Grants and Research Funding

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RESEARCH AND COMMERCIAL SERVICES OFFICE

The Oxford University Research and Commercial Services Office (RCSO) is based in the University Offices, Wellington Square (with a satellite room at Room 9, Manor House, John Radcliffe Hospital). The RCSO is part of the University's central administration.

The office processes and approves all applications to outside bodies for research grants and approves research related agreements on behalf of the University. It also acts in an advisory capacity for those seeking outside funding or requiring information about specific initiatives (e.g. LINK, ROPA, Teaching Company Schemes, EU research programmes, etc.). The RCSO produces a weekly bulletin on funding opportunities, electronic Research and Industry News (eRIN), which is available to members of the University via the World Wide Web at: http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/rcso/erin/current.

Research contracts with industry are negotiated through the RCSO, 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 services to industry.

The Manager of the RCSO is Dr Roger Pritchett (telephone: (2)80499, e-mail: roger.pritchett@admin.ox.ac.uk).

Other members of the RCSO from whom advice may be sought are as follows:

Enquiries relating to day-to-day processing of research grant applications should be addressed to the RCSO's Research Grants Office, Room 330, the University Offices (telephone: (2)70146), or, in the case of certain clinical departments, to the RCSO satellite office, Room 9, Manor House, John Radcliffe Hospital (telephone: 553 22544).

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

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VARLEY–GRADWELL TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIP IN INSECT ECOLOGY

Applications are 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, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (telephone: Oxford (2)70213, e-mail: Judith.Brown@admin.ox.ac.uk), by 31 May. The research proposal should include a budget and should not exceed two sides of A4 in length. Applicants should 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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