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

Soudavar Fund

The Soudavar Fund provides small grants of up to £2,500 to assist students from Iran at the University of Oxford and who are facing genuine financial difficulty. The award is open to students who have started their degree at Oxford. Students may be studying for any degree and at either undergraduate or graduate level. Applicants must be able to show how they are connected to Iran, e.g. through citizenship, residence etc.

The value of each grant is usually between £500 and £2,500. Application forms can be obtained from the International Office: in person: International Office, University Offices, Wellington Square; by e-mail: john-paul.roche@admin.ox.ac.uk; online: www.admin.ox.ac.uk/io; by telephone: Oxford (2)70182.

Applications must be submitted by e-mail or post by 5 p.m. on Friday, 7 December.

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Prizes in Commonwealth and Imperial History

Robert Herbert Memorial Prize

The prize will be offered for an essay or a short dissertation 'on some subject connected with those problems of Imperial Administration to which Sir Robert Herbert devoted his life'. In practice, the prize trustees define this as topics in the field of British Imperial and Commonwealth history, or in imperial aspects of British history.

The value of the prize is at least £300.


Beit Prize

The prize will be offered for an essay on some subject connected with the advantages of 'Imperial Citizenship', or on some subject connected with Colonial History. In practice, the prize trustees define this as topics in the field of British Imperial and Commonwealth history, or in imperial aspects of British history.

The value of the prize is at least £350.


Entry procedures for both prizes

The prizes are open to all members of the University who, on the closing date for entries, are either current students or completed their degree not more than twelve months before that date, and who have not previously been awarded either prize.

Entries must be (i) word-processed and self-contained scholarly work; (ii) no longer than 15,000 words (including footnotes, appendices, and bibliographies), but may be shorter; (iii) written by the applicant only, i.e. not joint authorship.

The prize trustees wish to encourage the entry of work adapted from a wide variety of sources: published and unpublished articles, theses for relevant Honour Schools, theses for the examination for the Master of Studies in Modern History or the Master of Studies in Historical Research, and work presented in applications for change of status to D.Phil student or for confirmation of D.Phil student status.

Entries for both prizes must not be marked with the author's name. The author's name, college and date of matriculation should be supplied in a separate letter with the essay to Gary Crocker, Secretary to the Beit Fund Board of Management, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (telephone: (2)70012). The closing date for entries has been extended to Friday, eighth week, Michaelmas Term (30 November).

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