Grants and Research Funding

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VARLEY-GRADWELL TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIP IN INSECT ECOLOGY

Applications are invited for the Varley-Gradwell Travelling Fellowship in Insect Ecology. A travelling fellowship, which may be of up to £2,000 in value, will be awarded for the support of field work, travel, and other activity of direct benefit to the field of insect ecology.

The fellowship will be tenable for one year commencing on a date to be agreed. It will not be renewable.

Applications, including a curriculum vitae and a research proposal, should be sent to Mrs Judith Brown, Board of Management for the Varley-Gradwell Travelling Fellowship in Insect Ecology, Life and Environmental Sciences Divisional Office, 2 South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 2UB, by 30 March (telephone: (2)82464, e-mail: Judith.Brown@admin.ox.ac.uk).

The research proposal should include a budget and should not exceed two sides of A4 in length. Applicants are asked to note that, if large numbers of specimens would result from the work, the cost of follow-up work should be shown in the budget, and details given of how, and by whom, they would be identified. Applicants should arrange for two referees to write in confidence to Mrs Brown by the closing date. In the case of graduate students, one of the referees should be the supervisor.

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MARJORY WARDROP SCHOLARSHIP FOR GEORGIAN (TRANSCAUCASIA) STUDIES

The Marjory Wardrop Fund was established `for the encouragement of the study of the language, literature, and history of Georgia, in Transcaucasia'. One of the purposes to which the fund may be applied is `the assistance of carefully selected British students to engage in such study' (see note below).

Applications are accordingly invited by 1 March 2001 for a Marjory Wardrop Scholarship to be offered, from 1 October 2001 or a date to be agreed, for two years in the first instance, with the possibility of renewal for a third year. The scholarship is available for—but not restricted to—study for a higher degree; it can, for example, be held for postdoctoral research. Subject to the agreement of the board of management, the scholarship may be held at any institution. The amount of the award will be of the order of that of a current AHRB award or such other sum as may be determined in the light of the proposed research and of the financial circumstances of the successful candidate.

Applications from eligible candidates must include a curriculum vitae and details of the proposed research, and should be sent to the Secretary of the Marjory Wardrop Fund, Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 2LE (telephone: Oxford (2)78225, fax: (2)78190, e-mail: alix.slater@orinst.ox.ac.uk).

Each applicant should arrange for two referees to submit references in confidence to the Secretary by the same date.

Interviews for short-listed candidates will be arranged in late March.

Note: this scholarship is advertised under the provisions of Section 34(2) of the Race Relations Act 1976.

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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, Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 2LE (e-mail: alix.slater@orinst.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is the end of fifth week in each term.

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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 the Secretary of the Board of Management of the Fund, 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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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 the Secretary of the Radhakrishnan Memorial Bequest, Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 2LE. The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday of sixth week in Trinity Term.

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