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von Clemm Fellowship application

 Michael and Louisa von Clemm Foundation Inc.

 Corpus Christi College, Oxford                          Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.




Applications are invited for a Michael von Clemm Fellowship for study at Harvard University during the academic year 2018-2019.  The Fellowship is in memory of Michael von Clemm (1935-97), who was a graduate of Harvard and a graduate student (and subsequently Honorary Fellow) of Corpus Christi College. It is open to undergraduates from all academic disciplines at the University of Oxford who will be entering their final year in October 2017 and also to those who completed their degree in June 2017.  It is intended to attract applicants of very high academic calibre and who have the personal qualities likely to conduce to success in an academic or a non-academic career.  The holder will also be perceived (however informally) as an ‘ambassadorial’ representative of Oxford at Harvard, and should be content with and capable of that role.

The successful applicant will spend a year at the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences as a Special Student following a course of study or research of his or her choice (subject to the availability of tuition or supervision at Harvard); he/she must apply to and be registered at that School and no other.  The Fellowship is not intended for those wishing to study vocational subjects, such as Business Administration or Law.  Potential applicants are advised to look at the School website (, and should if possible list in their application the specific courses there which they hope to take.

The Fellowship will meet the costs of all tuition at Harvard as well as travel between Boston and the UK and will provide an allowance sufficient to cover the costs of living at Harvard.

Those wishing to be considered should read the further particulars and complete the application form and submit a 1,000 word essay (details of what is expected are in the further particulars) to . It is the responsibility of applicants to ask three referees to email their references to the Academic Registrar –; please pass on the information for referees to those whom you ask to write a reference. Completed application forms and references must reach the Academic Registrar not later than 5pm on 1 November 2017.  Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

It is expected that interviews will be held on Thursday 16 November 2017.  Short-listed candidates will be expected to attend an interview in Oxford.

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