To commemorate the connection between the renowned Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan and Trinity College, the College hopes to award a Ramanujan Research Studentship to a student from India who wishes to undertake a PhD in the broad fields of Pure or Applied Mathematics at the University of Cambridge but who is required by the Faculty of Mathematics to take, in the first instance, the course leading to the Master of Advanced Study (MASt) in Mathematics.
Students of any university or comparable institution in India who have not already begun residence in Cambridge and who hold a First Class Honours degree or its equivalent, or are likely to do so by the time of entry, are eligible to apply. The Ramanujan Student must become a member of Trinity College and must be admitted by the University’s Graduate Admissions Office for study in the University. He/she will normally be expected in the first instance to take the nine month course leading to the Master of Advanced Study (MASt) in Mathematics.
The Ramanujan Studentship is normally awarded for nine months in the first instance, while the student takes the course leading to the MASt in Mathematics. Subject to completion of the MASt with a Distinction and registration for the PhD degree, the Studentship will then be renewed for up to three further years, subject to satisfactory progress.
Eligible applicants must:
- hold a First Class Honours degree or its equivalent from any university or comparable institution in India,
- be citizens of India,
- not yet have been members of the University of Cambridge as an undergraduate or graduate student, and
- submit a Preliminary application and, if short-listed, apply to the University of Cambridge for admission to the MASt in Mathematics.
Exceptionally, a Ramanujan Studentship may be awarded for three years of research leading to the PhD degree without the requirement to study in the first instance for the MASt. Candidates are expected to have applied to all other sources of financial support open to them. For a student who has no support or only partial support from any other source, the studentship covers:
- Graduate Course Fees,
- maintenance allowance (at up to the minimum rate set by the University), and a
- return ticket from India to the United Kingdom.
If the Studentship is renewed for the PhD, another return ticket from India to the United Kingdom will be awarded. The applicant may also be considered for a discretionary maintenance allowance for the period between completion of the MASt and commencement of PhD.
An award will be conditional upon the applicant being accepted by the University’s Graduate Admissions Office for a course in the University. The successful applicant(s) must become member(s) of Trinity College on taking up the Studentship. Please download a copy of the Application Form
Completed Preliminary Application forms must be returned by post or email to arrive no later than 15 January 2015. Applicants who are short-listed will be invited to submit a full studentship application form by 20 February 2015.