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J. Arthur Ramsay Fund

Students are invited to apply to the Managers of the J. Arthur Ramsay Fund for a scholarship to work in the research laboratories of the Department of Zoology during the summer of 2014.

The scholarships have a stipend of £170 per week for a maximum of six weeks. Letters of application should be accompanied by:

  • a short curriculum vitae
  • a letter of support from the applicant’s Director of Studies
  • a letter of support from prospective supervisor in Zoology
  • an account of the work to be done
  • an estimate of the full costs of the study, the amount applied for, and details of any other related applications (ie to college)

Students are expected to take it upon themselves to make contact with members of the Department in whose laboratories they would like to work, who would also supply a letter of support. This funding is not for undergraduate work that will be submitted for assessment. The closing date is 27 May 2014.


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

  1. The royalties accruing from the publication in 1977 of a book entitled Transport of Ions and Water in Animals in honour of Professor J.A.Ramsay shall form a fund, called the J. Arthur Ramsay Fund, which shall be devoted to the furtherance of education and research in Experimental Zoology in the Department of Zoology.
  2. The Managers of the Fund shall be the Head of the Department of Zoology and two of the University officers in the Department of Zoology who shall be appointed by the Head of the Department in the Michaelmas Term to serve for two years from 1 January following their appointment.
  3. The income arising from the capital of the Fund shall be applied at the discretion of the Managers, and subject to such conditions as the Managers may think fit, to make grants as follows:
    • to assist registered Graduate Students pursuing a course of research in the Department of Zoology to visit laboratories outside the University in connection with their research.
    • to assist persons, admitted as Graduate Students to pursue a course of research in the Department of Zoology, to participate before coming into residence in experimental research under the supervision of a person normally working within the Department or to visit laboratories outside the University in connection with their research
    • to assist candidates for Part II of the Natural Sciences Tripos intending to offer the subject Zoology to participate, in one or more of the three vacations in the twelve months preceding the Tripos Examination, in experimental research under the supervision of a person normally working within the Department.
  4. The preceding regulations may be altered by Grace provided that the object of the Fund as defined in Regulation 1 is adhered to.

Applications should be sent to the Departmental Administrator, Department of Zoology, Downing Street, Cambridge.