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Oxford University Gazette, 19 January 2006:
Prizes, Grants, and Funding

CHARLES OLDHAM SHAKESPEARE PRIZE 2006

Two prizes will be offered, each of a value of £250.

The first shall be for the best performance in Course I Paper 2 of the Final Honour School in English and its associated Joint Schools (as judged by the board of examiners for the relevant School).

The second shall be for the best dissertation on a subject dealing with the works of Shakespeare submitted by a candidate for the M.St. in English or for transfer from PRS to D.Phil. status (as judged by the board of examiners for the M.St. course).

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ROYAL COMMISSION FOR THE EXHIBITION OF 1851

Industrial Design Studentships 2006

About six Industrial Design Studentships will be offered in 2006 to graduates with a good grounding in engineering or science who wish to develop their capabilities in industrial or product design.

Applicants must be British nationals, resident in the UK; be intending to make a career in British industry; hold a good first degree in engineering or science; have obtained admission to a suitable postgraduate course in the UK or overseas; and normally be aged 21–24, but older candidates may apply.

The award is for a year and comprises all tuition fees, a stipend of £9,000 per annum, an allowance of £850 per annum for materials and some travel expenses. A second year will be similarly supported if the course demands it and the first year has been satisfactorily completed.

The closing date for applications is Thursday, 27 April. Application forms and further details can be obtained from the Royal Commission at Sherfield Building, Imperial College, London SW7 2AZ (telephone: 020-7594 8790, e-mail: royalcom1851@imperial.ac.uk, Web site: www.royalcommission1851.org.uk).

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OXFORD ITALIAN ASSOCIATION

Clara Florio Cooper Memorial Bursaries

The Oxford Italian Association invites applications for one or more open bursaries set up by friends and colleagues to commemorate the life and work of Clara Florio Cooper (1947–2004). It is intended to make awards of up to £700 each to promote travel in Italy, in order to further graduate research into aspects of Italian culture (including, for instance, travel to consult manuscripts in Italian archives). Applications (closing date 11 March 2006) should include a brief CURRICULUM VITAE with e-mail address if possible, an outline of the research proposed (on no more than one page of A4), and a letter of support from a supervisor to: Dr Franca Pellegrini, the Oxford Italian Association, 47, Wellington Square, Oxford.

Smaller top-up grants (usually of no more than £100), intended for graduates specifically based in Oxford and working on Italian culture, are also available; applications should be sent as above.

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