Prizes, Grants, and Funding

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Michael von Clemm Fellowship 2004--5

Applications are invited for a Michael von Clemm Fellowship for study at Harvard University during the academic year 2004--5. The fellowship is in memory of Michael von Clemm (1935--97), who was a graduate of Harvard and a graduate student (and subsequently Honorary Fellow) of Corpus Christi College. It is open to undergraduates at the University of Oxford who will be entering their final year in October 2003 and also to those who graduated in June 2003. It is intended to attract applicants of very high academic calibre and who have the personal qualities likely to conduce to success in a non-academic career. The holder will also be perceived (however informally) as an `ambassadorial' representative of Oxford at Harvard, and should be content with and capable of that role.

The successful applicant will spend a year at the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences as a Special Student following a course of study or research of his or her choice (subject to the availability of tuition or supervision at Harvard); he/she must apply to and be registered at that School and no other. The fellowship is not intended for those wishing to study vocational subjects, such as Business Administration or Law. Potential applicants are advised to look at the School Web site (, and should if possible list in their application the specific courses there which they hope to take.

The fellowship will meet the costs of all tuition at Harvard as well as travel between Boston and the UK and will provide an allowance sufficient to cover the costs of living at Harvard.

Those wishing to be considered should write to the College Secretary, Corpus Christi College, Oxford OX1 4JF, asking for further particulars and an application form, together with a copy of the information for referees. It is the responsibility of applicants to ask three referees to write directly to the same address. Completed application forms and references must reach the College Secretary not later than 24 October. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

It is expected that interviews will be held towards the end of November.

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Pre-Doctoral Grants on International Organisations and the Security Issues of the Post-Cold War Era

The Centre for International Studies invites applications from D. Phil candidates in the University to apply for grants of £4,000--£5,000 each to help defray tuition and living expenses incurred in the course of completing the doctoral degree. This is a one-off competition and it is anticipated that up to four such awards may be made. Preference may be given to applicants from the non-OECD countries.

Applicants should:

(a) be writing a doctoral thesis at the University on one of the four themes of the MacArthur-supported project on `International Organisations and the Security Issues of the Post-Cold War Era'. The themes are (i) The role of international organisations in transitions from war to peace; (ii) International organisations and new threats to international peace and security; (iii) Regionalism, regional organisations and security; and (iv) The attitudes and policies of states towards international organisations. For details see the Centre for International Studies Web site at:

(b) Submit a covering letter explaining (i) the fit between the thesis topic and one or more of the above themes; and (ii) what they would use the grant for;

(c) provide an updated curriculum vitae and a 700-word summary of the thesis;

(d) ask their supervisor to send a reference to the CIS Programme Committee that includes information about the candidate's progress on the thesis and financial needs.

The closing date for applications is 20 October. Materials that arrive after that date are unlikely to be read by the Programme Committee. Applicants will be informed of the results by the end of October. All materials should be in written form, and should be addressed to Marga Lyall, Centre for International Studies, Department of Politics and International Relations, George Street, Oxford OX1 2RL. Envelopes should be clearly marked `MacArthur Pre-doctoral Grant Application'.

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