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Oxford University Gazette, 1 February 2007:
Prizes, Grants, and Funding

Scholarships for Study in Germany

The following scholarships offering the opportunity for Oxford graduates and final-year undergraduates to study in Germany are available in the academic year 2007–8.

Hanseatic Scholarships

Two scholarships are available for graduate and undergraduate (final year) students at either the University of Oxford or University of Cambridge. They are tenable for one or two years at any academic institution in Germany. The successful candidates must undertake research at doctoral or postdoctoral level, or give evidence of a workable project not connected to a research degree. There is the opportunity to obtain a German degree. The current value of the scholarships is €15,000 per annum (approximately £10,200). The scholarship is open to members of the University who are British subjects, under twenty-eight years of age by 1 October 2007, and who have either completed all the examinations required for the Oxford BA degree, or have embarked on a course of postgraduate study at the University.

Theodor Heuss Research Fellowship

One fellowship is available for postgraduate or postdoctoral students at the University of Oxford. The fellowship is tenable for one year, in the first instance, at any university or other institution of higher learning in Germany. The holder of the fellowship will receive a monthly maintenance grant, which is currently €2,100 for postdoctoral fellows and €1,500 for doctoral students; travel expenses and institution fees will also be covered. The fellowship is open to members of the University who are British citizens, under thirty-two years of age by 1 October 2007, and who have either embarked on a course of postgraduate study or have already obtained a postgraduate qualification of the University.

Further details of all three scholarships and the joint application form may be obtained from the International Office, University Offices, Wellington Square (telephone: Oxford (2)70241/(2)80487, e-mail:, Web site: http://www.admin.ox. The closing date for the scholarships is Friday, 16 February.

Interviews will take place in Oxford on Monday, 12 March, and the decision of the selectors will be announced shortly thereafter.

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Wardrop Scholarship for Georgian Studies

Applications are invited by 31 March for a Marjory Wardrop Scholarship to be offered, from 1 October 2007 or a date to be agreed, for two years in the first instance, with the possibility of renewal for a third year.

The scholarship is available for—but not restricted to—study for a higher degree; it can, for example, be held for postdoctoral research. Subject to the agreement of the board of management, the scholarship may be held at any institution. The amount of the award will be of the order of that of a current AHRB award or such other sum as may be determined in the light of the proposed research and of the financial circumstances of the successful candidate.

Applications from eligible candidates must include a curriculum vitae and details of the proposed research, and be sent to Mr C. Williams, Secretary of the Marjory Wardrop Fund, Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 2LE (e-mail:

Each applicant should arrange for two referees to submit references in confidence to the Secretary by the same date.

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Sarah J. Clackson Coptic Fund

The late Sarah J. Clackson donated a large body of research materials in Coptic to the Griffith Institute in the University, and a fund was established in her memory to support research in the fields to which these materials relate. Friends and colleagues of Dr Clackson contributed over £20,000 for the fund, including a generous donation of £6,000 from the Faculty of Classics in the University of Cambridge. The University has used these donations to establish Sarah J. Clackson Coptic Fund. The fund provides travel and research grants to anyone undertaking work on Coptic manuscripts, especially those for which there is documentation in the Clackson bequest, including the viewing, preparation, and recording of material, but excluding conservation.

The Faculty of Oriental Studies manages the fund through a committee that normally meets in February, May, and November, although it will make every effort to consider applications at other times of the year in case of need. The committee is empowered to make grants of up to £500 and to make recommendations to the faculty board for grants of over £500. It is not expected that many grants will be made significantly over this sum.

Those who apply for grants should provide a letter of application explaining the purpose to which the funds will be put, a brief curriculum vitae, details of the full cost of the project, and details of any other applications for funds, or funds already awarded, for the project.

Communications should be addressed to the Faculty Board Secretary, Ms C.L. Vinnicombe, Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 2LE (telephone: Oxford (2)78210, e-mail: charlotte.vinnicombe@ Applications should normally be submitted by the end of January, April, or October in any year.

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Christ Church

Orlando Composition Prize 2007

Open to all graduates and undergraduates currently studying at the University

Christ Church is pleased to announce the second competition of the annual Orlando Composition Prize. The competition, open to all graduates and undergraduates currently studying at the University, is for an unaccompanied setting (SATB) of lines from 'In Memory of W.B. Yeats' by W.H. Auden. Apply to the address below (or e-mail: for a copy of the text and the competition rules.

The first prize will be £500, and the winning piece is provisionally planned to be performed during Evensong on Saturday 23 June 2007 as part of Christ Church's celebrations marking the centenary of the birth of W.H. Auden.

Two copies of each entry (preferably produced on Sibelius) should be sent to Dr Stephen Darlington, Organist and Tutor in Music, Christ Church, Oxford OX1 1DP, by Monday, 19 March.

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