Cambridge University Reporter

Gedge Prize: Notice

Statutes and Ordinances, 2006, pp. 706 and 766

The Faculty Board of Biology give notice that the Gedge Prize which is awarded every second will next be offered in 2008. The Prize is for the best original observations in physiology or in any branch thereof, that is to say, in histology, physiological chemistry, or physiological physics, the word physiology being used in a wide sense. The observations must, however, be limited to research, which has been conducted by the candidate since the commencement of his or her first term of residence. The observations should be submitted in the form of a typewritten essay not exceeding 1,000 words in length. On the basis of their judgement of the essays, the Examiners will require the best candidates to deliver their observations in the form of a 30 minute illustrated lecture in late September or early October.

A candidate for the Prize (who need not necessarily be a graduate of the University) shall be either:

(a) a member of the University who during six terms subsequent to the beginning of the term of his or her matriculation has studied in the University laboratories or attended University lectures and who at the time of the award of the Prize will be of not less than five years' and not more than seven years' standing from matriculation, or;
(b) a Graduate Student who at the time of the award of the Prize will have been registered as a Graduate Student for not more than five years.

Candidates are asked to send to the Secretary of the Faculty Board of Biology, 17 Mill Lane, Cambridge, so as to reach her not later than 1 May 2008:

(a) the proposed subject of their essay; and
(b) a certificate signed by their Tutor, stating the term of their matriculation.

The Faculty Board will decide whether the proposed subject falls within the scope of the first paragraph of this notice, and the Secretary of the Board will notify the candidates accordingly.

Candidates will be asked to send their essays to the Registrary (addressed to the Scholarships Clerk), The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TN so as to reach him not later than 7 September 2008. The Prize will be awarded in the October following the month of submission.

The value of the Prize is likely to be in the region of £1,500. This Prize is offered every second year.

N.B. Candidates' attention is drawn to the general regulations (Statutes and Ordinances, 2006, p. 706), and in particular to Regulations 10 and 11.