University of Oxford

Oxford University Gazette, 12 June 2008:
Prizes, Grants, and Funding

Sir John Hicks Fund

The Committee for the Sir John Hicks Fund invites applications from members of the University for grants towards the costs of research in economic history. Applications will be considered from undergraduates, graduate students, and members of academic staff, and may be related to research into the economic history of any period or country. Applicants should (a) provide sufficient information about the general nature of their research to establish that it falls within the field of economic history; and (b) specify the precise nature and cost of the expenditure for which a grant is requested. They should also give the name of one referee who might be consulted by the committee. It is intended by the committee that grants should normally be made for sums of up to £300, though this may on occasion be exceeded. Retrospective grants will be made only in exceptional circumstances. Applications should be sent to Professor Avner Offer, All Souls College, Oxford OX1 4AL.

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Wakeham Trust Research Grant in Urban Studies

All Souls College

the Wakeham trust proposes to provide grants of up to £1,000 in support of graduate research in Urban Studies. the research may be historical or contemporary, and grants will be provided to support field-work in urban research. the trust has described its prime concern as 'to help policy makers who are trying to improve the lives of those in Britain's inner cities, and to rebuild social capital in the cities. We think that it is extremely important for them to understand what has (and has not) worked in the past, and in other places, so that they can avoid replicating mistakes; and to help them understand the processes which have led to some of the problems which the cities now pose.'

there is no deadline or application form. Applications are welcome from University of Oxford taught-course and research students, and will be considered as they are received. Applications and enquiries should be directed to Professor Avner Offer, at All Souls College. Enquiries are welcome by e-mail (; applications (three copies) should be printed.

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