Grants and Research Funding

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The Oxford University Research Services Office is based in the University Offices, Wellington Square, and is part of the central university administration.

The office processes and approves all applications to outside bodies for research grants and contracts. It also acts in an advisory capacity for those seeking outside funding or requiring information about specific initiatives (e.g. LINK, Teaching Company, EU research programmes, etc.).

Contracts with industry are negotiated through the Research Services Office which also deals, inter alia, with various intellectual property matters, research-related work covered by purchase orders, consultancy agreements, agreements covering clinical trials and services, and liaison with funding bodies over discretionary pay awards.

The Director of the Research Services Office is Ms June Clark (telephone: (2)70142, e-mail:

Other members of the Research Services Office from whom advice may be sought are as follows:

Enquiries concerning day-to-day processing of research applications should be addressed to Room 330 (the Research Grants Office), Research Services Office (telephone: (2)70146).

General enquiries may be addressed in the first instance to the Director's Personal Assistant, Ms J. Vicary (telephone: (2)70143), who will be pleased to direct calls to the appropriate member of staff.

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The Oxford Italian Association offers top-up grants, normally of £100 each, to help with graduate research in Italy. Applications for 1997 should be sent by 14 March to Professor J.R. Woodhouse, Taylor Institution Annexe, 47 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JF. Candidates should provide a brief curriculum vitae, a short description of their project, and a covering note from their tutor to confirm the academic validity of their journey.

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Godfrey Lienhardt Memorial Fund

Applications are invited for grants from the fund, which has been established by Wolfson College out of a bequest from the late Dr R.G. Lienhardt `for the promotion of the Social and Cultural Anthropology of Africa south of the Sahara desert but excluding the Republic of South Africa'. Those eligible to apply are graduate students of the University, and those admitted as graduate students for the coming academic year, whose research falls within the specified terms of the Fund. It is proposed to make one major award of up to £1,500, priority for which will be given to those engaged in field research, and a few smaller grants of up to £250.

Application forms and further information may be obtained from the President's Secretary, Wolfson College, Oxford OX2 6UD. Applications must be submitted by Friday, 25 April.

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