University Gazette, 21 February 2008:
Prizes, Grants, and Funding
Albert and Rachel Lehmann Graduate Studentship in Jewish History and Culture
If a suitable candidate presents him or herself, an election will be made to the Lehmann Studentship in Jewish History and Culture with effect from 1 October 2008.
The studentship, worth in the region of £5,200 per annum, is tenable for one year in the first instance, renewable for up to a maximum of two further years, and will be under the auspices of the Oxford University Hebrew and Jewish Studies Unit. The studentship will cover the college fee, and the university fee at the UK/EU rate. It is assumed that candidates for research degrees from overseas will also apply for an ORS award to cover the additional oversees fee
(www.admin.ox.ac.uk/io/funding/ors.shtml). The award is intended for any graduate student pursuing research or higher study in the field of Jewish Studies, specifically in early modern and modern western European history and /or culture.
Candidates must have obtained a good undergraduate degree in a relevant field of study. Preference may be given to those candidates who intend to continue their studies to doctoral level.
Preferential consideration for accommodation at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies at Yarnton Manor will be given to the successful candidate (see www.ochjs.ac.uk/).
Applications must include: (a) the course and faculty to which the candidate has applied for graduate study; (b) a brief statement of the academic career, including attainments and qualifications; (c) a brief statement of research interests; (d) the names of two referees (please see below); and (e) a statement of any other emoluments held or being applied for by the candidate.
All applications will be considered on their merits.
Applications should be received by Charlotte Vinnicombe, Unit for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 2LE, no later than Friday, 16 May. Applicants should ask their referees to supply confidential references by the same date.
A separate application to the University for a place for graduate study is required (see www.admin.ox.ac.uk/postgrad uate/apply/forms/).
Shelley-Mills Prize 2008
This prize, the purpose of which is to promote the study of the works of William Shakespeare, is open to members of the University who on the date of this supplement have not exceeded three years from matriculation; and who have not been a member of any other university for more than a year. The prize, value £100, will be awarded for the best essay on the following subject: 'Minor characters in Shakespeare'.
Essays should be submitted, under a sealed cover marked 'Shelley-Mills Prize', to the English Faculty Office, St Cross Building, Manor Road, Oxford OX1 3UQ, not later than 25 February. Authors should conceal their names and identify their essays by a motto. The name, college, and date of matriculation should be submitted at the same time in a separate envelope with the same motto inscribed upon it.
Note: this replaces the notice published in the Gazette of 14 February, p. 665, which incorrectly gave the subject as 'Characters in Shakespeare'.
Oxford Italian Association
Clara Florio Cooper Memorial Bursaries
The Oxford Italian Association invites applications for open bursaries set up by friends and colleagues to commemorate the life and work of Clara Florio Cooper (1947–2004). This year it is intended to offer two annual awards of up to £700 each to promote graduate research into aspects of Italian culture (including, for instance, travel to consult manuscripts in Italian archives).
Applications (closing date 30 April) should include a brief curriculum vitae, preferably with an e-mail contact address, an outline of the research proposed (on no more than one page of A4), and a letter of support from the applicant's supervisor to, and should be sent to Dr Franca Pellegrini, the Oxford Italian Association, 47 Wellington Square, Oxford.
Smaller top-up grants (usually of no more than £100), intended for graduates specifically based in Oxford and working on Italian culture, are also available, and applications should be sent as above.