University of Oxford

Oxford University Gazette, 13 November 2008:
Prizes, Grants, and Funding

Wiener–Anspach Awards to the University of Brussels 2009–10

The Fondation Philippe Wiener–Maurice Anspach is offering postgraduate grants for D.Phil research for current University of Oxford graduate students of all academic disciplines at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. The award consists of a grant of €16,000, as well as the Belgian university fees which will be paid directly by the Foundation.

Application may be made by submitting a completed application form, which is available from the University's International Student Advisory Service Web site, ships. Applicants must also provide a complete and detailed curriculum vitae (with copies of diplomas and transcripts); letters of recommendation from two members of the academic staff of their university; a research proposal of two pages maximum, written in French, accompanied by a letter of invitation from the academic at the Université Libre de Bruxelles willing to supervise the research; and a statement of purpose.

The documents must be sent before the deadline of Friday, 28 November to Fondation Philippe Wiener–Maurice Anspach, 39 Franklin Roosevelt Avenue, B–1050 Brussels, Belgium. Any additional information can be obtained from Mrs Nicole Bosmans, Administrative Secretary of the Foundation, by e-mail:

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Oxford–Geneva Study Bursary 2008–9

The Europaeum is once again making available a small bursary to support an Oxford graduate student to pursue a programme of study at the Graduate Institute of International Studies (HEI), Geneva, during the coming academic year.

Appropriate programmes of study can include periods of specialist library or archive work, supervisions with desired tutors, taught programmes including specialist summer schools, or field work, including work with organisations based in and around Geneva. Bursary holders are expected to be self-directed, and will need to negotiate their own study arrangements at Oxford. Advice and support can be obtained by contacting the Europaeum Secretariat in Oxford, or the office of the Deputy to the Director in Geneva. The Bursary is worth €1,000.

Students will be responsible for their own accommodation in Geneva. Application may be made by submitting a curriculum vitae, planned programme of study and details of any contact the applicant may have already had with HEI to the Europaeum Oxford–Geneva Study Programme, International Student Advisory Service, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford OX1 4BG, by Friday, 28 November. Candidates should ask their Oxford supervisor to send a letter of support to the International Student Advisory Service by the same date.

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Christ Church

Christopher Tower Poetry Competition

The Christopher Tower Poetry Competition, the UK's most valuable prize for young poets, is once again open for entries, and this year students aged between sixteen and eighteen are invited to write a poem on the theme of 'Doubt'.

The Tower Prizes, launched in 2000, are established as among the most prestigious literary awards for this age-group. The first prize is £3,000, with £1,000 and £500 going to the second and third prize-winners. In addition to individual prizes, the students' schools and colleges also receive cash prizes.

The entries will be judged this year by poets Fiona Sampson, Daljit Nagra, and Peter McDonald.

The competition is open to all sixteen- to eighteen-year-olds who are in full- or part-time education. Further information can be found at, by e-mailing, or by telephoning Oxford (2)86591. The closing date for entries is 18 March 2009.

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