Cambridge University Reporter

Cambridge Political Economy Society Trust

(Registered Charity No. 291310)

The CPES Trust was established in 1985 by the Cambridge Political Economy Society (which produces The Cambridge Journal of Economics and Contributions to Political Economy). Its stated aims are (1) to advance the education of the public in political economy and related matters, and (2) to promote research in matters pertaining to political economy and to publish the useful results of such research. The Trustees interpret this to include all studies within the social sciences that are germane to economics, and applications are welcomed from other Faculties.

Fully-funded three-year Research Scholarship

This scholarship is open to candidates who have been accepted (or expect to be accepted by 30 September 2007) by the University as Graduate Students beginning a Ph.D. programme in economics and/or cognate studies in any Faculty or Department of the University. This Scholarship is not open to current University Graduate Students, either registered for the Ph.D. degree or on a probationary track towards Ph.D. registration, who have already commenced their three years of Ph.D. research. Students who are about to commence the MPhil degree in the academic year 2007-08 for the purpose of advanced training prior to undertaking Ph.D. research are also not eligible for this Scholarship.

The Trust may offer the successful candidate either a full scholarship or a fees-only award. The full scholarship covers payment of university and college fees, and a maintenance grant (which for the academic year 2005/6 was £11,053). Applications are open to citizens of European Union Countries and overseas students. The Trust is aware that funding of graduate studies in economics and related disciplines for UK citizens is very limited and particularly encourages well-qualified candidates who are UK citizens to apply. However, decisions on the award of the Scholarship will be on academic merit and on the relevance of the proposed research to the aims of the Trust.

The deadline for applications for the Scholarship is 16 March 2007. Where practicable, short-listed candidates will be interviewed in April.

Supplementary Grants

Supplementary grants are made by the Trustees in (1) cases where a modest grant will enable a research student registered for the Ph.D. degree to complete a Ph.D. dissertation or (2) cases where a small grant may help the procurement of funds from elsewhere. The current deadlines for applications for supplementary funding are 1 January and 1 July. The Trustees wish to use their funds to support as many students as possible, and therefore expect all candidates who are eligible for public funding (including ORS awards and ESRC Studentships) to have made such applications.

Application forms for the Graduate Research Scholarship and for Supplementary Funding may be obtained from the Chairman of the Trustees, c/o CJE, Room 66, Faculty of Economics, Austin Robinson Building, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge CB3 9DD.