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Oxford University Gazette, 20 November 2008:
Prizes, Grants, and Funding

Varley-Gradwell Travelling Fellowship in Insect Ecology

Applications are invited for a Varley-Gradwell Travelling Fellowship in Insect Ecology. Travelling fellowships, up to £2,000 in value, are awarded for the support of fieldwork, travel, and other activity in the field of insect ecology.

Applications are judged on their practicality and on their potential to make a contribution to insect ecology. Preference is given to those in their early postdoctoral years, but strong applications from those at the graduate level have, in the past, been successful. The fellowship is not available for support of undergraduate research.

The fellowships are tenable for one year commencing on a date to be agreed. They are not renewable.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae and a research proposal, which should include a budget and which should not exceed two sides of A4 in length. Applicants should ask two referees to write to the Secretary at the address given below. In the case of graduate students one of the referees should be the supervisor.

Applications and references should be sent to Mrs Judith Brown, Secretary to the Board of Management for the Varley-Gradwell Travelling Fellowship in Insect Ecology, Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Divisional Office, 9 Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PD (telephone: Oxford (2)82464, e-mail: judith.brown@mpls.ox.ac.uk), by 31 March 2009.

Applicants should note that if large numbers of specimens will result from the work, the cost of follow-up work should be shown in the budget, and details given of how, and by whom, they would be identified. In this case, applicants must also show their willingness and ability to work with local scientists and institutions in order to obtain full official permission for the export of any specimens back to the UK, and later to share identified specimens with institutions within the host country, if requested.

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