Prizes, Grants, and Funding

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NEWTON ABRAHAM STUDENTSHIP IN BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES 2004

Applications are invited for two awards for postgraduate study in Biological Science tenable at the University from the beginning of Michaelmas Term 2004.

Candidates wishing to apply must normally have been accepted for admission for postgraduate study in one of the following departments: Biochemistry, Plant Sciences, or Zoology. It is a condition of the award that the studentships be held at Lincoln College. The maintenance grant is, at present, of the same value as those offered by the MRC (£10,000 in 2003--4). For 2004-- 5 it is expected to be £10,500 per annum (to be confirmed in summer 2004) in line with government recommendations on the national minimum stipend for graduate students.

The studentship will pay all college and university fees at the rates for `home' or for overseas students. It also provides the sum of £1,400 per annum towards incidental research costs. The studentships are tenable for three years.

Applications must be submitted to the departments by Monday, 16 February. Further details and application forms are available from Mrs Judith Brown, Life and Environmental Sciences Divisional Office, 2 South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3UB (telephone: Oxford (2)82464, e-mail: judith.brown@admin.ox.ac.uk).

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CHRISTOPHER WELCH SCHOLARSHIP IN BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES 2004

Applications are invited for one scholarship for postgraduate research in Biology, tenable at the University from the beginning of Michaelmas Term 2004.

The scholarship, at present, offers a maintenance grant of £12,000, but this will be kept under review. It will include payment of fees at the rate for `home' students. It is tenable for two years but may be extended for a third year.

The Board of Management has the power to suspend a scholarship held by a medical student for a period of not more than three years, or in special cases four years, in order to enable the holder to devote himself/herself to clinical training without forfeiting his/her scholarship. Candidates wishing to apply for an award must have been accepted for admission for postgraduate study, normally in one of the following departments: Biochemistry, Experimental Psychology, Human Anatomy and Genetics, the Dunn School of Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Plant Sciences, Zoology, or by one of the Clinical School Departments. No person may be awarded a scholarship a second time.

Each of the departments named above can submit up to two candidates for consideration by the Board of Management, and the Regius Professor of Medicine can submit two candidates on behalf of the Clinical Medicine Departments.

Applications must be submitted to the departments by those hoping to work in the Clinical School by Monday, 19 January , and, by those hoping to work in other departments by Monday, 16 February.

Applicants who have been accepted for postgraduate study in Biology by departments not listed here should send their applications direct to the Secretary, the Christopher Welch Fund, at the address given below, by Monday, 16 February. Their forms should be countersigned by the head of the department in which they hope to work.

Application forms and further particulars are available from Mrs Judith Brown, Life and Environmental Sciences Divisional Office, 2 South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3UB (e-mail: judith.brown@admin.ox.ac.uk).

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DENYER AND JOHNSON TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIP 2004

Applications are invited for the Travelling Fellowship supported by the Denyer and Johnson Fund, which is offered from time to time for the encouragement of the study of Theology. Travelling Fellows unless specially exempted are required to spend at least three months in study abroad. Candidates must be members of the University who on the first day of October 2003 were under forty years of age, and either (a) have qualified by examination for any degree of the University, or (b) are members of Congregation. The Travelling Fellowship may not be awarded to the same person more than twice.

The value of the fellowship will be £3,000 or such other sum, either less than or in excess of this amount, as may be determined by the Board of the Faculty of Theology in relation both to the fellow's other emoluments and to the travelling and subsistence expenses which the fellow expects to incur.

Candidates should apply in writing to the Mrs E.A. Macallister, Administrative Assistant to the Secretary to the Board of the Faculty of Theology, Humanities Division, 34 St Giles', Oxford OX1 3LU, and should (a) state the nature of their qualifications as candidates, i.e. by age and by Oxford degrees held or as members of Congregation; (b) give a brief summary of their academic record; (c) state the course of study they would pursue if elected, giving an estimate of expenses which would be incurred, and details of any other assistance expected to be received; (d) submit the names of not more than two referees. Applications should be marked `Denyer and Johnson Travelling Fellowship' and must be received not later than 1 February.

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RESIDENTIAL AWARDS FOR RESEARCH IN THE HUMANITIES: BRITISH SCHOOL AT ROME (BSR)

The BSR offers residential awards in the humanities in order to promote research on Rome and Italy from prehistory to the present. All residencies include accommodation and full board at the BSR. Further details and application forms are available from the BSR London Office at the British Academy, 10 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH (telephone: 020-7969 5202, fax: 020-7969 5401, e-mail: bsr@britac.ac.uk, Web site: http://www.bsr.ac.uk/).

Scholars pursuing research on the art, architecture, archaeology, history, and culture of Italy of any period may apply to stay at the BSR at their own cost. Those interested should complete a visiting scholars' request form. The form and information on costs are available at http://www.bsr.ac.uk/.

Balsdon Fellowship 2004--5

Hugh Last Fellowship 2004--5

Paul Mellon Centre Rome Fellowship 2004--5

Rome Awards 2004--5

Rome Fellowships 2004--5

Rome Scholarships 2004–5

Tim Potter Memorial Award 2004--5

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PHILIP GEDDES MEMORIAL PRIZES 2004

The Philip Geddes and Clive Taylor prizes are awarded each year for outstanding work in student journalism. The maximum value of both prizes is £1,000. The Clive Taylor prize is awarded for sports journalism. There is also a St Edmund Hall Prize for which the maximum value is £500.

Entries for the Geddes and Taylor prizes are invited from members of the University who will, at the end of Trinity Term 2004, have completed their second year, and who have involved themselves in journalism, including radio, television, or photography, in the University and elsewhere. Any student of St Edmund Hall who has fulfilled the same conditions is free to apply for the Geddes or Taylor prize and the St Edmund Hall prize. Candidates are asked to submit four copies of the following: (a) examples of a minimum of three and a maximum of six pieces of journalistic work completed during their period at the University, and (b) an outline of a specific journalistic project upon which the candidate proposes to spend the award. The Prize will be judged by two practising journalists, one fellow of St Edmund Hall and one other senior member of the University. Candidates should ask their tutor to write separately to Professor Richard Crampton at St Edmund Hall, certifying that the candidate's journalism has not interfered with his or her academic work.

The Geddes awards are made on the condition that successful candidates later submit a report or project which demonstrates the use to which the prize-money was put. This report or project may then be added to the candidate's portfolio when applying for jobs in the media. Entries should reach Professor Richard Crampton at St Edmund Hall by midday on Wednesday, 11 February. It is hoped that interviews will take place on the morning of Wednesday, 18 February. Candidates should therefore keep that time free; as some interviews have to come from outside Oxford alternative times cannot be arranged. Envelopes should be clearly marked `The Philip Geddes Awards'. Sports entries should also include the word `Sport'.

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