University Gazette, 14 December 2006:
Prizes, Grants, and Funding
New College invites applications for up to six graduate bursaries starting from the beginning of the 2007–8 academic year in the following subject areas: Music, Biological Sciences (Biochemistry, Plant Sciences, Zoology), Modern Languages, Mathematics, Modern History, and Engineering.
The value of the bursaries is £1,000 per annum for as long as the holder is liable for the maximum university and college fee; the bursary will be paid for the duration of liability for doctoral fees if the award is initially made at the masters stage. A condition of the award is that the recipient shall be registered at New College; standard graduate admissions criteria will apply, including a demonstration of sufficient financial means to complete the proposed course of study.
Both current and incoming graduate students are welcome to apply, subject to recipients not moving between colleges during the course of a single degree. Awards may be held in conjunction with any other award. Selection will be on research potential save that where candidates of equal merit present themselves the college may take into account their financial circumstances. Where application is made for an initial taught graduate degree the college will look for strong evidence of motivation to continue to research.
Incoming graduate students in the relevant subject areas who name New College as their first choice college will automatically be considered for an award as long as their applications to the university are made no later than Gathered Field 3 (the deadline for which is 12 January 2007). Ongoing graduate students and those who have not named New College as first choice may apply directly to the college. These applications should comprise a brief covering letter indicating the proposed course of study and the means by which it will be financed, a statement of research plans of no more than 500 words, and a curriculum vitae including the names and contact details of two referees who the college may subsequently approach if the candidate is short-listed.
Applications should be sent in hard copy only, addressed to the Tutor for Graduates, New College, Oxford OX1 3BN, with the envelope marked 'Graduate Bursaries', and be received by 1 March.