Grants and Research Funding

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Applications are invited for the above research fellowships, tenable at the University of Oxford, in the fields of Plant Sciences, Chemistry (Inorganic, Organic, or Physical), Engineering, Mathematics, Metallurgy, and Physics. The fellowships will be tenable for one year with a possibility of renewal for up to two further years. The awards will be available from 1 October 2001 or as soon as possible thereafter.

There is one fellowship for men and one fellowship for women. These are supported from the Glasstone Fund for Men and the Glasstone Fund for Women respectively. The salary will be on the RS1A scale (currently £16,775–£25,213). The number of awards to be made will depend on the value of the funds in 2001 (in 2000 two fellowships were awarded, one from the fund for men and one from the fund for women). Additional travel and research support grants may be available.

Applicants must have submitted for their doctorate by the time of taking up a fellowship (normally 1 October of the year in which the offer is made). There is no age limit but applicants should not normally have had more than five years of postdoctoral research experience.

Application forms and further particulars can be obtained from Mrs J. Brown, Life and Environmental Sciences Divisional Office, 2 South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3UB (telephone: Oxford (2)82464, e-mail: They are also available at

The closing date for receipt of applications is 7 December.

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Industrial Fellowships

The Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 proposes to offer about six industrial fellowships in 2001 to encourage profitable innovation and creativity in British industry.

The fellowships will be awarded to graduates working in British industry. They should have a good first degree in engineering, science, or medicine and have an established link with staff at a British university.

Awards fund 50 per cent of a fellow's salary, up to a limit of £5,000 per annum, reviewed annually. University fees are paid, as are travel costs of up to £3,200 per annum. Fellowships are tenable for up to three years. On completion of a fellowship, a fellow's university will receive an honorarium of £14,000.

Further details, including advice on the application procedure and a full list of eligibility conditions, is available from the Careers Service, 56 Banbury Road. The closing date for applications is Friday, 26 January 2001. Any queries should be addressed directly to the Royal Commission, the Sherfield Building, Imperial College, London SW7 2AZ (telephone: 020-7594 8790, e-mail:, Internet site:

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