Scholarships and Prizes 2005:
PETER BEACONSFIELD PRIZE IN PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
The prize, value not less than £700, is awarded annually, provided that there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
It is open to those postgraduate students registered under the sub-faculty of Physiological Sciences who in the twelve months preceding the closing date for applications for the prize shall have applied for transfer to D.Phil. status.
Candidates shall submit, not later than the Friday in the eighth week of Trinity Term in the academic year in which the prize is to be awarded, a summary of not more than 1,000 words (not counting references and illustrations) outlining, in non-specialist terms, their achievements in research and their plans for the remainder of their D.Phil. course in the broad context of Physiological Sciences.
The Medical Sciences Division requires research students to submit a summary of a similar kind as part of the procedure for application for transfer to D.Phil. status. Candidates are, however, encouraged to modify their applications for transfer of status to meet the criteria for the award of the prize which will be awarded to the candidate whose research, in the opinion of the judges, shows evidence of an interdisciplinary approach to their work and the potential for future practical use for the benefit of mankind.
Candidates are reminded that applications for the prize should be written in a style comprehensible to scientists and physicians who are not necessarily working in their own field of research.
Applications, clearly marked `Peter Beaconsfield Prize in Physiological Sciences', should be submitted by Friday, 16 June 2006, to the Graduate Studies Assistant for the Medical Sciences Division, Graduate Studies Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD. For further information, e-mail: Graduate.Officer@medsci.ox.ac.uk.