University of Oxford

Oxford University Gazette, 3 December 2009:
Prizes, Grants, and Funding

Prospective and current undergraduate and graduate students of the University should refer to the Student Funding Web site for information and advice on fees and funding:

Osler Memorial Fund

The Osler Memorial Fund offers grants to teachers in the Pre-clinical Departments of the the Oxford Medical School to enable them to pursue some special study connected with medicine outside Oxford. The maximum grant that can be awarded is £600.

The following are notes for guidance on submitting applications to the scheme:

1. The awarders will not normally be willing to provide more than one grant per person per year towards the cost of travel to a meeting. Grants awarded are not transferable and awards are not made retrospectively.

2. Grants will not normally be provided for travel within the UK, although in special cases, the awarders may be willing to consider applications from junior staff where no provision is made for this in their grants.

3. In the case of an application connected with attendance at a conference, the applicant should normally be reading a paper, but need not necessarily have been invited to do so.

4. An application for a travel grant by or on behalf of an individual who is chiefly supported from outside sources should state whether the relevant funding body has been approached and, if so, the outcome.

5. The awarders will normally reckon to assist those of a more junior standing by the provision of travel grants, those who are more senior being better able to seek funds from other sources.

6. If at any time there is particular competition for travel grants, an applicant whose purpose is to complete a specific piece of research or to learn a specific technique will be given preference over an applicant who wishes to attend a conference.

7. All applications must include a covering letter of support from the head of department concerned. Applications should be sent to Mrs Laura Morgan, Medical Sciences Office, Level 3, John Radcliffe Hospital (e- mail:

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The Europaeum

Bursary for study in Geneva

The Europaeum is making available a small bursary to support one Oxford graduate student to pursue a programme of study at the Graduate Institute of International Studies (HEI), Geneva, during the coming academic year. This is open to students of any nationality, and is worth €500 to study for a minimum duration of two weeks. Appropriate programmes of study can include periods of specialist library or archive work, supervisions with desired tutors, taught programmes including specialist summer schools, or fieldwork, including work with organisations based in and around Geneva.

The deadline is Monday, 14 December. Further details may be found on the 'Study Abroad' Web site, or by e-mailing to

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