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Oxford Research in the Scholarship and Humanities of Africa

The Management Committee for African Studies invites applications for the ORISHA Studentship, from persons who will be registered as graduate students of the University from October 2002 and whose work involves the study of Africa in one of the following areas:

Social and cultural anthropology
Human geography
Politics and international relations
African literature

Applicants for the scholarship may be candidates for admission, or already registered as graduate students. The successful applicant, if not already a member of an Oxford college, may be offered a place at St Cross College or St Antony's College. Candidates without an existing college association should name St Cross as their college of first choice on their graduate application form. St Antony's should be named as the college of second choice.

The scholarship will cover college and university fees at the home rate only and a maintenance allowance for two years in the first instance with possible extension to a third, or, on occasion, a fourth year. Overseas students are encouraged to apply for an Overseas Research Studentship (ORS) award, or other sources to cover the difference between the home and overseas rates. (Contact the International Office, University Offices, for further details.) Students may also apply for less than two years' support, and D.Phil. students who have completed their fee liability but who have run out of support to cover their other costs will also be eligible. Application forms are available from Mrs M. Smith, Social Sciences Divisional Offices, 34 St Giles', Oxford OX1 2LH. Applications should be sent to reach Mrs Smith by Friday, 22 February 2002. Candidates needing advice on research proposals and possible supervisors should, in the first instance, contact the Chair of the African Studies Management Committee, Professor Megan Vaughan (e-mail: Please note that short-listed candidates will be asked to submit written work of approximately 5,000 words by the end of March 2002 (please do not send this with your initial application). Interviews are likely to be held towards the end of April 2002.

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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 2002 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 RSIA scale (currently £17,451– £26,229). The number of awards to be made will depend on the value of the funds in 2002 (in 2001 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

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