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.

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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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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GRIFFITH EGYPTOLOGICAL FUND

Applications are invited from graduate students registered for a degree of the University, and members of Congregation engaged in Egyptological research or publicaiton, for grants from the Griffith Egyptological Fund. The fund exists for `the promotion of research into the history and antiquities of Egypt and the Nile Valley and the anthropology of north-east Africa so far as it concerns the study of Ancient, Hellenistic, and Christian Egypt and the early pagan and Christian kingdoms of the Nilotic Sudan, including such linguistic, religious, and cultural survivals as may throw light upon these matters, but excluding special studies of Muhammadanism and Islamic art.' Funds may be awarded for research and field trips in Egyptology, attendance at conferences, and the preparation of publication materials.

Application forms and further details (which prospective applicants must consult before they apply) are available from Mrs Alix Slater, the Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 2LE. They can also be found on the Near Eastern Studies Programme Web site, http://users.ox.ac.uk~nearest/grants.htm. The closing date for applications is the Friday of third week of each term.

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BRITISH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IN GERMANY SCHOLARSHIPS 2000–1

The Scholarship Foundation of the British Chamber of Commerce in Germany is offering a limited number of scholarships, of various amounts, for British nationals studying at graduate or undergraduate level, who intend to study at a German university for the 2000–1 academic year.

Application forms are available from the British Chamber of Commerce in Germany Foundation, Severinstrasse 60, D—50678 Cologne, Germany (telephone: 00 49 221 31 44 58, fax: 00 49 221 31 53 35). Completed application forms should be submitted between 1 April and 30 June.

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THE ELIZABETH TUCKERMAN SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS 2000–1

A number of educational grants are available for residents of Wales, who have graduated from a university or college located in the UK or USA, to further their postgraduate education at a college or university located in the USA.

Each award will normally cover the cost of tuition, books, and living expenses for one semester, and travel from the UK to the US.

Further details and an application form can be obtained from the International Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (telephone: Oxford (2)70241). Completed applications must reach the International Office by 1 June at the latest.

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