At Linacre, we offer a range of awards that celebrate academic achievement and provide opportunities to practice research and presentation skills.
Domus Research Prizes
About the award: The College offer an annual Domus Research Prize worth £500. The prize aims to recongise students who research and communication skills excel, both in written and oral format. There are three categories of awards: the Keene Domus Prize for research in any academic area; the Dobson Prize for students in the MPLS division, and the Busuttil Domus Prize for research in the areas of Business, Criminology, Government, International Relations, Law or Politics. Application process: applications are made by submitting an article of no more than 1,000 words (including the title and up to one diagram), that describes an element of your research that you think is particularly novel, exciting, or important. Articles should be aimed at non-specialists audiences.
The Academic Committee will short-list candidates who will then be invited to make a 15-minute presentation at the annual Gaudy, to an audience of fellows, students and alumni. The audience will vote to select 3 winners and 2 runners-up (a prize of £50, made possible by Mr Afshin Ahmadian). Deadlines: the Domus Research Prize is usually advertised in the long vacation, with all students emailed when applications are open. Applications will close in early August, with the Gaudy taking place in the first few weeks of September.
Thomas Linacre Studentships
About the award: The Thomas Linacre Studentships recognise outstanding individual contributions to the life of the College, with an award of £500. These Studentships are funded in perpetuity thanks to the generous gifts of many College members – Old Members, Fellows, students, staff – and Friends, who named chairs in the Dining Hall and Small Dining Room. Application process: Students cannot directly apply for a Thomas Linacre Studentship themselves. Nominations are made by any member of the College for candidates they believe have made an outstanding contribution to the College. Nominations can be made, in confidence, to the Senior Tutor: email@example.com Nominations should be a brief (2-3 sentence) description of your reasons for nomination. Previous winners cannot be re-awarded. Once all nominations have been received, the Senior Management Team will make a recommendation to the Governing Body and awardees will be celebrated at the end of year dinner. Deadlines: All nominations must be submitted by Friday of 6th week in Trinity Term.
Reid Music Prize
About the Award: The award is open to all students and Junior Research Fellows of the College across all subject areas. The award aims to celebrate individuals who have taken an active part in fostering the musical community of the College. The award is made possible by the generosity of Emeritus Fellow, Alison Reid. Application Process: Applicants must submit a letter to the Senior Tutor of no more than 250 words outlining their contribution to the Linacre musical community. Letters should also include a summary of how the Reid Music Prize would enable further progression in the applicant’s musical engagement. Applications must be made by email to firstname.lastname@example.org Deadlines: Applications will open annually in June.