Grants and Research Funding

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Applications are invited for up to two Pirie-Reid Scholarships tenable at the University of Oxford by graduates (including persons expecting to graduate in 1997) who intend in October 1997 to commence working for a degree or diploma.

Preference will be given to candidates applying from other universities, i.e. not already matriculated at Oxford, and to those domiciled or educated in Scotland. Candidates not fulfilling these criteria are unlikely to be successful.

The scholarships, which are to be awarded to persons wishing to begin a course of study in Oxford who would otherwise be prevented by lack of funds, will cover University and college fees and provide a grant for maintenance, subject to assessment of other sources of income (maintenance grants for 1996–7 are £1,710 for undergraduates and £5,400 for postgraduates). It will be renewable from year to year, subject to satisfactory progress and continuance of approved full-time study.

Candidates for a Pirie-Reid Scholarship are expected to have applied for admission to the University in the usual way.

Application forms may be obtained from Mrs J. Brown, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD. The closing date for application is 1 May 1997.

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Two scholarships will be offered by the St Andrew's Society of the State of New York, for study at universities within 250 miles of New York during the academic year 1997–8. The monetary value of the maintenance grant is $15,000, which is intended to cover university tuition fees, room and board, and transportation expenses. Any costs above this must be met by the successful student.

The scholarships are open to students with a Scottish background who are graduating for the first time from a Scottish university or Oxford or Cambridge in 1996 or 1997. The closing date for applications is 8 January 1997.

For further particulars, write to the Rt. Hon. Lord Younger of Prestwick, KCVO, TD, DL, Chairman of the Selection Committee, St Andrew's Society of the State of New York, 42 St Andrew's Square, Edinburgh EH2 2YE.

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The trustees of the Philosophical Fellowship Fund, which was established in 1941 for the `furtherance of philosophical and/or scientific research', particularly with reference to research connected with France, now invite applications for support from candidates whose research would benefit in some significant respect from a period of up to three months (or, exceptionally, up to six months) to be spent working in Paris during the current academic year, starting not earlier than 15 March 1997. Candidates should at present be working for a higher degree in philosophy or a related subject with strong philosophical associations, or should have been awarded such a degree not more than three years ago. Applications should be sent to Dr Sabina Lovibond, Worcester College, Oxford, and should reach her by Friday, 13 December. Candidates should include, with their curriculum vitae, a brief description of their current research and study plans, and an explanation of what they hope to achieve through their stay in Paris. They should also give the names of two referees, whom they should ask to write directly to Dr Lovibond. Short-listed candidates will be asked to provide a sample of their written work, of not more than 5,000 words in length. Interviews will be held in the first half of Hilary Term.

The exact amount of any awards that may be made will be assessed in the light of the successful candidate's or candidates' plans, but it is intended that they should be sufficient to cover the estimated basic costs of his or her travel to and stay in Paris. The trustees also hope to be able to find from among their philosophical contacts in Paris persons who will be willing to provide initial guidance and introductions there to successful candidates.

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