Grants and Research Funding

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A new fund has been established to commemorate the contribution of Professor Kenneth Kirkwood to African education and St Antony's College. Professor Kirkwood was Rhodes Professor of Race Relations at the University from 1955 to 1986 and co-ordinator of African Studies at St Antony's College. The fund is managed by the African Educational Trust.

Applications are invited from postgraduate students in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Geography registered at UK universities from Southern Africa (including South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho, Botswana, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique, and Malawi). Preference will be given to students registered at St Antony's College. The fund is initially to be devoted to cases of hardship or unexpected financial difficulties for students who are completing postgraduate degrees.

St Antony's students should apply to Polly Friedhoff, Development Office, St Antony's College. Others should apply to the Director, Africa Educational Trust, 38 King Street, London WC2E 8JS. Applications should include a short statement about research and progress, a reference from a supervisor, and an explanation of the need for funding. Initial grants are likely to be in the region of £500. The first closing date is 30 May 2001 for awards to be held in the academic year 2001–2. Enquiries about later applications should be made to the Africa Educational Trust.

Should sufficient money be raised, this fund will be devoted to larger scholarships and any suggestions concerning fund-raising would be welcomed.

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