The Society maintains a Studentship Fund to allow one or more Graduate Students to conclude a promising piece of research nearing completion. The Fund is intended expressly for this purpose; awards will not be made to extend the time that a student can spend in Cambridge unless there is evidence that an extension is likely to lead to the completion of a specific piece of research.
The Fund is used for the provision of one or more Studentships in any of the natural sciences, technologies, or branches of mathematics, for a period not longer than three months. Awards are not normally given for more than three months. Candidates should also seek other possible sources, including their Colleges.
The recipient of a Studentship must have been a Fellow of the Society for at least one year previous to the closing date for applications. Each applicant must give the names of two persons having knowledge of his work who will be called upon to act as referees. The closing dates for applications are 31 March and 30 September.
The Society will consider applications from Fellows for a limited number of grants for travel within and outside the United Kingdom to attend conferences, visit laboratories and conduct fieldwork. The recipient of a Travel Grant must have been a Fellow of the Society for at least one year previous to the closing date for applications. The closing dates for applications are 1 November, 1 February and 1 May for travel in the following vacations. Late applications for travel in August and September may be considered if submitted before 1 July and supported by good reasons for the delay.
Applicants must ensure that a letter of support is sent to the Society's office by the closing date. In the case of a Graduate Student the letter should come from the Supervisor.
In approved cases the Society will make grants to Fellows towards the cost of written or oral translations prepared with the help of the Advisory Service on Translations of the Central Science Library. The recipient of a Translation Grant must have been a Fellow of the Society for at least one year and not be eligible for grants from the General Board of the University. A condition of the grant will be that a percentage of the cost must be paid by the applicant. A copy of any written translation must be deposited in the Central Science Library. A written application letter from a Graduate Student must be must submitted to the Executive Secretary together with a certification from the Supervisor.