Grants and Research Funding

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PHILIP BAGBY STUDENTSHIP IN SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY 1996–7

Applications are invited for the Philip Bagby Studentship, which is open to graduates of any university who are suitably qualified in social anthropology. The period of tenure will not normally exceed two years, and is for a maximum of three years. The award will contribute towards university fees (at the rate for UK and EU students) and college fees, if applicable, plus a maintenance grant, the total value of the grant being unlikely to exceed £8,000 per year. Further details are obtainable from Miss S. Byrch, the Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 2LE. The closing date for applications is 22 March.

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PETER LIENHARDT MEMORIAL FUND AND PHILIP BAGBY BEQUEST

The Board of Management for these funds is considering making small grants to applicants in the following categories: students registered for degrees at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology who need funds for research purposes; and, from the Peter Lienhardt Memorial Fund only, other individuals working in the field of social anthropology who wish to carry out some particular project within the University. The terms of reference of the Philip Bagby Bequest specify that grants from that fund must encourage the comparative study of the development of urban, literate cultures in accordance with anthropological principles and methods. Application forms may be obtained from Miss S. Byrch, the Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 2LE, and completed forms should be returned to her no later than 22 March.

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CHRISTOPHER WELCH SCHOLARSHIPS IN BIOLOGY

Applications are invited for up to two scholarships for postgraduate research in biology tenable at the University from the beginning of Michaelmas Term 1996. The scholarships are comparable to those offered by the relevant research councils but for 1995–6 carried a maintenance grant of £7,200 per annum. They are tenable for two years but may be extended for a third year. The Board of Management has the power to suspend a scholarship held by a medical student for a period of not more than three years, or in special cases four years, in order to enable the holder to devote himself/herself to clinical training without forfeiting his/her scholarship.

Candidates wishing to apply for the scholarships must have been accepted for membership of the University (PRS/M.Sc./D.Phil.) under the faculty boards of Biological Sciences, Physiological Sciences, Psychological Studies, or Clinical Medicine, and not have exceeded the sixteenth term from their matriculation. They must have been accepted for postgraduate study in one of the following departments: Biochemistry, Experimental Psychology, Human Anatomy, the Dunn School of Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Plant Sciences, Zoology, or by one of the departments under the Clinical Medicine Board. No person may be awarded a scholarship a second time.

Each of the departments named above can submit up to two candidates for consideration by the Board of Management, in addition to which the Regius Professor of Medicine can submit two candidates on behalf of the Clinical Medicine Board. Application forms must be countersigned by the head of department and submitted by the department. Completed forms must arrive at the University Offices before 11 a.m. on Monday, 11 March. It is currently intended to hold interviews with short-listed candidates on Tuesday, 2 April.

Application forms are available from Mrs J. Brown, University Offices, 16 Wellington Square.

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RADHAKRISHNAN MEMORIAL BEQUEST

The trustees of the bequest may make small grants to students at Oxford who are citizens of the Republic of India, and who, because of unexpected difficulties, need financial assistance to complete the qualifications for which they are registered. Grants will not normally be awarded to those near to the beginning of their course of study. Application forms may be obtained from the Secretary of the Radhakrishnan Memorial Bequest, the Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 2LE. the closing date for receipt of applications is Friday, 7 June.

SASAKAWA FUND

Applications are invited for grants from the Sasakawa Fund, to be applied to `the advancement within the University of knowledge and understanding of Japan by way of academic contact and exchange between members of the University and citizens of Japan'. Further details may be obtained from the Secretary of the Board of Management of the Fund (Miss S. Byrch), the Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 2LE, to whom applications should be returned by the end of the fourth week in each term.

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HAYTER FUND

Grants from the Hayter Fund are made to holders of established university posts for travel and research purposes connected with the languages and the economic, social, and political development of the following areas: the former Soviet Union and eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa, south Asia, east Asia, and Latin America. Application forms and further details may be obtained from the Secretary of the Hayter Committee, the Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 2LE. The closing date for applications is Friday, 31 May.

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