Grants and Research Funding

Oxf. Univ. Gazette, 3 October 1996: Examinations and Boards

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Leverhulme Personal Research Professorships 1997–8

The Leverhulme Trust proposes to support the appointment of a small number of personal research professors in UK universities. Each chair will be held for five years.

Eligible applicants: either (a) academics who have been regularly employed in the UK for at least seven years and who have spent at least three out of the past five years in the UK; or (b) academics of UK nationality. Candidates must be under sixty-one on 30 September 1998. There is no other age limit, but the trustees have agreed to give some, although not exclusive, preference to well-established scholars.

Eligible fields: any field in the humanities or social sciences.

Support offered: at the scheme's inception, a stipend of £41,000 (1995 figure) uprated in the light of national agreements, for the academic year starting 1 October 1997, plus London allowance where appropriate. The employer's national insurance and superannuation contributions and some research expenses will also be covered.

Closing date for applications: 4.30 p.m. on Friday, 6 December 1996. Results by April 1997.

Starting date: as early as possible during the 1997–8 academic year.

Further particulars, including details of method of application and documentation required, may be obtained from the Leverhulme Trust, 15–19 New Fetter Lane, London EC4A 1NR, by sending a self-addressed C5 envelope stamped for 60g. These requests must be received by 29 November 1996.

Applications from those who wish to hold these awards at Oxford require approval on behalf of the General Board. This should be sought from the Secretary of Faculties, University Offices, Wellington Square.

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