Grants and Research Funding

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RESEARCH AND EQUIPMENT COMMITTEE

Joint Research Equipment Initiative (JREI)

The closing date for applications to the 2000 JREI competition is Wednesday, 31 May. The competition rules have been published and are available with the application form at http://www.hefce.ac.uk/initiat/jrei. The Research and Equipment Committee is able to make available up to £550K to support applications and has circulated copies of the competition rules to heads and administrators of relevant departments, together with advice on university procedures for internal clearance of bids.

Drafts of those bids to Competition A seeking Research and Equipment Committee support funds, and all bids to Competition B, should be sent to the committee's secretary, Dr Jane Sherwood, University Offices, by Friday, 24 March.

Remaining competition A bids should be sent to the committee's secretary, Dr Jane Sherwood, University Offices, by Friday, 12 May, for signature by the relevant university authorities.

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ROYAL COMMISSION FOR THE EXHIBITION OF 1851

Industrial Design Studentships 2000

About six Industrial Design Studentships will be offered in 2000. They are aimed at graduates with a good grounding in engineering or science, who wish to develop their capabilities in industrial design.

Applicants must be British nationals, resident in the United Kingdom; intend to make a career in British industry; hold a good first degree in engineering or science; and have obtained admission to a suitable postgraduate course in the UK or overseas.

The award comprises all tuition fees, and a stipend of £8,000 and some expenses for one year. There is a possibility of similar funding for a second year.

The closing date for applications is Thursday, 20 April. Application forms and further details can be obtained from the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851, Sherfield Building, Imperial College, London SW7 2AZ (telephone: 020-7594 8790, e- mail: RoyalCom1851@ic.ac.uk).

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