The Fund has been established in memory of Professor John Stanley Gardiner. The Fund's income is to be used for the furtherance of research in Zoology by the endowment of Studentships to be called John Stanley Gardiner Studentships. The Studentships are open to any British subject or Commonwealth citizen who is ordinarily resident outside Europe but within the Commonwealth of Nations. The student will study in the Department of Zoology unless otherwise authorised by the Managers.
Subject to Fund managers' agreement that sufficient funds are available, eligible candidates will be identified by the Fund Managers once they have begun the normal process of admission to a graduate course in the Department, and provided that the deadline of 10 January 2014 is met.
From the Statutes and Ordinances of the University of Cambridge, 2007
- The sum bequeathed to the University by Professor John Stanley Gardiner shall constitute a fund called the John Stanley Gardiner Fund, the income of which shall be used for the furtherance of research in Zoology by the endowment of Studentships to be called John Stanley Gardiner Studentships.
- The administration of the Fund shall be entrusted to three Managers in conjunction with the Faculty Board of Biology, which Faculty Board is hereinafter called the Board. The Managers, who may or may not be members of the Board, shall be appointed by the Board in the Michaelmas Term to serve for five years from 1 January following their appointment. All the powers of the Managers may be exercised by a majority of those present at a meeting, provided that two Managers at least be present.
- The Studentships shall be open to any British subject or Commonwealth citizen who is ordinarily resident outside Europe but within the Commonwealth of Nations
- Elections to Studentships shall be made in the manner provided for by the regulations for the Balfour Studentship; and Regulations 5-10 for that Studentship shall be applicable to them.
- A Student who is not a member of the University must become such before the end of the term next after the election and must remain such during his or her tenure.
- During the tenure of a Studentship a Student shall normally be required to undertake full-time study and research, but it shall be within the powers of the Managers to substitute for these requirements the obligation-of a Student to undertake full-time study and training for research.
- If the Managers shall be of opinion that through any cause a Student is not fulfilling and is not likely-to fulfil the objects of the Studentship they shall report accordingly to the Board, and the Board may, if they see fit, remove such Student from the Studentship.
- The Student shall study in the Department of Zoology unless otherwise authorised by the Managers. The Managers shall take such steps as they think necessary to satisfy themselves as to the diligence and progress of the Student and may require from the Student any reports or other information on the subject of his or her studies which they may think desirable.
- The initial tenure of a Studentship shall be determined by the Managers but shall not exceed three years. A student whose work shall have been of such exceptional promise that it would in the opinion of the Managers and of the Board be clearly in the interest of zoological research that he or she should continue to hold the Studentship for a second term of three years or for a part of such term; may be re-elected.
- The value of a Studentship shall be the annual or accumulated income derived from the capital of the Fund or such smaller sum as may be determined by the Managers and paid to the Student in advance by equal quarterly instalments.