Cambridge University Reporter

Wallenberg Prize: Notice

Statutes and Ordinances, 2006, pp. 706 and 877

The Wallenberg Prize will be offered in 2006 for an essay on some subject chosen by the candidate and approved by the Managers of the Scandinavian Studies Fund, and connected with the language, history, or civilization of one or more of the Scandinavian peoples. A substantial piece of work, of between 5,000 and 10,000 words, which makes some contribution to knowledge, will be expected. The standard of essay expected should be comparable to that of an undergraduate dissertation submitted as part of a Tripos (alternative or additional dissertation) which is awarded a first class or high upper second class mark. A translation of some short story, group of poems, or the like, from a Scandinavian language, would be regarded as an appropriate entry, provided that this was accompanied by an introduction setting out the problems encountered in the translation and critical notes discussing these problems in detail. Candidates submitting essays are advised that their essay should contain a bibliography and notes, preferably following the guidelines laid down in the Modern Humanities Research Association (MHRA) style sheet.

The value of the Prize is £500.

The competition is open to any member of the University, provided that at the time essays are to be sent in he or she has kept seven terms and that, if a graduate, not more than nine complete terms have passed since he or she was admitted to a first degree at this or any other university.

A winner of the Prize may not compete again.

The subject proposed by the candidate must be communicated to the Registrary (addressed to the Awards Clerk), The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TN, with a view to its approval by the Managers, not later than 16 February 2007. If approved two copies of the essay must be sent to the Registrary not later than 26 April 2007.