Scholarships and Prizes 2003: Miscellaneous and Multidisciplinary


African Humanities Research Fund

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 2004 and whose work involves the study of Africa in one of the following areas: Social and cultural anthropology Archaeology



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 Antony's College or St Cross College. Candidates without an existing college association should name St Antony's as their college of first choice on their graduate application form. St Cross 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 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 U. Parkinson, St Antony's College. Applications should be sent to reach Mrs Parkinson by Friday, 20 February 2004. Candidates needing advice on research proposals and possible supervisors should, in the first instance, contact the Chair of the African Studies Management Committee, Professor William Beinart (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 2004 (please do not send this with your initial application). Interviews are likely to be held towards the end of April 2004.

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