Cambridge Rutherford Fellowships - Erskine Programme - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Cambridge/Canterbury Academic Exchange Programme

New Cambridge exchange opportunity for UC academics

Pictured in the Trinity College quad are (from left) Trinity College Cambridge Director designate of the International Office Dr Toby Wilkinson, the instigator of the fellowship scheme Professor Robin Carrell, with University of Canterbury Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Town and Registrar Jeff Field.

21 June 2011

The University of Canterbury and the University of Cambridge are pleased to announce the establishment of the Rutherford Visiting Scholars scheme at Trinity College.

Under the new scheme Trinity College has agreed to receive each year up to two academics from the University of Canterbury as Rutherford Visiting Scholars, each for up to four months and being reasonably separate in time. The awards will be held in conjunction with the Cambridge/Canterbury Academic Exchange under the existing Erskine Programme.

The new scholarship scheme will be attached to the Canterbury Fellowship at Cambridge. Those applying under that Exchange may be considered for a Rutherford Visiting Scholarship by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor University of Canterbury and by Trinity College Council.

Those selected as Rutherford Visiting Scholars will receive financial support of £750 per month, intended mainly to help with accommodation, which the College will help facilitate subject to availability.

In addition each Rutherford Visiting Scholar will have the privilege of dining at the High Table up to twice each week, and of bringing a guest to the High Table four times during their stay, all free of charge.

UC Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Town said he was delighted the scheme has been approved.

“I look forward to working with colleagues at Trinity College and Cambridge to ensure the success of this scheme. On behalf of the University of Canterbury I would like to express my gratitude for the generous initiative which I am sure will significantly enhance the relationship between our two Universities and with Trinity College in particular.”

Lord Rees, the Master of Trinity commented: "The links between the University of Canterbury and Trinity College go back to the time when Rutherford and Erskine were students there together in the 1890s. We are especially pleased to now provide support to strengthen this linkage, as the University of Canterbury and the people of Christchurch rebuild for the future."

For more information please contact:
Joanne Noble-Nesbitt
Erskine Programme Manager

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