Grants and Research Funding

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Applications are invited for the Travelling Fellowship supported by the Denyer and Johnson Fund, which is offered from time to time for the encouragement of the study of theology. Travelling Fellows unless specially exempted are required to spend at least three months in study abroad. Candidates must be members of the University who on the first day of October 1999 were under forty years of age, and either (a) have qualified by examination for any degree of the University, or (b) are members of Congregation. The Travelling Fellowship may not be awarded to the same person more than twice.

The value of the fellowship will be £2,000 or such other sum, either less than or in excess of this amount, as may be determined by the Board of the Faculty of Theology in relation both to the fellow's other emoluments and to the travelling and subsistence expenses which the fellow expects to incur.

Candidates should apply in writing to Mrs E.A. Macallister, Assistant to the Secretary to the Board of the faculty of Theology, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, and should (a) state the nature of their qualifications as candidates, i.e. by age and by Oxford degrees held or as members of Congregation; (b) give a brief summary of their academic record; (c) state the course of study they would pursue if elected, giving an estimate of expenses which would be incurred, and details of any other assistance expected to be received; (d) submit the names of not more than two referees. Applications should be marked `Denyer and Johnson Travelling Fellowship' and should be received not later than 1 February.

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The Marjory Wardrop Fund was established `for the encouragement of the study of the language, literature, and history of Georgia, Transcaucasia'. One of the purposes to which the fund may be applied is `the assistance of carefully selected British students' to engage in such study.

(Note: this scholarship is advertised under the provisions of Section 34(c) of the Race Relations Act 1976.)

Applications are accordingly invited by 1 March for a scholarship to be offered, from 1 October 2000 or a date to be agreed, for two years in the first instance, with the possibility of renewal for a third year. The scholarship is available for—but not restricted to—study for a higher degree; it can, for example, be held for postdoctoral research. Subject to the agreement of the board of management, the scholarship may be held at any institution. The amount of the award will be of the order of that a current AHRB award or such other sum as may be determined in the light of the proposed research and of the financial circumstances of the successful candidate.

Applications from eligible candidates including a curriculum vitae, details of the proposed research, and the names of two academic referees, should be sent to the Secretary of the Marjory Wardrop Fund, the Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 2LE (telephone: Oxford (2)78225, fax: (2)78190, e-mail:

Applicants should arrange for their referees to submit references in confidence to the Secretary by the same date. Interviews for short-listed candidates will be arranged in late March.

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