Grants and Research Funding

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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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WYNDHAM DEEDES MEMORIAL TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIPS

A small number of travel scholarships to Israel will be available to British graduates who are resident in the UK and normally under thirty-five years of age.

Applicants must undertake to spend at least six weeks in Israel in order to make an intensive study of some aspect of life in Israel. A report on their project, of not less than 5,000 words, must be submitted within twelve months of their visit. Each scholarship is worth up to £2,000.

Further details are available from the International Office (telephone: (2)70241). The closing date for applications is 1 March.

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SAMSUNG/ROYAL BRITISH LEGION KOREAN SCHOLARSHIP 1998

One scholarship will be available for relatives of past and present members of HM Forces, aged between twenty-one and thirty on 1 March 1999, to carry out postgraduate study in the Republic of Korea. The successful candidate will pursue a course of his/her choice at a university in Seoul.

The scholarship will cover tuition fees, living expenses, and travel costs. An intensive Korean language course, to be completed in the UK before departure, will also be funded.

Further details and application forms are available from the International Office (telephone: (2)70241). The closing date for applications is 3 July.

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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, 5 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 Emma Wilson), the Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 2LE, 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, Oxford OX1 2LE. The closing date for applications is the end of fifth week in each term.

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GEORGE HERBERT HUNT TRAVELLING SCHOLARSHIP 1998

Applications are invited for the 1998 George Herbert Hunt Travelling Scholarship. Candidates should either have been admitted to the Degree of Bachelor of Medicine of the University of Oxford or have passed the First Examination for the degree of Bachelor of Medicine of the University and hold a medical degree of another British university qualifying him or her to practise medicine. The scholarship is of the value of about £3,000 and may be held with another award.

Candidates are required to submit with their applications a statement of their academic record together with testimonials, and an undertaking that, if elected, they will travel abroad for a period of at least one month for the purpose of clinical study or research in medicine. In making the award, preference will be given to candidates who intend to engage in the practice of their profession either as surgeons or as general practitioners.

The scholar will be required to complete his or her period of travel within twelve months from the date of election, and within a reasonable period thereafter to submit to the Secretary of the Medical School for the approval of the electors a detailed report of his or her tenure of the scholarship. Payment of nine-tenths of the scholarship will be made shortly before the period of travel, and the remaining one-tenth following approval of the report. The election will be made on 9 April 1998.

Applications should be sent to Dr G.G. Fox, the Medical School Office, the John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington, Oxford OX3 9DU, by 27 February.

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PRENDERGAST BEQUEST

Funds from the Prendergast Bequest are available to men and women born in the Republic of Ireland whose parents are citizens of the Republic of Ireland, to assist them to read for a degree, either graduate or undergraduate (or, in some cases, for a diploma) at the University of Oxford.

Applications are invited for grants for the academic year 1998-- 9, from students either already on course or who will be commencing their studies at Oxford in October 1998. The grants are means-tested, and the amounts for the year 1998–9 are expected to be in the region of £500–£2,000.

Applicants who intend to follow a postgraduate course must have been accepted by both a college and the faculty board concerned before a grant can be awarded, while applications from candidates who wish to read for a second honour school should be endorsed by the college.

Further information and application forms are available from the Secretary to the Board of Management for the Prendergast bequest, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD. The closing date for applications is 31 July.

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