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Application Forms

The application form to be used for applications for GRANTS from the Trust Funds below is available here.

The application form to be used for applications for STUDENTSHIPS from the Trust Funds below is available here.

Where a fund invites applications for grants and/or studentships, neither late nor retrospective applications will be considered.

Archbishop Cranmer Prize, Grants and Studentships

Statutes and Ordinances, 2016, pp. 778-779

Purpose of the Fund

To award the Archbishop Cranmer Prize, “to be awarded for an essay, the subject of which shall relate to the intention and result of the changes in doctrine, organisation and ritual within the Church of England between the years AD 1500 and 1700; also the bearing of these changes upon the political and economic, the national and international, the literary and social, the religious and home life of the English people”.

Unexpended income may be used for the following purposes:

To make grants for the furtherance of research in English ecclesiastical history in the period 1500-1700 encompassing the same criteria as those for the award of the prize (see above).

To provide one or more Archbishop Cranmer studentships, tenable for one academic year in the first instance, which may be renewed and the value reviewed for a maximum duration of three academic years. Holders must devote themselves to the pursuit of original research in English ecclesiastical history between the years 1500 and 1700 encompassing the same criteria as those for the award of the prize (see above).

Value of awards

Prize: £500

Studentship: up to £5,000

Grants: up to £1,000

Eligibility

Prize:

Candidates must be members of the University and of not less than three years standing from their first degree (from whichever university) at the time of the award.

Grants:

Applicants must be members of the University and/or current PhD students. Preference will be given to applicants from Faculty of History.

Studentships:

Applicants must be, or about to become, registered as a graduate student in the University by 1st October 2017. Studentships are awarded subject to the criteria laid out under “purpose of the fund” (above).

Application procedures

Prize:

Candidates should self-nominate by contacting trustfunds@hist.cam.ac.uk with the subject of their proposed essay before the deadline of 2nd December 2016 (NB: this is an extension to the previously advertised deadline of 7th November 2016). Titles will be reviewed by the fund managers who will confirm which candidates may proceed. Candidates who have successfully submitted a dissertation for another prize or the degree of PhD or M.Litt must declare that the essay to be submitted is not substantially similar to their previous dissertation.

Approved candidates must submit an essay of not more than 8,000 words in length to trustfunds@hist.cam.ac.uk by the deadline of 1st March 2017. Candidates must state in a preface or in notes the sources of their information, the extent to which they have availed themselves of the work of others and the portions they claim as original.

Submitted essays will be sent to adjudicators for review and comment. The managers of the fund will decide the winner of the prize in Easter term 2017 on the basis of the adjudicator reports.

Grants:

Applicants must complete the application form for grants, available to download at the top of this page. All sections must be completed. Applicants must detail the intended purpose of the grant, include a detailed budget and specify two referees.

The completed application form and an academic CV should be emailed to trustfunds@hist.cam.ac.uk before the deadline of 8th May 2017. Applicants must ensure both of their referees submit a reference of no more than 1 A4 sheet in length to the same e-mail address by the same deadline.

Studentships:

Applicants must complete the application form for studentships, available to download at the top of this page. All sections must be completed. Applicants must specify two referees.

The completed application form, an academic CV and a statement of proposed research (1 A4 side maximum) should be emailed to trustfunds@hist.cam.ac.uk before the deadline of 8th May 2017. Applicants must ensure both of their referees submit a reference of no more than 1 A4 sheet in length to the same e-mail address by the same deadline.

Ellen McArthur Fund

Statutes and Ordinances, 2016, pp. 850-851

Purpose of the Fund

To award one or more Ellen McArthur Prizes “for any work on Economic History…by any graduate of the University or by any person who is registered as a graduate student in the University”.

To appoint an Ellen McArthur Lecturer every other year, to deliver in English a course of between four and eight lectures on some aspect of Economic History.

Unexpended income may be used for the following purposes:

To make contributions towards the cost of publishing any work for which an Ellen McArthur Prize has been awarded or towards the cost of an Ellen McArthur lecture or series of lectures.

To provide for no more than three Ellen McArthur studentships tenable for one academic year in the first instance, which may be renewed and the value reviewed for a maximum duration of three academic years. Holders must devote themselves to original research in Economic History.

To make grants in aid of research in the University in Economic History.

To further the study of Economic History in the University by any other means.

Value of awards

Prize: £500

Studentship: up to £3,000

Grants: up to £1,000

Eligibility

Prize:

Any graduate of the University or anyone registered as a graduate student in the University

Studentship:

Any person who is or is about to become registered as a graduate student in the University on 1st October 2017. Studentships are awarded subject to the criteria laid out under “purpose of the fund” (above).

Grants:

Any person who is or is about to become registered as a graduate student in the University on 1st October 2017. Also academic staff working within the Faculty of History. The managers of the fund will prioritise applications for travel costs however other proposed expenses will be considered.

Application procedures

Prize:

The procedures for the award of the 2017 prize are under review. Details will be made available in due course (06/10/2016).

Studentship:

Applicants must complete the application form for studentships, available to download at the top of this page. All sections must be completed. Applicants must specify two referees.

The completed application form, an academic CV and a statement of proposed research (1 A4 side maximum) should be emailed to trustfunds@hist.cam.ac.uk before the deadline of 1st May 2017. Applicants must ensure both of their referees submit a reference of no more than 1 A4 sheet in length to the same e-mail address by the same deadline.

Grants:

Applicants must complete the application form for grants, available to download at the top of this page. All sections must be completed. Applicants must detail the intended purpose of the grant, include a detailed budget and specify two referees.

The completed application form and an academic CV should be emailed to trustfunds@hist.cam.ac.uk before the one of the three deadlines:

28th October 2016 (Michaelmas term)

3rd February 2017 (Lent term)

1st May 2017 (Easter term)

Applicants must ensure both of their referees submit a reference of no more than 1 A4 sheet in length to the same e-mail address by the same deadlines.

George Macaulay Trevelyan Fund and Lectureship

Statutes and Ordinances, 2016, p. 946

Purpose of the Fund

The income of the George Macaulay Trevelyan Fund is intended to meet the cost of lectures on historical subjects. Primarily the annual income supports the biennial George Macaulay Trevelyan Lectures, through the appointment of a Lecturer charged with the delivery of between six to eight lectures

Unexpended income may be used for the following purposes:

The managers of the fund invite applications from members of the University and those registered as graduate students in the University in support of the costs of hosting lectures and/or conferences on historical subjects, specifically the costs of travel, accommodation and entertainment of invited speakers external to University of Cambridge.

Value of awards

Awards will not exceed £1,500 per application.

Eligibility

Senior members of the University and those registered as graduate students in the University. Preference will be given to members of the Faculty of History.

Application procedures

Applicants should complete all sections of the application form which is available to download HERE.

Applicants should also submit: the aims and objectives of their conference/event (1 A4 side maximum), a draft event programme or outline and a detailed budget specifying the elements for which GM Trevelyan support is requested. References are not required.

Applicants must submit the application form and the additional documents to trustfunds@hist.cam.ac.uk before one of the three deadlines:

9th November 2016 (Michaelmas term)

13th February 2017 (Lent term)

14th May 2017 (Easter term)

Holland Rose Studentship

Statutes and Ordinances, 2016, pp. 904-905

Purpose of the Fund

To award one or more Holland Rose Studentships to encourage the study of the recent history and present problems of the Commonwealth (previously the British Empire). Holders should “undertake full-time study of some subject connected with the general history or constitutional, social or cultural development of the British Empire since 1815, of the Commonwealth, or of the present problems of the Commonwealth…”.

Unexpended income may be used to provide grants in aid to those registered as graduate students in the University, for the encouragement of study subject to the same criteria as those set for holders of the studentship.

Value of awards

Studentship: up to £2,000

Grants: up to £1,000

Eligibility

Studentship:

Applicants must be a citizen of a Commonwealth country or a citizen of a country that was part of the British Empire or Commonwealth in 1932. Applicants should have graduated with “high honours” in History or in some other subject deemed relevant by the fund managers.

Applicants must have either not received their first degree from any university earlier than 1st October 2013 or shall have been registered as a graduate student in the University of Cambridge for not more than nine terms by 1st May 2017. Applicants must promise to adhere to the criteria for study set out under purposes of the fund.

Grants:

Any person who is or is about to become registered as a graduate student in the University on 1st October 2017. Grants will be awarded subject to the criteria set out under purposes of the fund.

Application procedures

Studentship:

Applicants must complete the application form for studentships, available to download at the top of this page. All sections must be completed. Applicants must specify two referees.

The completed application form, an academic CV and a statement of proposed research (1 A4 side maximum) should be emailed to trustfunds@hist.cam.ac.uk before the deadline of 25th April 2017. Applicants must ensure both of their referees submit a reference of no more than 1 A4 sheet in length to the same e-mail address by the same deadline.

Grants:

Applicants must complete the application form for grants, available to download at the top of this page. All sections must be completed. Applicants must detail the intended purpose of the grant, include a detailed budget and specify two referees.

The completed application form and an academic CV should be emailed to trustfunds@hist.cam.ac.uk before the deadline of 25th April 2017.

Applicants must ensure both of their referees submit a reference of no more than 1 A4 sheet in length to the same e-mail address by the same deadlines.

Dr Lightfoot's Scholarships and Prize

Statutes and Ordinances, 2016, pp. 845-846

Purpose of the Fund

To encourage the study of History, especially Ecclesiastical History.

To provide for one or more Lightfoot Scholarships, the holders of which must devote themselves to the study of Ecclesiastical History.

To award the Lightfoot Prize for Ecclesiastical History (awarded by the examiners for Part II B of the Theological and Religious Studies Tripos; NOT subject to open competition)

Unexpended income may be used for the following purposes:

To award grants in aid of research in History, especially Ecclesiastical History, to members of the University on 1st October 2017.

Value of awards

Studentships: up to £5,000

Grants: up to £2,000

Eligibility

Studentship:

Any person who is or is about to become registered as a graduate student in the University on 1st October 2017. Studentships are tenable for one academic year in the first instance but may be renewed subject to re-application in subsequent years.

Grants:

Academic staff and those who are or are about to become registered as graduate students of the University on 1st October 2017.

Application procedures

Studentship:

The Lightfoot Scholarship is awarded subject to an essay competition. The essay must be on a subject in Ecclesiastical History.

Applicants must initially complete the application form for studentships, available to download at the top of this page. All sections must be completed however under the section titled “brief statement of your current research…” applicants should state the title of their proposed essay. Applicants must specify two referees.

The completed application form, an academic CV and a statement of current and proposed research (1 A4 side maximum) should be emailed to trustfunds@hist.cam.ac.uk before the deadline of 13th January 2017. Applicants must ensure both of their referees submit a reference of no more than 1 A4 sheet in length to the same e-mail address by the same deadline.

Approved candidates will be notified and must submit an essay of between 7,000 and 15,000 words in length to trustfunds@hist.cam.ac.uk by the deadline of 14th April 2017.

Submitted essays will be sent to adjudicators for review and comment. Adjudicators will be asked whether they believe the essay sufficiently outstanding to fall within the top 25% of University of Cambridge dissertations. The managers of the fund will confirm the award of any scholarships in Easter term 2017 on the basis of the adjudicator reports.

Grants:

Applicants must complete the application form for grants, available to download at the top of this page. All sections must be completed. Applicants must detail the intended purpose of the grant, include a detailed budget and specify two referees.

The completed application form and an academic CV should be emailed to trustfunds@hist.cam.ac.uk before one of the following deadlines:

13th January 2017 (Lent term)

8th May 2017 (Easter term)

Applicants must ensure both of their referees submit a reference of no more than 1 A4 sheet in length to the same e-mail address by the same deadlines.

Members History Fund

Statutes and Ordinances, 2016, p. 864

Purpose of the Fund

To award the Members History Prize for the best dissertation on an historical subject submitted for the MPhil degree in the preceding academic year.

Unexpended income may be used to award grants in aid to those registered as graduate students in the University, specifically those under the supervision of the Degree Committee of the Faculty of History.

Value of awards

Prize: £500 (first prize) and £250 (second prize).

Grants: up to £1,000.

Eligibility

Prize:

Any member of the University who has been approved by the Board of Graduate Studies, on the recommendation of the Degree Committee of History, for the award of the MPhil degree during the preceding academic year

Grants:

Those registered as graduate students in the University, specifically those under the supervision of the Degree Committee of the Faculty of History.

Application procedures

Prize:

Convenors of MPhil subject groups will submit to the Fund Managers the names of the highest scoring recipients of the MPhil degree from the preceding academic year. The Fund Managers will review the examiners reports for candidates and award the first and second prizes in the Lent term.

Grants:

Applicants must complete the application form for grants, available to download at the top of this page. All sections must be completed. Applicants must detail the intended purpose of the grant, include a detailed budget and specify two referees.

The completed application form and an academic CV should be emailed to trustfunds@hist.cam.ac.uk before one of the following deadlines:

21st October 2016 (Michaelmas term)

20th January 2017 (Lent term)

15th May 2017 (Easter term)

Applicants must ensure both of their referees submit a reference of no more than 1 A4 sheet in length to the same e-mail address by the same deadlines.

Prince Consort and Thirlwall Prize and Fund

Statutes and Ordinances, 2016, pp. 892-893

Purpose of the Fund

To award the Prince Consort & Thirlwall prize for a dissertation involving original historical research.

To provide a bronze medal to be awarded to the winner of the prize

Unexpended income may be used for the following purposes:

To award grants in aid towards the cost of the publication of any works for which a Prince Consort & Thirlwall Prize has been awarded.

To provide one or more Prince Consort Studentships

To make grants in aid to those registered as graduate students in the University in aid of historical research.

To further the study of History in the University by any other means.

Value of awards

Prize: £1,500

Studentship: up to £2,000

Grants: up to £750

Eligibility

Prize:

All graduates of the University and all those who are registered as graduate students in the University provided they have not reached thirty years of age by the deadline for submitting dissertations (31st October 2017).

Studentships:

Any person who is or is about to become registered as a graduate student in the University on 1st October 2017. Studentships are tenable for one year but may be renewed subject to reapplication in subsequent years.

Grants:

Graduate students and/or graduates of the University of Cambridge.

Application procedures

Prize:

Candidates should submit the title of their proposed dissertation and evidence of their age to trustfunds@hist.cam.ac.uk by the deadline of 15th May 2017. The Fund Managers will confirm which candidates should proceed to submit copies of their completed dissertations in Easter term 2017.

Accepted candidates must send a digital copy of their dissertation to trustfunds@hist.cam.ac.uk by the deadline of 31st October 2017. Submitted dissertations will be sent to adjudicators for review and comment. Adjudicators will be asked whether they believe the essay sufficiently outstanding to fall within the top 25% of University of Cambridge dissertations. The managers of the fund will confirm the award of the prize in Lent term 2018 on the basis of the adjudicator reports.

Studentship:

Applicants must complete the application form for studentships, available to download at the top of this page. All sections must be completed. Applicants must specify two referees.

The completed application form, an academic CV and a statement of proposed research (1 A4 side maximum) should be emailed to trustfunds@hist.cam.ac.uk before the deadline of 15th May 2017. Applicants must ensure both of their referees submit a reference of no more than 1 A4 sheet in length to the same e-mail address by the same deadline.

Grants:

Applicants must complete the application form for grants, available to download at the top of this page. All sections must be completed. Applicants must detail the intended purpose of the grant, include a detailed budget and specify two referees.

The completed application form and an academic CV should be emailed to trustfunds@hist.cam.ac.uk before one of the following deadlines:

21st October 2016 (Michaelmas term)

20th January 2017 (Lent term)

15th May 2017 (Easter term)

Applicants must ensure both of their referees submit a reference of no more than 1 A4 sheet in length to the same e-mail address by the same deadlines.

Sara Norton Prizes and Fund

Statutes and Ordinances, 2016, pp. 876-877

Purpose of the Fund

To award the Senior and Junior Sara Norton Prizes for the best essays on some aspect of the political history of the United States of America.

Unexpended income may be used to award grants in aid to further the study of the political history (broadly conceived) of the United States.

Value of awards

Prizes: £500 (Senior Prize) and £250 (Junior Prize)

Grants: up to £1,000

Eligibility

Senior Prize:

Any member of the University of Cambridge who has been approved by the Board of Graduate Studies for the award of a PhD degree during the calendar year preceding the year an award is made (i.e. 2016 calendar year).

Junior Prize:

This is awarded by the examiners for the Part II of the Historical Tripos for a dissertation on some aspect of the political history of the United States of America.

Grants:

Any person registered as a graduate student in the University. Priority will be given to students in their first or second year of postgraduate study and to those who contribute to the US History postgraduate subject group.

Application procedures

Senior Prize:

In February 2017 the Fund Managers will solicit nominations from supervisors of eligible candidates awarded the PhD degree in calendar year 2016. Candidates will be ranked by the Fund Managers who will proceed to invite adjudicators to read and review the dissertations of the chosen candidates. Adjudicator reports will be reviewed by the Fund Managers at the start of the long vacation 2017 whereafter a decision will be made on the award of the prize.

Grants:

Applicants must complete the application form for grants, available to download at the top of this page. All sections must be completed. Applicants must detail the intended purpose of the grant, include a detailed budget and specify two referees.

The completed application form and an academic CV should be emailed to trustfunds@hist.cam.ac.uk before the deadline of 16th June 2017.

Applicants must ensure both of their referees submit a reference of no more than 1 A4 sheet in length to the same e-mail address by the same deadlines.

Stanley Baldwin Fund

Statutes and Ordinances 2016, p. 743

Purpose of the Fund

To encourage the study of British political history in the years 1919 to 1939.

To award one or more Stanley Baldwin Studentships to be tenable for one year in the first instance.

Unexpended income may be used to award grants in aid to graduate students working within the remit of the fund as stated above.

Value of awards

Studentships: up to £3,600

Grants: up to £1,000

Eligibility

Studentships:

Any graduate student pursuing or intending to pursue a course of study or research in the field of British political history in the years 1919 to 1939. The studentship once awarded may be renewed (subject to reapplication) for up to three academic years.

Grants:

Any graduate student working on the period specified under the purpose of the fund.

Application procedures

Studentship:

Applicants must complete the application form for studentships, available to download at the top of this page. All sections must be completed. Applicants must specify two referees.

The completed application form, an academic CV and a statement of proposed research (1 A4 side maximum) should be emailed to trustfunds@hist.cam.ac.uk before the deadline of 5th May 2017. Applicants must ensure both of their referees submit a reference of no more than 1 A4 sheet in length to the same e-mail address by the same deadline.

Grants:

Applicants must complete the application form for grants, available to download at the top of this page. All sections must be completed. Applicants must detail the intended purpose of the grant, include a detailed budget and specify two referees.

The completed application form and an academic CV should be emailed to trustfunds@hist.cam.ac.uk before the deadline of 5th May 2017.

Applicants must ensure both of their referees submit a reference of no more than 1 A4 sheet in length to the same e-mail address by the same deadline.

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