Oxford University Gazette, 7 October 2004: Prizes, Grants, and Funding

Prizes, Grants, and Funding

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Leslie Kirkley Fellowship

The Leslie Kirkley Fellowship, sponsored by HelpAge International, is awarded annually to individuals, from the less developed world, who have demonstrated great potential or even proven excellence, and who would not normally have the opportunity of working from within the University of Oxford. The fellowship is intended to provide financial support to enable the holder to undertake a period of study and work of intellectual, scientific, social or environmental value, and to share knowledge and experience within the field of ageing research, policy, or practice, at the Oxford Institute of Ageing, University of Oxford.

The funding allows for flights, accommodation, and subsistence, and the Institute provides host accommodation, Internet access, and supervision from the Director, Dr Sarah Harper, supporting the preparation of the fellow's paper. There is also opportunity to work with colleagues in similar fields.

The Leslie Kirkley Fellow should interact with, and benefit from, the network of centres and institutes at the University working in areas related to the research interests of the fellow. Visits may also be arranged to centres outside Oxford, including HelpAge International in London.

As the fellowship is limited to one term (April to June), it is essential that the fellow has a clearly defined research aim, within a realistic timeframe. It should be a clear aim that the fellowship concludes with publication of work in the Institute's series of Working Papers. Where possible, links between the Institute and the fellow will be maintained after termination of the fellowship.

Further details and an application form are available from the Institute Web site, http://www.ageing.ox.ac.uk. Completed applications should be forwarded to the Administrator, Oxford Institute of Ageing, Manor Road Buildings, Manor Road, Oxford OX1 3UQ as soon as possible, and no later than 30 November.

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Michael von Clemm Fellowship 2005–6

Applications are invited for a Michael von Clemm Fellowship for study at Harvard University during the academic year 2005--6. 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 2004 and also to those who will complete their degree in June 2004. 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 (www.gsas.harvard.edu), 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 (e-mail: college.office@ccc.ox.ac.uk), 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 22 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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