Grants and Research Funding

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PAVRY AND WINCHESTER THESIS PRIZES 1996

The Board of the Faculty of Social Studies proposes to award two prizes in Michaelmas Term 1996, provided that there are candidates of sufficient merit. Both of these prizes are awarded for succesful theses (M.Phil., M.Litt., or D.Phil.) in the faculties of Social Studies, Law, or Modern History.

The Dasturzada Dr Jal Pavry Memorial Prize (£500) is for a thesis on a subject in the area of international peace and understanding.

The Bapsybanoo Marchioness of Winchester Prize (£500) is for a thesis on international relations, with particular reference to the area of human rights and fundamental freedoms.

Candidates should apply in writing to Mrs Marga Lyall, Secretary to the Managers of the Cyril Foster and Related Funds, Centre for International Studies, Social Studies Faculty Centre, George Street, Oxford OX1 2RL, not later than 12 noon on Friday, 26 July. Applications must include a copy of the thesis, together with a short abstract, and a letter supplying (a) the candidate's name, college, and degree; (b) the names of the candidate's examiners and supervisor(s) (not applicable to M.Phil. candidates); (c) a clear indication concerning for which of the two prizes the candidate is submitting the thesis; (d) an address for communication should the candidate not be returning to the University in Michaelmas Term.

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SIR JOHN HICKS FUND

The Committee for the Sir John Hicks Fund invites applications from members of the University for grants towards the costs of research in economic history. Applications will be considered from undergraduates, graduate students, and members of academic staff, and may related to research into the economic history of any period or country.

Applicants should (a) provide sufficient information about the general nature of their research to establish that it falls within the field of economic history; and (b) specify the precise nature and cost of the expenditure for which a grant is requested. They should also give the name of one referee who might be consulted by the committee.

It is intended by the committee that grants should normally be made for sums of up to £250, though this may on occasion be exceeded. Retrospective grants will be made only in exceptional circumstances.

The committee will consider applications twice in each year. The closing date for the first round is Monday of the third week of Hilary Term, and for the second round Monday of the third week of Trinity Term. Applications should be sent to Mrs E.A. Macallister, Secretary of the Committee for the Sir John Hicks Fund, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD.

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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.

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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 Suzanne Byrch), the Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane, 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.

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VARLEY-GRADWELL TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIP IN INSECT ECOLOGY

Applications are invited for the Varley-Gradwell Travelling Fellowship in Insect Ecology. A travelling fellowship, which may be of up to £1,900 in value, will be made for the support of field work, travel, and other activity of direct benefit to the field of insect ecology. The fellowship will be tenable for one year commencing on a date to be agreed. It will not be renewable.

Applications, including a curriculum vitae and a research proposal, should be sent to the Secretary of the Board of Management for the Varley-Gradwell Travelling Fellowship in Insect Ecology (Dr E.A. Gemmill), University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, by 31 May. The research proposal should include a budget and should not exceed two sides of A4 in length. Applicants should arrange for two referees to write in confidence to the secretary by the closing date. In the case of graduate students, one of the referees should be the supervisor.

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