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

Scholarships and Prizes 2008: Social Sciences

Pavry and Winchester Thesis Prizes 2009

The Social Sciences Board proposes to award two prizes in Michaelmas Term 2009, provided that there are candidates of sufficient merit. Both of these prizes are awarded for successful theses (M.Phil, M.Litt, or D.Phil) in the faculties of Social Studies, Law, or Modern History.

The Dasturzada Dr Jal Pavry Memorial Prize (£500) is for a thesis on a subject in the area of international peace and understanding.

The Bapsybanoo Marchioness of Winchester Prize (£500) is for a thesis on international relations, with particular reference to the area of human rights and fundamental freedoms.

Candidates should apply in writing to Mrs Marga Lyall, Secretary to the Managers of the Cyril Foster and Related Funds, Centre for International Studies, Department of Politics and International Relations, Manor Road, Oxford OX1 3UQ not later than 12 noon on Friday, 31 July 2009.

Applications must include a copy of the thesis, together with a short abstract, and a letter supplying (a) the candidate's name, college, and degree; (b) the names of the candidate's examiners and supervisor(s) (not applicable to M.Phil candidates); (c) a clear indication for which one of the two prizes the candidate is submitting the thesis; (d) an address for communication should the candidate not be returning to the University in Michaelmas Term.

The Deirdre and Paul Malone Thesis Prize in International Relations will be awarded each year by the examiners of the M.Phil in International Relations. The prize is for the highest quality thesis written by an IR M.Phil student who is intending to proceed to the D.Phil in International Relations.

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