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The Trustees of the late Lady Consuelo Maria Allen wish to offer a Lady Allen Scholarship for research study in Spain, tenable for one year with effect from 1 October 1999.

The Lady Allen Scholarship is open to students who are working for a higher degree of the University of Oxford in the field of Spanish history, literature, languages, music, and other cultural aspects of Spain. Because of Lady Allen's interest in promoting cultural understanding between Spain and the United Kingdom, preference may be given to candidates who are citizens of the United Kingdom.

The trustees will offer an award towards the cost of either research study in Spain or a taught course at a Spanish university in the field described above. The award will be tenable for either one academic year or one twelve-month period, as appropriate, and will be set at a level between £6,000 and £8,000, at the discretion of the trustees, depending on the estimated subsistence costs. In the case of applicants wishing to register for a taught course at a Spanish university, a supplementary award may be made (the total award will not, however, exceed £10,000).

A committee comprising representatives from the Modern History Board, the Modern Languages Board, and other boards as appropriate, will draw up a short-list of candidates on the basis of their academic merit for the consideration of the trustees. The trustees will award the scholarship primarily on the basis of academic merit, but if all other things are equal, they may give preference to a candidate from Exeter College.

Application is by a form available from the Administrator, Faculty of Modern History, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BD (telephone: Oxford (2)77253), together with a proposal, not exceeding four sides of A4 paper, setting the academic context of the work which the applicant wishes to undertake in Spain and outlining what he or she would hope to achieve during tenure of the Allen Scholarship. The deadline for applications, which should be addressed to the Administrator of the Modern History Faculty, is Friday, 11 June. Applicants are asked to arrange for two references, one of which must be from their supervisor, to be received by the Administrator by the same date.

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