Cambridge University Reporter

Isaac Newton Studentship: Notice

Statutes and Ordinances, 2006, pp. 706 and 822

The Electors to the Isaac Newton Studentship give notice that an election to one or more Studentships will be made before the end of the second week of the Easter Term 2007.

The Studentship is for the furtherance of advanced study and research in astronomy and astronomical physics (especially gravitational astronomy), both theoretical and observational, including the development of instrumentation and work on any branch of physical optics that has a direct bearing on astronomy or astronomical techniques.

Graduates of any university are eligible for the Studentship. If a person who is not a member of the University is elected, he or she must become a member at the first opportunity. The Studentship will be tenable for up to three or four years from 1 October 2007. The Electors can make awards to research students or to students of exceptional talent who are about to start research.

The emolument of the Student is, at present, £12,300 a year and is under review. The Electors may in addition award grants for fees, books, or other expenses incurred by the Student in the course of study or research.

An application for a Studentship must be made on the prescribed form, which may be downloaded from Candidates for the Studentship are invited to send their completed application form to the Registrary (addressed to the Awards Clerk), The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TN, not later than 13 February 2007, together with other evidence of their qualifications as they may think fit. They should request three referees to send their letters of recommendation by the same deadline. They should send with their applications an account of any work bearing on astronomy or astrophysics on which they may have been engaged, and copies of any papers they may have published on these or related subjects. They are also recommended to send a clear statement of the course of study or research which they propose to pursue during the tenure of the Studentship.