Grants and Research Funding

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OPPORTUNITIES FOR EXTERNAL RESEARCH FUNDING

The British Council: Anglo-Portuguese Joint Research Programme (Treaty of Windsor)

The Treaty of Windsor Programme was established in 1986 to support specific joint research projects between Britain and Portugal. The scheme is administered by the Portuguese Council of Rectors and the Co-ordinating Council of the Polytechnics on behalf of the Portuguese research institutions and by the British Council on behalf of the British research institutions.

The British Council is inviting applications in all academic disciplines for the 1997–8 programme for: advanced research projects carried out through collaboration between Portuguese universities, polytechnics and Ministry of Education supported research programmes and British research institutions; staff and curriculum development projects in Portuguese universities and polytechnics carried out in collaboration with British research institutions.

Applicants must have already identified a Portuguese project partner who will be making a simultaneous application to the Portuguese administering authorities. Grants of up to £1,000 (for each team) are available to cover the cost of international economy travel for members of the team (with an expected maximum of two return fares) and for subsistence and accommodation costs of the visiting team.

Further details on the application procedure and copies of the application form are available from the Research Grants Office (telephone: (2)70146). The closing date for application is 30 June for new applications and 30 October for renewal applications.

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OTHER GRANTS

Visiting Fellowships for Young Scholars from the former Soviet Union

The British Academy is offering eighteen visiting fellowships for young academics from Russia and other republics of the former Soviet Union for research of a period of at least one month at a British institution. Applications should be made by a UK-based academic sponsor, with the support of the home institution. Applications from potential visiting scholars themselves are not acceptable. Visiting scholars should be of postdoctoral or equivalent status, under the age of forty and working in the field of humanities and social sciences. A grant of £2,500 will be available for each Visiting Fellow which is intended to cover travel expenses, accommodation, research expenses and entertainment.

Applications are invited by 21 June for consideration by the Overseas Policy Committee on 11 July. Application forms are avilable from Jane Lyddon or Joanne Shaw in the Overseas Department, British Academy, 20–1 Cornwall Terrace, London NW1 4QP (telephone: 0171- 487 5966, e-mail: janel@britac.ac.uk).

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British Chamber of Commerce in Germany

The Scholarship Foundation of the British Chamber of Commerce in Germany is offering a limited number of scholarships in varying amounts for British graduates and undergraduates who have been accepted at a German university for the academic year 1996–7. Application forms are available from the British Chamber of Commerce in Germany Foundation, Severinstrasse 60, Cologne 50678, Germany (telephone: + 49 221 314458, fax: + 49 221315335). The deadline for receipt of applications is 30 June.

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Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

1997–8 Fellowships Programme in the Humanities and Social Sciences

The Woodrow Wilson International Center in Washington is offering approximately thirty-five fellowships to postdoctoral applicants and men and women with outstanding capabilities and experience for the academic year (September–May) 1997–8. Fellows are assigned a furnished office and access to research facilities and publishing services, and receive a yearly grant of approximately $47,000 (including travel expenses).

The deadline for receipt of applications is 1 October. Information and application forms may be obtained from the Fellowships Officer, the Woodrow Wilson Center, 1000 Jefferson Drive S.W., SI MRC 022, Washington DC 20560 (fax: + 202 357-4439, e-mail: wcfellow@sivm.si.edu, WWW: http://wwics.si.edu).

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