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Edith Mary Pratt Musgrave Fund

Watercolour,  Miss K. Nix-Jones	1959
The Managers of the Edith Mary Pratt Musgrave Fund invite applications for funds for the furtherance of the research, based in the Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, on the anatomy, physiology, or life history of the Alcyonaria, corals, or related organisms.

The total funds available are no more than £3,000 a year.

As defined by the regulations on the Fund, awards shall only be made to graduates of universities of the United Kingdom, British Dominions, and British Dependencies overseas, now working in or with the Department of Zoology; preference is given to women graduates.

Applicants should submit

  • a research proposal
  • a breakdown of total costs, and the amount you are applying for
  • three academic references
  • a brief CV

and should be sent to the Departmental Administrator (admin@zoo.cam.ac.uk), Department of Zoology, by 7 March 2014.


From the Statutes and Ordinances of the University of Cambridge, 2007

  1. The sum of £1,000, the benefaction of the late Edith Mary Pratt Musgrave, shall form a fund called the Edith Mary Pratt Musgrave Fund.
  2. The Fund shall be used for the furtherance of research in the anatomy, physiology, or life-history of the Alcyonaria, corals, and related organisms.
  3. The administration of the Fund shall be entrusted to the Managers of the Balfour Fund.
  4. Subject to the provisions of Regulation 2 the Fund shall be applied from time to time, at the discretion of the Managers, and subject to such conditions as they may think fit, for the following purposes:
    • to provide the emoluments of an Edith Mary Pratt Musgrave Research Studentship;
    • to make grants for research.
  5. Awards from the Fund shall be made only to graduates of university of the United Kingdom, British Dominions, and British Dependencies overseas, now working in or with the Department of Zoology. In making awards the Managers shall give preference (a) to women graduates, and (b) to persons intending to carry out research in waters other than those surrounding the British Isles.

The Fund Managers meet annually, in March. Interested individuals should send an application including a proposed budget, a C.V. and two references, to the Departmental Administrator.