Scholarships and Prizes 2008:
Meyerstein Research Awards for Archaeological Research 2008–9
The School of Archaeology gives notice that it is offering in Hilary Term 2009 Meyerstein Awards for Archaeological Research.
Candidates must be members of the University. Awards are usually given to facilitate research by graduate students in archaeology. It is expected that they will also seek supplementary funding from within their college, the university and elsewhere and that notice of what efforts are being made in this respect will be required on the application form. The demands on the Meyerstein Fund are such that grants are modest and the categories of research for which they are granted restricted. Probationary Research and D.Phil students can apply for a first grant of up to £400 and a second grant of up to £200 (though balance from first grant can be added to second grant; the overall total awarded to any one applicant being £600). Priority is given to travel and accommodation costs for doctoral thesis research, usually for aspects of fieldwork, of site-visiting or of museum-study essential to the registered topic. Comparable research by students in the first year of an M.Phil degree and students registered for the M.Sc in Archaeological Science will be sympathetically considered, the maximum awarded being £200. It is rarely possible to offer small grants towards the cost of photography or of preparation for publication. Requests for funds to attend conferences will be considered when related to research interests; projects not directly related to research but relevant to a student's future work will also be given consideration. M.Phil students in the second year of study and M.St students are eligible for awards only if the research project will contribute to their work for a D.Phil at Oxford.
Application forms may be obtained from the Administrative Secretary, School of Archaeology, 36 Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2PG (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone: (2)88011). Six copies of applications (which should be accompanied by a letter of support from the candidate's supervisor) should be returned to the Administrator, School of Archaeology, on or before Friday, 12 December 2008.