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Oxford University Gazette, 14 January 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


George Herbert Hunt Travelling Scholarship 2010

Applications are invited for the 2010 George Herbert Hunt Travelling Scholarship. Candidates should either have been admitted to the Degree of Bachelor of Medicine of the University of Oxford or have passed the First Examination for the Degree of Bachelor of Medicine of the University and hold a medical degree of another British university qualifying him or her to practise medicine. Current clinical students are not eligible to apply; an award can only be made to a medical graduate who fulfils the above criteria. The scholarship is of the value of about £3,000 and may be held with another award. This scholarship is offered in every second year.

Candidates are required to submit with their applications a statement of their academic record together with testimonials, and an undertaking that, if elected, they will travel abroad for a period of at least one month for the purpose of clinical study or research in medicine. In making the award, preference will be given to candidates who intend to engage in the practice of their profession either as surgeons or as general practitioners.

The scholar will be required to complete his or her period of travel within twelve months from the date of election, and within a reasonable period thereafter to submit to the Secretary of the Medical School for the approval of the electors a detailed report of his or her tenure of the scholarship. Payment of nine-tenths of the scholarship will be made shortly before the period of travel, and the remaining one-tenth following the approval of the report. The election will be made on 9 April.

Applications should be sent to Mrs Laura Morgan, Medical Sciences Office, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington, Oxford OX3 9DU, by 26 February.

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Philosophical Fellowship Fund Awards for Study in Europe

The trustees of the Philosophical Fellowship Fund, which was established in 1941 for the 'furtherance of philosophical and/or scientific research', now invite applications for support from candidates whose research would benefit in some significant respect from a period of up to three months (or, exceptionally, up to six months) to be spent working in a European country (other than the UK) during the coming long vacation or the academic year 2010–11, starting not earlier than 1 July 2010 and ending not later than 30 September 2011.

Candidates should at present be working for a higher degree in philosophy or a related subject with strong philosophical associations, or should have been awarded such a degree not more than three years ago.

Applications (hard copy, in triplicate) should be sent to Dr Sabina Lovibond, Worcester College, and should reach her by Friday, 12 March. Candidates should include, with their curriculum vitae, a brief description of their current research and study plans, and an explanation of what they hope to achieve through their stay abroad. They should also give the names of two referees, whom they should ask to write directly to Dr Lovibond. Short-listed candidates will be asked to provide a sample of their written work, of not more than 5,000 words in length. Interviews, if any, will be held in the first half of Trinity Term.

The exact amount of any awards that may be made will be assessed in the light of the successful candidate's (or candidates') plans, but it is intended that they should be sufficient to make a substantial contribution to the costs of his or her travel and maintenance during the period of study abroad.

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