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Gates - Round 2

Overview

2012 Funding Round


Gates

Applications ranked - Top percentile*

Gates Applications nominated to next round, within University maximums


Gates Awards received

 

Gates

Masters

Doctoral

8

30

4

4

0

1

* Please refer to “Application procedure – specific to History Faculty graduate courses” below

Faculty of History 2Applicants who have American nationality and are applying to the University of Cambridge for the first time for a graduate History course should consult the “Gates– American nationality” section.  If applicants have American nationality and their application is for a second graduate course, they should continue reading this section.

Gates awardholders who have received funding for their MPhil course must re-apply for Gates funding for the PhD course and follow the instructions below.

PhD applicants: The Gates Trust expects the norm for research leading to the PhD degree will be 3 years.  It is imperative that research projects be designed to be completed within that timescale.

Full information is available at the following website:

http://www.gatesscholar.org/ All applicants should consult this website.  Please see sections “Application procedure – specific to History Faculty graduate courses” and “What forms do you need to complete now/immediately?” below for details of the Faculty deadline.

Eligibility

Applicants in the following categories are not eligible for Gates Trust award:

  • UK nationality applicants
  • American nationality applicants (see above)
  • Current PhD students (all nationalities)
  • Applicants for part-time PhD study (all nationalities)

Applicants in the following categories are eligible for Gates award:

  • European Union and Overseas nationality applicants, applying for admission to the Faculty’s six MPhil courses, or admission/continuation to the Faculty’s full-time PhD course
  • Only those American nationality applicants who are studying at a University/permanently residing outside the USA, applying for admission to the Faculty’s six MPhil courses, or admission/continuation to the Faculty’s full-time PhD course – please indicate this on the Advance Notification Form, “Additional Information” section

 

Full information is available at the following website: http://www.gatesscholar.org/, all applicants should consult this website.

If you have dual nationality, please check  the University statement on dual nationality above

Application procedure – specific to History Faculty graduate courses

Faculty of History 5The Faculty receives many more applications for this funding stream than there are awards available.

The Faculty wishes to save applicants unnecessary time and effort completing funding applications that will not result in an award.

The Faculty introduced a new method for handling applications for this funding stream in October 2011:

  • All applicants for this funding stream MUST apply for admission/continuation by the admission/continuation deadlines
  • All applications will be ranked using the information supplied by the applicant within the admission/continuation package.
  • Applicants must have at least a conditional offer of admission in order to be ranked.
  • Based upon the initial ranking, only the top 10-15 percentile of applications will be considered by the Faculty Ranking Committee.  It is essential applicants apply for all funding streams for which they are eligible and do not apply only to the Gates Trusts
  • Applicants who do fall within the top 10-15 percentile will be contacted in late February 2013. Email is our preferred method, if an email address bounces then the Faculty will use alternative means (telephone and finally mail) but the Faculty will strive to make contact with all candidates in this category.
  • Applicants who do not fall within the top 10-15 percentile, will not be contacted.  If you do not receive an email by the end of February 2013, applicants should consider this funding stream closed to them.  Due to the volume of potential applicants and deadlines to meet, we regret that we will not be able to contact unsuccessful applicants in writing.
  • The Degree Committee will not process funding applications from candidates who do not fulfil the Gates Trusts’ eligibility criteria.
  • The Faculty Ranking Committee will rank the top 10-15 percentile, and this ranking will be sent to the Gates Trusts Committee.  The Gates Trust Committee receives ranked lists from all University Faculties and Departments and may re-rank applicants as a result of the limited number of awards available.  Applicants should note that even if they reach the Faculty Ranking Committee and Gates Trusts Committee stage, some will not succeed in receiving awards due to the limited number of awards available.
  • The Gates Trusts Committee will produce a definitive ranked list of applicants to be nominated for an award.  All applicants on the Gates Trusts ranked list, whether successful or not, will be contacted by the Gates Trusts (not the Faculty) between April and July 2013.
  • Applicants who receive an award are reminded that they are required to satisfy academic eligibility criteria for the award.


    What forms do you need to complete now/immediately?

    (a) Make sure you submit an Advance Notification Form*

    by midnight (GMT) on 1 October 2012 (for EU/Overseas admission applicants)

    OR

    by Midnight (GMT) on 30 November 2012 (for EU/Overseas continuation applicants).

    (b) Make sure you submit your admission/continuation (GRADSAF) application form and all supporting documents via the University’s online admission/continuation portal by midnight (GMT)

    on 1 October 2012 (for EU/Overseas admission applicants)

    OR

    by Midnight (GMT) on 30 November 2012 (for EU/Overseas continuation applicants).

    Make sure you fully complete the Funding Section of the GRADSAF application form.

    * You must send in an Advance Notification Form - this tells us what funding you think you might be eligible for.  If you fall into the top 10-15 percentile, we will send you an Additional Information email in late February 2013.  The Additional Information email will contain up to date information about Gates Trusts funding.

    Other Funding Options

    Due to the limited number of awards available, all applicants are strongly encouraged to actively investigate and apply for other funding options listed within this guide.

    You can also research additional options using the Student Registry Funding Search Engine

    Contacts

    University of Cambridge Graduate Admissions Office
    Email: Graduate.Admissions@admin.cam.ac.uk
    Tel: +44 (0)1223 760606
    Web: http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/students/gradadmissions/prospec/

    Faculty of History: Admission enquiries

    Web: http://www.hist.cam.ac.uk/prospective-graduates

    MPhil in Economic and Social History

    Email: ecsoc@hist.cam.ac.uk

    Tel: 01223 748152

    MPhil in Modern  European History

    Email: mphil-modeuropean@hist.cam.ac.uk

    Tel: 01223 335311

    MPhil in Early Modern History

    Email: earlymodern@hist.cam.ac.uk

    Tel: 01223 335311

    MPhil in Political Thought and Intellectual History

    Email: polthought@hist.cam.ac.uk

    Tel: 01223 335311

    MPhil in Medieval History

    Email: medieval@hist.cam.ac.uk

    Tel: 01223 748152

    PhD / MPhil in Historical Studies

    Email: histstudies@hist.cam.ac.uk

    Tel: 01223 335304

    Faculty of History: Funding enquiries

    Degree Committee Office

    Email: gradfunding@hist.cam.ac.uk,

    Tel: 01223 335305*

    *During peak times (which are Nov 2012 - March 2013), it is recommended that email be used.