Grants and Research Funding

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These scholarships have been established by the Alfred Toepfer Stiftung FVS, the foundation which wishes to reciprocate the Rhodes Scholarships to Oxford from Germany. The aim of the Foundation is to promote closer Anglo-German links within a European context. At present two scholarships are offered each year.

Candidates must be British subjects, and graduate or undergraduate (final year) members of Oxford University. They should not have passed their twenty-eighth birthday by 1 October 2000, the date by which the scholars elected in 2000 will be expected to take up their scholarships. These are tenable preferably for two years for study at the University of Hamburg, although the second year may be spent at another academic institution in Germany. Candidates who wish to study for one year, preferably at the University of Hamburg, may also be considered. The successful candidates must undertake research at doctoral or postdoctoral level or give evidence of a workable project not connected to a research degree. There is the opportunity to obtain a German degree.

The value of the scholarships is currently DM 2,000 per month (for two years) and is subject to regular review. Travel expenses to and from Hamburg will be paid for by the Foundation. Sufficient knowledge of the German language is desirable, but when a candidate does not have a good knowledge of German, he or she is expected to attend a language course in Germany prior to university entry.

Applications must be sent to the Secretary, Hanseatic Scholarships, International Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, by Friday, 18 February. There is no application form; applications should include: (i) the applicant's full name and age; (ii) a photograph of the applicant; (iii) a curriculum vitae, including a statement of the candidate's extra-curricular activities and interests; (iv) a programme of the work which the candidate proposes to undertake; (v) the names of two referees (it is the candidate's responsibility to ensure that references reach the Secretary by the closing date); (vi) a certificate from the head of the candidate's college that the application is made with the approval of the college and that the applicant is a British citizen.

Those applying for the Michael Foster Scholarship and/or the Theodor Heuss Fellowship as well as the Hanseatic Scholarship should submit one application only. Applicants should state which awards they wish to be considered for.

Interviews will take place in Oxford during February or March and the decision of the selectors will be announced shortly thereafter.

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Applications are invited from students studying for a graduate degree at the University of Oxford for the 2000–1 Queen Elizabeth Scholarship, tenable at the University of Pennsylvania. Students who will by then have completed their programme of study at Oxford will not be eligible to apply. The scholarship is available for one academic year. The scholarship may be held in any subject area available at the University of Pennsylvania. Information about programmes offered by the University of Pennsylvania may be consulted at the International Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford.

The scholarship will cover the graduate registration fee, student health service, and health insurance fees at the University of Pennsylvania and will provide a grant towards living costs. The University of Pennsylvania will assist the scholarship-holder to find accommodation (both on- and off-campus accommodation is usually available).

There is no application form, but the following information should be provided: a brief statement of the applicant's academic career; a brief description of the work the applicant proposes to undertake and details of any contact he or she has already had with the University of Pennsylvania; a letter from the head or senior tutor of the applicant's college authorising the application; the name of the applicant's supervisor.

Application should be returned to the International Office. The closing date for applications is 16 December.

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