Cambridge University Reporter


Arnold Gerstenberg Fund and Studentship: Notice

Statutes and Ordinances, 2006, p. 767

The Managers give notice that one or more Arnold Gerstenberg Studentships in philosophical study will be offered for the academical year 2007-08.

A Studentship is open to any person who is or is about to become a member of the University in statu pupillari or a registered Graduate Student, provided that he or she has successfully completed a course of study in natural science at the University of Cambridge or another university. This requires at the very least the equivalent of one-third of a three year undergraduate degree course in one or more science subjects, but a higher proportion is strongly preferred. Please note that 'natural science' here does not include mathematics or philosophy of science. All candidates must declare their intention, if elected, of pursuing a course of philosophical study.

A Studentship is tenable in the first instance for one year and, unless otherwise determined by the Managers, shall be tenable for the academical year 2007-08.

However, a Studentship may be extended by the Managers for a second or third year, provided that the Managers are satisfied with the Student's progress in philosophical study in the previous year.

The value of an award shall not exceed a maximum laid down by the Council, at present determined to be £6,000.

The exact amount shall be determined by the Managers in each case after taking account of the applicant's financial circumstances and other relevant factors. If the tenure of a Studentship is extended beyond one year, the value of the award shall be reassessed each year. The Managers may for good cause delay, reduce, or withhold payment to a Student, and may for good cause deprive a Student of the Studentship.

Applications should be sent to the Registrary (addressed to the Awards Clerk), The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TN so as to reach him not later than 7 May 2007, and must be accompanied by (a) a clear statement of the course of philosophical study the applicant proposes to pursue, (b) full particulars of his or her university career, (c) names of not more than three referees, who have agreed to send references to the Registrary directly by the closing date, and (d) as detailed as possible a financial statement.