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Supplement (1) to Oxford University Gazette No. 4745. Wednesday, 12 October 2005.
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Scholarships and Prizes 2005: Hardship


Applications are invited from postgraduate students in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Life and Environmental Sciences Divisions of the University whose research is on Brazil and who, because of unexpected difficulties, need financial assistance to complete their postgraduate studies.

Please note that financial assistance is only available to postgraduate students who are already at the University and awards are not normally made to students in their first year of study. Amounts do not normally exceed £2,000 per annum.

There is no application form and candidates should apply in writing to Professor Leslie Bethell, Director, Centre for Brazilian Studies. The letter should include: (i) name, college, degree being studied, and terms of admission; (ii) the faculty/department under which he/she is studying, and the subject of the thesis; (iii) details of actual or estimated income and expenditure in the year for which financial assistance is requested; (iv) the amount of the grant requested.

Letters of application must be accompanied by separate and reasoned recommendations from the student's supervisor and from the head, senior tutor, or tutor for graduates from his or her college.

Applications for financial assistance for 2005–6 should be submitted by the end of fifth week in Michaelmas Term. Applications should be sent to: Julie Smith, Administrator, Centre for Brazilian Studies, 92 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 7ND (e-mail:

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