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Oxford University Gazette, 26 October 2006:
Prizes, Grants, and Funding

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, a curriculum vitae and a letter of support from the institution in South Africa, or a letter of support from Oxford if you are inviting a staff member from a South African university.

The closing date for applications is Friday, 24 November. Applications and any enquiries about the fund should be sent to James Tibbert, International Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford (telephone: (2)70134), e-mail: james.tibbert@admin.ox.ac.uk).

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Soudavar Fund

The Soudavar Fund provides small grants to assist students from Iran who are studying for a degree at the University and who are facing genuine financial difficulty. The value of each grant is usually between £500 and £2,500.

Application forms can be obtained from the Student Funding and International Office, University Offices, Wellington Square (telephone: (2)70134, e-mail: international.office@admin.ox.ac.uk). Applications should be submitted by 8 December.

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