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ROYAL COMMISSION FOR THE EXHIBITION OF 1851

Industrial Fellowships

The Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 proposes to offer about six industrial fellowships in 2000 to encourage profitable innovation and creativity in British industry.

The fellowships will be awarded to graduates, working in British industry, who have a good first degree in engineering, science, or medicine, and meet certain other eligibility conditions. They should also have an established link with staff at a British university.

The awards comprise 50 per cent of a fellow's salary, up to a limit of £15,000, reviewed annually. University fees are paid, as are travel costs of up to £3,200 per annum. Fellowships are tenable for up to three years. On completion of a fellowship, a fellow's university will receive an honorarium of £14,000.

Further details, including advice on the application procedure, are available from the Careers Service, 56 Banbury Road. The closing date for applications is Friday, 28 January. Any queries should be addressed directly to the Royal Commission, the Sheffield Building, Imperial College, London SW7 2AZ (telephone; 0171-594 8790).

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STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAMME WITH THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY, 2000–1

A small number of places will be available in 2000–1 for current undergraduate or graduate students, who will continue to be registered for a degree at Oxford, to undertake a period of study of at least six months at the ANU. Australian nationals will not normally be eligible to apply. The exchange programme is open to students in any subject area.

As part of the exchange agreement, all tuition fees will be waived by the host institution although students will be required to continue to pay any fees for which they may be liable at their home institution. A British Airways Travel Bursary will normally be available to provide return economy-class travel to Australia. A small bursary may also be available to assist with other expenses.

Further information and an application form is available from the International Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (telephone: Oxford (2)70241). The closing date is Friday, 11 February.

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CHARTERHOUSE EUROPEAN BURSARIES 2000–1

Applications are invited for the Charterhouse European Bursaries for undergraduate or graduate students registered for a degree of the University of Oxford to undertake a period of study elsewhere in Europe. The bursaries are available for study in Economics, Management, Applied Mathematics in Industry or Engineering, and Technology.

The value of the bursaries will be approximately £3,000 for a full academic year although applications for a shorter period of study (not normally less than three months) may be considered. In such cases the funding will be reduced pro rata. Charterhouse European Bursaries may be held in conjunction with ERASMUS grants or grants from other educational bodies.

Further details and an application form are available from the International Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD. The closing date for applications will be Friday, 11 February.

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CIMO SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME FOR POSTGRADUATES AND YOUNG RESEARCHERS 2000ū1

The Finnish government offers scholarships for postgraduate studies and research at a Finnish university for three to nine months. These Finnish Centre for National Mobility (CIMO) awards are open to citizens of the following countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, France. Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Mongolia, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the USA.

The scholarships are open to those who need to spend some time in Finland as part of their degree in Britain; they are also open to those who wish to complete a Finnish degree in Finland. The applicants, who should be under thirty-five years of age, need to establish contact with the receiving institution in Finland before application. The scholarship includes a monthly allowance of FIM 4,100, plus FIM 500 per semester.

Application forms are available from Mrs Anne Melas, Embassy of Finland, 38 Chesham Place, London SW1X 8HW. Application forms should be returned to the same address by 31 January 2000. Further information is available from Ms Pia Parviainen, the Finnish Institute, 35–6 Eagle Street, London WC1R 4AJ (e-mail: Pia.Parviainen@finnish-institute.org.uk, Internet: http://www.finnish- institute.org.uk).

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MICHAEL FOSTER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP 2000ū1

Applications are invited from members of the University for the Michael Foster Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is tenable for ten months from 1 October 2000 at any university, technical university, or art or music academy (at the choice of the successful candidate) in Germany, and may be extended at the discretion of the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst. The successful candidate must undertake research or other academic work in a field of his or her own choice.

The scholar will receive a monthly maintenance grant and remission of university or institution fees and dues (but he or she will have to pay a compulsory Students' Union fee). A small grant will be paid at the beginning of the award period to cover incidental expenses and books. An additional grant will be paid to assist with travel expenses. A scholar who is married before taking up the award will receive an additional allowance, if accompanied by his or her partner. The scholarship is not tenable concurrently with any other travelling award. It should be noted that the scholarship does not include payment of any Oxford fees for which the scholar may be liable while he or she is in Germany. Candidates who hold British Academy studentships may however apply for suspension of their awards and suspension of status to enable them to take up the scholarship if elected.

Candidates for the scholarship must be British subjects and members of the University who will not have attained the age of thirty- two years by 1 October 2000, and either (a) will have completed all the examinations required for the Oxford BA degree, or (b) have embarked on a course of postgraduate study at the University. Candidates will normally be expected to show a reasonable proficiency in the use of German language, but if a candidate does not have a good knowledge of German a further grant may be made available to enable him or her to attend a language course in Germany before university entrance there. Candidates' proposed programmes of research must be such that they can best be carried out at a German university or other institution of higher learning.

Applications must be received by the Secretary to the Board of Management, Michael Foster Memorial Scholarship, International Office, University Offices, not later than Friday, 18 February 2000. There is no application form. Letters of application must include the following:

(i) the applicant's age; (ii) a brief statement of his or her academic career;

(iii) a brief programme of the work he or she proposes to undertake, the institution at which he or she would wish to study in Germany, the reasons for the choice of institution, and some evidence that he or she has made contact with the head of the chosen institution; (iv) a certificate from the head of his or her college stating that the application is made with the approval of the college and that the applicant is a British subject; (v) the names of two academic referees (it is the candidate's responsibility to ensure that references reach the Secretary by the closing date).

Note: If applying for the Theodor Heuss Fellowship and/or the Hanseatic Scholarships as well as the Michael Foster Scholarship, one application will suffice. Applicants should state which awards they wish to be considered for. (Candidates who wish to be considered for the Hanseatic Scholarship should note the additional application requirements.)

Interviews will take place in Oxford during February or March 2000 and the decision of the selectors will be announced shortly thereafter.

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THEODOR HEUSS RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP 2000–1

Applications are invited from members of the University for the Theodor Heuss Research Fellowship. The fellowship, which is financed through the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung out of a gift from the late President of the Federal Republic of Germany, is tenable for the twelve months of the academic year 2000–1 at any university or other institution of higher learning (at the choice of the successful candidate) in Germany, and may be extended for a second year at the discretion of the Stiftung. The fellowship is especially intended for research in the following subjects: Ancient History and Literature, Modern History, Modern Languages and Literature, English Literature, Oriental Studies, Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. Applications from other academic fields will, however, be welcomed.

The holder of the fellowship will receive a monthly maintenance grant (which is currently DM 3,400 for post-doctoral fellows, and DM 2,500 for doctoral students). In addition, payments are provided to cover travel expenses, and all university or institution fees will be paid on the fellow's behalf (but he or she will have to pay a compulsory Students' Union fee). Upon application a monthly marriage allowance may also be paid. It should be noted that the fellowship does not include the payment of any Oxford fees for which the fellow may be liable while he or she is in Germany. Candidates who hold British Academy studentships may however apply for suspension of their awards and suspension of status to enable them to take up the fellowship if elected.

Candidates for the fellowship must be British citizens and members of the University who will not have attained the age of thirty-two years by October 2000, and either (a) have embarked on a course of postgraduate study at the University, or (b) have already obtained a postgraduate qualification of the University. Candidates will normally be expected to show a reasonable proficiency in the use of the German language, but if a candidate does not have a good knowledge of German, a further grant may be made available to enable him or her to attend a language course in Germany before university entrance there. Candidatesū proposed programmes of research must be such that they can best be carried out at a German university or other institution of higher learning.

Applications must be received by the Secretary to the Board of Management, Theodor Heuss Fellowship, International Office, University Offices, not later than Friday, 18 February. There is no application form. Letters of application must include the following: the applicant's age; a brief statement of his or her academic career; a brief programme of the work he or she proposes to undertake, the institution at which he or she would wish to study in Germany, the reasons for the choice of institution, and some evidence that he or she has made contact with the head of the chosen institution or with any other member of the academic staff; a certificate from the head of his or her college stating that the application is made with the approval of the college and that the applicant is a British citizen; the names of two academic referees (it is the candidate's responsibility to ensure that references reach the Secretary by the closing date).

Note: If applying for the Michael Foster Scholarship and/or the Hanseatic Scholarships as well as the Theodor Heuss Fellowship, one application will suffice. Applicants should state which awards they wish to be considered for. (Candidates who wish to be considered for the Hanseatic Scholarship should note the additional application requirements.)

Interviews will take place in Oxford during February or March 2000 and the decision of the selectors will be announced shortly thereafter.

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SCATCHERD EUROPEAN SCHOLARSHIPS 2000–1

Up to twelve Scatcherd European Scholarships will be available in 2000–1 for undergraduate or graduate students, who will continue to be registered for a degree at Oxford, to undertake study or research in another European country (including Russia and all countries to the west of the Urals, but not Turkey). The scholarships are tenable in any subject area, for periods of study of between three months and one year.

The scholarships will cover the cost of any tuition or registration fees at the host institution, and provide a grant towards living costs, which is expected to be about £6,900 for a full year. The precise level of funding will be determined according to the proposed place of study and any other funding which the student will continue to receive. Students taking part in an exchange under the SOCRATES ERASMUS Scheme will not normally be eligible for Scatcherd European Scholarships. Applicants are advised to contact the institution where they wish to study before submitting the application form.

The closing date for applications will be Friday, 11 February. Further information and application materials may be obtained from the International Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD.

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GRADUATE STUDENT EXCHANGES WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO 2000–1

Applications are invited from current graduate students who wish to work at the University of Tokyo for one year. Two places to be taken up sometime during the British academic year 2000–1 are expected to be available under the exchange scheme.

Candidates should belong either to the faculties of Oriental Studies, Modern History, English, Literae Humaniores, Mathematical Sciences, Music, Social Studies, Clinical Medicine, Physiological Sciences, or Anthropology and Geography, or to one of the following departments: Plant Sciences, Physics (Clarendon Laboratory, Nuclear Physics, Theoretical Physics), Zoology, Materials, Social Anthropology, Computing Laboratory, Earth Sciences, Inorganic Chemistry, Microbiology, Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, or Experimental Psychology.

The successful candidates will be nominated by the University of Tokyo for Japanese Ministry of Education (Monbusho) Scholarships, which would cover all travel, living, and educational expenses. The scholarship would not cover fees payable to the University of Oxford and candidates are strongly advised to check their continuing liability to pay Oxford University fees at an early stage. The University of Tokyo cannot guarantee that Monbusho Scholarships will be granted and successful candidates are advised to apply also to other sources, both British and Japanese, for financial support.

Applications must be received by the International Officer, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, not later than Friday, 26 November. There is no application form. Letters of application should include (1) a curriculum vitae and a statement of the applicantūs knowledge (if any) of the Japanese language; (2) a description of the work the applicant proposes to undertake at the University of Tokyo; (3) details of any contact the applicant has already had with Tokyo about the proposed attachment; (4) a letter from the head or senior tutor of the applicantūs college authorising his/her application; (5) the name of the applicantūs supervisor. The required level of proficiency in Japanese may vary according to the applicant's proposed field of research. Those interested in participating in the scheme but in doubt as to their eligibility, should telephone the International Office (Oxford (2)70241).

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WIENER-ANSPACH AWARDS TO THE UNIVERSITY OF BRUSSELS 2000–1

The Trustees of the Wiener-Anspach Foundation, whose aim is to promote cultural relations between the University of Brussels and the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, offer research fellowships and postgraduate scholarships in any subject, tenable in Brussels by graduates of Oxford and Cambridge Universities (who need not have graduated at the time of application). Four awards are available for the academic year 2000–1. The scholarships are awarded for study leading to postgraduate diplomas conferred by the University of Brussels. The value of the awards will be at least 540,000 Belgian francs; fees are also paid for by the Foundation. Candidates must have a good knowledge of spoken and written French.

The scholarships are of particular interest to students who wish to study law, economics, or political science with an emphasis on the European Union. The EU institutions are situated near the Institute of European Studies of the University of Brussels, and students are able to use their research facilities and to meet prominent people within the Commission. The Institute also organises expeditions to the European Parliament and to the Court of Justice.

Application forms and further information may be obtained from the International Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (telephone: Oxford

(2)70241). Applications must be submitted by Tuesday, 4 January.

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WINGATE SCHOLARSHIPS 2000

Wingate Scholarships are awarded to individuals who need financial support to undertake creative or original work of intellectual, scientific, artistic, social, or environmental value and to talented musicians for advanced training. They are designed to help with the costs of a specific project which may last for up to three years. The average total award is about £6,500 and the maximum in any one year is £10,000. The work undertaken may be in the context of a higher degree, but awards are not normally made for professional training, standard taught courses, or for electives. Wingate Scholarships are not offered for fine art, but those engaged in craft, art history, or other related research may apply. Applicants must be resident in the British Isles during the application period and be over twenty-four years of age on 1 September 2000.

More detailed information, including eligibility criteria, and application forms, is available from the Administrator, Wingate Scholarships, 38 Curzon Street, London W1Y 8EY (please enclose a stamped (39 pence) and addressed A4 envelope). The closing dates for applications is 1 February, but candidates are strongly advised to send for forms and submit them well in advance of this date. Interviews of shortlisted candidates will be held in London in May and results will be announced in June.

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MICHAEL AND LOUISA VON CLEMM FOUNDATION INC., CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE, AND HARVARD UNIVERSITY

Michael von Clemm Fellowship

Applications are invited for a Michael von Clemm Fellowship for study at Harvard University during the academic year 2000–1.

The fellowship is open to undergraduates at the University of Oxford currently entering their final year and also to those who graduated in 1999. It is intended to attract applicants of very high academic calibre who have the personal qualities likely to conduce to success in a non- academic career. The successful applicant will spend a year at the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences as a Special Student following a course of study or research of his or her choice (subject to the availability of tuition or supervision at Harvard). The fellowship is not intended for those wishing to study vocational subjects, such as Business Administration or Law.

The fellowship will meet the costs of all tuition at Harvard as well as travel between Boston and the UK and will provide an allowance sufficient to cover the costs of living at Harvard.

Those wishing to be considered should write to the College Secretary, Corpus Christi College, Oxford OX1 4JF, asking for further particulars and an application form, together with a copy of the information for referees. It is the responsibility of applicants to ask three referees to write directly to the same address. Completed application forms and references must reach the College Secretary not later than 11 December. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. It is expected that selected candidates will be interviewed during the week beginning 10 January.

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