Grants and Research Funding

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PAVRY AND WINCHESTER THESIS PRIZES 1997

The Board of the Faculty of Social Studies proposes to award two prizes in Michaelmas Term 1997, provided that there are candidates of sufficient merit. Both of these prizes are awarded for successful theses (M.Phil., M.Litt., or D.Phil.) in the faculties of Social Studies, Law, or Modern History.

The Dasturzada Dr Jal Pavry Memorial Prize (£500) is for a thesis on a subject in the area of international peace and understanding.

The Bapsybanoo Marchioness of Winchester Prize (£500) is for a thesis on international relations, with particular reference to the area of human rights and fundamental freedoms.

Candidates should apply in writing to Mrs Marga Lyall, Secretary to the Managers of the Cyril Foster and Related Funds, Centre for International Studies, Social Studies Faculty Centre, George Street, Oxford OX1 2RL, not later than 12 noon on Friday, 25 July. Applications must include a copy of the thesis, together with a short abstract, and a letter supplying (a) the candidate's name, college and degree; (b) the names of the candidate's examiners and supervisor(s) (not applicable to M.Phil. candidates); (c) a clear indication of which one of the two prizes is sought; (d) an address for communication should the candidate not be returning to the University in Michaelmas Term.

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CYRIL FOSTER AND RELATED FUNDS FOR INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

1 The Managers of the Cyril Foster and Related Funds will consider requests from members of the University (principally M.Litt. and D.Phil. students, and senior members) undertaking research in international relations for modest grants towards travel and related research expenses, and, exceptionally, for other purposes. The main funds are:

(a) The Cyril Foster Fund: this is intended for `the promotion of international peace and the prevention of future wars'.

(b) The Alastair Buchan Fund: this fund, which is strictly limited, is intended for `the promotion of research in international relations'.

(c) The Oxford Project for Peace Studies Fund: this fund, which is strictly limited, is intended for `the study of the nature of peace and of the methods by which peace can be developed and extended'.

Applications for grants under these funds are not normally entertained from visiting scholars, from students with probationary status, from students for the M.Sc. or M.Phil. degree, or from undergraduates. Requests should be made before the expenses are incurred. Attendance at an international conference will not in itself normally be accepted as a sufficient reason for a grant.

2 Graduate students (including M.Sc. or M.Phil.) can also apply for the annual Maurice Latey Award `to assist travel for research by postgraduate students in the fields of politics or international relations working on aspects of democracy, freedom and religion'. Suitable applications for grants under 1 above will automatically be considered for this award. Additional applications for small research grants are also invited from postgraduate students at British or overseas universities wishing to use the Latey Archive in the Bodleian Library.

3 Applications for grants under 1 and/or 2 above should be made on a form available from the Secretary to the Managers (address below), and should be submitted by the end of the fifth week of each Oxford term. Consideration of applications submitted after that date will normally be deferred until the latter part of the following term. Candidates are asked to state the name of the fund/s to which they are applying, and to clarify the relevance of their project to the purpose of the particular fund. Graduate students applying for research grants are also asked to name one referee, normally their supervisor, who should be requested to send a reference directly to the Secretary to the Managers.

4 Applications are also invited for the annual Royal Bank of Canada Research Scholarship. This award, of a value of £1,000, is available to any graduate student of the University (including M.Sc. or M.Phil.) to cover costs of research outside the UK on `international relations with special reference to Canada'. Letters of application should be submitted by the end of fifth week of Trinity Term. There is no application form, but candidates should state college, course, and supervisor, and they should give a brief outline of their thesis topic and proposed research.

5 All requests for application forms, correspondence, and references should be addressed directly to Mrs Marga Lyall, Secretary to the Managers of the Cyril Foster and Related Funds, Centre for International Studies, Social Studies Faculty Centre, George Street, Oxford OX1 2RL.

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SIR JOHN HICKS FUND

The Committee for the Sir John Hicks Fund invites applications from members of the University for grants towards the costs of research in economic history. Applications will be considered from undergraduates, graduate students, and members of academic staff, and may related to research into the economic history of any period or country.

Applicants should (a) provide sufficient information about the general nature of their research to establish that it falls within the field of economic history; and (b) specify the precise nature and cost of the expenditure for which a grant is requested. They should also give the name of one referee who might be consulted by the committee.

It is intended by the committee that grants should normally be made for sums of up to £250, though this may on occasion be exceeded. Retrospective grants will be made only in exceptional circumstances.

The committee will consider applications twice in each year. The closing date for the first round is Monday of the third week of Hilary Term, and for the second round Monday of the third week of Trinity Term. Applications should be sent to Mrs E.A. Macallister, Secretary of the Committee for the Sir John Hicks Fund, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD.

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