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The Evans Fund



The Advisory Committee for the Evans Fund give notice that they intend to proceed to an election of an Evans Fellow or Fellows early in the Easter Term 2016.

A graduate of any university is eligible to apply for a Fellowship, provided that he or she intends to engage in research in anthropology and archaeology (broadly defined as ethnological, ethnographic or archaeological research) in relation to South East Asia. Preference will be given to applicants who intend to engage in research in relation to Borneo, the Malay Peninsula, Singapore, and Thailand. The research shall contribute to the furtherance of the study of anthropology and archaeology in Cambridge. It is expected that the successful candidate(s) will either be based in Cambridge, or will spend a substantial period of time during or after their period of research in Cambridge.

The tenure of a Fellowship shall be for one or two years in the first instance as the Advisory Committee shall determine; candidates applying for election for an initial period of two years will be expected to be of postdoctoral status. A Fellow shall be eligible for re-election for a year at a time subject to a maximum tenure, save in exceptional circumstances, of three years in all; re-election shall be dependent on the receipt by the Advisory Committee by a specified date of a satisfactory report on the Fellow’s diligence and progress in research during his or her tenure.

The stipend of a Fellow will be determined by the Advisory Committee at the time of the election and will not exceed £6,000 a year. The Advisory Committee reserves the right not to make an election in any one year.  However the Advisory Committee may also, or alternatively, be able to award a number of grants towards the cost of research in areas covered by the remit of the Fund, as outlined above.

 

 

How to Apply

Application Form

Applicants must send their completed application form together with an outline of the proposed scheme of travel and research and their curriculum vitae, to the Secretary, Evans Fund Advisory Committee, Social Anthropology, Free School Lane, Cambridge, CB2 3RF, so as to arrive no later than the annually announced deadline, which for 2016 is 27th April.  It is the applicants responsibility to ensure that referees' letters of support arrive before the deadline.

Application forms and further information on the Fund (Notice of Fellowship) can be downloaded from the link above or obtained from Madeline Watt, Administrator to the Fund, Social Anthropology, Free School Lane, Cambridge, CB2 3RF, (email mmw23@cam.ac.uk), or the Secretary to the Fund to whom queries as to eligibility may be referred.