Students invited to apply for biennial Ann Duncan travel grants

Globe. Photo by Vanessa.Lui

Applications are invited for small grants for foreign travel during Summer 2023 for students currently studying a language under the auspices of the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages (MML) and Linguistics, particularly those with a special interest in contemporary French or Latin-American studies.

The awards are made in memory of Dr Ann Duncan, a former Newnham College Director of Studies in Modern Languages and stimulating teacher, who worked in nineteenth and twentieth century French studies as well as on contemporary Latin-American literature. Despite being paralysed from the waist down from the age of thirteen she travelled widely, never allowing her disability to limit either her freedom of movement or her independence.

The Ann Duncan Memorial Fund was set up by family, students and friends after her death aged 48. In making grants from the fund the awarders try to choose those projects which they feel would have interested Ann.

Consideration will be given to Cambridge University MML undergraduates as well as to applicants who are now studying aspects of French or Latin-American society for a postgraduate qualification. Enhanced grants may be available for students with special difficulties of mobility.

The awards are not intended to fund the MML year abroad, nor are they intended for language courses. In recent years awards have gone mainly to those whose travel plans have a distinctive social or intellectual purpose.

The deadlines is 1 May. There are further details and links to apply online here.

Globe photo courtesy of Vanessa Lui