University of Oxford

Oxford University Gazette, 19 November 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:

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 2010.

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

^ Return to Contents of this section

Scholarships for Study in Germany

The following scholarships offering the opportunity to study in Germany are available in the academic year 2010–11.

Hanseatic Scholarships

Two scholarships are available for graduate and undergraduate (final year) Oxbridge students. The scholarship may be held at any academic institution in Germany, and are tenable for one or two years. The successful candidates must undertake research at doctoral or postdoctoral level, or give evidence of a workable project not connected to a research degree; it would also be possible to obtain a German degree. The current value of the scholarship is approximately €15,000 per annum, although travel expenses will also be covered. The scholarship is open to members of either Oxford or Cambridge University who have lived in the UK (including for educational purposes) for a minimum of three years prior to taking up the scholarship, and who have either completed all the examinations required for the Oxford BA degree, or have embarked on a course of postgraduate study at either University. Applicants of all nationalities may apply (excluding students from Germany). Applicants must be under thir years of age on 1 October 2010.

Michael Foster Memorial Scholarship

One scholarship is available for graduate and undergraduate (final year) students at the University of Oxford. The scholarship is also open to members of the University who have already completed a course of studies at Oxford, provided that they graduated no longer than two years prior to taking up the scholarship. Applicants of all nationalities may apply (excluding students from Germany). The scholarship is tenable for the full twelve months of the academic year 2010–11 at any university or technical university in Germany, and at the discretion of the Foundation it may be extended for a second year. The scholar will receive a monthly maintenance grant and remission of institution fees. A grant will be made to assist with travel expenses, and a small book grant will be available each term.

Note: This scholarship is not tenable at music or art academies.

Theodor Heuss Research Fellowship

One fellowship is available for postgraduate students or postdoctoral researchers at the University of Oxford. The fellowship is tenable for one year at any university or other institution of higher learning in Germany. The holder of the fellowship will receive a monthly maintenance grant, which is currently €2,100 for postdoctoral fellows and €1,500 for doctoral students; travel expenses and institution fees will also be covered. The fellowship is open to members of the University who are British citizens, under thirty-two years of age by 1 October 2010, and who have either embarked on a course of postgraduate study or have already obtained a postgraduate qualification of the University. It should be noted that the fellowship does not include the payment of any Oxford fees for which the fellow may be liable whilst in Germany.

Further details of all three scholarships, and information on how to apply, may be found on the 'Study Abroad Opportunities' page of the University Web site (or e-mail: The closing date for the scholarships is Friday, 5 February. Interviews for short-listed candidates will take place in Oxford on Monday, 22 February, and the decision of the selectors will be announced shortly thereafter by e-mail. Students unable to attend an interview on this date need not apply.

^ Return to Contents of this section

Wadham College

Quatercentenary Hymn Competition

To mark its 400th Anniversary in 2010, Wadham College will award £500 to the composer of the best hymn tune submitted for its quatercentenary celebrations.

The words to be set are the poem 'In Wadham Chapel' by the distinguished Norwegian poet and playwright, Nordahl Grieg, who studied at Wadham in the early 1920s, translated by Ray Ockenden. The text can be found, as a PDF or Word document, at

The hymn may be set in a standard form of four voice-parts, or for unison with organ accompaniment. Entries, by post or e-mail, should be submitted by 29 January, to Hymn Competition, Director of Music, Wadham College, Oxford OX1 3PN (e-mail: The music submission should be anonymous, with the identity and contact details of the composer given in a covering document. The winner will be announced by the end of Hilary Term 2010. The successful tune will be first performed during the final service of Trinity Term 2010, and again at Remembrance Service in Michaelmas 2010, before becoming a regular part of Wadham's musical life.

Enquiries may be made to Oxford (2)77970.

^ Return to Contents of this section