Grants and Research Funding

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The Marjory Wardrop Fund was established `for the encouragement of the study of the language, literature, and history of Georgia, in Transcaucasia'. One of the purposes to which the fund may be applied is `the assistance of carefully selected British* students' to engage in such study.

Applications are accordingly invited by 30 April for a Marjory Wardrop Scholarship to be offered, from 1 October 1996 or a date to be agreed, for two years in the first instance, with the possibility of renewal for a third year. The scholarship is available for—but not restricted to—study for a higher degree; it can, for example, be held for postdoctoral research. Subject to the agreement of the board of management, the scholarship may be held at any institution. The amount of the award will be of the order of that of a current British Academy Studentship or such as other sum as may be determined in the light of the proposed research and of the financial circumstances of the successful candidate.

Applications from eligible candidates including a curriculum vitae, details of the proposed research, and the names of two academic referees, should be sent to the Secretary of the Marjory Wardrop Fund, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (telephone: Oxford (2)70199, fax: (2)70708, e-mail: Applicants should arrange for their referees to submit references in confidence to the Secretary by the same date.

Interviews for short-listed candidates will be arranged in May or June.

*This scholarship is advertised under the provisions of Section 34(2) of the Race Relations Act 1976.

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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 31 January, if possible, for consideration by the Inter-Faculty Committee for African Studies. Later applications should be sent 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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