Grants and Research Funding

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A small amount of money from the McDonnell Centre will be available again for the 2001–2 academic year, to provide one-year graduate studentships. These awards can, depending on individual need, cover stipend, fees, or both. Studentships will be awarded:

1. To enable outstanding students with insufficient funding to take the taught M.Sc. in Neuroscience (preferably before a funded studentship for the D.Phil.).

2. In exceptional circumstances, to help students in financial difficulties during their D.Phil. work, for instance, to extend their graduate training, for good reasons, beyond the normal three-year period.

Preference will be given to applications for projects that involve joint supervision, and that will stimulate collaboration between two or more groups associated with the McDonnell Centre.

McDonnell Studentships will not normally be extended, so it is essential to demonstrate that any applicant has funding from some other source, if the course of study is to last for more than a single year. In exceptional circumstances, awards for partial funding may be made for more than one year.

Applications are invited from members of the Centre on behalf of prospective or existing students who will be under their academic supervision. To apply, the supervisor should write, enclosing the candidate's CURRICULUM VITAE and any supporting material, and stating clearly the level of funding sought and why, to the Administrative Secretary, Oxford Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, University Laboratory of Physiology, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PT (telephone: Oxford (2)72497, e-mail:

Application deadlines: for D.Phil. students, Wednesday, 21 February; for M.Sc. students, Friday, 30 March.

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