Grants and Research Funding

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Applications are invited for up to two awards (one scholarship and one exhibition) for postgraduate research in Biology tenable at the University from the beginning of Michaelmas Term 2000.

The scholarship is, at present, of the same value as those offered by the MRC plus £1,000. The exhibition will be £3,000 per annum and will not include payment of fees. Both are tenable for two years but may be extended for a third year. The Board of Management has the power to suspend an award held by a medical student for a period of not more than three years, or in special cases four years, in order to enable the holder to devote himself/herself to clinical training without forfeiting his/her award.

Candidates wishing to apply must have been accepted for admission for postgraduate study in one of the following departments: Biochemistry, Experimental Psychology, Human Anatomy, the Dunn School of Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Plant Sciences, Zoology, or by one of the departments under the Clinical Medicine Board. They must not have exceeded the sixteenth term from their matriculation, i.e. the date of admission to the University for those already at Oxford University. Previous award-holders are ineligible.

Each of the departments named above can submit up to two candidates for consideration by the Board of Management, in addition to which the Regius Professor of Medicine can submit two candidates on behalf of the Clinical Medicine Board. Application forms must be countersigned by the head of department and submitted by the department. For this purpose, applications must be submitted to the departments, by those hoping to work in the Clinical Medicine departments by Monday, 24 January, and, by those hoping to work in other departments by Monday, 21 February. Completed forms must arrive at the University Offices before 11 a.m. on Monday, 6 March. It is currently intended to hold interviews with short-listed candidates on Monday, 3 April.

Application forms are available from Mrs J. Brown, University Offices, 16 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (e-mail:

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African Visiting Fellowships

Applications are invited for Visiting Fellowships for academics working in African (but not South African) universities. The fields covered are the social sciences, modern history, and geography. The fellowships are generally awarded for three months but periods of one to six months would be considered. The stipend is £900 per month, and up to £650 is available towards travel expenses.

The closing date is 1 February for fellowships between September 2000 and June 2001.

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, names of referees, an outline of their proposed research, and if at all possible make prior contact with a colleague at the University of Oxford, who should also submit a letter of reference.

Applications should be sent to Charles Shaw, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD. Enquiries should be directed to Professor William Beinart, St Antony's College, Oxford OX2 6JF (e-mail:

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Research Fellowships

The Centre for Socio-Legal Studies invites expressions of interest from members of the Faculty of Law, the Faculty of Social Studies, or other related faculties, who would like to be associated with the centre as research fellows (part-time). Such research fellows would devote a part of their time to conducting research at the centre, either by joining in current projects or creating new ones. They would also be encouraged to participate in the other research and research-related activities of the centre. Research support facilities would be provided by the centre and, in suitable cases, office space would be available.

In the case of tutorial fellows, the centre would propose to their colleges a form of buy-out of time of up to two days per week. In the case of other categories of fellows or employees where a buy-out would not be suitable, other financial arrangements would be considered.

The fellowships will be for one year, with the possibility of renewal. The centre hopes to make two appointments in the first instance. Further details of the scheme may be obtained from the Director of the centre, Professor Denis Galligan (telephone: Oxford (2)84231, e-mail:

Expressions of interest should be made by Wednesday, 22 December.

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Research Grants

These research grants are intended for senior and postgraduate members of the University. Undergraduates are not eligible.

The purpose of the grants is to assist individuals with academic interests in some aspect of Islamic civilisation or Muslim societies. Particular priority is given to grants for the following purposes: (i) to help meet the cost (including secretarial expenses) involved in the preparation of a manuscript for publication as a learned article or book; (ii) to assist travel for research purposes or for active participation in an academic conference; (iii) funding support for a lecture or seminar series at Oxford with priority to those series organised jointly or in co-operation with the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

The maximum grant to an individual in any one academic year will normally be £500.

Applications are considered by an Award Committee consisting of five senior members of the University. The committee reserves the right not to award research grants if there are no applications of sufficient academic merit. Its decisions are final.

Applications for the research grants for 2000 may be submitted at any time, but decisions will be made only once a year, during Trinity Term, by the Award Committee. The closing date for applications is the end of first week of Trinity Term.

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