Oxford University Gazette, 13 January 2005: Prizes, Grants, and Funding

Prizes, Grants, and Funding

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Applications are invited for the Varley-Gradwell Travelling Fellowship in Insect Ecology. A travelling fellowship, which may be of up to £2,000 in value, will be awarded for the support of fieldwork, travel, and other activity in the field of insect ecology. Applications are judged on their practicality and on their potential to make a contribution to insect ecology. Preference will be given to those in their early post-doctoral years. The fellowship will be tenable for one year commencing on a date to be agreed. It will not be renewable.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae; a research proposal, which should include a budget and which should not exceed two sides of A4 in length; and the names and addresses of two referees. In the case of graduate students one of the referees should be the supervisor. Applications should be sent to Mrs Judith Brown, Secretary to the Board of Management for the Varley-Gradwell Travelling Fellowship in Insect Ecology, Life and Environmental Sciences Divisional Office, 9 Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PD, by 31 March (telephone: Oxford (2)82464, e-mail: judith.brown@admin.ox.ac.uk). Applicants are asked to note that, if large numbers of specimens would result from the work, the cost of follow-up work should be shown in the budget, and details given of how, and by whom, they would be identified.

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Postgraduate travel grants for research in Brazil 2005

Applications are invited from postgraduate students for grants towards travel and other expenses for research in Brazil. Grants are aimed at those (of any nationality) registered for a doctorate at any UK university with a research topic related to Brazil. Grants (up to a maximum of £1,000) are made subject to availability of funds.

There is no application form. Candidates should apply in writing to Professor Leslie Bethell, Director of the Centre for Brazilian Studies, with the following: a short CURRICULUM VITAE; the amount of grant requested, a budget, and full details of existing or expected financial support; an outline of the proposed research with aims and objectives (500–1,000 words); and a letter from the applicant's supervisor in support of the application

The closing date for applications is Friday, 4 March (for travel to be completed by December 2005).

Successful candidates will be required to submit a short report on their activities (maximum of 2,000 words) and original receipts for expenditure supported by the grant no later than one month after their return from Brazil.

Applications should be sent to Julie Smith, Administrator, Centre for Brazilian Studies, 92 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 7ND (e-mail: julie.smith@brazil.ox.ac.uk).

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Vaughan Memorial Travelling Scholarship

Balliol College intends to award for 2005 a Vaughan Memorial Travelling Scholarship, as established by the will of the late Mrs D.J. Vaughan, if a suitable candidate appears. It is a stipulation of the bequest that candidates must be current undergraduates of limited means who have had at least part of their previous education at Eton College. Preference will be given to members of Balliol College. The award, of up to £4,000, will be conditional on the attainment of a II.1 degree or better. It must be used towards the cost of attending a foreign university for a postgraduate year, and following an approved course of study there which includes at least in part `a study of the social conditions of the common people'.

Applications with one reference and with outline proposals for the year's study should be made to the Senior Tutor, Balliol College, Oxford OX1 4TB, by Friday, 11 February (fourth week of Hilary Term).

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