Dr Sylva will be a fellow of Jesus College.
Derby Scholarship: BARBARA GRAZIOSI, Corpus Christi College
The Craven Fellowship and the Henry Francis Pelham Studentship have not been awarded.
SUZANNA L. FITZPATRICK, Keble College
JAMES G.B. FRANCKEN, Exeter College
EMMA M. JAY, Lady Margaret Hall
JENNIFER A. NUTTALL, Magdalen College
HELEN A. ROBERTS, Lady Margaret Hall
ANDREW R. SMARDON, St Catherine's College
ALEX G. TAYLOR, St Catherine's College
KATHERINE R. WILLIAMS, Somerville College
Under the Scheme for the Hulme Fund, Brasenose College applies one-third of the income which it receives from the Hulme Trust Estates (Educational) towards furthering Oxford University purposes, defined as the promotion of education and research in the University by grants designed to relieve the special needs of University faculties or institutions or to promote the special purposes of any study or research pursued in or connected with the University. The college is required to have regard to proposals made by Council and no grants may be made without Council's consent.
The committee's practice is to target in each year some particular area suitable for assistance. For 1996, the applications are invited for grants relating to measures to improve the physical environment of university buildings: projects might include decorative, artistic, conservation, or landscaping schemes. There may also be similar elements, vulnerable at a time of financial stringency, in new building projects, or instances where the sensitivities of the University's responsibility for historic buildings may impose standards (e.g. in the quality of materials) which cannot be met from available budgets and where there is therefore a special need. The total amount available to be committed in grants is only some stlg30K and the committee customarily distributes its support by applying a normal maximum of stlg5K to stlg6K for grants from the fund; the range of building projects for which support on this scale can make a realistic contribution will inevitably be quite limited, but the committee has a tradition of encouraging the use of the fund to support self-help and is content to see grants from the fund used alongside other resources to enable more substantial undertakings to proceed (for example, a grant from the fund could be one element in a package of support from internal and external sources, a pump-priming grant, or a source of matching funds to facilitate the raising of further moneys from outside sources). The Steering Committee draws particular attention to the restriction of the fund to `special needs' and `special purposes' and to the fact that the fund does not support normal departmental commitments or items which might properly be charged to general university funds.
The Steering Committee has already invited the Buildings Committee to consider whether there are projects which would be suitable for support from such a programme, and if so, to submit proposals for consideration by the committee. It now wishes to invite applications from departments.
The closing date for applications is 31 October 1996, and it is expected that in most cases the results of applications will be known by the end of December. There is no set timetable for completion of expenditure and the committee is content that approved grants should be drawn down as expenditure is required; equally it is prepared to consider, in principle, applications where the ability to carry out the project is contingent on the success of other applications.
Applications should be made in writing to the secretary of the Steering Committee (Dr C.R. Repp), University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford, OX1 2JD giving details of the project, of its total costs and other approaches which have been made for funding, and on the basis for regarding the applications as coming within the definition of special need. The Steering Committee will weigh each application according to its own criteria but it will also seek the Buildings Committee's advice on the priority which that committee would attach to the individual applications; in this way the Steering Committee hopes, in making its recommendations to Council and the Brasenose Governing Body, to take into account the significance of each project within the whole area of the University's capital needs.