Brettschneider Fund Awards

The Brettschneider Fund provides opportunities for study, work and travel between Cornell University and the University of Oxford. The awards are designed to promote academic exchange and are currently open to the staff and students of four colleges: Merton, New, Nuffield, and Pembroke. 

Award information

This award was set up following a gift from Mr Michael Borkan to enhance links between the universities of Oxford and Cornell.

Award details

Value:Various. Applicants will need to provide a budget for travel and living expenses which will be used when calculating any award
Number:Usually five to seven awards available


Nationality:All nationalities
Fee status:All
Level of study:Undergraduate, graduate and staff (academic and professional)
Year of study:All years; final year students must indicate clearly why their proposed period abroad will be directly relevant to their studies at this stage
Subject:All subjects
Colleges:Merton, New, Nuffield and Pembroke

Other information

The Brettschneider Fund can support a wide range of activities:

  • Workshops, conferences or seminars
  • Summer schools
  • Internships
  • Archival or Library research
  • Collaboration with Cornell researchers
  • Thesis research
  • Staff exchange

If you are unsure whether your proposed activity is eligible please get in touch with [email protected].

How to apply 

Preparations are being made to invite applications for the 23-24 cycle.  Interested candidates should monitor this webpage for updates during Michaelmas term.

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