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Supplement (4) to Oxford University Gazette No. 4855. Wednesday, 8 October 2008.

Scholarships and Prizes 2008: Medical Sciences

Peter Beaconsfield Prize in Physiological Sciences

The prize, value £1,000, is awarded annually, provided that there is a candidate of sufficient merit.

It is open to postgraduate students in Physiological Sciences (registered in the department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, Pharmacology or Pathology), who, in the twelve months preceding the closing date for applications for the prize, shall have applied for transfer to D.Phil status.

The prize is intended to reward young researchers who are capable of escaping from the stereotype of narrow specialisation, and who display a wider grasp of the significance and potential applicability of their research. Candidates should submit an essay of not more than 1,000 words (not counting references and illustrations), which should include only a brief outline, in non-specialist terms, of their achievements in research and their plans for future work. Candidates are then expected to take stock of their work and to show why they are doing it and where it may lead, especially its potential for the ultimate betterment of the human condition. They should also show evidence of a realisation that a multidisciplinary approach could be advantageous to their work, whether or not they themselves are currently capable of handling other scientific disciplines. Applications should be written in an accessible style, comprehensible to scientists and physicians working in other fields of medical research.

Applications, clearly marked 'Peter Beaconsfield Prize in Physiological Sciences', should be submitted by Friday, 19 June 2009, to the Graduate Officer for the Medical Sciences Division, Medical Sciences Office, Level 3 John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington, Oxford OX3 9DU. For further information please telephone Oxford 851045 or e-mail

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