Grants and Research Funding

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African Environmental History Studentship

The Committee for the Rhodes Race Relations Fund is offering one fully-funded research studentship from 1 October 1998. Preference may be given to applicants focusing on southern or central Africa.

The successful applicant will be registered for a research degree leading to a D.Phil. at the University and will be a member of St Antony's or another college. The studentship will cover fees and a grant similar to that awarded by the British Academy. It will be awarded for two years in the first instance, renewable for a possible one more year.

Enquiries should be addressed to Professor W. Beinart, St Antony's College (telephone: 84730/726743, e-mail: Further particulars and application forms are available from Charles Shaw, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (telephone: (2)70036, e-mail: The closing date is 16 February.

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Applications are invited for up to two scholarships for postgraduate research in Biology tenable at the University from the beginning of Michaelmas Term 1998. The scholarships are, at present, of the same value as those offered by the MRC plus £200; for 1997--8 new scholarships carry a maintenance grant of £7,065 per annum. They are tenable for two years but may be extended for a third year. The Board of Management has the power to suspend a scholarship held by a medical student for a period of not more than three years, or in special cases four years, in order to enable the holder to devote himself/herself to clinical training without forfeiting his/her scholarship.

Candidates wishing to apply for the scholarships must have been accepted for membership of the University (PRS/M.Sc./D.Phil.) under the faculty boards of Biological Sciences, Physiological Sciences, Psychological Studies, or Clinical Medicine and not have exceeded the sixteenth term from their matriculation, i.e. the date of admission to the University for those already at Oxford University. They must have been accepted for postgraduate study in one of the following departments: Biochemistry, Experimental Psychology, Human Anatomy, the Dunn School of Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Plant Sciences, Zoology, or by one of the departments under the Clinical Medicine Board. No person may be awarded a scholarship a second time.

Each of the departments named above can submit up to two candidates for consideration by the Board of Management, in addition to which the Regius Professor of Medicine can submit two candidates on behalf of the Clinical Medicine Board. Application forms must be countersigned by the head of department and submitted by the department. For this purpose, applications must be submitted to the department by Monday, 23 February. Completed forms must arrive at the University Offices before 11 a.m. on Monday, 9 March. It is currently intended to hold interviews with shortlisted candidates on Tuesday, 7 April.

Application forms are available from Mrs J. Brown, University Offices, 16 Wellington Square.


Grants in aid of travel to Italy

The Oxford Italian Association offers top-up grants, normally of £100 each, to help with graduate research in Italy. Applications for 1998 should be sent by 27 February to Professor J.R. Woodhouse, Taylorian Annexe, 47 Wellington Square, Oxford. 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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