Scholarships and Prizes 2002:
DE OSMA STUDENTSHIP 2002
The Vice-Chancellor gives notice that he will make an
appointment to the de Osma Studentship during Michaelmas Term 2002.
The studentship is open to members of the University of Oxford who may be of either
graduate or undergraduate
Candidates must send their applications to the Vice-Chancellor, University Offices,
Wellington Square, Oxford OX1
2JD, not later than Friday, 8 November 2002, and must include a recommendation
from their tutor or
supervisor. 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
The studentship is tenable until 31 October 2003, 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
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 as well as a detailed account of their proposed study.
ISAIAH BERLIN FUND