Grants and Research Funding

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Norwegian Government Scholarships 1996–7

Subject to the approval of the Norwegian Parliament, the Royal Norwegian Embassy in London is offering four scholarships to British students and young researchers who wish to study/research in Norway for up to a maximum of one year. The scholarships are designed to promote international contact between Norway and Britain, and are tenable in any subject area. The closing date for application is 1 December. Further details and application forms can be obtained from the Royal Norwegian Embassy, 25 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8QD.

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Wingate Scholarships 1996

Wingate Scholarships are awarded to individuals of great potential or proven excellence who need financial support to undertake pioneering or original work of intellectual, scientific, artistic, social, or environmental value and to outstandingly talented musicians for advanced training.

The work undertaken may be in the context of a higher degree, but awards are not normally made for professional training, standard taught courses, electives, or the completion of projects already begun. Wingate Scholarships can be held for up to three years and the average total award is £7,500 (the maximum in any one year is £10,000).

Applicants must satisfy the Scholarships Committee that they need financial support to undertake the work projected; be citizens of the United Kingdom or other Commonwealth country, or Israel; be resident in the British Isles during the application period; be over twenty-four years of age on 1 September 1996; and show good reason why the proposed work is not eligible for Research Council, British Council, or major agency funding.

For more detailed information and application forms, write to the Administrator, Wingate Scholarships, 38 Curzon Street, London W1Y 8EY, enclosing a stamped, addressed, A4-size envelope. The closing date for applications is 1 February 1996, but candidates are strongly advised to send for forms well in advance of this date. Interviews of short-listed candidates will be held in London in May, and results will be announced in June 1996.

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ASG Bursaries 1995–6

The Academic Study Group is a British charitable foundation which promotes collaboration between British scholars and their Israeli counterparts. In 1995–6, the ASG will offer sixteen travel bursaries to Israel for scholars of any field. Priority will be given to first-time visitors to Israel, to scholars who have already corresponded with Israeli colleagues, or who have received invitations to lecture/explore joint research programmes in Israel, and to scholars researching comparative UK–Israeli studies. Applications will be reviewed towards the end of November 1995, and again in March 1996. Further information may be obtained from John D.A. Levey, ASG, 25 Lyndale Avenue, London NW2 2QB (fax: 0171-794 0291).

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Oxford–Paris Programmes

Applications are invited from graduate students pursuing research degrees at the University of Oxford for bursaries to study for the academic year 1996–7 at eligible institutions or universities in Paris. The value of the bursaries is expected to be about £2,800. Candidates must be under thirty years of age and should normally be of British nationality. The programme is open to candidates from any academic discipline.

The closing date for applications is 12 January 1996. Application forms and further details are available from the International Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (telephone: (2)70134).

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Oxford Society Diamond Jubilee Bursary

It is expected that one bursary will be available in 1996–7 for an undergraduate or graduate student of the University of Oxford to undertake a period of study elsewhere in Europe. The bursary may be held in any EU or EEA country or in countries of eastern or central Europe. It is available to support study in any subject except economics, management, applied mathematics in industry, or engineering and technology (for which the Charterhouse European Bursaries are available: see below). The value of the bursary is expected to be £2,800 for the full academic year. Applications for shorter periods of study of not less than three months may also be considered although in such cases the value of the bursary will be reduced. The bursary may be held in conjunction with Erasmus grants or other partial awards.

The closing date for applications is 12 January 1996. An application form is avaialable from the International Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (telephone: (2)70134).

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Charterhouse European Bursaries

Applications are invited for the Charterhouse European Bursaries for undergraduate or graduate students to undertake a period of study elsewhere in Europe. The bursaries are available for study in economics, management, applied mathematics in industry, or engineering and technology. It is expected that two bursaries of approximately £3,000 for a full academic year will be available, although applications for a shorter period of study of not less than three months (with funding pro rata) may be considered. Bursaries may be held in conjunction with Erasmus grants or grants from other educational bodies.

The closing date for applications is 12 January 1996. An application form is avaialable from the International Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (telephone: (2)70134).

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