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Oxford University Gazette, 28 September 2006:
Prizes, Grants, and Funding

John Fell Oup Research Fund and Research Development Fund

Applications are invited for grants from the John Fell Fund. Oxford University Press is transferring £5m per annum for an initial period of five years to create the fund, which is named after John Fell, Dean of Christ Church, Vice-Chancellor (1666–9), Bishop of Oxford, and 'father' of the modern Press.

The purpose of the fund is to foster creativity and a proactive approach to research opportunities in all subject areas, and particularly in interdisciplinary fields. It will make seedcorn and start-up grants, and provide staff and funds to stimulate applications to external agencies. As the fund is intended to complement external funding bodies, it will not duplicate the purposes of those bodies.

Bids must be made via divisions, and the next deadline for applications is Friday, 6 October.

Details of the application procedure may be found at, or obtained from the secretary, Ms Jenny Nix (e-mail:, or Ms Julie Walsh (e-mail:

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E.P. Abraham Cephalosporin Fund

This charitable trust was established in 1970 by the late Sir Edward Abraham in the furtherance of research and education in the medical, biological, and chemical sciences within the University of Oxford, its colleges, halls, and societies, as well as the Royal Society and Sir Edward's former school, King Edward VI School, Southampton.

Trustees normally meet twice a year, in spring an autumn, to consider applications received. There are no forms for applicants, who should generally be tenured members of the University. Further details may be obtained from the fund's Administrator, Valerie Boasten, at the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, South Parks road, Oxford OX1 3RE - (e-mail:

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