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

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


Archbishop Cranmer Prize, Studentships, and Grants: Notice

Statutes and Ordinances, 2013, pp. 801-802

Under the regulations governing the Fund the Managers are empowered to:

(i) award the Archbishop Cranmer Prize for an essay, the subject of which relates to the intention and result of the changes in doctrine, organization 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;

(ii) elect one or more studentships, the holders of which will either be already engaged in pursuing original research in English ecclesiastical history between 1500 and 1700, or be commencing such research;

(iii) award grants for the furtherance of research in English ecclesiastical history 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.

The Managers give notice that they wish to invite applications for these awards.

Eligibility
Prize

Candidates for the Archbishop Cranmer Prize must be members of the University and of not less than three years’ standing from their first degree whether of this or another university at the time of the award.

Studentships

Candidates for the Archbishop Cranmer Studentships, which may be renewed upon application, must either be already engaged in pursuing original research in English ecclesiastical history between 1500 and 1700, or be commencing such research on 1 October 2014 with the intention of being a candidate for the Ph.D. Degree.

Grants

Grants may be awarded to senior members of the University and to Ph.D. Students.

Application procedures
Prize

Candidates must submit the subject of their essay to the Managers of the Archbishop Cranmer Fund not later than the Division of Michaelmas term, for the approval of the adjudicators; such approval must be obtained before they are accepted as a candidate.

Candidates must send their essays of not more than 8,000 words in length, to the Chief Accounts Clerk, Faculty of History, West Road, Cambridge. CB3 9EF, so as to arrive not later than 1st March 2015, and are required to state, generally in a preface of their essay and specifically in notes, the sources from which their information is taken, the extent to which they have availed themselves of the work of others, and the portions of their essays which they claim as original.

Candidates are also required to state in the preface what previous use (if any) has been made of the essay, or of any part of it, and whether it has been published in whole or in part; and Graduate Students are further required to state whether, and, if so, how, its subject appertains to their approved course of research or to work submitted by them for a degree of the University. If a candidate has previously successfully submitted a thesis for a University Prize or for the degree of Ph.D. or M.Litt., he or she must declare that the essay submitted for this Prize is not substantially identical with his or her previous thesis.

Studentships

Application forms are available via the link at the top of this page.

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 11th May 2015. Applicants need to provide a CV and an outline of his/her current, or proposed programme of doctoral research on a single page of A4. Candidates are asked to indicate the names of their referees on this form and to invite their referees to e-mail their references in support of the applicant to trustfunds@hist.cam.ac.uk by 11th May 2015.

In addition an applicant who is not already a Graduate Student in the University of Cambridge should go to the Graduate admissions section of the Student Registry website for information on how to apply.

Grants

Application forms are available via the link at the top of this page.

All sections of the form should be completed to include details of the research project for which support is sought and of the expenses to be incurred, together with a statement outlining any other applications for funding and the names, addresses and e-mail addresses of two referees. Applicants are asked to provide an academic CV. Candidates are asked to indicate the names of their referees on this form and to invite their referees to e-mail their references to trustfunds@hist.cam.ac.uk by 11th May 2015.

Late applications will not be considered.

Values of awards
Prize

The value of the Prize is £500.

Studentships

The value of the Studentships (one or two) will be up to a maximum of £5,000. Archbishop Cranmer Studentships will be tenable for one academical year in the first instance and may be renewed, following re-application for a period of one year at a time, subject to a maximum of three years.

Grants

The values of the grants awarded are at the discretion of the Managers of the Fund and will normally be up to but not exceeding £1,000.

Ellen McArthur Fund and Prize for Economic History: Notice

Statutes and Ordinances, 2013, pp. 872-873

Under the regulations governing the Fund the Managers are empowered to:

(i) invite applications for research studentships;

(ii) make grants in aid of research in economic history;

(iii) award the Ellen McArthur Prize.

The Managers give notice that they wish to invite applications for these awards.

Eligibility
Studentships

Studentships may be awarded to candidates of outstanding academic attainment who are either already undertaking graduate research in economic history at the University of Cambridge, or who are about to begin such research on 1 October 2015.

Grants

Grants may be awarded for research in a subject in economic history, to both senior members of the University and to Graduate Students. The Managers will give preference to applications for travel costs but other expenses will be considered.

Prize

Any graduate of the University or any person who is registered as a Graduate Student (for example studying for the M.Phil. in Economic and Social History or for a Ph.D.) in the University may submit an entry for the Prize or be considered for the Prize.

Application procedures
Studentships

Application forms are available via the link at the top of this page.

Applicants need to provide an academic CV and a statement of research.

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 1st May 2015. Referees should be invited to forward their references in support of the application by e-mail to the accounts office by the same date.

Late applications will not be considered.

Grants

Application forms are available via the link at the top of this page.

All sections of the form should be completed to include details of the research project for which support is sought and of the expenses to be incurred, together with a statement outlining any other applications for funding and the names, addresses and e-mail addresses of two referees. Applicants are asked to provide an academic CV. Candidates are asked to indicate the names of their referees on this form and to invite their referees to e-mail their references to trustfunds@hist.cam.ac.uk by the deadline.

The deadlines for each term are:

31st October 2014, 6th February 2015, and 1st May 2015.

Late applications will not be considered.

Prize

The Ellen McArthur Prize may be awarded for any work on economic history in the form of a completed dissertation or thesis submitted to the Degree Committee of the Faculty of History from the previous academical year. Any entries for the Prize other than completed dissertations and theses should be sent to the Secretary to the Managers of the Ellen McArthur Fund, Faculty of History, West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9EF, so as to reach him by 1st May 2015.

Values of awards

Studentships

Not more than three Studentships are awarded. These are tenable from 1 October 2014 for one year (and may be renewed up to a maximum of three years subject to separate annual applications). The value of the Studentship will be determined by the Managers in the light of circumstances of the successful candidate(s) and will not usually exceed £3,000.

Grants

The value of the grants are at the discretion of the Managers and will normally be up to, but not exceeding, £1,000.

Prize

The maximum value of the Prize is £500. In addition the Managers may make a grant towards the cost of publication of any work for which a Prize has been awarded, but such grant shall not be paid until the work has been published.

George Macaulay Trevelyan Fund: Notice

Statutes and Ordinances, 2013, pp. 968-969

Under the regulations governing the Fund the Electors are empowered:

(a) to pay the expenses of the George Macaulay Trevelyan Lecturer, or of any lecturer who delivers

a Trevelyan Lecture;

(b) to meet any other expenses incurred in connection with the George Macaulay Trevelyan Lectures

or a Trevelyan Lecture;

(c) to assist with the cost of publishing the George Macaulay Trevelyan Lectures or a Trevelyan

Lecture.

The Managers give notice that they wish to invite applications from those organising lectures or small conference events on Historical topics.

Eligibility

Senior members of the University and graduate students are eligible to apply

Application procedures

The application form for the 2014-2015 academic year can be downloaded here:

In addition to this form applicants are required to provide a set of aims and objectives for their proposed event, a draft programme and a budget showing all expected expenditure and details of any income already secured or expected.

The remit of the fund is to cover the costs of bringing external speakers to Cambridge and the fund managers are prepared to fund their travel, accommodation and subsistence but they will not usually agree to cover other conference costs. Grants will not normally exceed £2,000.

These documents should be submitted to the Accounts Office by e-mail to trustfunds@hist.cam.ac.uk

Applications received by the mid term division will be considered the same term. The mid-term divisions for 2014-15 are as follows:

9th November 2014

13th February 2015

21st May 2015

The Chief Accounts Clerk can provide further information on the fund and can be contacted at the above e-mail address or on 01223 767860

Holland Rose Studentship: Notice

Statutes and Ordinances, 2013, pp. 926-927

Under the regulations governing the Fund the Electors are empowered to:

(i) provide one or two studentships;

(ii) provide grants for the purpose of encouraging the study of the recent history of the British Empire since 1815 and of the Commonwealth.

The Managers give notice that they wish to invite applications for these awards.

Eligibility
Studentships

Studentships are open to all Graduate Students in the University, who have graduated in any university with high honours in history, or in some other subject held by the Electors to be relevant to the subject of proposed study.

A candidate must either not have received the first degree of any university earlier than 1 October 2010 or shall have been registered as a Graduate Student in the University for not more than nine terms by 1 May 2014.

Preference will be given to a student who is seeking to prepare for a career in the service of the Commonwealth or of any Commonwealth country.

Grants

Graduate Students in the University and who are not elected to a Studentship may apply for small grants to assist in the study of subjects 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.

Application procedures
Studentships

Candidates must submit evidence of their competence for historical or other relevant studies and, if elected, must undertake during tenure of a Studentship continuous and full time study of some subject, approved by the Electors, 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.

Application forms are available via the link at the top of this page.

Applicants need to provide an academic CV and a statement of research

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 27th April 2015. Referees should be invited to forward their references in support of the application by e-mail to by the same date.

Late applications will not be considered.

Grants

Application forms are available via the link at the top of this page.

All sections of the form should be completed to include details of the research project for which support is sought and of the expenses to be incurred, together with a statement outlining any other applications for funding and the names, addresses and e-mail addresses of two referees. Applicants are asked to provide an academic CV. Candidates are asked to indicate the names of their referees on this form and to invite their referees to e-mail their references to trustfunds@hist.cam.ac.uk by the deadline of 27th April 2015.

Late applications will not be considered.

Values of awards
Studentships

The value of the Studentship will be determined by the Electors, after taking into consideration the amount of any other emoluments received by the applicant. The maximum value will not usually exceed £2,000

A Studentship will be tenable for one academical year, but a student in the first year of tenure may compete for re-election for a second year. In making his gift of the Studentship the donor expressed the hope that, if eligible, the candidate elected might become a member of Christ’s College, if not already a member, and if approved by the College.

Grants

The value of grants awarded are at the discretion of the Managers of the Fund and will be up to, but not exceeding, £1,000.

Lightfoot Scholarships and Grants: Notice

Statutes and Ordinances, 2013, p.868

Under the regulations governing the Dr Lightfoot’s Scholarship and Prize Fund, its Managers are empowered to:

(i) provide one or more scholarships, the holder(s) of which shall devote himself or herself to the study of ecclesiastical history;

(ii) provide a prize for Ecclesiastical History awarded annually by the Examiners for Part IIB of the Theological and Religious Studies Tripos

(iii) provide grants in aid of research for the purpose of furthering the study of history and, more especially, of ecclesiastical history.

The Managers give notice that they wish to invite applications for the above awards.

Eligibility

Scholarship candidates must be (or be about to become) a Ph.D. student pursuing a course of study in ecclesiastical history within the University. Grants, however, may be awarded to members of the University to support research in any aspect or period of history. Applications from undergraduates and M.Phil. students are not normally considered.

Applications procedures

Application forms are available via the link at the top of this page.

Scholarships

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 15th January 2015. The application should state the proposed subject of a dissertation for submission for the competition, chosen by the candidate. It should also include an outline of the applicant’s current and proposed programme of doctoral research on a single side of A4. Applicants must submit the names and contact details of two referees, and should invite their referees to forward their references in support of the application by e-mail to the accounts office by the same date

If the Managers of the Fund consider that applicants have met the eligibility conditions, and if they approve the title, applicants will be required to submit the dissertation of between 7,000–15,000 words in length (including footnotes), on a subject in ecclesiastical history. Scholarship dissertations must be submitted to the secretary of the Managers by 17th April 2015.

Applicants should be aware that the Managers will appoint two adjudicators to report on the dissertation. Adjudicators are asked to say whether they deem the dissertation sufficiently outstanding to fall within the top 25% of University of Cambridge Ph.D. theses.

Applicants who are not already graduate students of the University of Cambridge should ensure that they submit an application for admission. Please follow the guidelines on the Student Registry website

Grants

Grants for research trips are given to cover the costs of travel, accommodation, and specific research expenses. A strong preference is given to those undertaking research in ecclesiastical history

Applications for grants should include full details of why the candidate wishes to apply for funding, and should make reference to any other simultaneous pending applications that he or she has made to other sources of assistance. Applicants must also include the names and contact details of two referees. The online application form should be submitted by 15th January 2015 or 11th May 2015. Referees should be invited to forward their references in support of the application by e-mail to the accounts office by the same date.

Late applications will not be considered.

Values of awards
Prize

The value of the prize is £250.

Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded to assist applicants with the costs of maintenance and fees. The Fund’s Managers will determine the value of each scholarship, but the maximum sum awarded will not exceed the current level of a standard AHRC postgraduate maintenance award. Scholarships are tenable for one academical year in the first instance, and may be renewed annually, subject to a maximum of three years. It is the responsibility of the award holders to reapply each year, by the deadline.

Grants

The Fund’s Managers will determine the value of all grants that they decide to award. The maximum sum awarded to an individual applicant will not, in general, exceed £2,000.

Members’ History Prize and Fund: Notice

Statutes and Ordinances, 2013, p. 886

Under the regulations for the Members’ History Fund the Managers are empowered to:

(i) award a prize for an essay on an historical subject chosen by the candidate. The essay shall not previously have been submitted for a prize, but may be an adaptation of a substantial piece of work undertaken by the candidate as a Graduate Student;

(ii) award grants both in aid of research to Graduate Students working under the supervision of the Degree Committee of the Faculty of History.

The Managers give notice that they wish to invite applications for these awards.

Eligibility
Prize

The prize shall be open to any member of the University who has been approved by the Student Registry for the award of the M.Phil. Degree and awarded a distinction for their dissertation on a Historical subject during the academical year preceding that in which the prize is awarded.

Grants

A candidate must be a graduate student at the University of Cambridge, working under supervision in the Faculty of History.

Application procedures
Prize

Prizes will be awarded to the best M.Phil. Dissertations submitted to the Degree Committee of the Faculty of History in the preceding academical year.

Grants

Application forms are available via the link at the top of this page.

All sections of the form should be completed to include details of the research project for which support is sought and of the expenses to be incurred, together with a statement outlining any other applications for funding and the names, addresses and e-mail addresses of two referees. Applicants are asked to provide an academic CV. Candidates are asked to indicate the names of their referees on this form and to invite their referees to e-mail their references to trustfunds@hist.cam.ac.uk by 23rd October 2014, 22nd January 2015 and 15th May 2015.

Late applications will not be considered.

Value of awards
Prize

The value of the prizes to be £500 for the first and £250 for the second.

Grants

The value of grants awarded are at the discretion of the Managers and will normally be up to, but not exceeding, £1,000.

Prince Consort and Thirlwall Prize and Fund: Notice

Statutes and Ordinances, 2013, pp. 915-916

Under the regulations governing the Fund the Managers are empowered to:

(i) award a prize for a dissertation involving original historical research;

(ii) provide one or more studentships, the holders of which shall devote themselves to original research in history;

(iii) provide small grants in aid of expenses incurred in historical research.

The Managers give notice that they wish to invite applications for these awards.

Eligibility
Prize

The Prince Consort and Thirlwall Prize and Seeley Medal are open to all graduates of the University and to all persons whose names are entered on the Register of Graduate Students, provided that they have not attained the age of thirty years by the last date appointed for submission of dissertations, and have not already won the Thirlwall Prize or the Prince Consort Prize.

Studentships

Studentships (one or more) are tenable from 1 October 2015 for one year. A candidate must already be a Ph.D. student pursuing original research in history. Preference will normally be given to those who have already made substantial progress with their research and are in their second or third year of study. Applications from candidates in their first year of research will not be considered. A Studentship will be tenable for one year in the first instance and may be renewed for a period of one year at a time, subject to a maximum of three years.

Grants

Small grants in aid of expenses incurred in historical research may be awarded to graduates of the University and to Graduate Students. Grants will not be awarded to candidates for the M.Phil. Degree. The Managers will not normally support graduate students in the first year of Ph.D. study, nor will they meet requests for maintenance expenses.

Application procedures
Prize

Candidates must send the title of their proposed dissertation, with evidence of their age, to the Chief Accounts Clerk, Faculty of History, West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9EF, so as to reach her not later than 15th May 2015 for the approval of the Managers. If approved, the Managers will invite candidates to submit their dissertation for adjudication. The dissertation, which must not exceed 100,000 words (including footnotes), must be sent in a printed or typewritten form, with a declaration of its length, to the Chief Accounts Clerk so as to reach him not later than 31 October 2015. Each dissertation entered will be reviewed by two independent adjudicators who will be asked to provide a report and in addition indicate if it falls into the top 15% of Cambridge dissertations.

Studentships

Application forms are available via the link at the top of this page.

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 16th May 2015. Applicants need to provide a CV and an outline of his/her current, or proposed programme of doctoral research on a single page of A4. Candidates are asked to indicate the names of their referees on this form and to invite their referees to e-mail their references to trustfunds@hist.cam.ac.uk by the deadline.

Late applications will not be considered.

Grants

Application forms are available via the link at the top of this page.

All sections of the form should be completed to include details of the research project for which support is sought and of the expenses to be incurred, together with a statement outlining any other applications for funding and the names, addresses and e-mail addresses of two referees. Applicants are asked to provide an academic CV. Candidates are asked to indicate the names of their referees on this form and to invite their referees to e-mail their references to trustfunds@hist.cam.ac.uk by the deadline.

The closing dates for the receipt of applications each term are 23rd October 2014, 22nd January 2015 and 15th May 2015.

Late applications will not be considered.

Value of awards

Prize

The value of the Prize is £1,500. The Managers have the power to make grants from the Reserve Fund towards the cost of publication of any dissertation for which the Prize has been awarded or any other dissertation, which has been commended by the Adjudicators. The winner of the Prize will also be awarded the Seeley Medal

Studentships

The value of a Studentship will be determined by the Managers, after taking into consideration the amount of any other emolument received by the applicant. The maximum value will not usually exceed £2,000

Grants

Grants do not normally exceed £750.

Sara Norton Prize and Fund: Notice

Statutes and Ordinances, 2013, p. 899

Under the regulations for the Sara Norton Fund the Managers are empowered to:

(i) award the Junior and Senior Norton Prizes

(ii) award grants to further the study of the political history of the United States of America;

The Managers give notice that they wish to invite applications for these awards.

Eligibility
Prize

The Senior Prize shall be awarded for the best essay on some aspect of the political history of the United States of America. The Prize shall be open to any member of the University who has been approved by the Student Registry for the award of the Ph.D. Degree during the calendar year next preceding the year of the award; provided that an essay submitted for the Prize shall not previously have been submitted for a prize, but may be an adaptation of the substantial piece of work undertaken by the candidate as a Graduate Student.

The Junior Prize shall be awarded by the Examiners for Part II of the Historical Tripos for a dissertation on some aspect of American political history submitted by a candidate for that examination.

Grants

Postgraduate members of the University are eligible to apply for grants.

Priority will be given to applications from students in their first and second year of a Ph.D., but not from M.Phil. students.

Application procedures
Prize

Successful Ph.D. candidates of the Degree Committee of the Faculty of History, submitting during the previous calendar year and writing on the political history of the USA.

Candidates should send the title of their dissertation to the Chief Accounts Clerk, Faculty of History at the e-mail address trustfunds@hist.cam.ac.uk

Grants

Application forms are available via the link at the top of this page.

All sections of the form should be completed to include details of the research project for which support is sought and of the expenses to be incurred, together with a statement outlining any other applications for funding and the names, addresses and e-mail addresses of two referees. Applicants are asked to provide an academic CV. Candidates are asked to indicate the names of their referees on this form and to invite their referees to e-mail their references to trustfunds@hist.cam.ac.uk by the deadline.

The closing dates for the receipt of applications are 5th December 2014 and 13th March 2015. Referees should be invited to forward their references in support of the application by e-mail to the accounts office by the same dates.

Late applications will not be considered.

Value of awards
Prize

The value of the Prize is £500.

Grants

The values of grants awarded are at the discretion of the Managers, but will not normally exceed £750.

Stanley Baldwin Fund: Notice

Statutes and Ordinances 2013, p. 767

Under the regulations governing the Fund the Managers are empowered to:

(i) provide one or two studentships to any Graduate Student pursuing or intending to pursue in the University a course of study or research in the field of British political history in the years 1919 to 1939;

(ii) to make grants to Graduate Students working in the field of British political history in the years 1919 to 1939.

The Managers give notice that they wish to invite applications for these awards.

Eligibility
Studentships

A candidate must be a Graduate Student pursuing or intending to pursue in the University a course of study or research in British political history in the years 1919 to 1939.

Grants

Candidates must be Graduate Students in the University working in the field of British political history in the years 1919 to 1939. Grants will only be considered if they are required to assist in meeting the expenses of research consistent with the remit of the Fund. Preference will normally be given to Ph.D. students.

Application procedures

Application forms are available via the link at the top of this page.

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 7th May 2015. Applicants need to provide a CV and an outline of his/her current, or proposed programme of doctoral research on a single page of A4. Candidates are asked to indicate the names of their referees on this form and to invite their referees e-mail their references in supports of the applicant to trustfunds@hist.cam.ac.uk by the deadline.

In addition an applicant who is not already a Graduate Student in the University of Cambridge should refer to the Graduate Admissions section of the Student Registry website for information on admission to the University as a Graduate Student.

Grants

Application forms are available via the link at the top of this page.

All sections of the form should be completed to include details of the research project for which support is sought and of the expenses to be incurred, together with a statement outlining any other applications for funding and the names, addresses and e-mail addresses of two referees. Applicants are asked to provide an academic CV. Candidates are asked to indicate the names of their referees on this form and to invite their referees to e-mail their references to trustfunds@hist.cam.ac.uk by 7th May 2015.

Late applications will not be considered.

Value of the awards
Studentships

A Studentship will provide supplementary support only, and the value of each Studentship will be determined by the Managers, after taking into consideration the amount of any other emoluments received by the applicant. The maximum value of a Stanley Baldwin Studentship is £3,600 for the academical year. However, awards in individual cases may be made at considerably lower levels. A Studentship will be tenable for one academical year in the first instance and may be renewed for a period of one year at a time, subject to a maximum tenure of three years.

Grants

The values of grants awarded are at the discretion of the Managers of the Fund, but will not normally exceed £1,000.