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Osborn Research Studentship 

The Council of Sidney Sussex College is offering a Research Studentship commencing in October 2016. The holder of the Studentship must be, or seek to be, a candidate for the degree of Ph.D. in the University of Cambridge. The Studentship is tenable by a student whose research lies within Medieval Art, Architectural or Cultural History, with a preference for the early medieval period and particularly Romanesque Art History. The Studentship is open to men or women of any nationality. It is a condition of appointment that the holder of the Studentship shall agree to send to the endower of the Studentship, Mr John Osborn, a bound copy of her/his thesis once completed.

The holder of the Studentship must have graduated by August 2016 and election to the Studentship will usually be made conditional upon good results in degree examinations. The Studentship is intended for candidates who have already been awarded, or are likely to graduate with, First Class Honours or the equivalent. Election is in all cases conditional upon the person elected being accepted by the Student Registry of the University. Application for acceptance by the Board is made through the Cambridge Intercollegiate Graduate Application Scheme, 4 Mill Lane, Cambridge CB2 1RZ, England.

The Studentship is subject to reviews of diligence and progress, and is renewable annually up to a maximum of three years. Subject to financial need, the Studentship will meet the cost of University and College fees (at the 'home' rate), and a level of maintenance grant to be determined after considering the successful candidate's funding from other sources. The holder of the Studentship will receive at least £1,000 per annum, and a student without income from other sources would receive full support (at the 'home' rate), and subject to annual review. In addition, the Student may apply for support for approved research expenses of up to a maximum of £1,000 over the course of the Ph.D. programme.

An elected student will normally be required to come into residence as a member of the College in October 2016. A room in College or in one of the College's graduate houses will be provided for the first year of study only. N.B. The College does not have any accommodation suitable for students with children.

Students from other Colleges may apply for any of these awards, but if successful they would be expected to transfer their membership to Sidney Sussex College. In the competition for the Studentship, no preference will be given to candidates who nominate Sidney Sussex as their College of first or second choice on their application form.