University of Oxford

Oxford University Gazette, 28 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:

AXA Doctoral Fellowships

The AXA Research Fund is inviting universities to propose up to two candidates for AXA Ph.D Fellowships. These awards provide a stipend of €25,000 per annum and [euro]1,000 per annum for direct expenses, plus related fees paid to the host institution for three years.

The proposed research must fall within the scope of one of the themes for 2010 set by the AXA Scientific Board, which are:

Life risks: ageing and long-term care; addictions and risky behaviours; emerging biomedical risks

Societal risks: geopolitical risks; macroeconomic, financial, and societal risks

Environmental risks: natural catastrophes; risks linked to climate change

Prospective applicants should contact as soon as possible the Oxford department or faculty in which they would like to study and hold the award.

Expressions of interest using the internal University Form are due with the University's admitting bodies (departments and faculties) by Monday, 22 February.

Further information may be found on the Research Services' Coordinated Bids Web site at

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Hall-Houghton Doctoral Studentship

The Faculty of Theology intends, should a suitable candidate be found, to offer a three-year studentship funded by the Hall-Houghton Trust, for doctoral research into any aspect of the Greek New Testament, the Septuagint version of the Hebrew Scriptures in its relation to the Hebrew Bible and the Greek Testament, or the Syriac versions of the Holy Scriptures. The studentship will be tenable from Michaelmas Term 2010, and will pay a stipend of £15,000 in the first year, increasing (subject to satisfactory academic reports) to £15,500 in the second year and £16,000 in the third.

The successful candidate will have a good master's degree in Theology, or will have completed all the elements of such a degree by September 2010. He or she will be expected to make, or to have made, an application for doctoral study in the University's Faculty of Theology by Friday, 12 March, and to have met the usual criteria for acceptance. The award will be held at the college which has accepted the candidate for doctoral research.

The successful candidate will pay the usual fees to college and university, and will be eligible for such conference grants as are open to other doctoral students in the Faculty of Theology. He or she will be subject to such procedures for transfer and confirmation of status as are prescribed in the regulations, and the award will be terminated if doctoral status is suspended for any reason. The award is not renewable after three years of doctoral study.

Applicants for the award should write to Elizabeth Macallister (e-mail: uk) by Friday, 12 March; they should supply a one-page curriculum vitae including details of their educational experience (including full information about all courses taken at Master's level and the title of any dissertation or thesis), and a supporting statement of around 500 words describing their intended research project and explaining how their research falls within the area covered by this studentship. The awarding committee will assess applications also on the basis of the materials submitted for the doctoral application to the faculty, which need not be submitted again; candidates should ask their three referees, however, to speak directly to their qualification for this studentship in the references they write in support of the doctoral application.

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Gotch Memorial Prize 2010

The Gotch Memorial Prize is awarded annually by the Board of Management to the graduate student (who is a member of the University), in the field of Physiology, with the best D.Phil Transfer Status report. The value of the prize is £1,000.

Candidates wishing to apply for the prize must send their names, transfer reports, and copies of their research to Professor Gero Miesenboeck, Department of Physiology, Anatomy, and Genetics, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PT.

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