Grants and Research Funding

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ARTS AND HUMANITIES RESEARCH BOARD RESEARCH LEAVE SCHEME

1999–2000 The Arts and Humanities Research Board has announced details of a new round of awards under its research leave scheme for academic staff in the humanities. Awards are for one term, to be held during the year 2000.

Applications should be submitted through the college (for CUF and special non-CUF lecturers); or through the University (for other university academic staff). However, approval for all applications from academic staff holding joint appointments must be obtained from the faculty board in question, the General Board, and the college before they are forwarded to the AHRB.

Application forms and further details about the scheme are available from senior tutors or from the appropriate faculty board secretaries. The academy's closing date for the receipt of applications is 31 October.

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BOARD OF THE FACULTY OF MODERN HISTORY

Grants from the Arnold, Bryce, and Read Funds

Grants may be made to assist in meeting travel, publication, and other expenses incidental to the pursuit of a definitive piece of historical investigation, to members of the University who are pursuing a course of full- time study. Applications for support in the Long Vacation and Michaelmas Term will be considered at the end of Trinity Term, and those for support in Hilary and Trinity Terms at the end of Michaelmas or Hilary Terms as appropriate. This does not apply to Ancient History, for which support may be obtained from the Craven Committee.

Application forms may be obtained from the faculty's Graduate Secretary at the address below.

Complete forms, together with a confidential recommendation from your supervisor, should be returned to the Graduate Secretary by Friday of seventh week of term preceding the vacation or term in which you will incur the expenses. (Please ask your supervisor to hand you such a recommendation in a sealed envelope, with the supervisor's signature across the flap.)

Applications from those reading BA courses will be considered only in the most exceptional circumstances, and in the allocation of the monies available priority will always be given to applications from those engaged in graduate research.

Applicants should note that retrospective applications cannot be entertained, and also that students will be eligible for support from the above funds only once in any one academic year.

Enquiries and applications should be addressed to Hubert M. Stadler, Graduate Secretary, Modern History Faculty, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BD, who is acting as Secretary to the Board of Management of the Arnold, Bryce, and Read Funds.

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Bryce Research Studentship and Lothian Studentship in History 1999

If suitable candidates present themselves, elections will be made to a Bryce and Lothian Studentship with effect from Michaelmas Term 1999.

The studentships are tenable for one year, either at Oxford, or, with the consent of the Board of Management, elsewhere. The maximum value of either studentship will be £5,600—but any other emoluments accruing to the student during the tenure of the studentship will be taken into account. The Board of Management reserves the right to determine the value of any award within the maximum in the light of all the circumstances.

Candidates must be members of the University who are pursuing research in either Ancient or Modern History for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. By the date on which they would take up the studentship, they must have been admitted to, and not have lost subsequently, full D.Phil. status, but must normally not have exceeded the tenth term since registration as graduate students of the University.

Applications must include: (a) a brief statement of the academic career, including attainments and qualifications; (b) a brief statement on the programme of work in History (Ancient or Modern) which the candidate proposes to undertake; (c) two confidential references (please ask your referees to hand you their references in a sealed envelope, with their signature across the flap); (d) a statement of any other emoluments held or being applied for by the candidate.

While all applicants will be considered on their academic merits, sympathetic consideration may be given to applicants who are advanced in their research, and whose research would seriously suffer from an interruption through lack of funding.

Applications, including the two sealed references (one set only, as the Board of Management will consider each applicant for any of the awards in its gift), should be received by Hubert M. Stadler, Graduate Secretary, Modern History Faculty, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BD, no later than Friday, 11 June.

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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 Mrs A. Slater, the Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 2LE. the closing date for receipt of applications is Friday, 4 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 Mrs A. Slater, 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 Mrs A. Slater, 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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PETER LIENHARDT MEMORIAL FUND AND PHILIP BAGBY BEQUEST

The Board of Management for these funds is considering making small grants to applicants in the following categories: students registered for degrees at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology who need funds for research purposes; and, from the Peter Lienhardt Memorial Fund only, other individuals working in the field of social anthropology who wish to carry out some particular project within the University. The terms of reference of the Philip Bagby Bequest specify that grants from that fund must encourage the comparative study of the development of urban, literate cultures in accordance with anthropological principles and methods. Application forms may be obtained from Mrs Alix Slater, the Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 2LE, and completed forms should be returned to her no later than 4 May. Applicants are advised that the Board of Management is unlikely to be able to meet commitments requiring expenditure before August 1999.

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UNIVERSITY OF TURKU, FINLAND

Travel grants

The University of Turku is offering two travel grants, of 3,000 Finnish Marks each, for undergraduate or postgraduate studies at the University of Turku in the 1999–2000 academic year. Attachments at the University of Turku must last between three months and one academic year. Courses may be followed in either English or Finnish, although preference will be given to applicants who can follow instruction in Finnish. Postgraduate studies can usually be pursued in English.

Application forms and further information are available from the International Office (telephone: (2)70241). Applications should be submitted to the International Office by 5 May. One application will be selected and sent to the University of Turku for the final selection. Successful candidates will be notified by 30 June.

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BRITISH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IN GERMANY

The Scholarship Foundation of the British Chamber of Commerce in Germany is offering a limited number of scholarships, of various amounts, for British nationals studying at graduate or undergraduate level, who intend to study at a German university for the 1999-2000 academic year.

Application forms are available from the British Chamber of Commerce in Germany Foundation, Severinstrasse 60, D-50678 Cologne, Germany (telephone: 00 49 221 31 4458, fax: 00 49 221 31 5335). Completed application forms should be submitted before 30 June.

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ANGLO-SPANISH SOCIETY TRAVEL PRIZE 1999

The Anglo-Spanish Society is please to offer a prize of £500 for travel to Spain aimed at developing a knowledge and understanding of Spain today and of its history and culture. The prize is open to members of the University whose performance in Spanish in the Preliminary Examination in Modern Languages or in one of the joint courses involving Modern Languages in Trinity Term 1999 is judged by the Moderators to be meritorious. The names of the three candidates who achieve the best results will be put to the Society, and they will receive invitations to apply for the Prize.

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