Scholarships and Prizes 2003: Classics


Elections will be made to the awards named above in Trinity Term 2004, provided that candidates of sufficient merit present themselves.

The primary purpose of these awards is to encourage study and research abroad. They are open to members of the University who are or will be on postgraduate courses during the academic year 2004--5 and who are at present in their first three years of graduate study, or their last year of undergraduate study at Oxford. Only those who have not held one of these awards are eligible to apply. The awards are tenable for one or two years, as specified; tenure normally commences on 1 August in the year of election. The annual value of each is £1,000, and the Committee will also pay reasonable additional expenses up to £4,000 incurred in residence abroad for the purpose of research, insofar as these expenses are not obtainable from another source. If funds allow and candidates of sufficient merit apply, the Committee may make more than one award in any category.

Applications, on a form to be obtained from the Secretary to the Craven Committee, 34 St Giles', Oxford OX1 3LH, should be sent to the Secretary on or before Friday, 23 April 2004. Candidates are responsible for requesting three referees to supply letters of recommendation, which should be sent to the Secretary of the Craven Committee at the University Offices, by the date given above. They should also indicate the study which, in the event of their being elected, they would propose to undertake. They will not thereby bind themselves, if elected, to pursue the particular subjects suggested at the time of application, nor will the Craven Committee necessarily accept without modification the subjects proposed by the successful candidates. Candidates should include a paper
(c.5,000 words) written by them on any subject connected with Greek or Latin Literature, History, or Archaeology.

Election to an award is based on an interview. The Committee will draw up a shortlist for interview on Friday, week two, Trinity Term. Interviews (based on the paper submitted) will be held on Monday, week eight, Trinity Term. All holders of these awards are required to produce evidence from time to time of diligent prosecution of their studies, and emoluments will be paid at the Committee's discretion and in such instalments as it thinks fit. The specific requirements of each award are set out below:

Craven University Fellowship

This award is for the study of any branch of classical learning. It is tenable for two years. The Fellow is required to spend at least eight months out of the twenty-six months immediately following entry upon the Fellowship residing abroad for the purpose of study at a place or places approved by the Craven Committee. The Committee has, however, power to allow postponement of up to six months of such residence abroad.

Derby Scholarship

This is tenable for two years. The scholar is required to spend at least six months out of the twenty-six months immediately following election residing abroad for the purpose of study at a place or places approved by the Committee, unless the Committee thinks fit to grant the candidate total or partial dispensation from the requirements of residence abroad. In accordance with the regulations of the Derby Scholarship, preference will be given to a candidate who offers a subject connected with the languages and literatures of ancient Greece and Rome (including Palaeography and Comparative Philology) or with one of these, provided that there is a candidate of sufficient merit.

Thomas Whitcombe Greene Scholarship for Classical Art and Archaeology

This is tenable for two years.

Henry Francis Pelham Studentship

This award is for the study of Roman History and Archaeology and is tenable for one year. The student will be required to reside in Rome for at least three months during tenure of the studentship and to study under the direction of the British School at Rome, unless permission has been received from the Craven Committee to reside elsewhere during the whole or any part of such period.

Grants for Research and Travel

The Craven Committee also considers applications from postgraduate and senior members of the University for grants for any purpose connected with the advancement of classical learning, including the study of classical art and archaeology. Candidates are expected also to apply to their colleges and where possible to other sources and to inform the committee of what support they receive. The committee will make grants in respect of research travel and accommodation costs, but not normally for basic subsistence.

Applications, which should be submitted on a form obtainable from the Secretary to the Craven Committee, 34 St Giles', Oxford OX1 3LH, should be returned two weeks in advance of the Committee's meeting in Hilary Term (Friday of week two). Only exceptionally will applications be considered in Michaelmas Term and Trinity Term.

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