Grants and Research Funding

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1996 Leverhulme Research Fellowships and Grants

The Leverhulme Trustees, through their Research Awards Advisory Committee, offer annually a number of fellowships and grants to individuals in aid of original research. These awards are not available simply as replacement for past support from other sources. They are intended to assist researchers experienced in their own field pursuing investigations, particularly those who are or have been prevented by routine duties or like cause from undertaking or completing a research programme. Awards will not normally be made to those under the age of thirty on 1 June 1996.

Research Grants are intended to assist with research expenses over and above normal living costs and are open to applicants whether in full-time permanent employment or not.

Research Fellowships are open only to those with permanent full-time posts. However, applications may be considered from those not in full-time permanent posts, only if their professional framework of employment characteristically involves part-time work or short-term contracts (e.g. practising artists in colleges of art). The fellowships are intended to provide either a contribution towards replacement teaching costs or a contribution towards loss of earnings (where research is not normally a function of the candidate's contract or position) plus research expenses over and above normal living costs, if required.

The awards are not available to persons who at the time of application are registered or are intending to register for, reading or waiting to have work examined for, degrees or equivalent awards, doctoral studies, professional or vocational qualifications. No subject of inquiry is excluded from consideration, nor are awards restricted to university graduates. The awards are only open to persons resident in the United Kingdom who have been educated in the United Kingdom or some other part of the Commonwealth for at least two years at secondary school level and, where applicable, at first degree level, or who can demonstrate that they are permanent members of the UK scholarly community. The awards are tenable for between three months and two years. The amount of each award depends on the nature of the work and the circumstances of the case but will not exceed a total of £15,050.

Awards must be taken up between 1 June 1996 and 1 May 1997. Applicants for fellowships holding academic posts at Oxford should, if the fellowship requires dispensation from university duties, seek the approval of the General Board and their faculty board before making an application. Application details will be available from the address below after 1 September 1995.

All requests for application details must be accompanied by an A4 size self-addressed envelope, appropriately stamped for 100 grams, for each set of details, and no request for application details will be considered after Friday, 3 November. Telephone requests for application forms will not be accepted. Completed application forms plus one photocopy must be in the hands of the Secretary by Friday, 10 November, and will not be considered if arriving after this day. Applications made by fax cannot be accepted. Application details (form F2 for both types of award) are available from the Secretary, Research Awards Advisory Committee, the Leverhulme Trust, 15–19 New Fetter Lane, London EC4A 1NR.

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1996 Leverhulme Emeritus Fellowships

The Leverhulme Trustees, through their Research Awards Advisory Committee, offer annually approximately thirty-five Emeritus Fellowships. These awards are to assist persons who hold or have recently held full-time teaching and/or research posts in universities or other institutions of comparable status in the United Kingdom.

Applicants must have retired during the last three years (that is, on or after 10 November 1992), or must have retired by the time of commencing the fellowship, and should be aged fifty-nine or above at the time of retirement. The awards are primarily designed to help in the completion and preparation for publication of the results of research already begun by persons with an established record of research. The award attached to the fellowship is to meet incidental costs. The award cannot provide a personal allowance or pension supplementation. Grants are not made for equipment, including books and computer hardware, nor can the trust make a contribution towards institutional charges for accommodation or overheads. The fellowships are tenable for between three months and two years and are not thereafter renewable.

The amount of the award depends on the nature and cost of the assistance sought but will not exceed a total of £15,050. Awards must be taken up between 1 June 1996 and 1 May 1997. Application details will be available from the address below after 1 September 1995.

All requests for application details must be accompanied by an A4 size self-addressed envelope, appropriately stamped for 100 grams for each set of details, and no request for application details will be considered after Friday, 3 November. Telephone requests for application forms will not be accepted. Completed application forms plus one photocopy must be in the hands of the Secretary by Friday, 10 November, and will not be considered if arriving after this date. Applications made by fax cannot be accepted. Application details are available from the Secretary, Research Awards Advisory Committee, the Leverhulme Trust, 15–19 New Fetter Lane, London EC4A 1NR.

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1996 Leverhulme Study Abroad Studentships

The Leverhulme Trustees, through their Research Awards Advisory Committee, offer annually approximately twenty studentships for a period of advanced study or research at a centre of learning in Europe or any part of the world except the United Kingdom and the United States of America.

Applicants must explain why their work should be conducted by residence overseas, rather than from the UK. The studentships are not intended for those who wish only to improve their knowledge of modern languages; otherwise no subject of study is excluded. At the time of application candidates must hold a first degree from a United Kingdom university, or be able to show evidence of equivalent education in the United Kingdom. Undergraduates in their final year are not eligible to apply. Applicants must also have been educated at a school or schools in the United Kingdom or any other part of the Commonwealth and be normally resident in the United Kingdom. They must be under the age of thirty on 1 June 1996 or, if older, must at the time of application have completed a degree course (undergraduate or postgraduate) within the last five years.

Studentships, which are tenable for one or two calendar years only, may not normally be held in conjunction with other major awards and must be taken up between 1 June 1996 and 1 May 1997. Students are required at the end of tenure to make a short written report to the committee of their experiences during the period of study or research. Students must be available for interview in London in late April; travelling expenses within the United Kingdom will be refunded. Application details will be available from the address below after 1 September 1995.

All requests for application details must be accompanied by an A4 size stamped addressed envelope and no request for application details received after 22 December will be considered. Completed application forms plus one photocopy must be in the hands of the Secretary by Friday, 5 January 1996, and will not be considered if arriving after that date. Applications made by fax cannot be accepted. Application details are available from the Secretary, Research Awards Advisory Committee, the Leverhulme Trust, 15–19 New Fetter Lane, London EC4A 1NR.

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Frank Knox Memorial Fellowships 1996–7

Fellowships are available for at least four graduate students, men or women, from the United Kingdom to spend the academic year 1996–7 studying in one of the faculties of Harvard. The value of each fellowship is $13,500 plus tuition and health service fees. The competition is open to British citizens who, at the time of application, are studying for a first or higher degree, have spent at least two of the last four years at a United Kingdom University, and will have graduated before taking up an award in September 1996, or are graduates employed in business, education, or government who graduated not earlier than June 1994 and wish to attend the Graduate Schools of Business Administration, Education, Public Administration, or Public Health.

Details of the competition and application forms may be obtained from the International Office, University Offices, Wellington Square (tel: (2)70134). Candidates from the University must submit their applications to the Head of their college not later than 23 October 1995.

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Kennedy Scholarships 1996–7

Up to twelve Kennedy Scholarships tenable in 1996–7 for postgraduate study at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are offered by the Trustees of the Kennedy Memorial Trust. The scholarships cover tuition and health service fees, the cost of travel to and from the United States of America, and an allowance of $14,500 for the year. At the time of application, applicants must be British citizens who are ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom, who have spent at least two of the last five years at university in the United Kingdom and who will have graduated before taking up their scholarship. Details of the competition and application forms may be obtained form the International Office, University Offices, Wellington Square (tel: (2)70134). Candidates from the University must submit their applications to the Head of their college not later than 25 October 1995.

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