Grants and Research Funding

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The Board of Management invites applications for an E.K. Chambers Studentship, tenable from 1 October 2001 or from a date as soon afterwards as is convenient.

The studentship is tenable at either Corpus Christi College or Somerville College (which now admits men as well as women).

It is open to those who have read and been examined in Latin or Greek (or both) at university and who have graduated from a university in the British Isles with an honours degree in a subject other than `single honours' English. Candidates who have read at university only one of the classical languages cited must satisfy the board as to their competence in the other.

The studentship will normally be awarded for two years, but may be renewed for not more than one further year. The person appointed will be required to read English Literature, either (a) for an advanced degree of the University; or (b) for the Honour School of English Language and Literature or the Honour School of English and Modern Languages; or the Honour School of Classics and English; or (c) otherwise than for a degree of the University. A candidate not reading for a degree will normally be appointed to the studentship for one year only.

Candidates defined by (a) must also apply for admission to read for the degrees of their choice through the Graduate Admissions Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, by the end of January 2001. Enquiries about advanced degrees and the procedure for admission to read for them should be addressed to that office. Candidates defined by (b) are encouraged to contact the college of their choice (see below) as soon as possible.

The award will be sufficient to cover university and college fees and provide a maintenance grant, the value of which will normally be comparable to that of a British Academy award or (for those reading for an Honour School) an LEA award. The board of management will take into account financial circumstances in assessing the total grant.

For further details on the colleges at which the studentship may be held, candidates should contact Professor V. Cunningham, Corpus Christi College, Oxford OX1 4JF (telephone: Oxford (2)76753), or Professor K. Duncan-Jones, Somerville College, Oxford OX2 6HD (telephone: Oxford (2)70610). Both colleges are able to offer accommodation to a single graduate for the duration of the studentship.

Application forms are available from (and should be returned to) Mrs M. Clancy (Administrative Secretary), Faculty of English Language and Literature, Manor Road, Oxford OX1 3UQ (telephone: Oxford (2)71055, e-mail: The completed application form should be accompanied by two pieces of written work (in English) on literary topics of not more than 2,000 words each, and should arrive not later than Friday, 26 January 2001.

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Applications are invited for up to two awards (one Scholarship and one Exhibition) for postgraduate research in Biology tenable at the University from the beginning of Michaelmas Term 2001.

The scholarship is, at present, of the same value as those offered by the MRC plus £1,000. The exhibition will be £3,000 per annum and will not include payment of fees. Both are tenable for two years but may be extended for a third year. The Board of Management has the power to suspend an award held by a medical student for a period of not more than three years, or in special cases four years, in order to enable the holder to devote himself/herself to clinical training without forfeiting his/her award.

Candidates wishing to apply must have been accepted for admission for postgraduate study in one of the following departments: Biochemistry, Experimental Psychology, Human Anatomy, the Dunn School of Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Plant Sciences, Zoology, or by one of the Clinical School Departments. They must not have exceeded the sixteenth term from their matriculation, i.e. the date of admission to the University for those already at Oxford University. Previous award holders are ineligible.

The Departments of Biochemistry, Experimental Psychology, Human Anatomy, the Dunn School of Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Plant Sciences and Zoology, may submit up to two candidates for consideration by the Board of Management, in addition to which two candidates may be submitted by the Clinical School Departments. Application forms must be countersigned by the head of department and submitted by the department. For this purpose, applications must be submitted to the departments by those hoping to work in the Clinical School Departments by Monday, 22 January and, by those hoping to work in other departments by Monday 19 February. Completed forms must arrive at the University Offices before 11 a.m. on Monday, 5 March 2001. It is currently intended to hold interviews with short-listed candidates on Monday, 2 April.

Application forms are available from Mrs J. Brown, Life and Environmental Sciences Divisional Office, 2 South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3UB (e-mail:

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