|A one-year Sheepshanks Studentship may be awarded this year by Trinity College Council, to students of other universities who wish to undertake research in Astronomy at Cambridge but who are required by the Institute of Astronomy to take, in the first instance, the course leading to the Master of Advanced Study (MASt), either in Astrophysics, Mathematics or Physics. |
For further information on the Institute of Astronomy, please visit: www.ast.cam.ac.uk
On completion of the MASt, the student will be eligible to compete for an Internal Graduate Studentship at Trinity College in order to undertake research as a candidate for the PhD degree.
A student who has no support from any other source may expect:
- to have the approved University and College fees for the MASt paid on her/his behalf.
- to receive a discretionary allowance for maintenance for the period of the course, i.e. 9 months. The maximum rate is £8,438 (2012/13 rate) plus a settling in allowance of £350 (2012/13 rate) for Overseas students.
- if resident overseas, to receive an allowance to cover the cost of travel from the country of origin to the United Kingdom and return.
These emoluments and allowances will be reduced to the extent that the student receives support from elsewhere, but not so as to reduce the value of the Studentship below £450 per annum. In cases of hardship, a married student may be considered for an extra allowance.
Enquiries should be addressed to:
Tutor for Advanced Students
Completed application forms and supporting documents must be sent by post or email so as to arrive no later than 25 January 2013.
Sheepshanks Studentship in Astronomy Application Form