Prizes, Grants, and Funding

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VIOLETTE AND SAMUEL GLASSTONE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS IN SCIENCE

Applications are invited for the above research fellowships, tenable at the University of Oxford, in the fields of Plant Sciences, Chemistry (Inorganic, Organic, or Physical), Engineering, Mathematics, Materials Science, and Physics. The fellowships will be tenable for one year with a possibility of renewal for up to two further years. The awards will be available from 1 October 2004, and can be taken up from that date or as soon as possible thereafter.

There is one fellowship for men and one fellowship for women. These are supported from the Glasstone Fund for Men and the Glasstone Fund for Women respectively. The salary will be on the RSIA scale (currently £18,265–£27,339). Additional travel and research support grants are available.

Applicants should have submitted for their doctorate by the time of taking up a fellowship (normally 1 October of the year in which the offer is made). There is no age limit but applicants should not normally have had more than five years of postdoctoral research experience.

Application forms and further particulars can be obtained from Mrs J. 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). They are also available at http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp/.

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OPPENHEIMER FUND

The Oppenheimer Fund provides grants to assist the academic exchange of senior members between the University of Oxford on the one hand and universities and similar institutions of higher education in the Republic of South Africa on the other.

Applications are invited from senior members of the University who wish either to visit one or more universities in South Africa or to invite a staff member from a South African university to Oxford. Grants may be awarded to assist with living expenses for a maximum of six months, and travel costs. Visits for the sole purpose of attending a conference will not normally be eligible for support from the Fund.

The maximum level of grants is likely to be up to £1,000 per month for subsistence and up to £700 for the cost of travel between Oxford and South Africa. Applications for grants from the Fund should include a statement of the purpose of the proposed visit (including an outline of any research to be carried out during the visit), duration and estimated costs, details of any other available sources of funding, and, in the case of visits to Oxford, a curriculum vitae of the staff member it is proposed to invite and a letter of support from a senior member at Oxford. The closing date for applications is 15 November. Applications and any enquiries about the Fund should be sent to James Tibbert, International Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford (telephone: Oxford (2)70134).

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