University of Oxford


Oxford University Gazette, 26 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: www.admin.ox.ac.uk/studentfunding


Scholarships for Study in Germany

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

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. NB: 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: studyabroad@admin.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for the scholarships is Friday, 5 February. Interviews for short-listed candidates will take place in Oxford on Monday, 15 March, 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.

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Faculty of Oriental Studies and Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics

Call for Expressions of Interest: Jill Hart Fund for Indo-Iranian Philology for applying to the Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship scheme

Note: the following information outlines an internal pre-application selection process. It is not authorisation to make an application to the Leverhulme Trust through this institution.

Leverhulme Scheme

The Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship scheme is aimed at those at a relatively early stage of their academic career but with a proven record of research. The Humanities Division at Oxford has a track record with the Trust, having received four fellowships over the past two years (with a number also awarded to other parts of the University). Fellowships are normally tenable for two or three years on a full-time basis. The Leverhulme eligibility criteria are that applicants must normally be under thirty- five, not hold or have held a permanent academic position in a UK university or comparable institution, and have an awarded doctorate or equivalent research experience. (Applications from those aged thirty-five and over will be considered if they began their academic studies at a later age than is usual or if they have had a career change or break)

The award requires matched funding from the institution and there is provision for personal research expenses of up to £6k per year, if requested at the time of application. The Jill Hart Leverhulme Early Career Fellow will be appointed jointly by the Faculty of Oriental Studies and the Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics, normally in the first three points of University grade 7, salary range currently £28,839–£30,594, depending on experience.

Full details of the Leverhulme scheme may be found at www.leverhulme.ac.uk/grants_awards/grants/early_career_fellowships/. Further information about applying from outside the University may be found at www.humanities.ox.ac.uk/research/applying_from_outside_oxford/leverhul me_early_career_fellowships.

Call for Expressions of Interest

The Faculties of Oriental Studies and of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics propose to use some of the income from the Jill Hart Fund to provide the matching funding for an application in the subject of Indo-Iranian Philology. They now invite expressions of interest from potential applicants in the relevant field who wish to be considered for the faculty's support in applying to the Leverhulme scheme.

Expressions of interest must be received by noon on Friday, 11 December, and should include the following:

1. a maximum two-page curriculum vitae with details of education, publications, thesis title and examiners;

2. a maximum two-page statement of research (note that last year's Leverhulme guidance stated: 'If an applicant wishes to remain in the same institution he or she should rehearse the academic and/or personal reasons for this.' If the applicant is currently at Oxford, justification should be included of why it is appropriate for him or her to remain here to hold an ECF, in the statement);

3. a 150-word abstract summarising the research for a general audience;

4. an indication of what additional research expenses may be claimed;

5. two letters of reference;

6. a note of who the applicant's mentor would be, having obtained his/her agreement in principle to act in this role, if the application is successful. The mentor must be a member of either the Faculty of Oriental Studies or the Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics.

Expressions of interest should be e-mailed to the office of the Faculty Board Secretary, Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 2LE (e-mail: address orient@orinst.ox.ac.uk).

Interviews will not be held. A nominee will be selected by the Management Committee of the Jill Hart Fund, which consists of members of the Faculties of Oriental Studies and of Lingustics, Philology and Phonetics, and all applicants will be advised of the outcome of their application as soon as possible after the closing date.

Further information may be obtained from www.orinst.ox.ac.uk/ (Oriental Studies), and www.ling-phil.ox.ac.uk/ (Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics), or by e-mail to the Chair of the Jill Hart Trust Management Committee, Professor C. Minkowski (e- mail: christopher.minkowski@orinst.ox.ac.u k).

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Green Templeton College

Beiko Green Templeton Elective Award

The generosity of an Oxford medical alumnus, George Beiko, with the support of Green Templeton College, makes it possible to offer an award to support elective studies. An annual award worth either £1,000 for one student or two awards of £500 each will be made. All final-year clinical medicine students (at any college) are eligible.

The terms of the award require that some aspect of ophthalmology be some part of the elective: it might be the major focus of the elective, such as a research project in ophthalmology, or a small part (such as looking into the rate of diabetic retinopathy in a rural community during an elective to Africa).

Students who wish to be considered for the award (for a 2010 elective) should apply on or before Monday, 7 December. They should submit a brief statement (not more than two A4 pages) stating the purpose and content of their elective study; how the award would be spent; and the nature of their interest in ophthalmology.

Applications may be submitted either electronically or in hard copy to Ms April Robson, Registrar, Green Templeton College (e-mail: april.robson@gtc.ox.ac.uk).

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