Candidates must be nationals of one of the above countries and must have already reached postdoctoral (or equivalent) status. The scheme carries an upper age limit of forty. (Exceptions may be made for applicants who are over forty, but who have only recently received their doctorate.) Fellowships are for research in the natural sciences, including mathematics, engineering, non-clinical medical research, and the scientific research aspects of psychology, archaeology, geography, agriculture, and the history of science.
The programme is supported by NATO. Fellowship holders receive an award which covers living costs in the UK, together with a contribution towards the international air-fare, research expenses, and subsidiary visits.
Application details can be obtained from the Royal Society, 6 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 4AG (telephone: 0171-839 556, ext. 2561, fax: 0171-925 2620, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org). Reference SGK/JS/NATO should be quoted in correspondence. The closing dates for applications are 15 April and 15 September annually.
A limited number of awards are also available for the applied social sciences in the following fields only: business and industry; economics and finance; education and training; innovation; labour mobility and unemployment; law and legislation; political institutions and structures; history of science.
Alliance provides financial support for travel and subsistence up to a maximum of three months in each direction in any one year. Support is normally provided for two years, with a third year being approved in exceptional cases.
All applications must be made concurrently from their respective countries by the French and British groups which propose to collaborate. Unilateral applications will not be accepted and British applicants should ensure that their French partner makes a matching application to the French administration.
Further information and application forms may be obtained from: the British Council, Science Section, 911 rue de Constantine, F- 75007 Paris, France (telephone: +33 1 188.8.131.52, fax: +33 1 47.05.77.02, e-mail: email@example.com). Application forms will be sent by post only. The closing date for applications is 1 May.
The studentship is offered for one year from October 1996 and will be renewable for not more than two further years at the discretion of the English Board. The studentship will provide a stipend equivalent to that provided by a British Academy Studentship, plus approved university and college fees (the former at the level for home students), but the English Board may reduce the value of the studentship if in its opinion the financial resources of the successful candidate make it desirable to do so. The studentship will normally cover university fees at the home rate, although in exceptional circumstances a supplemental grant may be made in order to meet (or to go some way towards meeting) the difference between the home and the overseas fee.
Applicants are expected to have applied for either British Academy Studentships or ORS awards as appropriate. Applicants should apply in writing to the Secretary to the English Board, University Offices, Wellington Square, not later than Friday, 10 May. Applications must include: a curriculum vitae; a statement of the course of study to be pursued (including a research proposal); the names of two referees each of whom the applicant has asked to write to the Secretary to the English Board by the date mentioned above; details of financial resources available to the applicant during his or her proposed course of study.
Funding is available for three types of project: Pre-Joint European Projects (Pre-JEPs), Joint European Projects (JEPs), and Compact Projects (CPs). Specific priority areas have already been set for each individual Partner State.
Further information, including the Guide for Applicants, is available from the International Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (telephone: Oxford (2)70105). The deadline for submission of applications for a Pre-JEP or CP grant in 19967 is 20 June 1996.
Further information and application forms are available from the Service Culturel, Ambassade de France, 23 Cromwell Road, London SW7 2EL (telephone: 0171-838 2055). The deadline for receipt of completed applications is 12 April.
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.