Grants and Research Funding

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The Oppenheimer Fund provides grants to assist the academic exchange of senior members between the University of Oxford on the one hand and universities and similar institutions of higher education in the Republic of South Africa on the other. Applications are invited from senior members of the University who wish either to visit one or more universities in South Africa or to invite a staff member from a South African university to Oxford. Grants may be awarded to assist with living expenses for a maximum of six months, and travel costs. Visits for the sole purpose of attending a conference will not normally be eligible for support from the fund.

The maximum level of grants is likely to be up to £1,000 per month for subsistence and up to £700 for the cost of travel between Oxford and South Africa. Applications for grants from the fund should include a statement of the purpose of the proposed visit, duration and estimated costs, details of any other available sources of funding, and, in the case of visits to Oxford, a curriculum vitae of the staff member it is proposed to invite and a letter of support from a senior member at Oxford. Applications should be sent to the International Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, by 20 June.

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A number of educational grants are available for residents of Wales, who have graduated from a university of college located in the UK or USA, to further their postgraduate education at a college or university located in the USA.

Each award will normally cover the cost of tuition, books, and other related expenses for one semester and travel from the UK to the US.

Further details and an application form can be obtained from Helen Balmforth at the International Office, University Offices, Wellington Square (telephone: (2)70241). Completed applications must reach the International Office by 25 June at the latest.

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