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Oxford University Gazette, 22 April 2010:
Prizes, Grants, and Funding


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Craven Fellowship, Derby Scholarship, Thomas Whitcombe Greene Scholarship for Classical Art and Archaeology, and the Henry Francis Pelham Studentship 2010

Elections will be made to the awards named above in Trinity Term 2010, provided that candidates of sufficient merit present themselves.

The primary purpose of these awards is to encourage study and research abroad by making residence abroad possible for a substantial period of time.

(Note: it is not the purpose of these awards to provide maintenance grants for students whilst they are studying in Oxford). They are open to members of the University who are or will be on a postgraduate course during the academic year 2010–11 and who are at present in their first three years of graduate study, including master's degrees, or their last year of undergraduate study at Oxford. Only those who have not previously held one of these awards are eligible to apply (except for Pelham—see below). The awards are tenable for one or two years, as specified; tenure normally commences on 1 August in the year of election. The annual value of each is £1,000. In addition, if the committee has sufficient funds, it may provide grants to cover additional expenses incurred in residence abroad of up to £4,000, insofar as grants to cover these expenses cannot be obtained from other sources. Emoluments will be paid at the committee's discretion and in such instalments as it thinks fit.

If funds allow and candidates of sufficient merit apply, the Committee may make more than one award in any category.

Applications, on a form to be obtained from the Secretary to the Craven Committee, the Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies, 66 St Giles', Oxford OX1 3LU, should be sent to the Secretary on or before Friday of noughth week of Trinity Term. Candidates are responsible for asking three referees to supply letters of recommendation, which should be sent to the Secretary of the Craven Committee at the Classics Centre, by the date given above. They should also indicate the study which, in the event of their being elected, they would propose to undertake. They will not thereby bind themselves, if elected, to pursue the particular subjects suggested at the time of application, nor will the Craven Committee necessarily accept without modification the subjects proposed by the successful candidates. Candidates should include a paper (c.5,000 words) written by them on any subject connected with Greek or Latin Literature, Greek or Roman History, or Greek or Roman Archaeology.

Election to an award is based on the written work and on an interview. The Committee will draw up a shortlist for interview on Friday, week two, Trinity Term. Interviews will be held on Monday, week eight, Trinity Term. All holders of these awards are required to produce evidence from time to time of diligent prosecution of their studies. The specific requirements of each award are set out below.

Craven University Fellowship

This award is for the study of any branch of classical learning and is tenable for two years. The fellow is required to spend at least eight months out of the twenty-six months immediately following entry upon the fellowship residing abroad for the purpose of study at a place or places approved by the Craven Committee.

Note: The Committee has, however, power to allow postponement of up to six months of such residence abroad, and to grant partial dispensation from the requirement of residence abroad.

Derby Scholarship

This award is tenable for two years. The scholar is required to spend at least six months out of the twenty six months immediately following election residing abroad for the purpose of study at a place or places approved by the Committee, unless the Committee thinks fit to grant the candidate total or partial dispensation from the requirements of residence abroad. In accordance with the regulations of the Derby Scholarship, preference will be given to a candidate who offers a subject connected with the languages and literatures of ancient Greece and Rome (including Palaeography and Comparative Philology) or with one of these, provided that there is a candidate of sufficient merit.

Henry Francis Pelham Studentship

This award is open to members of the University, who, at the point of application, are on a course of study. It is for the study of Roman History and Archaeology and is tenable for one year. The student will be required to reside in Rome for at least three months during tenure of the studentship and to study under the direction of the British School at Rome, unless permission has been received from the Craven Committee to reside elsewhere during the whole or any part of such period.

Thomas Whitcombe Greene Scholarship

This award is for the study of Classical Art and Archaeology and is tenable for two years. It is expected that the Scholar will spend several months abroad during the tenure of the Scholarship to carry out research in connection with their D.Phil thesis.

Grants for Research and Travel

The Craven Committee also considers applications from postgraduate and senior members of the University for Grants for any purpose connected with the advancement of classical learning, including the study of classical art and archaeology. Candidates are expected also to apply to their colleges and where possible to other sources and to inform the committee of what support they receive. The committee will make grants in respect of research travel and accommodation costs, but not normally for basic subsistence.

Applications, which should be submitted on a form obtainable from the Secretary to the Craven Committee, the Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies, 66 St Giles', Oxford OX1 3LU, should be returned two weeks in advance of the Committee's meeting in Hilary Term (Friday of week two). Only exceptionally will applications be considered in Michaelmas Term and Trinity Term.

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Oxford Theological Exchange Programme

Theological scholarships for the countries of Eastern or Central Europe, Russia, and the countries of the former Soviet Union, for the academic year 2010–11

The University, in collaboration with the Fellowship of St Alban and St Sergius, will offer one scholarship to enable a theological student of outstanding academic merit to pursue further studies in the University's Faculty of Theology. In addition, applicants must have the potential to rise to positions of leadership and influence and will need to demonstrate that they possess the personal, intellectual and interpersonal attributes reflecting this potential.

Apart from pursuing a specific research project during their time at Oxford, they will also be required to attend a special course on 'Religion and Society' which will prepare them for the political and legal challenges religion faces today and will give them the opportunity to meet religious and political leaders, policy-makers and academics working in this area.

The programme is supported by an association with the House of St Gregory and St Macrina and the Fellowship of St Alban and St Sergius whose charitable aims are to work for greater understanding between the Christian traditions.

The scholarship is open to candidates who, in most cases, will already have, or expect to obtain before October 2010, a theological degree from a recognised university or theological college. Applications are invited for 2010–11 from citizens of Russia, the Ukraine, and any other countries of the former Soviet Union (apart from the Baltic States), Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro, Bosnia, FYR Macedonia, Romania, Bulgaria and Albania. The scholarship will be tenable for up to one year of study and will cover fees, a maintenance allowance, and where necessary, a return air fare. All applicants must be approved and recommended by a recognised Church authority in the applicants' home countries. The scholarship is open to members of any Christian denomination. Successful applicants should be willing, if asked, to attend an interview by diplomatic and Church personnel in their home country.

All applicants should complete a preliminary application form available from Mrs Elizabeth Macallister, Theology Faculty Centre, 34 St Giles', Oxford OX1 3LD (telephone: Oxford (2)70797, fax: Oxford (2)70795, e-mail: elizabeth.macallister@theology.ox.ac. uk). The completed application forms must be returned to the same address not later than Monday, 31 May.

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David Kirby Memorial Fund

The David Kirby Memorial Fund offers one bursary for an undergraduate student wishing to carry out research during the long vacation in collaboration with a member of the University. The Fund is restricted to undergraduates studying for the Honour Moderations in Biological Sciences, the Final Honour School of Biological Sciences, the Preliminary Examination in Human Sciences or the Honour School of Human Sciences.

Applicants are requested to send a one-page research proposal and short curriculum vitae to Professor Peter Holland (e-mail: peter.holland@zoo.ox.ac.uk). The application should state the name of the proposed research supervisor, and whether the project is expected to contribute to the student's degree. The closing date is 21 May.

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Ashmolean Museum

Vivien Leigh Prize

A prize of £350 is offered by the Ashmolean Museum from the Vivien Leigh Fund for a two- dimensional work of art on paper, not exceeding 55 by 40 centimetres, by an undergraduate member of the University. The work will be chosen, if a work of sufficient merit is submitted, by the Keeper of Western Art in the Ashmolean Museum or his nominee, from work submitted to the Print Room by Tuesday, 15 June, or work exhibited at the annual degree show at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art. It is a condition of the award that the winning work be given to the Ashmolean.

Those interested should contact the Print Room to arrange a suitable time to deliver their work (epmail: waprintroom@ashmus.ox.ac.uk).

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