Scholarships and Prizes 2006:
Medieval and Modern Languages
RHYS STUDENTSHIP IN CELTIC STUDIES 20078The Trustees of the Sir John Rhys Fund invite applications from persons engaged in graduate research in Celtic Studies who need financial support in respect of living expenses or fees.
The award is tenable for one year to enable the successful candidate to complete a research programme on which he or she is already engaged for a postgraduate degree or to prepare the work submitted for such a degree for publication. The award will not be renewed save in exceptional circumstances. The award is not intended for those who hold full-time university posts. Its value will depend on circumstances but normally it will be such that the total available to the successful candidate for fees and maintenance will be not less than that generally available under the terms of graduate studentships provided by UK research councils.
The successful applicant, if not already a member of the University of Oxford, would normally become a member of Jesus College and would be expected to reside in Oxford for the greater part of the academic year.
Applications should be sent to the Administrator's Assistant (Miss Samantha Valentine), Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, 41 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JF, by Friday, 2 March 2007, and should include:
(a) a curriculum vitae;
(b) a brief outline of the research proposed for 20067 (approx. one page);
(c) an indication of the size of grant required (i.e. any necessary expenses in addition to the normal living costs of a graduate student) and of other sources of financial support (if any);
(d) brief details of any other awards or appointments for which the candidate is applying;
(e) the candidate's address for the Easter period if different from the term-time address;
(f) the names and addresses of two academic referees, who should be requested to write direct to the Administrator's Assistant, at the above address by Friday, 2 March 2007.
Sir John Rhys Prize 2007
The Sir John Rhys Prize will be offered for an essay on a subject relating to Celtic Language, Literature, History and Antiquities.
The prize, the value of which is £250, is open to members of the University who, on the closing date for entries, have not exceeded eight years from their matriculation.
Candidates are free to choose their own subject. If they have any doubt as to whether a particular subject lies within the scope of the Prize, they should consult the further particulars; these are available either from the Administrator's Assistant (Miss Samantha Valentine), Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, 41 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JF, or on the Modern Languages Web site www.mod-langs.ox.ac.uk.
The essays are to be sent under a sealed cover marked 'Sir John Rhys Prize' to the Administrator's Assistant at the above address, not later than Friday week 1 of Trinity Term (Friday 27 April 2007). Authors are required to conceal their names and distinguish their compositions by a motto. The name, college, and date of matriculation must be sent at the same time in a separate sealed envelope with the same motto inscribed upon it.
The judges have power to recommend to the trustees that presents of books may be made to unsuccessful candidates whose essays have shown special excellence.
The judges have power to recommend to the trustees that grants be made out of the Rhys Fund towards the expenses of printing the whole, or parts, of any essay and/or to enable the successful candidate, or candidates, to carry on the work which has been the subject of the essay.
The prize may not be awarded twice to the same person.
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