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 also be sent to Dr Sherwood by Friday, 12 May, for signature by the relevant university authorities.

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TIMOTHY BAILEY SCHOLARSHIP

The Timothy Bailey Trust has been set up in memory of Timothy Bailey, a Biology graduate of Christ Church. It aims to provide financial support to students of Oxford University to assist them in undertaking any extra-curricular project or expedition relating to the Biological Sciences. Generally a single Scholarship will be awarded each year, on a competitive basis.

Applicants should produce a written proposal of 500--1,000 words stating clearly: (a) the background to, and aims of, the activity; (b) how a successful outcome to the activity will contribute to our knowledge and understanding of any aspect of Biology; (c) detailed work plans for a successful outcome; (d) how, in the event of a successful application, the award will contribute to this outcome.

Timothy Bailey was especially interested in Evolution, Entomology and Developmental Biology and applications in any or all of these areas are especially encouraged, although this is not an essential requirement.

It is expected that applicants will normally be individuals, including those going on University Expeditions with others. Exceptionally expeditions may also be considered for joint funding although this is not preferred.

Three copies of each application should be addressed as follows: the Timothy Bailey Scholarship, c/o Professor D. J. Rogers, Department of Zoology, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS.

Applications must be received on or before Friday of eighth week of Hilary Term (11 March) and decisions will be reached and communicated to the successful applicants by the end of first week of Trinity Term (5 May). Candidates who have not heard by the start of the second week of Trinity Term must assume they have been unsuccessful.

Entries will be judged by the Trustees, whose decision is final. Currently the Trustees are Dr Mark Bailey, Mr Greg Payne, and Professor David Rogers. The Timothy Bailey Scholarships will be to a value of approximately £500. In the event of joint winners the Trustees will divide this sum between them.

The winning applicant(s) will be expected to acknowledge the support of the Timothy Bailey Trust in any reports or scientific papers arising from any activity supported by the Trust. They should also provide a written report of no more than 2,000 words to the Trustees upon completion of the research and travel supported.

Information regarding the life and interests of Timothy Bailey, plus further details on the Trust, can be found at www.timothybailey.com.

It is hoped that this award can be made for a number of years into the future, depending upon the funds available to the Trustees.

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