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Leverhulme Fellowships The late Lord Leverhulme's bequest of £12,000 a

year for research fellowships is of exceptional interest. The value of such endowments has been amply proved by the Carnegie, Rockefeller and other foundations. But the new fellowships should be specially useful because they are to be given mainly to experienced workers who cannot otherwise afford to put aside their ordinary tasks in order to complete some special studies. It has been pointed out, in private if not in public, that young graduates who secure travelling or research fellowships not infrequently find it difficult to secure employment when their fellow- ships expire, and that able young men often hesitate for this reason to apply for such assistance. The Leverhulme fellowships will not be exposed to this criticism, but will give the temporary help that mature workers often need.