University of Oxford

Oxford University Gazette, 29 October 2009:
Prizes, Grants, and Funding

Oppenheimer Fund

The Oppenheimer Fund provides grants to assist the academic exchange of senior members between the University of Oxford on the one hand and universities and similar institutions of higher education in the Republic of South Africa on the other. Applications are invited from senior members of the University who wish either to visit one or more universities in South Africa or to senior members of South African universities who wish to visit Oxford.

Grants may be awarded to assist with living expenses for a maximum of three months, and travel costs. Visits for the sole purpose of attending a conference (or similar short event) will not normally be eligible for support from the fund.

The maximum level of grants is likely to be up to £1,000 per month for subsistence for those going to South Africa or £1,200 for those coming to Oxford, and up to £700 for the cost of travel between Oxford and South Africa.

Applications for grants from the fund should include: a statement of the purpose of the proposed visit (including an outline of the research to be carried out during the visit); duration and estimated costs; details of any other available sources of funding; a curriculum vitae and a letter of support from the institution in South Africa, or a letter of support from the applicant's host in Oxford if he or she is coming from a South African university. For visitors to Oxford, the Oxford host should also confirm in the letter that he or she will assist in arranging suitable affiliation to a college/department and access to any necessary research materials. The host should also assist in finding accommodation in Oxford for the applicant.

The deadline for applications is Friday, 20 November. After this, the next opportunity to apply will be in Hilary Term 2010. Applications and any enquiries about the fund should be sent to John-Paul Roche, Graduate Admissions and Funding, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford (telephone: Oxford (2)70182, e-mail: Information about the Oppenheimer Fund is also available at

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