University of Oxford


Oxford University Gazette, 17 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: www.admin.ox.ac.uk/studentfunding


Christopher Welch Scholarship in Biological Sciences

Applications are invited for a scholarship for postgraduate research in Biology, tenable at the University from the beginning of Michaelmas Term 2010.

Christopher Welch scholarships, at present, offer a maintenance grant of £13,500, but this will be kept under review. They include payment of fees at the rate for 'Home/EU' students.

The scholarships are tenable for two years initially but may be extended for up to a further one and a half years, subject to the approval of the CW Board of Management.

The Board of Management has the power to suspend a scholarship held by a medical student for a period of not more than three years, or in special cases four years, in order to enable the holder to devote himself/herself to clinical training without forfeiting his/her scholarship.

Candidates applying to a Programme of Study in the Medical Sciences Division who wish to be considered for the Christopher Welch Scholarship must submit their applications for the Christopher Welch Scholarship to the Director of Graduate Studies in the department in which they are hoping to work by Friday, 8 January.

All other candidates must submit their applications for the Christopher Welch Scholarship to the Director of Graduate Studies in the department in which they are hoping to work by Friday, 22 January.

Separate applications for admission to study in the University must be submitted to the University by 8 January for Medical Sciences candidates and 22 January for all other candidates. The University's Graduate Studies Prospectus and details of how to apply are available at www.admin.ox.ac.uk/postgraduate/.

Candidates for a Christopher Welch Scholarship must have applied to the University for admission for postgraduate study, normally in one of the following departments: Biochemistry; Experimental Psychology; Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics (DPAG); the Dunn School of Pathology; Plant Sciences; Pharmacology or Zoology or in one of the Clinical Departments in the Medical Sciences Division.

Applications received from Medical Sciences candidates after Friday, 8 January, and from all other candidates after Friday, 22 January, cannot be considered for the Christopher Welch Scholarship.

No person may be awarded a scholarship a second time.

The application form is available from Clare Hayes, Graduate Studies Officer, Medical Sciences Division (e-mail: clare.hayes@medsci.ox.ac.uk).

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Australian National University—Student Exchange

One or two places will be available in 2010–11 for a current graduate research student in the University to undertake a period of study at the Australian National University. All nationalities are welcomed to apply except Australian nationals who will not normally be eligible. The exchange programme is open to students in any subject area though it is expected that students will continue to be registered for a degree at Oxford during this period and that they will normally have completed at least one year of study prior to the exchange.

It is expected that the exchanges will begin in October 2010 or January/February 2011. The precise starting date would be arranged with the host department at the ANU. Students will normally spend one semester/two terms at ANU. However, applications from students wishing to spend up to one academic year will be considered. All tuition fees will be waived by ANU, although students will be required to continue to pay any fees for which they may be liable at Oxford. Students will be responsible for meeting their own accommodation and other living costs. A travel grant may be available to provide economy return travel to Australia but cannot be guaranteed. In addition, Oxford students will be required to take out Overseas Student Health Cover at ANU which for a single student will be approximately A$190 per semester.

A committee in Oxford will consider applicant's papers and the nominated candidate(s) will be forwarded to the ANU by mid-May. The final decision on the acceptance of the nominated candidates will be made by the ANU.

The application deadline is Friday, 19 March. Further details, and guidance on the application procedure, may be found at the Study Abroad Web site, www.ox.ac.uk/current_students/course_guidance_supervision/study_abroad.html.< /p>

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