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Oxford University Gazette, 20 April 2006:
Prizes, Grants, and Funding

Jane Willis Kirkaldy Junior Prize

The closing date for the submission of proposed titles for entries for the 2006 Jane Willis Kirkaldy Junior Prize has been extended to Friday, 28 April.

Qualified candidates who would like to submit a title for approval by the Committee for the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, should write to the Chairman of the Committee, History Faculty, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BD. The briefest of letters will do; there is no need to send a summary.

Undergraduates in any discipline, including fourth-year chemists writing historical dissertations, are eligible to compete for the Junior Prize.

Once a title has been approved, the essay must be submitted by the Friday of the eighth week of Trinity Term

Further details of the prize, which is of a value of £300 (to be spent on books), are on the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology Web site at (navigate via 'Links'), as well as the History Faculty site at

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Oppenheimer Fund

The Oppenheimer Fund provides grants to assist the academic exchange of senior members between the University of Oxford on the one hand and universities and similar institutions of higher education in the Republic of South Africa on the other. Applications are invited from senior members of the University who wish either to visit one or more universities in South Africa or to invite a staff member from a South African university to Oxford. Grants may be awarded to assist with living expenses for a maximum of six months, and travel costs. Visits for the sole purpose of attending a conference will not normally be eligible for support from the fund.

The maximum level of grants is likely to be up to £1,000 per month for subsistence and up to £700 for the cost of travel between Oxford and South Africa. Applications for grants from the Fund should include a statement of the purpose of the proposed visit (including an outline of any research to be carried out during the visit), duration and estimated costs, details of any other available sources of funding, and, in the case of visits to Oxford, a curriculum vitae of the staff member it is proposed to invite and a letter of support from a senior member at Oxford.

The closing date for applications is 19 May. Applications and any enquiries about the fund should be sent to James Tibbert, International Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (telephone: Oxford (2)70134, e-mail:

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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 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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Timothy Bailey Scholarship

The Timothy Bailey Trust has been set up in memory of Timothy Bailey, a biology graduate of Christ Church. It aims to provide financial support to students of Oxford University to assist them in undertaking any extra-curricular project or expedition relating to the biological sciences.

The Timothy Bailey Scholarship is awarded annually with money from the Timothy Bailey Trust Fund. Applicants should produce a written proposal of 500–1,000 words stating clearly: (a) the background to, and aims of, the activity; (b) how a successful outcome to the activity will contribute to our knowledge and understanding of any aspect of biology; (c) detailed work plans for a successful outcome; (d) how, in the event of a successful application, the award will contribute to this outcome.

Three copies of each application should be addressed to the Timothy Bailey Scholarship, c/o Professor Sarah E. Randolph, Department of Zoology, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS.

Entries will be judged by the Trustees whose decision is final. The Timothy Bailey Scholarship will be awarded annually with a value of £500. The winning applicant(s) will be expected to acknowledge the support of the Timothy Bailey Trust in any reports or scientific papers arising from any activity supported by the Trust. They should also provide a written report of 2,000 words to the Trustees upon completion of the research and travel supported.

The closing date for applications this year will be 5 May, and the successful applicant(s) will be notified soon after 29 May. Further details can be found at

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Jill Hart Fund for Indo-iranian Philology

The Jill Hart Fund for Indo-Iranian Philology at the University of Oxford supports elementary language teaching and learning, and philological teaching and study, of Vedic Sanskrit and of the languages belonging to the Iranian branch of Indo-European at their earliest attested stages.

The Committee of Management invites all members of the University who plan to undertake activities falling into this domain to apply for funding. There is no application deadline and applications will be considered throughout the year. Decisions about grants of up to £500 can normally be made within less than one month.

Applications should include a detailed outline of the project to be supported. They should be addressed, preferably by e-mail, to the Chairman of the Committee of Management for the Jill Hart Fund for Indo-Iranian Philology, Professor Andreas Willi, Diebold Professor of Comparative Philology, Worcester College, Oxford OX1 2HB (e-mail:

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