Grants and Research Funding

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SCHOLARSHIPS FOR STUDY IN GERMANY

Michael Foster Memorial Scholarship

Applications are invited from members of the University for the Michael Foster Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is tenable for ten months from 1 October 1997 at any university, technical university, or art or music academy (at the choice of the successful candidate) in Germany, and may be extended at the discretion of the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst. The successful candidate must undertake research or other academic work in a field of his or her own choice.

The scholar will receive a monthly maintenance grant and remission of university or institution fees and dues (but he or she will have to pay a compulsory Student's Union fee). A small grant will be paid at the beginning of the award period to cover incidental expenses and the scholar will be entitled to a small book grant each term. An additional grant will be paid to assist with travel expenses. A scholar who is married before taking up the award will receive an additional allowance, if accompanied by his or her partner. The scholarship is not tenable concurrently with any other travelling award. It should be noted that the scholarship does not include payment of any Oxford fees for which the scholar may be liable while he or she is in Germany. Candidates who hold British Academy studentships may however apply for suspension of their awards and suspension of status to enable them to take up the scholarship if elected.

Candidates for the scholarship must be British subjects and members of the University who will not have attained the age of thirty-two years by 1 October 1997, and either (a) will have completed all the examinations required for the Oxford BA Degree, or (b) have embarked on a course of postgraduate study at the University. Candidates will normally be expected to show a reasonable proficiency in the use of German language, but if a candidate does not have a good knowledge of German a further grant may be made available to enable him or her to attend a language course in Germany before university entrance there. Candidates' proposed programmes of research must be such that they can best be carried out at a German university or other institution of higher learning.

Applications must be received by the Secretary to the Board of Management, Michael Foster Memorial Scholarship, International Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD. The closing date for applications has been extended to 28 February 1997. Applications must include:

(i) the applicant's age;

(ii) a brief statement of his or her academic career;

(iii) a brief programme of the work he or she proposes to undertake, the institution at which he or she would wish to study in Germany, the reasons for the choice of institution, and some evidence that he or she has made contact with the head of the chosen institution;

(iv) a certificate from the head of his or her society that the application is made with the approval of the society and that the applicant is a British subject;

(v) the names of two academic referees. It is the candidate's responsibility to ensure that references reach the Secretary by the closing date.

Note: If applying for the Theodor Heuss Fellowship as well as the Foster Scholarship, one application will suffice.

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Hanseatic Scholarships

These scholarships have been established by the generosity of the Alfred Toepfer FVS (Freiherr vom Stein/Friedrich von Schiller) Foundation which wishes to reciprocate the Rhodes Scholarships to Oxford from Germany. The aim of the Foundation is to promote closer Anglo- German links within a European context. At present two scholarships are offered each year.

Candidates must be British subjects, unmarried, and graduate or undergraduate (final year) members of Oxford University. They should not have passed their twenty-eighth birthday by 1 October 1997, the date by which the scholars elected in 1997 will be expected to take up their scholarships. These are tenable preferably for two years for study at Hamburg University; exceptionally, the second year may be spent at another academic institition in Germany. The successful candidate must undertake research at doctoral or postdoctoral level or give evidence of a workable project not connected to a research degree. There is the opportunity to obtain a German degree.

The value of the scholarships is currently DM 24,000 per annum and is subject to regular review. Sufficient knowledge of the German language is desirable, but when a candidate does not have a good knowledge of German, he or she is expected to attend a language course in Germany prior to university entry.

Applications should be sent to the Secretary, Hanseatic Scholarships, International Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (from whom further particulars may be obtained). The closing date for applications has been extended to 28 February 1997. The applications should include (i) the applicant's full name and age; (ii) a photograph of the applicant; (iii) a curriculum vitae; (iv) a programme of the work which the candidate proposes to undertake; (v) the names of two referees; (vi) a certificate from the head of the candidate's society that the application is made with the approval of the college and that the applicant is a British citizen; (vii) a health certificate. It is the candidate's responsibility to ensure that references reach the Secretary by the closing date.

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Theodor Heuss Research Fellowship

Applications are invited from members of the University for the Theodor Heuss Research Fellowship. The Fellowship, which is financed through the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung out of a gift from the late President of the Federal Republic of Germany, is tenable for the twelve months of the academic year 1997–8 at any university or other institution of higher learning (at the choice of the successful candidate) in Germany, and may be extended for a second year at the discretion of the Stiftung.

The Fellowship is especially intended for research in the following subjects: Ancient History and Literature, Modern History, Modern Languages and Literature, English Literature, Oriental Studies, Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. Applications from other academic fields will, however, be welcomed.

The holder of the Fellowship will receive a monthly maintenance grant (currently DM 3,200). In addition payments are provided to cover travel expenses, and all university or institute fees will be paid on the Fellow's behalf (but he or she will have to pay a compulsory Students' Union fee). Upon application a monthly marriage allowance may also be paid. It should be noted that the fellowship does not include the payment of any Oxford fees for which the Fellow may be liable while he or she is in Germany. Candidates who hold British Academy Studentships may however apply for suspension of their awards and suspension of status to enable them to take the Fellowship if elected.

Candidates for the Fellowship must be British subjects and members of the University who will not have attained the age of thirty-two years by 1 October 1997, and either (a) have embarked on a course of postgraduate study at the University or (b) have already obtained a postgraduate qualification of the University. Candidates will normally be expected to show a reasonable proficiency in the use of German language, but if a candidate does not have a good knowledge of German a further grant may be made available to enable him or her to attend a language course in Germany before university entrance there. Candidates' proposed programmes of research must be such that they can best be carried out at a German university or other institution of higher learning.

Applications must be received by the Secretary to the Board of Management, Theodor Heuss Fellowship, International Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD. The closing date for applications has been extended to 28 February 1997.

Applications must include:

(i) the applicant's age;

(ii) a brief statement of his or her academic career;

(iii) a brief programme of the work he or she proposes to undertake, the institution at which he or she would wish to study in Germany, the reasons for the choice of institution, and some evidence that he or she has made contact with the head of the chosen institution or with any other member of the academic staff;

(iv) a certificate from the head of his or her society that the application is made with the approval of the society and that the applicant is a British subject;

(v) the names of two academic referees. It is the candidate's responsibility to ensure that references reach the Secretary by the closing date.

Note: If applying for the Michael Foster Scholarship as well as the Heuss Fellowship, one application will suffice.

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