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Trinity College


The annual election of Research Fellows will be held on 2 October 2006. The Fellowships offer men and women of exceptional calibre who are at an early stage in their academic careers an opportunity to pursue research for up to four years. The competition is open to those who have been engaged in research for between six months and three and a half years as outlined below:

  1. Members of Trinity College: Fellowships are offered in all branches of University studies without restriction of subject.
  2. External Applicants: In 2006, applications are invited from candidates who are not already members of Trinity College, working in biological and medical sciences, engineering, computer science, archaeology, economics, history, law, politics, and social sciences.

The number of Fellows elected varies from year to year depending on the strength of competition; in recent years an average of six elections has been made.

In both categories, each person elected will be a Fellow of the College under Title A for four years (less two weeks) from the date of the election. However, Fellows under Title A are not required to reside in Cambridge for the full period of their tenure, and may postpone for a time taking up the privileges and the stipend of the Fellowship.

Fellows under Title A who reside within the University precincts and devote themselves to study and research receive a stipend of £20,453 a year (reviewable in line with academic stipends), less any emolument received from a source outside College, provided that a Fellow who is registered for a further course of study in the United Kingdom (e.g. a Ph.D. Degree) will normally receive instead of a stipend, a maintenance grant at the rate of £15,000 a year until completion of the course of study. In addition, such Fellows are entitled to rooms in College (subject to certain conditions) and may take meals at High Table free of charge. A Title A Fellow who is allocated a College flat is charged rent at the married student's rate.

For further particulars giving detailed rules of eligibility and application procedures please visit the Trinity College website at http://www.trin.cam.ac.uk/ or contact the appropriate person below

Members of Trinity College: Secretary of the Fellowship Electors, Trinity College (e-mail sfe@trin.cam.ac.uk). Application deadline: 25 April 2006.

External applicants: Co-ordinator of the External Research Fellowship Competition, Trinity College, Cambridge, CB2 1TQ (e-mail ccerf@trin.cam.ac.uk). Application deadline: 1 March 2006.

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Cambridge University Reporter 14 December 2005
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