Grants and Research Funding

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Amended notice

The Vice-Chancellor gives notice that he will make an appointment to the de Osma Studentship during Michaelmas Term 2001.

The studentship is open to members of the University of Oxford who may be of either graduate or undergraduate standing.

Candidates must send their applications to the Vice-Chancellor, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, not later than Friday, 30 November 2001, and must include a recommendation from their tutor or supervor. The student must undertake to study in connection with the Instituto de Valencia de Don Juan in Madrid in any subject for which facilities are provided, for not less than six weeks (usually in the Easter Vacation). The studentship is tenable until 31 October 2002, and may be renewed for a second and third year. The value of the studentship is at present about 3,000.

The Instituto is especially a centre for Spanish Art studies. It has a fine collection of Spanish and Hispano-Mauresque ceramics and of Spanish medieval sculptures and objets d'art, and an outstanding library of the history of art; the library also contains a considerable number of medieval and early-modern documents and a collection of historical periodicals, mostly relating to the earlier periods of Spanish history. It is a tranquil place in which students may pursue their work.

Candidates should be concerned with Spanish studies, such as Spanish art history, Spanish language and literature, Spanish history, geography, or archaeology; they must, when presenting their applications, provide evidence that they have sufficient knowledge of both written and spoken Spanish to enable them to make proper use of the facilities of the Instituto.

Note: this replaces the notice published in the Scholarships and Prizes Supplement, page 438. The deadline has been extended to 30 November.

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Information on Research Funding

The University's Research Services Office (RSO) offers the following Web-based resources for those looking for external research funding:

electronic Research Funding News (eRFN) (

This is a Web-based bulletin, updated weekly, of current research funding opportunities across all subject areas with forthcoming deadlines for applications. It includes an at-a-glance guide to deadlines and a searchable archive of previous issues.

Anyone wishing to receive a weekly e-mail reminder summarising the contents of the bulletin should e-mail to with the subject line `join eRFN mailing list'. Subscribers also receive monthly updates about the contents of the RSO Bulletin Board ( which lists non-funding research-related information, such as details of conferences, training opportunities and changes in the policy of major research funding bodies.

Community of Science (

The University subscribes to the `Funding Opportunities' service offered by the Community of Science (COS). This is a fully searchable database of grant-making organisations world-wide, providing information about research funding across all subject areas. Despite the misleading title, this source of information about funding opportunities also covers the social sciences and humanities.

This service may be accessed by any member of the University with an `' e-mail account.

Online research funding and information resources (

This page on the RSO Web site collects together links to COS and other online databases and information services to which the University has access. These services provide information about current research funding opportunities and sponsors.

Anyone who wishes to received more information about these, or any other services provided via the RSO, should visit its Web site at, or contact Ellen McAteer (telephone: Oxford (2)70082, e-mail

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