Grants and Research Funding

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VARLEY-GRADWELL TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIP IN INSECT ECOLOGY

Applications ae invited for the Varley-Gradwell Travelling Fellowship in Insect Ecology. A travelling fellowship, which may be of up to £1,900 in value, will be made for the support of field work, travel, and other activity of direct benefit to the field of insect ecology. The fellowship will be tenable for one year commencing on a date to be agreed. It will not be renewable.

Applications, including a curriculum vitae and a research proposal, should be sent to Mrs Judith Brown, Board of Management for the Varley-Gradwell Travelling Fellowship in Insect Ecology, University Offices, Wellignton Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, by 31 May (tel.: Oxford (2)70213, e-mail: Judith.Brown@admin.ox.ac.uk). The research proposal should include a budget and should not exceed two sides of A4 in length. Applicants shuld arrange for two referees to write in confidence to Mrs Brown by the closing date. In the case of graduate students, one of the referees should be the supervisor.

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RADHAKRISHNAN MEMORIAL BEQUEST

The trustees of the bequest may make small grants to students at Oxford who are citizens of the Republic of India, and who, because of unexpected difficulties, need financial assistance to complete the qualifications for which they are registered. Grants will not normally be awarded to those near to the beginning of their course of study. Application forms may be obtained from the Secretary of the Radhakrishnan Memorial Bequest, the Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 2LE. the closing date for receipt of applications is Friday, 6 June.

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SASAKAWA FUND

Applications are invited for grants from the Sasakawa Fund, to be applied to `the advancement within the University of knowledge and understanding of Japan by way of academic contact and exchange between members of the University and citizens of Japan'. Further details may be obtained from the Secretary of the Board of Management of the Fund (Miss Suzanne Byrch), the Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane, to whom applications should be returned by the end of the fourth week in each term.

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HAYTER FUND

Grants from the Hayter Fund are made to holders of established university posts for travel and research purposes connected with the languages and the economic, social, and political development of the following areas: the former Soviet Union and eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa, south Asia, east Asia, and Latin America. Application forms and further details may be obtained from the Secretary of the Hayter Committee, the Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane. The closing date for applications is the end of fifth week in each term.

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