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Oxford University Gazette, 9 March 2006:
Prizes, Grants, and Funding

New College

Graduate Bursaries

New College invites applications for up to four graduate bursaries starting from the beginning of the 2006–7 academic year. It is anticipated that there will be one in each of humanities, social science and science; and one in any field.

The value of the bursaries is £1,000 per annum for as long as the holder is liable for the maximum university and college fee; the bursary will be paid for the duration of liability for doctoral fees if the award is initially made at the master's stage. A condition of the award is that the recipient shall be registered at New College; standard graduate admissions criteria will apply, including a demonstration of sufficient financial means to complete the proposed course of study, and the subject being one of those for which the college normally admits graduate students.

Both current and incoming graduate students are welcome to apply, irrespective of their current college or proposed college choice in the graduate applications process, subject to recipients not moving between colleges during the course of a single degree. Awards may be held in conjunction with any other award. Selection will be on research potential save that where candidates of equal merit present themselves the college may take into account their financial circumstances. Where application is made for an initial taught graduate degree the college will look for strong evidence of motivation to continue to research.

Applications should comprise a brief covering letter indicating the proposed course of study and the means by which it will be financed, a statement of research plans of no more than 500 words, and a curriculum vitae including the names and contact details of two referees who the college may subsequently approach if the candidate is shortlisted. Applications should be sent in hard copy only, addressed to the Tutor for Graduates, New College, Oxford OX1 3BN, with the envelope marked 'Graduate Bursaries', and be received by Friday, 19 May.

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St Hugh's College

Colin Matthew Fund

Travel Awards for Historical Research

Applications are invited for small grants to support travel for the purposes of research. The grants are intended to support research for a thesis on an historical topic: applicants must be Student Members of the University, and may be undergraduate or graduate students.

The committee for the fund hopes to make a number of awards up to a total value of £1,000: the maximum value of an individual award will be £500.

Application forms may be obtained by e-mailing catherine.barton@st-hughs.ox.ac.uk. Completed forms must be submitted by Friday of Fourth Week of Trinity Term (19 May). Applicants are asked to ensure that their tutor or supervisor writes a letter in support of their application by the same date. Applications and letters of support should be addressed to the Bursar's Secretary, St Hugh's College, Oxford 0X2 6LE.

Applicants will be informed of the outcome before the end of Trinity Term.

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Oxford University Society Awards

The Oxford University Society makes a number of awards each year to current students. The three categories of the awards are: Travel, Maintenance and General Expenses, and Expeditions. More information can be found on the Society's Web site, www.alumni.ox.ac.uk.

The deadline for this year's applications is 5 p.m. on Friday, 17 March.

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