Grants and Research Funding

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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 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.

The deadline for receipt of drafts of bids to Competition A seeking Research and Equipment Committee support funds, and all bids to Competition B, was 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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The Oppenheimer Fund provides grants to assist the academic exchange of senior members between the University of Oxford on the one hand and universities and similar institutions of higher education in the Republic of South Africa on the other. Applications are invited from senior members of the University who wish either to visit one or more universities in South Africa or to invite a staff member from a South African university to Oxford. Grants may be awarded to assist with living expenses for a maximum of six months, and travel costs. Visits for the sole purpose of attending a conference will not normally be eligible for support from the fund.

The maximum level of grants is likely to be up to £1,000 per month for subsistence and up to £700 for the cost of travel between Oxford and South Africa. Applications for grants from the fund should include a statement of the purpose of the proposed visit (including an outline of any research to be carried out during the visit), duration, and estimated costs, details of any other available sources of funding, and, in the case of visits to Oxford, a curriculum vitae of the staff member it is proposed to invite and a letter of support from a senior member at Oxford. Applications should be sent to the International Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, by 1 June.

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