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

Varley-Gradwell Travelling Fellowship in Insect Ecology

Applications are invited for the Varley-Gradwell Travelling Fellowship in Insect Ecology. A travelling fellowship, which may be of up to £2,000 in value, will be awarded for the support of field work, travel and other activity in the field of insect ecology.

Applications, which are invited from individuals in institutions of research or higher education, are judged on their practicality and on their potential to make a contribution to insect ecology. Preference will be given to applicants in their early postdoctoral years, but strong applications from those at graduate level have, in the past, been successful.

The fellowship will be tenable for one year starting on a date to be agreed. It will not be renewable.

Applications should include: a curriculum vitae; a research proposal which should include a budget and should not exceed two sides of A4 in length; the names and addresses of two referees.

In the case of graduate students, one of the referees should be the supervisor. Applicants should arrange for their two referees to write in confidence to the Secretary to the Varley-Gradwell Board at the address below by the closing date.

Applications should be sent to Mrs Judith Brown, Secretary to the Board of Management for the Varley-Gradwell Fund, MPLS Divisional Office, 9 Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PD (telephone: Oxford (2)82464, e-mail:, by 31 March 2007.

If large numbers of specimens will result from the proposed work, the cost of follow-up (e.g. identification, preservation) work should be shown in the budget, and details given of how, and by whom, this work would be done. Applicants must also show their awareness of, and preparedness for, the need to work with local scientists and institutions in order to obtain full official permission for the export of any specimens back to the UK.

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