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Thomas Linacre Studentships

Applications now open.
Deadline: Friday of 6th Week in Trinity Term

The Thomas Linacre Studentships recognise outstanding individual contributions to the life of the College. Two studentships may be awarded annually. They are tenable for one year and carry a stipend 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.

The Thomas Linacre Studentships will be awarded only when, in the view of the Governing Body, a student has made an individual contribution to College life sufficiently outstanding to merit this recognition: the Studentships will not necessarily be awarded every year. 

Students may not apply directly for a Thomas Linacre Studentship; but nominations may be made, in confidence, to the Senior Tutor ( Any member of the college may make a nomination.  

Please submit your nominations with a brief (2-3 sentence) description of why you feel your nominee deserves this award by noon on the Friday of 6th Week in Trinity Term. Please note previous winners cannot be re-awarded. For nominees in paid positions, describe how they contributed to College life above and beyond their duties.

The Senior Management team will make the recommendation to Governing Body and the Thomas Linacre Studentship awards will be celebrated at the end of year dinner. 


Domus Research Prizes

Applications now closed
Application Deadline: 12th July 2021

The College is offering four Domus Research Prizes this year, worth £500 each: the Moorbath and Keene Domus Prizes for any academic area, the Dobson Prize for a student in the MPLS division, and the Busuttil Domus Prize for the areas of Business, Criminology, Government, International Relations, Law or Politics. The prizes will reward excellent research communication skills. There will also be two runner-up prizes of £50 each kindly made possible by Mr Afshin Ahmadian.

If you would like to be considered for a prize, please submit a brief article describing some element of your research that you think is particularly novel, exciting or important. The article should be of no more than 1,000 words (including a title), and may include one diagram. It should aim to highlight the importance of your work to a non-specialist readership. Please submit your article via e-mail to the College Academic Administrator ( by the announced deadline.

The College Academic Committee will short-list twelve articles from those that are submitted. Those short-listed will be invited to make a 15-minute presentation to an audience composed of fellows, students and alumni in the Tanner Room on the afternoon of one of the Gaudy weekends. The Moorbath and Busuttil prizes will be decided on 11th September, and the Keene and Dobson prizes will be decided on 18th September. Final timings will be given nearer the event. The audience will vote to select the four recipients of the Domus Research Prizes for 2021, and the winners will be announced that afternoon.

All Linacre students are encouraged to consider applying. It is an enjoyable way to hone your presentation skills in front of a friendly audience.


Leeds Hoban Linacre-Huntington Exchange Fellowship

Deadline: Monday of 5th week in Michaelmas Term

Applications are invited  from students and Fellows of the College (including Junior Research Fellows) for one fellowship of approximately £1,700 in value to enable a research visit to the Huntington Library, California. The library is one of the largest research libraries in the United States in the fields of history, literature, art, and the history of science. It also houses an extensive art collection with a focus in 18th- and 19th-century European art and 17th- to mid-20th-century American art. Information about the Huntington can be found on its website.

Proposals for research should be closely related to the materials in the library and collections there, and the visit should be completed before 30th June 2017 .

The funding, which is made possible through the generosity of an Old Member, will cover travel and accommodation, and the library will help in finding accommodation. Priority will be given to an applicant with a demonstrable need to use the Huntington collections..

Applications should be sent to the Principal's PA by beginning of 5th week for consideration by Academic Committee and should comprise:

  1.  a description of the research proposed at the Huntington (2-3 pp.)
  2.  a cv of no more than 3 pages
  3.  one letter of recommendation, from an academic colleague (in the case of a Fellow) or the supervisor (in the case of a student).

The award will be made by the Governing Body at its 8th week meeting.