Grants and Research Funding

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A 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 Africa 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 closing date for applications is 15 April.

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

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The Timothy Bailey Trust has been set up in memory of Timothy Bailey, a Biology graduate of Christ Church. It aims to provide financial support to students of Oxford University to assist them in undertaking any extra-curricular project or expedition relating to the Biological Sciences. Generally a single Scholarship will be awarded each year, on a competitive basis.

Applicants should produce a written proposal of 500--1,000 words stating clearly: (a) the background to, and aims of, the activity; (b) how a successful outcome to the activity will contribute to our knowledge and understanding of any aspect of Biology; (c) detailed work plans for a successful outcome; (d) how, in the event of a successful application, the award will contribute to this outcome.

Timothy Bailey was especially interested in Evolution, Entomology, and Developmental Biology and applications in any or all of these areas are especially encouraged, although this is not an essential requirement.

It is expected that applicants will normally be individuals, including those going on University Expeditions with others. Exceptionally expeditions may also be considered for joint funding although this is not preferred.

Three copies of each application should be addressed as follows: the Timothy Bailey Scholarship, c/o Professor D.J. Rogers, Department of Zoology, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS.

Applications must be received on or before Friday of eighth week of Hilary Term (14 March) and decisions will be reached and communicated to the successful applicants by the end of first week of Trinity Term (2 May). Candidates who have not heard by the start of the second week of Trinity Term must assume they have been unsuccessful.

Entries will be judged by the Trustees, whose decision is final. Currently the Trustees are Dr Mark Bailey, Mr Greg Payne, and Professor David Rogers. The Timothy Bailey Scholarships will be to a value of approximately £500. In the event of joint winners the Trustees will divide this sum between them.

The winning applicant(s) will be expected to acknowledge the support of the Timothy Bailey Trust in any reports or scientific papers arising from any activity supported by the Trust. They should also provide a written report of no more than 2,000 words to the Trustees upon completion of the research and travel supported.

Information regarding the life and interests of Timothy Bailey, plus further details on the Trust, can be found at

It is hoped that this award can be made for a number of years into the future, depending upon the funds available to the Trustees.

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