Grants and Research Funding

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OPPORTUNITIES AND FUNDS FOR STUDYING ABROAD 2001--2

The following awards, administered by the University's International Office, will be available in 2001--2:

Europe

Scatcherd European Scholarships

Up to twelve scholarships will be available for undergraduate and graduate students, who will continue to be registered for a degree at Oxford, to undertake study or research in another European country. The scholarships are tenable in any subject area and will be awarded for periods of between three months and one year. The award covers the costs of any tuition or registration fees in the host country and provides a grant towards living costs of up to approximately £7,100. Closing date: 9 February 2001.

Wiener-Anspach Awards: University of Brussels

Research fellowships and postgraduate scholarships in any subject are offered for one year of study at the University of Brussels. Up to four awards for graduates of Oxford to cover fees and provide an allowance of _13,390. Closing date: 5 January 2001.

Theodor Heuss Research Fellowship: Germany

One award available for British graduates who have either embarked on, or completed a postgraduate qualification at Oxford, for one year of study at any institution in Germany. The holder receives a monthly maintenance grant and travel costs. Closing date: 16 February 2001.

Michael Foster Memorial Scholarship: Germany

One award for British citizens to undertake graduate studies for ten months at any institution in Germany. The holder receives a monthly maintenance grant, and grants for travel expenses and other costs. Closing date: 16 February 2001.

Hanseatic Scholarships: University of Hamburg

Two awards, currently of DM 2,000 per month for up to two years, available for British graduates or undergraduates (final year). It is desirable for students to spend the first year of the scholarship at the University of Hamburg; the second year may be spent at another academic institution in Germany. Closing date: 16 February 2001.

Charterhouse European Bursaries

Two bursaries of approximately £3,000 for a full academic year available for current undergraduate or graduate students to undertake a period of study in Economics, Management, Applied Mathematics in Industry, Engineering, or Technology in any other European country. Closing date: 9 February 2001.


United States

Queen Elizabeth Scholarship

One award for a current graduate student to cover registration and other fees and provide a grant towards living costs at the University of Pennsylvania for the 2001--2 academic year. Closing date: 15 December 2000.


Australia

Student Exchange Programme with the Australian National University

A small number of places will be available for current graduate or undergraduate students to undertake a period of study at ANU. Exchanges are expected to begin in October 2001 or February 2002 and last for at least 6 months. A British Airways Travel Grant will normally be available to provide return travel to Australia. Closing date: 9 February 2001.


Other opportunities for studying abroad

The University has exchange agreements through its membership of the COIMBRA Group with the following European universities: Aarhus, Barcelona, Bergen, Bologna, Budapest, COIMBRA, Dublin, Galway, Geneva, Göttingen, Graz, Granada, Groningen, Heidelberg, Jena, Krakow, Leiden, Leuven, Louvain, Montpellier (I, II, and III), Padova, Pavia, Poitiers, Prague, Salamanca, Siena, Thessaloniki, Turku Abo, Uppsala, and Würzburg. It also has bilateral exchange agreements with Kyoto, Seoul National University, and the National Taiwan University. Although no funding is available to support exchanges under these agreements, the International Office can assist students wishing to contact any of these universities to arrange attachments. For exchanges taking place under the COIMBRA agreement, fees may be waived by the host.

SOCRATES-ERASMUS

The SOCRATES-ERASMUS scheme offers undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to undertake a period of study of between three and twelve months in another EU or EEA state. Exchanges are organised on a faculty and departmental basis. A number of links exist between Oxford and other European universities; students who are interested in taking part in an exchange should contact their department or faculty, or the International Office to establish whether an exchange arrangement exists for the subject area and country of their choice. Under the scheme, students are exempt from all tuition fees at the host institution (although students may still be liable for Oxford fees), and in addition receive a small grant towards living costs.

Further details on the above schemes are available from the International Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (telephone: Oxford (2)70241/(2)80487, fax: (2)70077, e-mail: International.Office@admin.ox.ac.uk, Web site: www.admin.ox.ac.uk/io).

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RESIDENTIAL AWARDS FOR RESEARCH IN THE HUMANITIES

British School at Rome

The British School at Rome (BSR) offers residential awards to scholars, artists and architects; provides research and residential facilities; supports research projects through financial and other help; undertakes its own research projects and programmes (including conferences, lectures, exhibitions and taught courses) and publishes an annual research journal; and other volumes.

Applications are now invited for the following residential scholarships, awards and fellowships:

Rome Scholarships 2001--2

For research on the archaeology, art history, history, and literature of Italy. Applicants should normally have begun a programme of research in the general field for which the scholarship is being sought. The scholarships are for a nine-month residency, including full board and a research and travel grant of £444 per month. Holders of an AHRB studentship or similar award will receive £100 in total.


Rome awards 2001--2

For research on the archaeology, art history, history, and literature of Italy. Applicants will normally have begun a programme of research in the general field for which the award is being sought. The awards are not normally suitable for people in established posts. The awards are for one- to four-month residencies, including full board and a research grant of £150 per month plus £180 travel allowance. Applicants should seek support from the AHRB and/or British Academy (or equivalent) and from their own university or college before applying to the BSR.


Balsdon Fellowship 2002--3

For research on the archaeology, art history, history, and literature of Italy. The award is open to established scholars normally in post in a UK university, and offers a three-month residency including full board. A research and travel grant worth £650 is also included. In addition to pursuing personal research, the fellow is expected to take an interest in the work of other award-holders at the school, particularly those in fields close to their own, and will be requested to give a public lecture.


Hugh Last Fellowships 2001--2

For research on classical antiquity (excluding archaeological fieldwork and work on Roman Britain). The award is open to established scholars normally in post in a UK university, and offers a one to four month residency including full board. A research grant worth £150 per month plus £180 travel allowance is also included. In addition to pursuing personal research the fellow is expected to take an interest in the work of other award-holders at the School, particularly those in fields close to their own, and will be requested to give a public lecture.

How to apply: further information on the above awards, and application forms, are available from the Registrar, the British School at Rome, at the British Academy, 10 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH (telephone: 020-7969 5202, fax: 020-7969 5401, e- mail: bsr@britac.ac.uk, Web site (on which details and forms are available): http://www.bsr.ac.uk). Deadline for applications: 12 January 2001.


Paul Mellon Centre Rome Fellowship 2001--2

For research on Anglo-Italian cultural and artistic relations. The Paul Mellon Centre offers a two- to six-month fellowship at the BSR, with full residential accommodation, and a monthly research grant of £1,000 plus travel to Rome. The fellowship is open to established scholars and applicants should have fairly fluent Italian. Further information is available from the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, 16 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3JA (telephone: 020-7580 0311, fax: 020-7636 6730, e-mail: info@paul-mellon-centre.ac.uk).

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JOAN CONWAY SCHOLARSHIPS IN PERFORMANCE STUDIES 2001–2

The Board of Management of the Conway Fund intends to award up to five Joan Conway Scholarships in Performance Studies, to be granted in 2001–2 to students of music at Oxford (undergraduates and postgraduates) wishing to undertake advanced studies in musical performance, historical performance practice, or the study of musical instruments.

The Joan Conway Scholars are ordinarily awarded sums up to a maximum of £750, depending on their specific requirements. The scholarships are intended to cover specific costs incurred by students for special performance tuition fees (excluding basic tuition), registration in advanced courses or masterclasses, travel expenses, or any other costs directly related to the study and research of musical performance. A number of smaller bursaries is also available. Applicants will need to declare what part of these expenses is being met from other sources.

Applications should include a detailed plan of expenditure, and should reach the Chairman of the Board of Management (Mr Stephen Darlington, Christ Church) by Friday of third week of Trinity Term 2001. The board reserves the right to audition applicants. It is expected that applicants will be informed of the board's decisions by the end of ninth week of Trinity Term. Applicants should provide full vacation contact details in the event that they may be contacted after the end of that term.

The awards will be publicised in the Faculty of Music and mentioned in its Annual Report. Receipts and a brief written report are required from each Conway Scholar by the end of the year of the award. Successful applicants will be expected to participate in a public concert in Oxford during the academic year following the year in which the award was made (in the present case the concert will be in Trinity Term 2002). Expenses incurred by participation in the concert will be met from the fund, but no performing fee will be payable.

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