36 on the closing date (exceptions are permitted were nominees have had a distinct career change or break) and they should hold a post in a UK institution of higher education.
Application materials will be available from 4 January 2011 from the Trust’s website. Closing date for nominations is 17 May 2011.
Decisions will be made by the end of November 2011, and Prizes may be taken up at any time before the end of November 2012.
Further details and application forms for these are available from the Trust’s website at http://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/.
To support experienced researchers, particularly those who are or have been prevented by routine duties from completing a programme of original research. Awards are not limited to those holding appointments in higher education.
Should be resident in the UK, and be able to demonstrate experience and academic background sufficient to confirm their ability to complete the proposed programme of research.
All fields. About 90 Fellowships are offered each year.
Between 3 and 24 months. Awards to commence between 1 June 2011 and 1 May 2012.
Research Fellowships provide research expenses over and above normal living costs and/or provide a contribution towards reasonable replacement costs or loss of earnings.
The maximum value of a Fellowship is £45,000.
Anyone registered for a degree, for doctoral studies, or for professional or vocational qualifications. Equipment or institutional charges for accommodation or overheads.
Application materials can be accessed from the Trust’s website after 1 September. Closing date is 10 November 2010. Results will be reported to applicants by the end of April 2011.
To provide a sabbatical period overseas in a stimulating academic environment.
Should be resident in the UK. Should have held an established full-time post in a UK institution of higher education, or in a museum, art gallery or comparable institution for at least five years.
All fields. About 15 Fellowships are offered each year.
Between 3 and 12 months. An award should commence between 1 June 2011 and 1 May 2012.
Replacement teaching cover whilst the applicant is overseas; travel to and within the overseas country or countries; a stipend to meet the increased expense of living overseas; and essential research costs.
The maximum value of a Fellowship is £22,000.
Anyone registered for a degree, for doctoral studies, or for professional or vocational qualifications. Equipment or institutional charges for accommodation or overheads.
Application material can be accessed from the Trust’s website after 1 September. Closing date is 10 November 2010. Results will be reported to applicants by the end of April 2011.
To enable well established and distinguished researchers in the humanities and social sciences to devote themselves to a single project of outstanding originality and significance.
Applicants must be employed at an eligible UK institution at the time of application and throughout the duration of the Fellowship. They must be able to demonstrate scholarship at the highest level, which has been sufficient to have won international recognition.
All fields in the humanities and social sciences. About 25 Fellowships are offered each year.
Two or three years, to start at the beginning of the 2012–13 academic year.
The salary (starting at the most junior point of the lecturer scale at the institution concerned) of a full-time person to undertake the normal duties of the applicant for the duration of the project. Research expenses may also be awarded to a maximum of £5,000 a year. Insofar as the award is for replacement costs, payment will be made to the institution rather than to the individual.
Application material can be accessed online from the Trust’s website after 1 February 2011. Applications must be submitted online by 6 May 2011. Results will be reported to applicants by the end of December 2011.
The National Maritime Museum aims to promote an understanding of the history and future of Britain and the sea by preserving, interpreting, and developing its collections, premises, and expertise.
The Caird Senior Research Fellowship is offered annually by the Trustees of the Museum and is intended to support high-quality research on the Museum’s collections or in any field of British naval and maritime history. The Fellowship is primarily intended to support study at a postdoctoral level and applications are encouraged from scholars of any nationality who have recently submitted a Ph.D. or expect to do so before the commencement of the Fellowship.
The conditions for the Fellowship are:
(a)The grant for the Fellowship is £20,000 a year, exceptionally this grant may be renewed for a second year.
(b)Tenure of the Fellowship will receive printed acknowledgement in any and all publications resulting from work undertaken as part of it.
A Fellow may be requested to attend conferences or symposia on behalf of the Museum and to participate in informal seminars with staff; he or she will also be required to report regularly on research progress.
The next available Fellowship will be tenable from October 2011.
The Caird Short-term Fellowships support research for periods of up to three months into the Museum’s collections or in areas of related interest. The Short-term Fellowships are specifically intended for scholars and museum professionals who live abroad or at a distance from London.
The extensive collections of the National Maritime Museum have an international reputation and are particularly rich in British naval and maritime history between the 17th and 19th centuries. The National Maritime Museum encourages applications from individuals whose research proposals share the Museum’s aims to provide new and exciting ways of interpreting the collections and their historical contexts.
The conditions for the Fellowship are:
(a)The grant for a Fellowship is £1,600 a month for a predetermined two or three-month period, exceptionally this grant may be renewed for a further month.
(b)Tenure of the Fellowship will receive printed acknowledgement in any and all publications resulting from work undertaken as part of it.
A Fellow may be requested to attend conferences or symposia on behalf of the Museum, to participate in informal seminars with staff, and to provide a written report on completion of the Fellowship.
Fellowships are tenable by arrangement and within the academical year 2011–12.
Application forms for the above Fellowships can be obtained from Mrs Janet Norton, Research Administrator, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, SE10 9NF (tel. 020 8312 6716, fax 020 8312 6592, email firstname.lastname@example.org). Details of all our Fellowships can be found on our website at http://www.nmm.ac.uk/fellowships.
The International Peace Scholarship Fund is a programme which provides scholarships for selected women from other countries for graduate study in the United States and Canada. An international scholarship programme was initiated by PEO in 1949. The PEO International Peace Scholarship Fund was established in 1959. Believing that education is fundamental to world peace and understanding, members of PEO support this programme through voluntary contributions. The International Peace Scholarship Fund is administered by a board of three trustees, who are members of PEO, with assistance of personnel at the PEO Executive Office.
An applicant must be qualified for admission to full-time graduate study, working towards a graduate degree in the college or university of her choice in the United States or Canada. A limited number of undergraduate scholarships are available to students admitted to Cottey College in Nevada, Missouri, which is owned and operated by PEO. Eligibility must be established before application material is sent to applicants. The deadline for returning the application and all related material, except the applicant’s notice of admission, is 31 January.
A copy of the applicant’s notice of admission, specifying the graduate degree programme, must be received by the International Peace Scholarship Fund, PEO Executive Office, by 1 April annually.
In order to be considered for an IPS Scholarship, a student must submit an eligibility form electronically through the PEO International website. Paper forms sent to the PEO International office will no longer be accepted. The online form is available on 1 August 2011 for the student to enter and save eligibility information – a form cannot be submitted to PEO International until 15 August 2011.
The maximum scholarship awarded to a student is $10,000. Lesser amounts may be awarded according to individual needs. There is a two-year cap. Scholarships to students studying in Canadian universities will be paid in Canadian dollars.
PEO International Peace Scholarship awards are not intended to cover all academic or personal expenses. At the time of application, the applicant is required to confirm additional financial resources adequate to meet her estimated expenses. Examples of additional resources are personal and family funds, tuition waivers, work scholarships, teaching assistantships, study grants, and other scholarship grants.
A student holding citizenship, or permanent residency, in the United States or Canada is ineligible. Scholarships are not given for research, internships, practical training, or travel. Doctoral students who have completed coursework and are working on dissertations only are not eligible as first-time applicants. Doctoral students in medicine or dentistry will be considered only in the final two years of study. In order to qualify for her first scholarship, an applicant must have a full year of coursework remaining and be enrolled and on campus for the entire school year. A student who has received a scholarship for study at Cottey College can apply for one more Scholarship while in graduate school.
Information concerning the International Peace Scholarship programme is available online from PEO International Peace Scholarship Fund, PEO Executive Office, 3700 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50312–899. Application material will be sent only if satisfactory information establishing eligibility has been received from the applicant. Go to http://www.peointernational.org/. Click on PEO Projects/ Philanthropies and go to IPS where you will find the online Eligibility Form. Information concerning admission to Cottey College may be obtained by writing to the Co-ordinator of Admissions, Cottey College, Nevada, Missouri 64772.
Application packets include:
Promise to return: An applicant must submit a witnessed statement that upon completion of her degree programme, she will return immediately to her own country to pursue her professional career. This statement must be signed by both applicant and witness. An applicant selected to receive a scholarship will be required to agree to repay any scholarship monies received if she fails to return to her own country upon completion of her degree programme.
Travel expense: The applicant must have her round trip or return travel expense guaranteed at the time of application.
Awards are announced in May. The amount of the scholarship will be divided into two payments to be distributed in August and December.
The Sir John Plumb Charitable Trust offers a limited number of grants to young historians under the age of thirty ‘for the purposes of research, the writing of history and to publish the results of such research’. Preference may be given to students of Christ’s College, Cambridge, though awards will also be made to other young historians, including those who are not members of the University of Cambridge. Applications may be made by either undergraduates or graduates and should give a clear account of the need for an award. Applications should be supported by at least one academic reference. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that references are sent in by the closing date. Awards will not normally exceed £500.
Applications should be sent to Dr Joachim Whaley at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, CB2 1TA, by 14 January 2011.
A number of Scholarships covering fees and maintenance are available for British university graduates in mathematics, engineering, and the natural, medical, and computer sciences to take an M.Sc. course in Management of Intellectual Property at Queen Mary, University of London. This interdisciplinary course covers patent law, trade mark law, copyright law, protection of confidential information, commercial exploitation of technology, competition law, and related matters. It is directed at those interested in the commercial protection and exploitation of innovation and wishing to pursue careers in, for example, professions concerned with patent and trade mark laws, management in industry, and the public sector.
For further details of the course and Scholarships, please write to Miss Sharon Watson, Programme Co-ordinator, Queen Mary Intellectual Property Research Institute, John Vane Science Centre, Charterhouse Square, London, EC1M 6BQ, tel. 020 7882 3447 or http://www.qmipri.org/. Closing date for applications is 30 May 2011.
Other awards, e.g. the John Kemp Scholarship, are also available to British university graduates applying for the M.Sc. in Management of Intellectual Property.
The Mark Quested Exhibition, awarded by the Fishmongers’ Company of the City of London, is offered alternately to a graduate of the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge. The Exhibition, which is of a yearly value of £1,000, is tenable for one year and will be available to a graduate of the University of Cambridge from October 2010. It is tenable by a student in need and deserving of pecuniary assistance, who shall at the date of the exhibition be not more than 30 years of age and shall during his/her tenure thereof be bona fide and diligently engaged in the University in some course of useful study or research approved in writing by the Vice-Chancellor.
Applications should be made in writing to the Registrary (addressed to the Awards Clerk), The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TN, and should contain a statement of qualification and details of the course of study or research to be undertaken by the applicant. Each applicant should give the names of not more than three referees whom they have asked to send letters of recommendation direct to the Registrary at the above address by the closing date which will be published in the Reporter in due course.
Research into Ageing, which is a special trust in Age UK (the new force combining Age Concern and Help the Aged), supports research to improve later life. Our research funding programme has recently been reviewed and, in future, we will direct funds to high quality applied and translational research with the potential to deliver benefits to older people within the medium term, capturing a comprehensive range of gerontological research approaches in our remit. We will also focus on building ageing research capacity in the UK through support for early career researchers in the ageing field.
We normally award research grants once a year, through a competitive, peer reviewed evaluation process. Plans for the 2011 grant round were under development at the time of writing. For further information, please refer to our websites at http://www.ageing.org/ or http://www.ageuk.org.uk/ or contact the Research Manager at email@example.com.
The charity Reverence for Life (UK) invites you to take part in an essay/story competition. Further information about the charity and its philosophy is available at http://www.albertschweitzer.org.uk. A prize of up to £200 (maximum of two prizes) will be awarded to the most convincingly argued essays or illustrative stories of how the concept of ‘Reverence for Life’ can affect our everyday lives. Essays may be rooted in any discipline and stories may be real-life experiences or imaginary tales. Particular credit will be given to carefully thought out and well expressed ideas as well as emotionally convincing and genuinely felt experiences of how reverence for all life can be implemented and practised, and how it can inform action in today’s world.
There are no age, occupational or geographical constraints, but entries must be in English, must not exceed 5,000 words and will be accepted any time up to 1 February 2011, submitted either on paper copy to Reverence for Life (UK), at Kenwood Cottage, Croydon, nr. Royston, Hertfordshire, SG8 0DR, or electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. Any queries should be addressed to this email address. Essays and stories will be judged by charity trustees, and successful applicants will be informed by the end of March. Award-winning entries may be published on the charity’s website and/or in its newsletter.
Applications are invited for the Hugh Kelly Fellowship for the year 2011.
The Fellowship is awarded in alternate years to enable senior scientists (with at least a Ph.D. qualification) to devote themselves to advanced work in any of the following science departments of Rhodes University: biochemistry and microbiology, botany, chemistry, computer science, geography, geology, human kinetics and ergonomics ichthyology and fisheries science, mathematical statistics, mathematics (pure and applied), pharmaceutical sciences, physics and electronics, zoology and entomology, and the Institute for Water Research.
The value of the Fellowship is the cost of a return economy class airfare from the Fellow’s place of residence. University accommodation will be provided free of charge, but the provision of a telephone (if available) at the place of residence will be for the Fellow’s personal account. If the Fellow accepts appointment for at least four months and is accompanied by a spouse, the spouse’s airfair will also be paid.
The tenure of the Fellowship will be for a period of up to one year and preference will normally be given to candidates who are willing to accept appointment for at least four months. The Fellow will normally be required to reside in Grahamstown, will be a member of the Senior Common Room, given free use of the Library and access to such facilities as may be required for research. For the term of the Fellowship, the Fellow will be an honorary member of the staff of the University. The Fellow will be required to present a concise report on the work completed at the conclusion of the term of the Fellowship.
The tenure of the Fellowship shall be acknowledged by the Fellow in all publications which may arise from it. The University reserves the right to offer the Fellowship to any suitable person whether or not application has been made.
The Fellow will be expected to take up residence in Grahamstown at a time to be agreed in 2011.
Forms of application may be obtained from the website at http://www.ru.ac.za/research/ or from the Dean of Research, Rhodes University, P.O. Box 94, Grahamstown, 6140 South Africa (tel. +27 (0)46 6038055) to whom completed applications should be submitted by 31 July 2011.
Applications are invited for the Hugh Le May Fellowship for the year 2011.
The Fellowship is available in alternate years to applicants who wish to devote themselves to advanced work (postdoctoral) in one of the following subjects: philosophy, classics, Ancient, Mediaeval or modern history, Classical Biblical, Medieval or modern languages, political theory, law. Where there is no applicant of sufficient merit in any of the above subjects, the Fellowship may be awarded to an applicant in some other subject falling within the Faculty of Humanities.
The Fellowship is of three to four months’ duration consisting of a return economy air ticket to the Fellow’s place of residence, furnished University accommodation, and a small monthly cash stipend. The length of the Fellowship may be extended by mutual agreement and is subject to the availability of funds.
Applicants, who should be scholars of standing with research publications to their credit, should communicate with the Dean of Research, Rhodes University, by 31 July 2011 enclosing a full statement of the work they propose to undertake, together with a curriculum vitae and the names of three persons cognisant of their work, to whom reference may be made. They should also name at least one well-known authority who could attest to their standing in the field. Testimonials are not required.
The successful applicant will be required to present a report upon the work undertaken at the conclusion of the term of the Fellowship. It should be noted that the Fellowship is designed, not merely for those desirous of prosecuting ‘research’ in the narrower sense, but also for those who may wish to devote themselves to works of criticism or synthesis.
The successful applicant will be required to reside in Grahamstown for the period of the Fellowship. The Fellow will be a member of the Senior Common Room, be given free use of the University Library and, for the term of Fellowship, will be an honorary member of the staff of the University. The Fellow will not be expected to undertake any teaching duties.
The Fellow will be required to make a suitable acknowledgement of the Fellowship in a form acceptable to the University should publications result from the research undertaken during the period of the Fellowship.
The successful applicant will be expected to take up residence in Grahamstown for such period, not exceeding four months between 1 January 2011 and 31 December 2011, as may be negotiated with the University.
The University reserves the right to offer the Fellowship to any suitable person, whether or not he or she has made application for it.
Forms of application are obtainable from the website at http://www.ru.ac.za/research/ or from the Dean of Research, Rhodes University, P.O. Box 94, Grahamstown 6140, South Africa (tel. +27 (0)46 6038055).
The University Council and the Andrew Mellon Foundation have established several Rhodes University and Andrew Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships which may be awarded for a minimum of one year in the first instance with the possibility of renewal for a further year. The Andrew Mellon Fellowships are specifically for suitably qualified researchers in the Humanities and Social Sciences.
The Fellowships are intended to foster existing academic research and scholarly or creative activities within university departments and institutes. Ideally a Fellow’s proposed work will closely complement existing programmes in the host department.
Although there is no age restriction, potential Fellows must hold a recently awarded doctoral degree preferably from an institution other than Rhodes University, recognized as appropriate to the discipline for which the Fellowship is sought. Successful candidates must be of exceptional merit as evidenced by the quality and corpus of publications or other recognized forms of achievement relevant to the Fellow’s discipline. The Fellowship will be awarded strictly on merit, without regard to race, gender, religion, or country of origin.
Nominations should be made through Heads of Departments and Directors of Research Institutes. Nominations must include a full curriculum vitae and the names of three referees who may be consulted. The Head of Department/Director of Research Institute must then recommend the applicant including an outline research proposal with details of how Rhodes staff will be involved.
Each Fellowship is a package of approximately R75,000 per year with an additional allocation of a maximum of R5,000 for the Rhodes University Postdoctoral Fellowship and R10,000 for the Andrew Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship, to be used at the discretion of the Head of Department for running costs for the postdoctoral project or for transport of the candidate to Grahamstown. As an indication of the Award’s value in South African terms, accommodation on the Rhodes Campus is priced between R1,500–R2,500 per month. Fellows may apply for such accommodation on a first-come first-served basis.
The University expects that all publications, creative works, and other academic products of the Fellowship will bear appropriate acknowledgement to the University. The University reserves the right to co-ownership of inventions and/or patents directly emanating from research conducted under the sponsorship of the Fellowship.
The University reserves the right to request the refund of any stipend paid to the Fellow should the Fellow terminate his/her contract prior to its completion.
Nominations for the Fellowships should be directed to the Dean of Research. The determination of awards will be made by a committee composed of the Vice-Chancellor (Chair), the Dean of Research, and the Deans of Humanities and Science. The committee is not bound to award any or all of the Fellowships in any one year.
The closing date for receipt of nominations by the Dean of Research, Rhodes University, P.O. Box 94, Grahamstown 6140, South Africa (tel. +27 (0)46 6038055) for awards to take effect in 2010 is 31 July 2011.
Two Scholarships (US $20,000 each) covering a substantial part of tuition and maintenance at universities within a radius of 250 miles of New York City and the Washington area. Open to those who have a Scottish background by birth or descent and are about to graduate or have graduated in the previous year from a Scottish university, Cambridge or Oxford. Scottish university students obtain details from the office of their Principal. Cambridge and Oxford students obtain details from their Careers office. The deadline for applications is 14 January 2011.
The Teape Trust exists to promote the study of Christian and Hindu religious thought. The Trustees are happy to receive applications for academic projects, whether by junior or senior members of the University, that seek to explore the interaction of Christianity and Hinduism. Grants are likely to be no more than £2,500; the annual budget is in the region of £6,000. The Secretary to the Trust is the Rev'd Dr John Hughes, who can be contacted on email@example.com.
[Please note that the contact details for the Secretary given on p. 110 of the printed version of the Awards issue were incorrect.]
The University of Cambridge and the University of Canterbury have a reciprocal visitor exchange programme between the two universities entitled the Cambridge/ Canterbury Exchange Programme.
Applications are invited for two visiting fellowships at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. Academic staff members of any subject may apply. Further particulars may be obtained from the International Office.
Completed applications must be submitted to Mr Allen Swales at the International Office, either electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to 9 Jesus lane, Cambridge, CB5 8BA.
Applications must be submitted no later than 27 May 2011.
The Rolleston Memorial Prize is offered for original research in any of the biological sciences, including the biomedical sciences, and is worth at least £1,200. Candidates for the Prize should submit an entry form, together with a brief curriculum vitae and a summary of their research (to be no longer than five sides of A4). Shortlisted candidates will then be asked to submit the full version of their written research. All research submitted for consideration for the Prize should have been undertaken by candidates after their matriculation. Candidates should be able to demonstrate significant achievement in research.
To be eligible to enter, a candidate:
(a)must either hold a B.A. or B.M. Degree from the University of Oxford, or a B.A. or M.B. Degree from the University of Cambridge, or have been admitted as a student for the degree of M.Litt., M.Sc. or D.Phil. at Oxford, or as a student for the degree of M.Litt., M.Sc., M.Phil. or Ph.D. at Cambridge;
(b)must not have exceeded a period of six years from attaining one or other of these qualifications, or from attaining the first of these qualifications if he or she has attained more than one;
(c)must not have exceeded ten years from matriculation;
(d)must not have been awarded the Prize before.
Entry forms are available from Gary Crocker, Secretary to the Rolleston Memorial Prize Trustees, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford, OX1 2JD (tel. 01865 270012, e-mail Gary.Crocker@admin.ox.ac.uk), or http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/councilsec/trustfunds/rolleston.html. The entry form, curriculum vitae and summary of research should be sent to Gary Crocker by the closing date of 30 April 2011.
Up to ten awards for UK scholars wishing to undertake a postgraduate programme tenable at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA, will be available in 2011. The total annual value of the award exceeds $80,000 and provides funding (up to a maximum of two years) to cover tuition fees and a monthly stipend which in addition to maintenance costs allows for vacation travel within the USA.
The closing date for applications is 2 November 2010. Details are available from Jennie Eldridge, Thouron Awards, 5.24 Waterloo Bridge Wing, Franklin-Wilkins Building, Stamford Street, London, SE1 9NH (tel. 020 7848 3376, email email@example.com) or http://www.thouronaward.org.
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Bonn offers fellowships to postdoctoral researchers (who are just embarking on their academic careers and who completed their doctorates less than four years ago) and to experienced researchers (who completed their doctorates less than twelve years ago).
The fellowships allow researchers to carry out long-term research projects (6–24 months for postdocs, 6–18 months and flexible for experienced researchers) that they have selected themselves in co-operation with an academic host of their own choice at a research institution in Germany. The fellowships are worth €2,250 (postdoctoral researchers) and €2,450 (experienced researchers) per month. This includes a mobility lump sum and a contribution towards health and liability insurance. The fellowship amount takes special account of the fellow’s individual situation (e.g. through additional family allowances). Travel and language courses may also be subsidised. Applications may be submitted at any time. The selection committee usually meets three times a year; in March, July, and November (the selection process takes three to six months after receipt of application).
Information on these and other research fellowships and awards as well as application forms for the fellowships may be downloaded from http://www.humboldt-foundation.de or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The postal address is Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Jean-Paul-Strasse 12, D-53173 Bonn, Germany.
This fund was created by the generous gift of Dr Elsie Widdowson, an eminent nutritionist whose scientific career spanned 60 years.
The bursary fund offers grants to undergraduate and postgraduate students with a disability who are studying at the University of Cambridge or Anglia Ruskin University. Women students will be given preference in the allocation of funds, but students of both sexes are eligible to apply for a grant.
Grants may be used for any purpose connected with the student’s course of study, including for example: books, materials and equipment, travel, or care and accommodation costs while in Cambridge. Students will be required to demonstrate that they have applied for any statutory funds available.
Further details and application forms are available from the Elsie Widdowson Bursary Administrator, Bridget’s Trust, Bridget’s, Tennis Court Road, Cambridge, CB2 1QF.
The Trustees of the Foundation Wiener-Anspach Foundation, whose aim is to promote cultural and research contacts between the Universitè Libre de Bruxelles and the University of Cambridge, offer Research Fellowships and Postdoctoral Research grants for graduates in any subject of the University of Cambridge.
Fellowships are awarded to graduates who wish to undertake part of their Ph.D. research in any department of the Universitè Libre de Bruxelles for a period of up to one year with a stay of one term minimum. The value of the award is €19,800 for a full year. University fees are also paid for by the Foundation. Applications must be sent directly to the Foundation by 3 December 2010.
Postdoctoral Research Grants are awarded to candidates who have obtained their Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge and who wish to pursue research in any department of the Universitè Libre de Bruxelles for a period of up to one year. The value of the award is €3,000 per month and part of laboratory costs will also be covered by the Foundation. Applications must be sent directly to the Foundation by 4 March 2011.
Further details and application forms may be obtained from the Registrar (addressed to the Awards Clerk), Old Schools, Trinity Lane, CB2 1TN, or directly from the Wiener-Anspach Foundation (email email@example.com or http://www.ulb.ac.be/iee/fwa/).
Wingate Scholarships are awarded to individuals of great potential or proven excellence who need financial support to undertake creative or original work of intellectual, scientific, artistic, social, or environmental value, and to outstandingly talented musicians for advanced training.
They are designed to help with the costs of a specific project which may last up to three years. The average total award is £6,500 and the maximum in any one year is £10,000. The Scholarship Committee welcomes applications from more mature students and those from non-traditional academic backgrounds. Wingate Scholarships attempt to provide funding for cross-disciplinary projects that might not fall comfortably into any of the conventional funding categories. The Scholarships Committee may consider the personal circumstances of a candidate as well as the excellence of a project.
The work to be undertaken may or may not be in the context of a higher degree which may or may not have started. Awards are not made for taught courses, or for any projects in fine art, fine art photography, drama, dance, theatre, and media studies or courses, for courses leading to professional qualifications, in business schools or for electives.
Applicants must be:
(a)able to satisfy the Scholarship Committee that they need financial support to undertake the work projected;
(b)able to show why the project (if it takes the form of academic research) is unlikely to attract Research Council, British Academy, or major agency funding;
(c)citizens of the United Kingdom or other Commonwealth country, former Commonwealth country, Ireland or Israel; or of another EU country provided that they have been resident in the United Kingdom at least three years;
(d)living in the British Isles during the period of application;
(e)twenty-four or over on 1 September 2011.
For full eligibility criteria please see http://www.wingatescholarships.org.uk/. From 13 September 2010, application materials will be available to download from the website or send a large A4 self-addressed envelope suitably stamped to Wingate Scholarships, QABC, 28 Broadway, London, SW1H 9JX. The closing date is 30 January 2011. Awards are never made without personal interviews/auditions are which held in London in May. Decisions are made at the end of June/beginning of July.
The Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowships were established in 1938 in honour of Amelia Earhart, famed pilot and Zonta club member. The Fellowships are granted annually to women pursuing graduate Ph.D./doctoral degrees in aerospace-related sciences and aerospace-related engineering.
The Fellowship of $10,000 may be used at any university or college offering accredited postgraduate courses and degrees. Students must be registered in a full-time Ph.D./doctoral programme when funds are received in September and December. Current fellows may apply to renew the Fellowship for a second year and will undergo the same application and evaluation procedures as first-time applicants.
Women of any nationality pursuing a Ph.D./doctoral degree who demonstrate a superior academic record in the field of aerospace-related sciences and aerospace-related engineering are eligible. Please note that post-doctoral research programmes are not eligible for the Fellowship. Members and employees of Zonta International or the Zonta International Foundation are also not eligible to apply for the Fellowships.
Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:
(a)Be registered in an accredited Ph.D./doctoral program in a qualifying area of science or engineering closely related to advanced studies in aerospace-related science or aerospace-related engineering. A letter of acceptance or verification of enrolment must be submitted with the application.
(b)Demonstrate a superior academic record at a recognized university or college with accredited courses in aerospace-related studies as verified by transcripts and recommendations. In programmes where graduate transcripts are not provided as a matter of institution policy, please provide a statement of that policy from the registrar or other school official.
(c)Provide evidence of a well-defined research programme in aerospace-related science or aerospace-related engineering as described in the application essay (in general scientific terms), academic documents and publications.
(d)Clearly demonstrate the relationship of the research to aerospace and furnish verification of her research programme through at least one of the reference letters required with the application [i.e. research supervisor or adviser must be one of the referees].
(e)Applicant must be registered in a full-time Ph.D./doctorate program when funds are received in September and December.
Complete an official application (may be printed or downloaded from the Zonta International website at http://www.zonta.org and include: biographical information; plans for intended study; list and include transcripts of grades from all universities/colleges attended, including undergraduate institutions and degrees received; list Scholarships, Fellowships and Honours received if any; list previous publications if any; employment history; essay on academic programme and professional goals – applicant should describe, in general scientific terms, a well-defined research programme for her Ph.D./doctoral studies; Three recommendations from professors (or supervisors); at least one of the recommendations must be from a research supervisor or adviser; verification of current enrolment form from the university/college registrar; all non-English documents must be translated in English; information other than transcripts and recommendations must be limited to the space provided; attachments, articles, pamphlets, books, curriculum vitae or other publications are not requested and will not be considered; if applicant is applying for a second fellowship, the applicant must submit a complete application. In describing your research programme, identify what you have achieved in your studies since receipt of your first fellowship. Acknowledgement of Zonta International as the award donor is appreciated in publication of research done during or as a result of the award.
The Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowship Committee reviews the applications and recommends recipients to the Zonta International Board of Directors. All applicants will be notified of their status by the end of April.
1.The Fellowship may be used for tuition, books and fees, or living expenses. Payments are made in equal instalments in September and December.
2.For domestic and foreign recipients studying in the United States, Fellowship funds used for tuition, books, fees, supplies or required equipment for the programme of study are not considered taxable income. Withholding taxes may be required on funds used for living expenses or other non-qualified expenses.
3.Recipients are not permitted to defer the Fellowship. Zonta International will consider a new application the following year, but no preferential consideration will be given to the second application.
4.Fellows may accept additional grants and scholarships from other sources.
Applications are accepted by fax or mail; however, email submissions are preferred. Applications submitted by email must be signed and sent as a PDF. Recommendations, transcripts, and verification of enrolment must be mailed or faxed. These documents are accepted by fax or email provided the originals are post-marked within three days after the fax/email is received. Applications, recommendations, transcripts, and verification of enrolment for 2011 Amelia Earhart Fellowships must be received or post-marked by 15 November 2010 to be considered. Applications that are incomplete or late due to postal delays will not be considered.