Grants and Research Funding

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GRIFFITH EGYPTOLOGICAL FUND

Applications are invited from graduate students registered for a degree of the University of Oxford, and members of Congregation engaged in Egyptological research or publication, for grants from the Griffith Egyptological Fund. The fund exists for `the promotion of research into the history and antiquities of Egypt and the Nile Valley and the anthropology of north-east Africa so far as it concerns the study of Ancient, Hellenistic, and Christian Egypt and the early pagan and Christian kingdoms of the Nilotic Sudan, including such linguistic, religious, and cultural survivals as may throw light upon these matters, but excluding special studies of Muhammadanism and Islamic art.' Funds may be awarded for research and field trips in Egyptology, attendance at conferences, and the preparation of publication materials. Application forms and further details (which prospective applicants must consult before they apply) are available from Mrs Alix Slater, the Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 2LE. They can also be found on the Near Eastern Programme Web site: http://users.ox.ac.uk/~nearest/graduate.htm. The closing date for applications is Friday, 5 February (third week of Hilary Term).

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KENNICOTT HEBREW FELLOWSHIP

The Kennicott Hebrew Fellowship, which may be held in conjunction with a Junior Research Fellowship at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, is open to members of the University who have obtained a first- or second-class degree in an Honour School or candidates who have, in the opinion of the electors, achieved comparable academic standing in another university. It is in addition expected that candidates will have successfully completed a doctorate or will be in the process of doing so. Every candidate must submit with his or her application both evidence of his or her knowledge of Hebrew and a statement satisfactory to the electors as to the course of study he or she intends to pursue in connection with the Hebrew language, literature, history, or archaeology, or the cognate Semitic languages, so far as they illustrate Hebrew. Every candidate who is already a member of the University must also submit a statement of consent to his or her candidature from the head of his or her society. Preference may be given to candidates who have not on the first day of Trinity Term 2000 passed their twenty-fifth birthday. The fellowship will be tenable for two years from the first day of Michaelmas Term 1999, although it may be deferred at the discretion of the Board of Management. It may be renewed for a third year if the Board of Management so decides. The fellowship may not be held twice by the same person. The value of the fellowship shall initially be in the order of £15,735 for candidates who have already successfully completed and defended a doctorate or on the scale for postgraduate research fellows in the case of those who are still in the process of completing the doctorate. It will thereafter rise by annual increments. As a condition of becoming entitled to the emoluments of the fellowship, the fellow must have been admitted to matriculation as a member of the University, must reside within the University for two academic years unless the electors give him or her leave to pursue his or her course of study elsewhere, and must satisfy the Board of Management in each term that he or she is diligently prosecuting a course of studies in Hebrew approved by the board. Applications in the field of Classical Hebrew Studies would be particularly welcome. Candidates for the fellowship should submit the material detailed below to the Secretary to the Board of Management for the Kennicott and Pusey and Ellerton Funds, the Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 2LE, not later than 31 January: three copies of a statement including (i) age, and date of matriculation; (ii) qualifications; (iii) intended course of research; (iv) a note of any further emoluments applied for or obtained for the period to be covered by the fellowship. In addition they are asked to arrange for two confidential academic references on their behalf to be submitted direct to the Secretary of the Board of Management by the same date.

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RHODES RACE RELATIONS FUND

African Research Fellowships

The Committee for the Rhodes Race Relations Fund has decided to extend its African Research Fellowships scheme for the academic year 1999–2000. The scheme is intended to bring to Oxford scholars teaching in African universities. Preference is given to applicants working on a research project in collaboration with an Oxford Africanist. A total sum of £10,000 is available for grants in 1999–2000. Successful applicants will receive an allowance of £850 a month and a contribution of up to £600 towards the cost of their fare, payable in Oxford. Applications should be made by 5 February to either Dr Judith Heyer, Somerville College, Oxford OX2 6HD, or Professor William Beinart, St Antony's College, Oxford OX2 6JF. Applications should be accompanied by a curriculum vitae, a research proposal, and references where possible. The committee will meet on 18 February, and will then review the applications.

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BRITISH SCHOOL AT ROME

The British School at Rome offers residential awards to scholars, artists, and architects; provides research and residential facilities; supports research projects through financial and other help; undertakes its own research projects and programmes (including conferences, lectures, exhibitions, and taught courses); and publishes an annual research journal and other volumes.

Applications are now invited for the following residential fellowships:

Balsdon Fellowship 2000–1

This fellowship is for research on the archaeology, art history, history, and literature of Italy. The award is open to established scholars normally in post in a UK university, and offers a three-month residency including full board. A research and travel grant worth £650 is also included. In addition to pursuing personal research, the fellow is expected to take an interest in the work of other award-holders at the school, particularly those in fields close to his/her own, and will be requested to give a public lecture.

Hugh Last Fellowship 1999–2000

This fellowship is for research on classical antiquity (excluding archaeological fieldwork and work on Roman Britain). The award is open to established scholars normally in post in a UK university, and offers a three-month residency including full board. A research and travel grant worth £650 is also included. In addition to pursuing personal research, the fellow is expected to take an interest in the work of other award- holders at the school, particularly those in fields close to his/her own, and will be requested to give a public lecture.

Hugh Last Awards 1999–2000

These awards are for research on classical antiquity (excluding archaeological fieldwork and work on Roman Britain). The award is open to established scholars normally in post in a UK university, and offers one or two months' residencies, including full board. A research grant worth £150 a month, and a travel allowance of £180, are also included.

Further information on these three awards, and application forms, are available from the Registrar, the British School at Rome, Via Gramsci 61, 00197 Rome (telephone: 00 39 0632 649376, fax: 00 39 0632 21201, e-mail: bsrreg@librs6k.vatlib.it).

Paul Mellon Centre, Rome: Fellowship 1999–2000

This fellowship is for research on the Grand Tour or on Anglo- Italian cultural and artistic relations. The award is open to established scholars in the UK, US, or elsewhere, and applicants should have fairly fluent Italian. The award offers a six-month residency including full board, plus a research grant of £1,000 per month and a travel allowance.

Further information is available from the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, 16 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3JA (telephone: 0171-580 0311, fax: 0171-636 6730, e-mail: info@paul- mellon-centre.ac.uk).

The British School at Rome invites applications for all four awards by 15 January.

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