The Henry Ling Roth Fund provides support for research and for conference attendance.
A small number of scholarships will be offered from the Ling Roth Fund during the current academic year. The scholarships, which carry a value of up to £1,000, are awarded on merit. They are intended particularly for PhD research students in their final year who can demonstrate progress towards completing their dissertations and who have no other funds.
Scholarships are offered to aid research in Social Anthropology (formerly known as Ethnology) and the publication of the results of such research. They are open to any member of the University who is working or has worked in the Faculty of Archaeology and Anthropology
How to Apply
Apply to the William Wyse Professor of Social Anthropology (via the Ling Roth Secretary), with a complete Application form, also giving details of your present progress and when you expect to finish. Two references must be submitted by the same closing date in support of your application. If your financial situation is relevant to your case, please provide full details. Submissions should be typed.
The closing dates are:
6 November 2015 and 11 March 2016
Alongside the scholarship, there is a Ling Roth Conference Award. The Division has some limited funds to help towards the cost of PhD students attending conferences. Please read the following guidance notes carefully.
NOTE: Many colleges also have funds that cover some or all of these kinds of expenses. Where possible, the Ling Roth Managers would normally expect applicants to have made a parallel application to their college.
Priority is given to those who will also be presenting a paper.
How to Apply
If you have attended, or are thinking of attending a conference and need help with the costs of travel, accommodation, etc., you should write a letter of application with a case and budget, addressed to:
The Managers, Ling Roth Fund, c/o Ling Roth Administrator, Social Anthropology, Free School Lane, Cambridge, CB2 3RF.
Your application letter should address the following points:
- Title, place, date, organising persons/bodies, etc. of conference and details of the particular session(s) you will be attending
- Title and short abstract (5 line max) of the paper you will be giving
- Relevance of the conference to your current research
- Other roles you may have (organiser/editor) of proceedings, etc.
- Itemised budget indicating total costs (travel, accommodation, subsistence, conference fees, etc.)
- Other sources of finance received or applied for
- Sum of the contribution sought from the Department
The application should be brief, succinct and in note form.
A ‘Declaration of Intent’ must be included with your application where the following is stated:
‘My signature is a contractual undertaking that confirms I will only spend any awarded funds in line with details of the above application’
This statement should be followed by the date and your signature.
Grants awarded are usually small (usually £100-300).
There is no closing date for this award.