Cambridge University Reporter

Trinity College

Trinity College offers the following studentships and bursaries.


It is hoped to make an election to the Rouse Ball Travelling Studentship in Mathematics for the academical year 2007-08.

The Studentship is open to any graduate of the University of Cambridge, to any graduate of the University of London (who has studied as an internal student at University College London), and to any person who at the date of the election is either a Graduate Student of the University of Cambridge or a candidate for one of the following: (a) Part III of the Mathematical Tripos; (b) Diploma in Computer Science; or (c) M.Phil. in Statistical Science. This is provided that the candidate shall not have attained the age of twenty-seven on or before 31 December 2006 The Electors have discretion, in accordance with the expressed wish of the founder, to give preference to a member of Trinity College, Cambridge.

The Studentship is for the study of mathematics or the application of mathematics in a university or equivalent institution outside the British Isles. Preference will be given to a candidate who intends to study at a European university. The Studentship is tenable for a year or lesser period although the Studentship is not normally intended solely for attendance at conferences or summer schools. A successful candidate is not eligible for re-election.

The maximum emolument available is £10,000. The amount to be paid to the successful applicant will be decided by the Electors in the light of information supplied by the candidate as to which university the candidate wishes to visit, for how long, and at what estimated cost.

An application, giving the details required as above and particulars of the candidate's qualifications and proposals for study, should be sent to The Senior Tutor, Trinity College, Cambridge, CB2 1TQ, by 1 March 2007.


The College offers up to two research bursaries from October 2007 to students from Eastern Europe or the Commonwealth of Independent States who are currently studying for (or have already obtained) the M.Phil. or similar degree or are pursuing a comparable one-year postgraduate course in Cambridge, and who wish to go on to the Ph.D. Degree, counting their first year so far as possible towards the time required. These Bursaries are restricted to students who would otherwise be unable to finance their research studies, and candidates are expected to have applied to all other sources of financial support open to them.

Candidates must be citizens of a listed country in Eastern Europe or the CIS, including constituents of the former USSR or Yugoslavia and countries which have recently joined the EU, and must not by October 2007 have studied for more than two years outside Eastern Europe. An award will be conditional upon the candidate's being accepted by the Board of Graduate Studies and receiving one of the Government's ORS awards. For students from outside the EU, each Bursary will cover University and College fees and a maintenance allowance (currently £10,300 a year), less any financial support received from elsewhere, for the minimum further period required for a Ph.D. Students from Eastern European countries within the EU will be eligible for maintenance-only awards provided that they are holders of a fees-only award from a Research Council or a Domestic Research Studentship. All awards are subject to satisfactory progress. A student who is not already a member of Trinity College must become a member of the College on taking up the Bursary.

Further information and application forms may be obtained from the Tutor for Advanced Students, Trinity College, Cambridge, CB2 1TQ, to whom completed application forms must be submitted by 1 July 2006. It is hoped to reach a decision by early August 2007.


Up to three Knox Studentships tenable from 1 October 2007 are offered by Trinity College. Only citizens of France are eligible. A Studentship will cover all fees and a maintenance allowance (currently £10,300 a year pro-rata), reduced by the amount of any grant from public or comparable sources, for which due application must be made. The maximum tenure is three years, depending on the course of study which the applicant wishes to pursue at Cambridge and subject to satisfactory progress. A successful applicant must become a member of Trinity College on taking up the Studentship.

Tenure is conditional upon the elected Student being accepted by the Board of Graduate Studies to read for a Cambridge postgraduate degree or diploma or to undertake an approved course of research (which may be aiming for a qualification at an institution in France). Application forms and a prospectus giving details of the courses on offer are available from the Secretary of the Board of Graduate Studies, 4 Mill Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1RZ.

Further details and application forms may be obtained from the Tutor for Advanced Students, Trinity College, Cambridge, CB2 1TQ, to whom application should be made not later than 9 February 2007.


Trinity College offers each year up to two Studentships of value £10,000 (in 2005-06) together with fees and certain allowances, to enable the holder of an AHRB Studentship or similar award to undertake linguistic study, for one year, in preparation for subsequent research. The Studentships are available only to those whose projected subject of research requires a knowledge of some particularly difficult language, and are intended primarily for students wishing to do research in Asian, East European, African or Latin-American studies. For one of the Studentships preference will be given to candidates who wish to study a Slavonic language.

The award will be conditional upon the candidate obtaining an AHRB or similar major research award, and becoming a member of Trinity College. The Linguistic Studentship may be held first if the holder has permission to defer the tenure of the research award; in other cases it may be held the year after expiry of the major research award.

Further particulars may be obtained from the Tutor for Advanced Students, Trinity College, Cambridge, CB2 1TQ, and completed application forms must reach him no later than 9 February 2007.


The Council of Trinity College offer annually, under the terms of a bequest by R. W. Zdanowich, one or more Prizes in Polish studies.

All members of the University in statu pupillari, and also all persons who have been approved unconditionally for admission to the University but who have not yet come into residence, are eligible to compete for these Prizes. Prizes will be awarded for essays (or exceptionally for dissertations, publications, or academic work in other forms) on any aspect of Polish studies (including Polish language and literature, history, geography, science, culture, and current affairs).

Essays should be between 3,000 and 5,000 words in length and may incorporate work done in preparation for a Tripos Examination or higher degree.

The value of the Prizes will be in the range £100 to £1,000, and will be at the discretion of the Managers of the Zdanowich Trust, whose decision shall be final. There shall be no obligation to award a Prize if, in the Managers' opinion, no entry is of sufficient merit.

Entries should be submitted to The Senior Tutor, Trinity College, Cambridge, CB2 1TQ, not later than 20 October 2006.