The Gladstone Memorial Trustees propose to offer
8 or more Travel Awards for the year 2014
The awards are intended to give men and women in their first or second
undergraduate years at Oxford or Cambridge an opportunity to travel abroad and
extend their knowledge of foreign countries. Final year students are not
eligible, but students in the third year of a four year course are
considered qualified. The awards are not intended to
support scientific expeditions or projects connected with academic
courses of research. Retrospective applications (i.e. for travel to be
undertaken before the interview) cannot be accepted.
The awards will be of up to 600 pounds each paid in Sterling.
Applications should be sent (by post, NOT by email,
and clearly marked "Gladstone Memorial Trust",
A statement incorporating
Dr Sam Lucy, Newnham College, Cambridge CB3 9DF
Dr George Garnett, St Hugh's College, Oxford OX2 6LE
There are no application forms as such, but letters of application must be accompanied by:
(a) the use to which it is proposed to put the award, including an provisional itinerary:
(b) the applicant's academic and other qualifications;
(c) the applicant's financial resources;
(d) brief details of foreign travel experience;
A letter of recommendation from the Head of House, Tutor or Director of
alternatively this can be sent directly to Dr Garnett or Dr Lucy;
please mark the envelope clearly "Gladstone Memorial Trust";
The full contact address of the candidate, INCLUDING EMAIL ADDRESS.
The closing date for applications will be 11th February 2014.
Candidates placed on the short list will be invited to attend for
interview in London on
Tuesday 11th March 2014
Their expenses will be refunded.
The notes below may be found helpful in preparing
applications. Further advice may be obtained from
Dr Lucy or
proposals are well presented, show evidence of research into itinerary
and costings, and give a motivation for the trip, going beyond the usual guidebooks.
Trips which have
no serious purpose, such as a beach holiday, are unlikely to be
funded; nor in general will applications to participate in large
projects such as the Kenya Project, especially when the main aim is
subsidy to the local community rather than independent travel by the
The Trustees pay attention to applicants' academic records and
to their contribution to the life of their College. An application is
more likely to succeed if it concerns a trip to somewhere the
applicant has not previously visited for any length of time. An exotic destination is not necessary
for success, especially if the applicant has little or no foreign travel experience.
Successful candidates must write a report on their experiences. An
example of such a report may be found here.
of successful applications include: cycling through the Himalayas: meeting
native peoples in Panama and Argentina: a trip overland from St Petersburg to Islamabad: learning to surf in Fuertaventura; and playing the trumpet in Cuba
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