Grants and Research Funding

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The Committee for the Rhodes Chair of Race Relations calls for nominations of scholars working in African universities as Visiting Research Fellows for the academic year 1995–6. Awards are possible for a maximum of six months at £850 a month with a return air fare from Africa. Preference will be given to scholars working on projects in association with Oxford Africanists. Nominations should be addressed to Professor Terence Ranger, St Antony's College, Oxford OX2 6JF, by no later than 14 February for consideration by the Rhodes Chair Committee in fifth week. They should be accompanied by research statements and curricula vitae.

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The ORS Awards Scheme for Overseas Research Students, established by the Department for Education and administered by the Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principals, provides awards for the partial remission of tuition fees to overseas postgraduate students registered for research degrees at UK academic institutions. The only criteria for the awards are outstanding merit and research potential; other factors, such as means, nationality, and proposed field will not be taken into account by the national ORS Committee. The value of each award is the difference between the 1996–7 univesity tuition fee for a UK/EU postgraduate student and the rate chargeable to an overseas postgraduate student for his/her particular course of study.

Further information and application material for the 1996 ORS Scheme at the University may be obtained from the International Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (telephone: Oxford (2)70134). The closing date for applications is 29 April.

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