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Oxford University Gazette, 25 October 2007:
Prizes, Grants, and Funding

Oppenheimer Fund

Academic exchanges between Oxford and South Africa

The Oppenheimer Fund provides grants to assist the academic exchange of senior members between the University of Oxford on the one hand and universities and similar institutions of higher education in the Republic of South Africa on the other.

Applications are invited from senior members of the University who wish either to visit one or more universities in South Africa or to invite a staff member from a South African university to Oxford in 2008. Grants may be awarded to assist with living expenses for a maximum of six months as well as travel costs. Visits for the sole purpose of attending a conference will not normally be eligible for support from the fund.

The maximum level of grants is likely to be up to £1,000 per month for subsistence and up to £700 for the cost of travel between Oxford and South Africa. Applications for grants from the Fund should include a statement of the purpose of the proposed visit (including an outline of any research to be carried out during the visit), duration and estimated costs, details of any other available sources of funding, a curriculum vitae and a letter of support from the institution in South Africa, or a letter of support if the invitation concers a staff member from a South African university.

The closing date for applications is Friday, 23 November. Applications and any enquiries about the fund should be sent to Emma Sabzalieva, International Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford (telephone: (2)70190, e- mail:

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Department of Engineering Science

Fully-funded industrial CASE D.Phil Studentship

A fully-funded industrial CASE D.Phil Studentship is available, sponsored by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, UK and Intel Corporation, in parternship with the Smith Institute Mathematics Knowledge Transfer Network.

Topic: 'Bayesian characterisation of neurological disorders using nonlinear and fractal speech signal analysis'.

The department is currently looking to recruit students with an interest in biomedical signal processing, biomedical modelling, Bayesian statistics, and nonlinear and/or stochastic time series analysis. Further details can be found at l.

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