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Oxford University Gazette, 13 May 2010:
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: www.admin.ox.ac.uk/studentfunding


Rothermere American Institute

Postgraduate and Undergraduate Travel Awards

The Rothermere American Institute makes available five annual travel grants, to permit three postgraduates and two undergraduates to conduct primary research in the US. Both postgraduate and undergraduate awards are limited to students writing their thesis in American history or politics.

Postgraduates should, in their application, set out how an RAI Travel Award will permit them to undertake primary research in connection with their master's or doctoral thesis; undergraduates should similarly set out how an award will enable them to conduct primary research in connection with their undergraduate thesis or dissertation.

The panel will also be interested to see projected costings up to a maximum of £2,000 per application.

Applicants are asked to submit three copies of their proposal, by hand or by post, to the Academic Programme Coordinator, the Rothermere American Institute, 1a South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3UB. The deadline for submission is 11 June.


Abraham and Henrietta Brettschneider Cornell Award Fund

Applications are now being accepted for the 2010 Brettschneider Award, the purpose of which is to facilitate academic exchanges (student or faculty) between Oxford and Cornell University, principally in the social sciences and humanities. The fund is administered at Oxford by the RAI and at Cornell by the Institute for European Studies ( www.einaudi.cornell.edu/Europe/about/brettschneider.asp).

This annual award is made possible through a generous gift from Mr Michael Borkan, an alumnus of Cornell University and Pembroke College, in honour of whose maternal grandparents, Abraham and Henrietta Brettschneider, the Fund was launched.

The recipient of the 2009–10 Brettschneider Award was Johannes Machielsen, a doctoral student in the Oxford History Faculty whose research focuses on the sixteenth-century Jesuit Martin Delrio (Antwerp, 1551; Leuven, 1608) and his opus magnum, Disquisitiones Magicae.

The maximum award for this academic year is $3,000. The award is limited to current faculty and postgraduate members of the University of Oxford.

There is no application form for this award. Applicants are asked to submit three copies of their proposal, by hand or by post, to the Academic Programme Coordinator, Rothermere American Institute, 1a South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3UB. The deadline for submission is 11 June.

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