Grants and Research Funding

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SIR JOHN HICKS FUND

The Committee for the Sir John Hicks Fund invites applications from members of the University for grants towards the costs of research in economic history. Applications will be considered from undergraduates, graduate students, and members of the academic staff, and may relate to research into the economic history of any period or country.

Applicants should (a) provide sufficient information about the general nature of their research to establish that it falls within the field of economic history; and (b) specify the precise nature and cost of the expenditure for which a grant is requested. They should also give the name of one referee who might be consulted by the committee.

It is intended by the committee that grants should normally be made for sums of up to £250, though this may on occasion be exceeded. Retrospective grants will be made only in exceptional circumstances.

The committee will consider applications twice each year. The closing date for the first round is Monday of the third week of Hilary Term, and for the second round Monday of the third week of Trinity Term. Applications should be sent to the Secretary of the Committee for the Sir John Hicks Fund, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD.

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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, 2 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 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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CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

Research Fellowships (part-time)

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: djg@ermine.ox.ac.uk).

Expressions of interest should be made to Professor Galligan by 22 January.

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ENTENTE CORDIALE SCHOLARSHIPS SCHEME

A number of scholarships will be available in 2000–1 to British nationals who wish to proceed to further study, postgraduate research, or postdoctoral work, in any subject, at a French University or Grande École. Applicants must expect to graduate with a bachelor's or master's degree in 2000, or be working towards a doctorate at a UK university. They must have a good working knowledge of French.

The scholarships are awarded for an academic year and cover registration fees and living expenses. Allowances are also given towards the purchase of books and arrival and departure costs.

Further details and application forms are available from the International Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (telephone: (2)70241). The closing date for applications is 28 February.

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