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Details of the Fund

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.

New joint degrees start October 2017

Funding Notices

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships (internal deadline, 21st August 2017)

Full information on this scheme is available on the Faculty website HERE. Although the scheme will not be opened by the British Academy (BA) until c.23rd August, institutions are directed to run internal selection competitions in advance. The relevant page of the BA website is HERE. Funding is available for early career scholars to join an institution of their choice (subject to the host’s agreement) for three years plus research expenses. The BA will award up to 45 Fellowships nationally

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