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Gates - American Nationality

Overview

2012 Funding Round


Gates Applicants ranked - Top Percentile*

Gates Applications nominated to next round, within University maximums


Gates Awards received

 

Gates USA

Masters

Doctoral

18

2

4

2

2

1

*Please refer to "Application procedure - specific to History Faculty graduate courses" below.

free_books[3].jpgApplicants who have American nationality and are applying to the University of Cambridge for the first time for a graduate History course should continue reading this section.

If applicants have American nationality and their application is for a second graduate course, OR they have American nationality but are studying at a University/permanently residing outside the USA, they should consult the “Gates – Rest of the world” section.

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 these awards:

  • EU/UK nationality applicants
  • Overseas (except American)  nationality applicants
  • American nationality applicants who are studying at a University/permanently residing outside the USA
  • Continuation applicants
  • Current PhD (all nationalities) students
  • Applicants for part-time PhD (all nationalities) study

 

Applicants in the following category are eligible for these awards:

  • American nationality applicants, for admission to the Faculty’s six MPhil and full-time PhD course

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

Application procedure – specific to History Faculty graduate courses

Faculty of History 9The 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 has introduced a new method for handling applications for this funding stream with effect from October 2011:

  • All applicants for this funding stream MUST apply for admission by the admission deadlines
  • All applications will be ranked using the information supplied by the applicant within the admission 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 Trust.
  • Applicants who do fall within the top 10-15 percentile will be contacted in late November/December 2014. 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 every applicant in this category
  • Applicants who do not fall within the top 10-15 percentile will not be contacted.  If applicants do not receive an email by the end of December 2014, such applicants should consider this funding stream closed to them.  Due to the volume of potential applicants, pressure on our time 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 eligibility criteria.
  • The Faculty Ranking Committee will rank the top 10-15 percentile and this ranking will be sent to the Gates Trust 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, they may not be successful 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 Trust (not the Faculty) between December 2014 and April 2015. Successful applicants will be invited to attend an interview, the date will be confirmed within the Gates Trust communication.
  • 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 01 October 2014 (American admission applicants).

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

    by midnight (GMT) on 01 October 2014 (American admission 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 November/December 2014.  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: 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  – March), it is recommended that email be used.