University of Oxford


Oxford University Gazette, 10 January 2008:
Prizes, Grants, and Funding

Hester Cordelia Parsons Fund

Applications are invited from members of the University under thirty years of age for awards to support the costs of research in experimental biological science. The awards are intended for graduate and postdoctoral workers already holding grants or fellowships, including members of the academic staff, and are to encourage the development of experimental methods at the boundaries of biological, physical and chemical sciences. Awards are intended to enable the holder to learn and develop new experimental methods, and to support travel and subsistence expenses that may be incurred.

Applicants must: provide sufficient information about the nature of their research to establish that it lies within the field of experimental biological science as specified above; describe the nature and costs of the expenditure for which an award is requested; provide a curriculum vitae which includes the names and e-mail addresses of two referees who may be contacted if necessary; and send their application, which should not exceed two sides of A4, to Judith Brown, Secretary to the Fund (e-mail: judith.brown@mpls.ox.ac.uk), by Friday of third week of Hilary Term (1 February).

Potential areas of application may include, but shall not be limited to, bioengineering, the effects of extreme environmental conditions, atmospheric and oceanic interactions, the study of flight, and similar areas where the effective application of physical principles in the study of biological systems may yield new insights.

Grants from the fund, typically in the range of £500 to £2,000, may support: (1) travel and subsistence costs in visiting laboratories in the United Kingdom or overseas; (2) training courses in experimental techniques; (3) the purchase of equipment; (4) other relevant purposes, at the discretion of the board of management.

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George Herbert Hunt Travelling Scholarship 2008

Applications are invited for the 2008 George Herbert Hunt Travelling Scholarship. Candidates should either have been admitted to the Degree of Bachelor of Medicine of the University of Oxford or have passed the First Examination for the Degree of Bachelor of Medicine of the University and hold a medical degree of another British university qualifying him or her to practise medicine. The scholarship is of the value of about £3,000 and may be held with another award. This scholarship is offered in every second year.

Candidates are required to submit their applications a statement of their academic record together with testimonials, and an undertaking that, if elected, they will travel abroad for a period of at least one month for the purpose of clinical student or research in medicine. In making the award, preference will be given to candidates who intend to engage in the practice of their profession either as surgeons or as general practitioners.

The scholar will be required to complete his or her period of travel within twelve months from the date of election, and within a reasonable period thereafter to submit to the Secretary of the Medical School for the approval of the electors a detailed report of his or her tenure of the scholarship. Payment of nine-tenths of the scholarship will be made shortly before the period of travel, and the remaining one-tenth following the approval of the report. The election will be made on 11 April 2008.

Applications should be sent to Mrs Laura Morgan, Medical Sciences Office, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington, Oxford OX3 9DU by 29 February 2008.

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Student Exchange Programme With the Australian National University

A place will be available in 2008–9 for one current graduate student, who will continue to be registered for a degree at Oxford, to undertake a period of study of at least six months, but not more than a year, at the ANU. Australian nationals will not normally be eligible to apply. It is expected that the exchanges will begin in January/February 2009. A travel bursary may be available to provide economy class travel to and from Australia. The closing date for applications will be Friday, 15 February 2008.

Further information is available from the International Student Advisory Service, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (telephone: (2)70241/(2)70189), Web site: www.admin.ox.ac.uk/io).

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Scholarships for Study in Germany

The following scholarships offering the opportunities are available in the academic year 2008–9.

Hanseatic Scholarships

Two scholarships are available for graduate and undergraduate (final year) students at the University of Oxford or University of Cambridge. They are tenable for one or two years at any academic institution in Germany. The successful candidates must undertake research at doctoral or postdoctoral level, or give evidence of a workable project not connected to a research degree. There is the opportunity to obtain a German degree. The current value of the scholarship is approximately €15,000 per annum, although travel expenses will also be covered. It should be noted that the scholarship does not include the payment of any Oxford fees for which the scholar may be liable whilst in Germany. The scholarship is open to members either University who have lived in the UK for a minimum of three years prior to taking up the scholarship, and who have either completed all the examinations required for the Oxford BA degree, or have embarked on a course of postgraduate study at the University. Applicants must be under twenty-eight years of age on 1 October 2008.

Michael Foster Memorial Scholarship

One scholarship, funded by the DAAD, is available for graduate and undergraduate (final year) students at the University of Oxford. The scholarship is tenable for ten months from 1 October 2008 at any university (excluding art/music academies) in Germany, and may be extended for a second year. The scholar will receive a monthly maintenance grant, a travel grant and a book grant, as well as remission of institution fees. It should be noted that the scholarship does not include payment of any Oxford fees for which the scholar may be liable whilst in Germany. The scholarship is open to non-German members of the University who have either completed all the examinations required for the Oxford BA Degree, or have embarked on a course of postgraduate study at the University. Members of the University who have already completed a course of studies at Oxford may also apply, provided that they graduated no longer than two years prior to taking up the scholarship, and are still resident in the UK. There is no age restriction for this award.

Theodor Heuss Research Fellowship

One fellowship is available for postgraduate or postdoctoral students at the University of Oxford. The fellowship is tenable for one year at any university or other institution of higher learning in Germany. The holder of the fellowship will receive a monthly maintenance grant, which is currently €2,100 for postdoctoral fellows and €1,500 for doctoral students; travel expenses and institution fees will also be covered. The fellowship is open to members of the University who are British citizens, under thirty-two years of age by 1 October 2008, and who have either embarked on a course of postgraduate study or have already obtained a postgraduate qualification of the University. It should be noted that the fellowship does not include the payment of any Oxford fees for which the fellow may be liable whilst in Germany.

Further details of all three scholarships and information on how to apply may be obtained from the International Student Advisory Service, University Offices, Wellington Square (telephone: Oxford (2)70241, e-mail: international.office@admin.ox.ac.uk, Web site: www.admin.ox.ac.uk/io).

The closing date for the scholarships is Friday, 15 February 2008. Interviews will take place in Oxford on Monday, 10 March 2008 and the decision of the selectors will be announced shortly thereafter.

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Jenkins Memorial Fund Scholarships

Two scholarships will be available in 2008–9 to enable graduate students from Oxford University to pursue further study at a partner university in the Europaeum association. The current partners are the universities of Bologna, Bonn, Helsinki, Leiden, Madrid (Complutense), Paris I, the Charles University in Prague, the Jagiellonian University in Krakow and the Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva. The scholarships are tenable in any area of the Humanities or Social Sciences.

The closing date for applications will be Friday, 15 February 2008. Further information about the terms and conditions of the scholarships and the application form may be obtained from the International Student Advisory Service, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (telephone: Oxford (2)70241/(2)80487), e-mail: international.office@admin.ox.ac.uk, Web site: www.admin.ox.ac.uk/io/). Further information about the Europaeum can be found at www.Europaeum.org.

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Scatcherd European Scholarships 2008–9

A number of Scatcherd European Scholarships will be available in 2008–9 for graduate and undergraduate students, who will continue to be registered for a degree at Oxford, to undertake study or research in another European country (including Russia and all countries to the west of the Urals, but not Turkey).

The scholarships are tenable in any subject area and will not normally be awarded for a period of study of less than three months or more than one year. The scholarships will cover the cost of any tuition or registration fees and provide a grant towards living costs, which is expected to be about £9,750 for a full year. The precise level of funding will be determined according to the proposed place of study, the length of the attachment and any funding which the student will receive, such as Local Authority travel grant or funding from a Research Council. The scholarship does not include the payment of any Oxford fees for which the scholarship may be liable whilst abroad. Students taking part in an exchange under the Erasmus Scheme will not normally be eligible for Scatcherd European Scholarships.

Applicants are advised to contact the institution to which they wish to be attached before submitting the scholarship application form. Successful candidates will be required to obtain the approval of their college to study away from Oxford, and, where applicable, graduate students must also obtain dispensation from residence from their faculty board.

The closing date for applications will be Friday, 15 February 2008. Further information and application materials may be obtained from the International Student Advisory Service, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (telephone: (2)70241/(2)80487, Web site: www.admin.ox.ac.uk/io).

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Charterhouse European Bursaries

A number of Charterhouse European Bursaries will be available in 2008–9 for undergraduate or graduate students registered for a degree of the University of Oxford to undertake a period of study elsewhere in Europe. Bursaries may be held in any EU or EEA country, or in countries of Central Eastern Europe. The bursaries are available for study in economics, management, applied mathematics in industry, engineering, and technology.

The value of the bursaries will be approximately £4,000 for a full academic year although applications for a shorter period of study (not normally less than three months) may be considered. In such cases the funding will be reduced pro rata. Charterhouse European Bursaries may be held in conjunction with ERASMUS grants or grants from other educational bodies.

The closing date for applications will be Friday, 15 February 2008. Further details and an application form are available from the International Student Advisory Service, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (telephone: (2)70105, e-mail: International.Office@admin.ox.ac.uk, Web site: www.admin.ox.ac.uk/io/).

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