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von Clemm Fellowship

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 2019-2020. 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 2018 and also to those who completed their degree in June 2018. 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 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, complete the application form and submit a 1,000 word essay to . It is the responsibility of applicants to ask three referees to email their references to the Academic Registrar –; the information for referees should be passed on to your referees. Completed application forms and references must reach the Academic Registrar not later than noon on 2 November 2018. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

It is expected that interviews will be held during the weeks beginning either 12 or 19 November. Short-listed candidates will be expected to attend an interview in Oxford.

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