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Noreen Masud

noreen.masud@linacre.ox.ac.uk

Education

University of OxfordSeptember 2014-present
English Literature DPhil
Holder of full AHRC award, paired with Professor Paul Slack Studentship
Thesis title: Hard Language: Stevie Smith’s Aphoristic Aesthetic
Supervisors: Professor Laura Marcus and Dr Sally Bayley
Brief synopsis of research: My DPhil uncovers the narrative and interpretative implications of an aphoristic aesthetic to provide a core basis of interpretation for Smith’s poetry. The project arrives at a model of “aphoristic narrative”, which provides a route into Smith’s difficult novels.

University of CambridgeSeptember 2011-June 2012
Criticism and Culture MPhil – Distinction
Holder of full AHRC award
Thesis title: ‘Too Full of Footnotes’: Excess in the Vorticist Paratext

University of Oxford – September 2007-June 2010
English Language and Literature BA (Hons) – First Class (fourth in the year)

Publications
‘Pledged to the Plain: Flat Stevie’, Women: A Cultural Review (forthcoming 2017).
‘Introduction’ to Special Issue of Women: A Cultural Review (forthcoming 2017).
‘Stopping at Stonegate’ (review essay), Cambridge Quarterly (forthcoming 2017).
‘Allowing a Lapse’ (review essay), Cambridge Quarterly (2016) 45 (4): 365-372.
‘‘Ach ja’: Stevie Smith’s Escheresque Metamorphoses’, Cambridge Quarterly (2016) 45 (3): 244-267.
‘Pull Yourself Together: The Collected Poems and Drawings of Stevie Smith’, Oxonian Review (7 December 2015).

Editing
Co-editor, Special Issue of Women: A Cultural Review on Stevie Smith, with Dr Frances White (forthcoming 2017)

Teaching
Qualifications – I am an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, having passed the Oxford Humanities Division’s ‘Developing Learning and Teaching’ programme in March 2016.

Undergraduate Teaching –September 2015-April 2017: I was Stipendiary Lecturer at St Anne’s College, teaching Victorian and Modern literature to first-year undergraduates. I planned the course, set and marked essays and delivered tutorials.
June 2016: I co-taught two classes of second-year students, alongside Dr Johnston, on ‘The Romantic Fragment’ for the ‘Literature in English 1760–1830’ paper.
June 2015-March 2017: I supervised or contributed to supervision for four third-year Oxford undergraduates, marking their essays and delivering one-to-one tutorials.
April 2013-September 2014: I tutored two undergraduates (Edinburgh and Open University) one-to-one, supporting them to improve their critical skills and essay-writing.

Postgraduate Teaching – October-December 2015: Alongside Dr Freya Johnston, I co-taught the cross-period Oxford MSt course ‘Literature in Brief’ to a class of nine. The course focused on short-form writing from the seventeenth to twentieth centuries. As well as co-teaching in class, I helped plan the course content, comment on student drafts, and support Dr Johnston in student tutorials.

Outreach TeachingJune 2016: I taught two small-group ‘tutorials’ at Brasenose College’s Access Day, supporting sixth-form students to develop their ideas in an Oxford-style context.
Other Learners – July 2016: I ran a workshop on ‘Blogging for Writers’ for 18 attendees, aged between 16 and retirement age, as part of the Rothermere American Institute’s Summer School. The workshop explored how writing blog posts for non-specialist audiences could improve critical style.
December 2012-September 2014: I provided regular one-to-one tuition to 7 students between 5 and 17, using tutorial-style teaching to enhance their independent learning skills.

Selected Awards and Grants

  • 2017: Maxwell and Meyerstein Award (£200)
  • 2016: Santander Travel Award (£500)
  • 2016: Research and Training Support Grant, AHRC (£1054)
  • 2016: Travel award from Linacre House Trust (£120)
  • 2016: Conference-organisation grant from English Faculty, Oxford (£300)
  • 2015: Conference-organisation grant from Oxford Centre for Life-Writing (£200)
  • 2014: Full AHRC award for Oxford DPhil
  • 2012: Anuradha Bhagwati Prize (Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge)
  • 2011-2012: Full AHRC award for Cambridge MPhil
  • 2010: Davies Prize (Jesus College, Oxford)
  • 2008: Gibbs Prize (University of Oxford); Open Scholarship (Jesus College, Oxford)

Selected Papers Given
24 June 2016 – ‘Re-petition: Stevie Smith’s ‘pick-rag mind’: Smith’s novel The Holiday, British Women Writers: 1930-1960, University of Hull.
3 June 2016 – ‘Stevie Smith and the Romantic Fragment’, The Fragment, UCL.
4 February 2016 – ‘The Romantic Fragment and Stevie Smith’, Romanticism Research-in-Progress Seminar, University of Oxford.
4 July 2015 – ‘Solid Objects: Stevie Smith and the Aphorism‘, Aphoristic Modernity 1980-1950, University of York.
20 May 2015 – ‘Stevie Smith’s ‘Peculiar’ Arthurian Myth’, Myth and the Senses Research Network, University of Oxford.
29 April 2015 – ‘Truth is Far and Flat: Stevie Smith’s Aphoristic Epiphanies’, 20th and 21st Century Work-in-Progress Seminar, University of Oxford.
6 December 2014 – ‘Stevie Smith’s Aphoristic Aesthetics’, New Work in Modernist Studies, University of Cardiff.

Faculty Service
Co-convenor, Modernist Poetry Reading Group, January 2014-June 2016: I recruited and coordinated speakers, booked rooms, managed the mailing list, and updated the Facebook page.
EGO Webmaster and Communications Officer, October 2014-September 2015: I maintained and ran the EGO website, Facebook page, Gmail and Twitter account. I handled enquiries, troubleshot issues, and circulated notices, as well as running ‘drop-in’ sessions for students. In addition, I edited, produced and circulated the termly newsletter, took minutes at EGO meetings, and attended GCC meetings.
Webmaster, Oxford English Graduate Conference, October 2014-June 2015: In addition to creating and maintaining the conference website and Twitter, I participated in peer review of abstracts and liaised with Disability Advisory Services to create an access statement.
CUSU and GUEnglishGraduate Representative, October 2011-June 2012.

Skills and achievements
Events organisation – I was lead organizer of ‘We All Have These Thoughts Sometimes’, the first one-day conference to be held on Stevie Smith’s work. It took place on 11 March 2016 at Jesus College, Oxford, with 29 speakers and 72 attendees, and came in under budget. In my role, I:
– applied for and won grants
– managed the conference budget and bursaries
– built and maintained relationships with invited speakers, speakers, performers, community stakeholders, publishers, local businesses and local schools
– prepared and circulated the Call for Papers, and marketed the conference
– organized two interactive poetry and close-reading workshops
– curated a display of original Smith manuscripts in partnership with the Oxfordshire History Centre
– arranged a performance of ‘River Gods’ by Hermione Lee and Simon Rowland-Jones
– managed logistics, catering and a team of volunteers

Fundraising and relationship-building – As well as the grants listed above, I negotiated a total of £320 for the Smith conference from a number of popular and academic publishers, as well as arranging in-kind support from local businesses.

Budget management – I project-manage HomeR, an app development project with a budget of £60,000, supported by an IT Innovation Award from the University of Oxford. As well as steering the team, reporting on progress and managing deadlines, my role involves significant creative input into the shape and design of this app, which will help first-year undergraduates to plan essays.

References on request

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Oxford University Gazette

Scholarships and Prizes Supplement: Scholarships, etc.

Supplement (2) to Gazette No. 4411

Monday, 7 October 1996


Notes:
(1) notices of scholarships only are given below. Prizes are listed separately.

(2) An alphabetical list of the scholarships is given below, followed by a classified list.

Contents of the supplement:


Classified List of Scholarships

Area studies

Cha Fund (Asia)

Dolabani Fund (Syria)

Ilchester Fund Travel Grants (Russia)

Nubar Pasha Fund Grants (Armenia)

Sasakawa Fund (Japan)

Storry Memorial Travelling Bursary (Japan)


Biological Sciences

S.E. Wilson Scholarship


English Language and Literature

Meyerstein Research Grants


Hardship-related funds

Abbott's Bursaries

Access Funds

Walter Gordon Bequest

Hardship Fund

Pirie-Reid Scholarships

Prendergast Bequest


History

Arnold, Bryce, and Read Fund

Beit Fund Grants and Scholarship

Bryce Research Studentship

A.M.P. Read Scholarship


Law

Eldon Scholarship

Vinerian Scholarship


Literae Humaniores and Philosophy

Bryce Research Studentship

Cooper Fund

Craven Committee grants

Craven Fellowship

Derby Scholarships

T.W. Greene Scholarship

Ireland and Craven

Meyerstein Awards

Charles Oldham Scholarships

Pelham Studentship

A.M.P. Read Scholarship

C.E. Stevens Scholarship


Medicine

Clinical Medical Scholarships

Goodger Scholarship

George Herbert Hunt

Nan Williams and Lena Grant Memorial Fund


Medieval and Modern Languages

Christina Drake Fund Grants

Heath Harrison Travelling Scholarships

Andrew Levens Travel Bursary

Rhys Studentship

Zaharoff


Music

John Betts Organ Scholarship

John Betts Travelling Scholarships

Halstead Scholarships

Halstead and Osgood Travelling Scholarships


Physical Sciences

Brian Bannister Award

Crystallography Fund

Edgell Sheppee Fund Grants

Christopher Welch Scholarships


Social Studies

Norman Chester Fund Grants

Cyril Foster Fund

Webb Medley Fund Grants

Mellon Fund


Theology

Denyer and Johnson Studentships

Hall-Houghton Studentship

Hedley Lucas Scholarships


Travel

Lady Allen Scholarship

Astor Travel Fund

Isaiah Berlin Fund Bursaries

de Osma Studentship

Ilchester Fund Travel Grants

Labouchere Travel Grants

Lockey Bequest

Zaharoff Fund Travel Grants


Miscellaneous

Charterhouse European Bursaries

Carlos de Sola Wright Fund

Michael Foster Memorial Scholarship

Graduate Studies Committee Grants

Hanseatic Scholarships

Theodor Heuss Research Fellowship

Latin American Studies Grants

Cameron Mackintosh Drama Fund

ORISHA Studentships
Note: the text given is that published in the Hilary Term supplement (20 January 1997).

Oxford Paris Programme

Scatcherd European

Southern Trust Fund for students with disabilities

Segal Fund

Squire and Marriott Bursaries

Jeffery Story Bequest

Tokyo University Graduate Student Exchanges

Trapnell Fund

Wiener-Anspach Awards

Wolfson Childcare ScholarshipTo Gazette Home Page


Preliminary note

This supplement to the University Gazette, containing notices of University Scholarships and Prizes, and certain other awards, is published annually in Michaelmas Term but is supplemented in Hilary and Trinity Terms with details of relevant closing dates and changes to any of the previously published notices.

For full regulations governing awards candidates should consult the current edition of the Statutes, Decrees, and Regulations of the University of Oxford.

All communications about Scholarships, Prizes, etc., should be clearly marked on the envelope with the name of the Scholarship, Prize, etc., concerned.


Adjustment of standing for illness

Candidates who, on account of illness, have received permission from the Hebdomadal Council under Ch. VI, Sect. i.c, § 1, may, for the purpose of reckoning standing and age in entering for a university fellowship, studentship, scholarship, exhibition, or prize, exclude such additional time as has been granted by the Hebdomadal Council for the purpose of taking the Final Honour School.

Provided that the provisions of this decree shall not apply to the following: Boden Scholarship, Dean Ireland's Scholarships, Matthew Arnold Memorial Prize, Newdigate Prize. (Ch. IX, Sect. ii, Statutes, 1995, p. 683.)


Division of prizes and scholarships

Prizes and scholarships may be divided, and the emoluments adjusted accordingly, whenever the examiners for any such award are unable to distinguish between the merits of the best candidates. (Ch. IX, Sect. iii, Statutes, 1996, p. 683.)

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Scholarships, etc.

ABBOTT'S BURSARIES

The Board of Management of the Abbott Fund invites recommendations by Friday, 29 November 1996, from colleges and other societies, for the award of bursaries to members of the University who are:

(a) children (including orphan children) of the clergy of the Church of England;

(b) reading for (i) a first degree, or (ii) the Degree of Bachelor of Medicine or an equivalent degree, or (iii) a second Honour School, of the University; and

(c) standing in need of financial assistance to enable them to obtain the full benefit of a university education.

Eligible members of the University may wish to note that in 1995-6 bursaries of up to £500 were awarded.

The board is prepared to consider recommendations also on behalf of present or future members of the University who intend to embark in the next academic year on one of the courses designated at (b) above, provided the criteria at (a) and (c) are satisfied.

Eligible candidates are advised to notify their Senior Tutors of their interest in being considered for an Abbott's bursary.

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ACCESS FUNDS

Access Funds are allocated to the University, by the DFEE via the HEFCE. Eligibility is restricted to full-time undergraduates and postgraduates who face financial difficulty and who are (broadly speaking) either `home' students (i.e. those who have been `ordinarily resident' in the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, or the Isle of Man throughout the three year period preceding the commencement of their present course of study) or the children of EC migrant workers who are employed in the United Kingdom. The precise definition of eligibility is given in notes of guidance to which reference is made below.

Grants are assessed on the basis of expected income and expenditure in the academic year 1996–7. Intending applicants who are eligible to receive loan support from the SLC should note that, to be considered for an Access Fund grant, they must apply to the SLC for their full loan entitlement.

Application forms are available from colleges, and must be completed and returned with additional documentation as specified on the form by Friday, 15 November 1996.

It is not yet known what the size of grants awarded in 1996–7 will be. As a guide, however, about 500 grants ranging in value from £100 to about £2,350 were awarded in 1995–6.

For more information about Access Funds please refer to the notes attached to the application forms, or, if clarification of the notes is required contact the Secretary to the Access Funds Committee (telephone: (2)70193).

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LADY ALLEN SCHOLARSHIP

The trustees of the late Lady Consuelo Maria Allen wish to offer a Lady Allen Scholarship for research study in Spain, tenable for one year with effect from 1 October 1997.

The Lady Allen Scholarship is open to students who are working for a higher degree of the University of Oxford in the field of Spanish history, literature, languages, music, and other cultural aspects of Spain. Because of Lady Allen's interest in promoting cultural understanding between Spain and the United Kingdom, preference may be given to candidates who are citizens of the United Kingdom.

The Trustees will offer an award towards the cost of either research study in Spain or a taught course at a Spanish university in the field described above. The award will be tenable for either one academic year or one twelve-month period, as appropriate, and will be set at a level between £6,000 and £8,000, at the discretion of the Trustees, depending on the estimated subsistence costs. In the case of applicants wishing to register for a taught course at a Spanish university, a supplementary award may be made (the total award will not, however, exceed £10,000).

A committee comprising representatives from the Modern History Board, the Modern Languages Board, and other boards as appropriate, will draw up a short-list of candidates on the basis of their academic merit for the consideration of the Trustees. The Trustees will award the scholarship primarily on the basis of academic merit, but if all other things are equal, they may give preference to a candidate from Exeter College.

Application is by a form available from the Administrator, Faculty of Modern History, Broad Street (telephone: (2)77253), together with a proposal, not exceeding four sides of A4 paper, setting out the academic context of the work which the applicant wishes to undertake in Spain and outlining what he or she would hope to achieve during the tenure of the Allen Scholarship. The deadline for applications, which should be addressed to the Administrator of the Modern History Faculty, is Friday, 13 June 1997. Applicants are asked to arrange for two references, one of which must be from their supervisor, to be received by the Administrator by the same date.

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ARNOLD, BRYCE, AND READ GRANTS (MODERN HISTORY) 1997–8

Grants may be made to assist in meeting travel, publication, and other expenses incidental to the pursuit of a definite piece of historical investigation, to members of the University who are pursuing a course of full-time study. This does not apply to Ancient History, for which support may be obtained from the Craven Committee.

Applications will be considered together at the end of Trinity Term. Application forms may be obtained from

the Secretary to the Board of Management of the Arnold, Bryce, and Read Funds, History Faculty Library, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BD, and should be returned to the Secretary to the Board of Management by Friday of the fourth week of Trinity Term. The applicants are responsible for requesting their referees to supply letters of recommendation, which the referees should send directly to the Secretary of the Board of Management by 17 May 1997.

Applications from those reading BA courses will be considered only in the most exceptional circumstances, and in the allocation of the monies available priority will always be given to applications from those engaged in graduate research.

(Please note that no further grants will be made for expenses falling due in 1996–7.)

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ASTOR TRAVEL FUND

The Board of Management of the Astor Travel Fund gives notice that it is prepared to consider applications from members of the academic staff of the University for grants to enable them to visit laboratories, hospitals, libraries, and similar institutions in the United States and thus enhance their research and teaching efforts. This fund is not intended for conference attendance, but can be used to encourage other travel and subsistence on the occasion of a conference visit. Application forms may be obtained from the Secretary of the Board of Management of the Astor Travel Fund, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (telephone: (2)70761) to whom completed application forms should be returned. Applications are considered by the board four times a year. Each applicant should submit a completed form and arrange for a reference (see below) to reach the Secretary by Friday of the third week of the term in which he or she wishes the application to be considered, or, in the case of the Long Vacation, by 31 July. For 1996-7, therefore, the closing dates for receipt of applications are 1 November 1996, 7 February 1997, 16 May 1997, and 31 July 1997. As indicated applicants should ask one referee (normally a senior member of the applicant's department or faculty) to write in confidence to the secretary of the board of management in support of the application. It should be noted that in general grants from the fund are intended to assist with travel and subsistence within the United States, and not with the cost of transatlantic travel. As a guide, the maximum grant awarded in recent years has been £300. Priority will be given to applicants who have not had grants from the fund in the two years preceeding their application. Retrospective grants will be made only in exceptional circumstances.

The board of management is also prepared to consider applications for grants of up to a similar value to those awarded to those visiting the United States to enable members of the University's academic staff to invite distinguished scholars and scientists from the United States to visit the University in order to lecture and to carry out research. It is normally expected that such visitors should contribute to established research programmes. Application forms are available from the Secretary, and should be returned by the dates set out above. Applicants are asked to note that grants for such visits are normally intended to assist with travel and subsistence expenses incurred within the United Kingdom rather than transatlantic travel costs; and it would normally be expected that they should arrange for visitors to be accommodated by the University at academic rates.

The board of management also invites heads of non-clinical university departments to make recommendations for appointments to Astor Visiting Lecturerships in 1997. The board will provide grants to support the one-week residential appointments for distinguished visitors from the United States. Recommendations should reach the Secretary, from whom further details should be sought, by Friday, 1 November 1996.

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GRANTS FROM THE BEIT FUND

The Board of Management of the Beit Fund is empowered to make grants for any purpose which will promote the study of the History of the British Empire and Commonwealth in the University of Oxford. In exercise of this power, the Board will consider applications from students working for an advanced degree and senior members in this field for small grants. In the case of junior members the grants are normally intended to enable them

(a) to examine archives in this country or abroad; or

(b) to complete a course of research which would otherwise have to be curtailed through financial difficulty; or

(c) to publish a thesis approved by the examiners and considered by them to be of exceptional merit, provided that the work for this is normally carried out in Oxford.

Applications from junior members of the University who are pursuing a course of full-time study may only be made on the standard form, available, with notes of guidance, from the Secretary to the Board of Management of the Beit Fund, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (telephone: (2)70761), to whom six copies must be returned not later than Friday, 21 March 1997. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that three references reach the Secretary to the Board of Management by the closing date. A selection of applicants for grants will be required to attend for interview in May or June.

Grants to senior members are intended principally for travel connected with their research projects. Letters of application should indicate the purpose and dates of travel as well as details of other funding secured or pending. Applications should normally be made on the same timetable as that for junior members.

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BEIT SENIOR RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP 1997-8

The Board of Management gives notice that an election will be held to a Senior Research Scholarship in Commonwealth History.

The Scholarship is tenable for one year from Michaelmas Term 1997, at a value of some £6,900, plus approved university and college fees, but the Board of Management may reduce the value if in its opinion the financial resources of the successful candidate make it desirable to do so. The Board of Management may extend the scholarship, at the end of the year, for a period not exceeding one further year.

The Scholarship is open to all members of the University who have not exceeded twenty-one terms from their matriculation, and who have been admitted to a course of study leading to a graduate degree of the University.

Application may only be made on the standard form, available, with notes of guidance, from the Secretary to the Board of Management of the Beit Fund, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (telephone: (2)70761), to whom six copies should be returned not later than Friday, 21 March 1997, together with six copies of an example of written work not more than 5,000 words in length. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that three references reach the Secretary to the Board of Management by the closing date. Short-listed applicants will be required to attend for nterview in May or June.

The scholar elected will be expected to pursue his or her studies under such supervision as the Board of Management may determine, and to make a satisfactory report upon the work he or she has accomplished before receiving the final portion of the emoluments of the scholarship. He or she will also be expected to attend the Commonwealth History Seminar.

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ISAIAH BERLIN FUND BURSARIES

Applications are invited for Isaiah Berlin Fund Bursaries which will be tenable during the Long Vacation of 1997 or the academic year 1997–8. Those eligible to apply are students working for a research degree of the University in the fields of Italian literature and history, including the history of art. The bursaries will be awarded to assist holders with the costs of short visits to Italy for purposes of study and research in relevant Italian subjects in furtherance of their theses. They will be of a value of not more than £600 each, but applicants should be aware that the total sum available will only be in the region of £800.

Applications, which should be submitted on a form obtainable from the Secretary of the Taylor Institution, 37 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JF, should be returned to him by Friday, 9 May 1997.

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JOHN BETTS ORGAN SCHOLARSHIP 1997

The Board of the Faculty of Music proposes to elect a John Betts Organ Scholar (if a candidate of sufficient merit appears) in Hilary Term 1997.

The scholarship is open to undergraduate organists who will proceed to one of the University's Final Honour Schools in Trinity Term 1997 and who intend to undertake further study related to the organ in the following academic year.

Short-listed applicants will be invited to give a recital, lasting between twenty-five and thirty minutes, from a programme of their own choice.

The scholarship, tenable for one year only, is valued at £1,000. Applications should be submitted not later than Friday, 31 January 1997 and should include:

(i) the applicant's date of birth;

(ii) a brief statement of the applicant's academic career;

(iii) the name(s) of recent organ teacher(s);

(iv) details of the applicant's plans for further study;

(v) programme for proposed recital.

Applications should be addressed to the Secretary, Board of the Faculty of Music, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD.

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JOHN BETTS TRAVELLING SCHOLARSHIPS

Applications are invited for John Betts Travelling Scholarships, one or more of which the board of the Faculty of Music proposes to award if candidates of sufficient merit present themselves. The maximum value of each scholarship will normally be £200.

The John Betts Fund has been established to commemorate the activities of the late Mr John Betts as a builder and restorer of organs. John Betts Travelling Scholarships are open to graduate and undergraduate members of the University, without limitation of academic subject, for visits to particular places to see organs or libraries, or to obtain source materials related to the study of the organ, such as microfilms.

Proposals as to the purposes for which a scholarship is sought, including estimated costs and details of other funds available or applied for, together with a note of recommendation from a tutor or supervisor, may be sent to the Secretary, Board of the Faculty of Music, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, at any time.

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BRYCE RESEARCH STUDENTSHIP IN HISTORY

If suitable candidates present themselves, an election will be made to the Bryce Studentship in History with effect from Michaelmas Term 1997.

The studentship is tenable for one year, either at Oxford, or, with the consent of the Board of Management, elsewhere. The emoluments will as far as possible reflect the level of a British Academy maintenance grant, and any other emoluments accruing to the student during the tenure of the studentship will be taken into account.

Candidates must be members of the University who are pursuing research in either Ancient or Modern History for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. By the date on which they would take up the studentship, they must have been admitted to, and not subsequently lost, the status of student for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, but must not have exceeded the twelfth term since the commencement of their research studies at the University.

Applications must include: (a) the age of the applicant; (b) a brief statement of the academic career, including attainments and qualifications; (c) a brief programme of work in History (Ancient or Modern) which the candidate proposes to undertake; (d) the names of two referees (please see below); (e) a statement of any other emoluments held or being applied for by the candidate.

While all applications will be considered on their merits, sympathetic consideration will be given to applicants in the later stages of their research who are no longer receiving support from other sources.

Applications should be received by the Secretary of the Modern History Board, Modern History Faculty, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BD, no later than 2 May 1997. Applicants should ask their referees to supply confidential references by the same date.

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THE CHA FUND FOR ASIAN STUDIES

The Cha Fund provides postgraduate students who are working on research degrees in any aspect of south, south-east, and/or north-east Asian studies with grants towards the costs of their thesis research. Students from any college within the University may apply. The maximum grant available is £500, and no student who has been awarded a grant from the fund for any amount up to that limit will be eligible for another, nor are students with probationary status, students for the M.Phil. degree, or students whose thesis deals only tangentially with Asia eligible for consideration.

Among the purposes for which grants may be given are: travel essential to thesis research, the acquisition of materials essential to thesis research, and the preparation of artwork or other material for inclusion in the completed thesis. Grants for subsistence or for the editing of theses will not be made; nor is funding available to present papers at conferences, except when a very strong case can be made for the relevance of such a presentation to the applicant's thesis research. Candidates are expected to apply for grants before incurring expenses.

Applications for grants are considered twice a year, early in Michaelmas Term (for grants needed at any time up to the end of the following April) and early in Hilary Term (for grants needed at any time up to the end of the following September and/or during all or part of the following academic year). Applications should be made on a form available from the Secretary of the Asian Studies Centre, St Antony's College, Oxford OX2 6JF, and should be submitted by the end of the fifth week of the relevant term. No awards are made during Trinity Term.

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CHARTERHOUSE EUROPEAN BURSARIES

Applications are invited for the Charterhouse European Bursaries for undergraduate or graduate students to undertake a period of study elsewhere in Europe. The bursaries are available for study in Economics, Management, Applied Mathematics in Industry, or Engineering and Technology. It is expected that two bursaries of approximately £3,000 for a full academic year will be available although applications for a shorter period of study of not less than three months (with funding pro rata) may be considered. Bursaries may be held in conjunction with ERASMUS grants or grants from other educational bodies. The closing date for applications will be Friday, 14 February 1997. Further details and an application form are available from the International Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD.

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NORMAN CHESTER FUND

The income of the Norman Chester Fund is to be used for the making of grants `for the promotion of the study of government and politics and generally to further a science of politics within the university'. The Board of the Faculty of Social Studies is ready to receive applications for grants to assist in meeting the expenses of research from any member of the University reading for the M.Litt., D.Phil., and the M.Phil. in exceptional circumstances only (such applicants would be required to submit a detailed application to establish that there is a real need for his or her fieldwork/research to be carried out abroad). Candidates should also note that (a) the Managers will be reluctant to make awards to those who appear to be at a preliminary/exploratory stage in their research and (b) will not normally wish to support candidates applying for assistance who have already applied for extension of time on their M.Litt./D.Phil. thesis. Applications are considered in the months of November, February, and May of each academic year. Applications should be made on a form available from the University Offices, and should be submitted to the Secretary of the Board of Management of the Norman Chester Fund, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, not later than the first Friday of the month in which they are to be considered. Applicants should note that grants awarded will not normally exceed £300.

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CLINICAL MEDICAL SCHOLARSHIPS

Six Hobson Memorial Scholarships of £225 per annum each are offered for award to students of United Kingdom universities who hold an honours degree in science or in arts and have commenced the first year of the Oxford clinical course. Awards are made on academic and clinical ability and after interview. They are tenable for the final two years of the clinical course.

Students to whom scholarships are awarded will be from those entering the Clinical School in September 1996. Scholarships will not be awarded to enable students to undertake research.

Candidates are advised that awards will only be made following interviews, and these will be held at the end of the first year of the clinical course in May 1997.

Details of awards in 1997 and application forms will be sent to all first year clinical students in February 1997. Completed forms should be returned not later than Friday, 31 March 1997 to the Medical School Offices, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington, Oxford OX3 9DU.

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COOPER FUND

Grants from the Cooper Fund are available to assist graduate students of philosophy to pursue specific projects in connection with their study or research. Grants may be made also to students who experience unforeseen financial difficulty in completing a thesis or degree course, though, since funds are limited, such grants will not be sufficient to maintain for more than a short period students who have no other resources.

Applications, should include a statement of the size of the grant required, the date(s) and period of time (or the purpose) for which it is needed, information about the candidate's source(s) of financial support and the name of a referee. They should be received in time for consideration on either 13 January or 1 June 1997 although the managers are willing to consider applications in special circumstances at any time. Applications should be addressed to the Secretary of the Board of Management of the Cooper Fund, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD.

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VAUGHAN CORNISH BEQUEST

The income of the Vaughan Cornish Bequest is available for the `encouragement and assistance of postgraduate students of the University engaged in the advancement of knowledge relating to the beauty of scenery as determined by nature or the arts in town or country at home or abroad'.

The Board of Management invites applications for grants, or other assistance from the fund, from members of the University who

(i) either (a) are currently students for the Degree of B.Phil., M.Phil., M.Litt., M.Sc., or D.Phil.

or (b) having recently proceeded to a degree in the University can satisfy the board that they have an appropriate plan of work; and

(ii) are engaged in any study covered by the terms of the bequest.

Six copies of applications should be submitted to the Secretary to the Board of Management of the Vaughan Cornish Bequest, Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 2LE, by Friday, 7 March 1997. They should give:

(a) the applicant's full name, age, college, and date of matriculation;

(b) a short statement of his or her university career;

(c) a brief description of the course of study being pursued;

(d) details of the research involved in this course and the way in which this relates to the purpose of the Bequest, viz. `the advancement of knowledge relating to the beauty of scenery as determined by nature or the arts in town or country at home or abroad.';

(e) the particular purpose and amount of the grant being requested (grants normally will be made for specific and largely self-contained projects);

(f) details of other sources of assistance which are available (or for which application has been or will be made),

(g) the names of two referees.

In exceptional circumstances the board may be prepared to consider applications in Michaelmas Term and Trinity Term (if submitted by the fifth week of term).

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THE CRAVEN FELLOWSHIP 1997

  • THE DERBY SCHOLARSHIP 1997
  • THE THOMAS WHITCOMBE GREENE SCHOLARSHIP FOR CLASSICAL ART AND ARCHAEOLOGY 1997
  • THE HENRY FRANCIS PELHAM STUDENTSHIP 1997

Elections will be made to the awards named above in Trinity Term 1997, provided that candidates of sufficient merit present themselves.

These awards are open to members of the University on postgraduate courses who have not exceeded the twenty-first term from their matriculation. None of the awards may be held twice by the same person. Tenure normally commences on 1 August in the year of election. The annual value of each is £400 to be devoted to the expenses of residence abroad in cases where such residence is a requirement of the terms of the award. The Craven Committee may also agree to refund expenses incurred in the reasonable discharge of the obligations of the award in so far as they are not obtainable from another source. In the event of a candidate elected to one of these awards failing to obtain or not being eligible for a State Studentship, the Craven Committee will have competence, at its discretion, to pay to such a candidate an additional sum for each year that the award is held.

Applications, on a form to be obtained from the Secretary to the Craven Committee, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, should be sent to the Secretary on or before Friday, 2 May 1997. Candidates are responsible for requesting three referees to supply letters of recommendation, which should be sent to the Secretary of the Craven Committee at the University Offices, 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, History, or Archaeology.

All holders of these awards are required to produce evidence from time to time of diligent prosecution of their studies, and emoluments will be paid at the Committee's discretion and in such instalments as it thinks fit.

The specific requirements of each award are set out below:

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Craven Fellowship

This award is for the study of any branch of classical learning. It 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. The Committee has, however, power to allow postponement of up to six months of such residence abroad. More than one fellowship may sometimes be awarded.

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Derby Scholarship

This 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. More than one scholarship may sometimes be awarded.

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Thomas Whitcombe Greene Scholarship for Classical Art and Archaeology

This is tenable for two years. The Committee may sometimes award more than one scholarship.

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Henry Francis Pelham Studentship

This award 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. Two studentships may be awarded.

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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.

Applications, which should be submitted on a form obtainable from the Secretary to the Craven Committee, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, should be returned two weeks in advance of any of the Committee's four meetings which take place in Michaelmas Term (week 2) in Hilary Term (week 2), and in Trinity Term (weeks 2 and 8). However, applications for grants should in principle be made to the Hilary Term meeting; only exceptionally will applications be considered in Michaelmas Term.

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CRYSTALLOGRAPHY FUND

Grants from the Crystallography Fund may be made (a) to facilitate visits to the University by research workers in the field of Crystallography from member countries of the European Crystallographic Committee; and (b) for other purposes consistent with the promotion of the study of Crystallography. Applications should be addressed to the chairman of the committee of management of the fund, Dr C.K. Prout, Chemical Crystallography Laboratory, 9 Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PD.

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DENYER AND JOHNSON STUDENTSHIPS 1997–8

Applications are invited for Denyer and Johnson Studentships, to be awarded to graduates reading for higher degrees under the Board of the Faculty of Theology, if candidates of sufficient merit present themselves.

A studentship is tenable for one year, but the board does have discretion to renew the studentship if a holder applies. The value in 1997–8 will be such sum as the board may determine in the light of any other emoluments accruing to the student during his tenure, but is not likely to exceed £l,500.

Candidates should apply in writing to the Secretary to the Board of the Faculty of Theology, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, not later than 1 February 1997, and should (i) give a summary of their academic record; (ii) state what course of study they would pursue while holding a studentship; (iii) submit the names of not more than two referees; and (iv) give brief details of their financial resources.

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DE OSMA STUDENTSHIP 1996

The Vice-Chancellor gives notice that he will make an appointment to the de Osma Studentship during Michaelmas Term 1996.

The studentship is open to members of the University of Oxford who may be of either graduate or undergraduate standing.

Candidates must send their applications to the Vice-Chancellor, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, not later than Friday, 8 November 1996, and must include a recommendation from their tutor or supervisor.

The student must undertake to study in connection with the Instituto de Valencia de Don Juan in Madrid in any subject for which facilities are provided, for not less than six weeks (usually in the Easter Vacation). The studentship is tenable until 31 October 1997, and may be renewed for a second and third year. The value of the studentship is at present about £2,400.

The Instituto is especially a centre for Spanish Art studies. It has a fine collection of Spanish and Hispano-Mauresque ceramics and of Spanish medieval sculptures and objets d'art, and an outstanding library of the history of art; the library also contains a considerable number of medieval and early-modern documents and a collection of historical periodicals, mostly relating to the earlier periods of Spanish history. It is a tranquil place in which students may pursue their work.

Candidates should be concerned with Spanish studies, such as Spanish art history, Spanish language and literature, Spanish history, geography, or archaeology; they must, when presenting their applications, provide evidence that they have sufficient knowledge of both written and spoken Spanish to enable them to make proper use of the facilities of the Instituto.

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CARLOS DE SOLA WRIGHT MEMORIAL FUND

The Board of Management for the Carlos de Sola Wright Memorial Fund gives notice that it is prepared to consider applications for financial assistance from postgraduate students who are working for postgraduate degrees and diplomas of the University and whose research or study may be considered likely to further the advancement or welfare of the people of Central America (for the purpose of the fund Mexico is not regarded as part of Central America). Priority will be given to research or study concerning El Salvador. Applications, which must be accompanied by separate and reasoned recommendations from the student's supervisor and from the head, senior tutor, or tutor for graduates of his or her college, should be submitted to the Registrar, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, by Tuesday, 25 March 1997 and should state:

(i) name, college, degree for which student is reading, and term of admission;

(ii) the faculty board under which he or she is studying and the subject of the thesis;

(iii) the amount of the grant requested and (briefly) an account of the expenses involved;

(iv) whether the student holds a State award and if so, what steps have been taken to claim additional expenses and with what result;

(v) if the applicant does not hold a State award, how he or she is at present supported.

It is hoped to make known the results of applications early in Trinity Term.

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DOLABANI FUND FOR SYRIAC STUDIES

The Board of Management of the Dolabani Fund invites applications for grants from the fund. The fund's purpose is the furtherance of Syriac Studies within the University, including the support of students from Syriac churches studying their own tradition in working for formal qualifications of the University. According to the decree governing the fund, grants shall be made for the following purposes: the provision of financial support to graduate students of the University from or originating from the Middle East or the region of the Indian State of Kerala, to assist them in meeting the cost of engaging in courses involving Syriac Studies in the University; the provision of grants for the purchase of Syriac manuscripts for the Bodleian Library and for the purchase of books in or concerning Syriac for the Bodleian Library and the Oriental Institute Library. Applications, which should include a statement of the purpose for which the grant is requested and (in the case of graduate students) the name of the applicant's supervisor, should be sent to the Secretary, Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies, Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane, no later than Friday, 14 March 1997.

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GRANTS FROM THE CHRISTINA DRAKE FUND FOR ITALIAN STUDIES

Applications are invited for grants (which will not normally be of more than £100 each) from the Christina Drake Fund for Italian Studies. Those eligible to apply are students working for a research degree or diploma of the University in the field of Italian Studies (with a preference for students of language and literature). The grants which are made from the fund are to assist the students concerned `in connection with visits to Italy for purposes of their study or research, in the hope that the cultural benefits they derive from such a visit may thereby be enhanced'.

Applications, which should be submitted on a form obtainable from the Secretary of the Taylor Institution, 37 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JF, should be returned to him by Friday of the third week of Hilary Term.

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EDGELL SHEPPEE FUND FOR ENGINEERING SCIENCE

The Board of Management is prepared to consider applications for grants from the fund for the assistance of members of the University engaged on research in Engineering Science in Oxford. Applications may be sent at any time to the head of the Department of Engineering Science, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PJ, and should include particulars of the candidate's academic career, proposed research, and details of other financial resources.

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ELDON LAW SCHOLARSHIP 1997

The Board of the Faculty of Law announces that the Eldon Law Scholarship, value not less than £4,000 per annum, is awarded annually to be held for up to two years. Candidates must be members of the University of Oxford who:

(a) have passed the examination for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts or for the Degree of Bachelor of Civil Law or for the Degree of Magister Juris; and

(b) have been placed in the First Class in one or other of these examinations or in Honour Moderations or have gained one of the Chancellor's Prizes; and

(c) intend to follow the profession of the Law; and

(d) have applied for one of the scholarships either before, or within two years next following, the date of their call to the Bar.

Candidates will be required to sign a declaration that they intend to practise at the Bar in the United Kingdom. Until they have been called to the Bar, scholars must produce proof that they have regularly kept their terms, unless prevented by illness, at one of the Inns of Court.

In general the policy of the awarding committee is to give preference to a candidate who has completed his or her Oxford education and is completing the vocational stage of training prior to entry into pupillage.

Applications, accompanied by a curriculum vitae, must be sent to the Head Clerk (on a form obtainable from him), University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, not later than Friday, 31 October 1997, in a sealed envelope marked `Eldon Scholarship

Application'. The represent-atives of the board will summon to interview at Oxford on Saturday, 24 January 1998, those candidates they wish to see.

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CYRIL FOSTER AND RELATED FUNDS FOR INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

1. The Managers of the Cyril Foster and related funds will consider requests from members of the University (M.Litt. and D.Phil. students, and senior members) undertaking research in international relations for modest grants towards travel and related expenses, and, exceptionally, for other purposes. The funds are:

The Cyril Foster Fund: this is intended `for the promotion of international peace and the prevention of future wars'.

The Alistair Buchan Fund: this fund, which is strictly limited, is available `for the promotion of research in international relations'.

Applications for grants under these funds are not normally entertained from visiting scholars, from students with probationary status, from students for the M.St. or M.Phil. degree, or from undergraduates. Requests should be made before the expenses are incurred. Attendance at an international conference will not in itself normally be accepted as a sufficient reason for a grant.

2. Graduate students (including M.St. and M.Phil.) can also apply for the annual Maurice Latey Award `to assist travel for research by postgraduate students in the fields of politics of international relations working on aspects of democracy, freedom and religion'. Suitable applications for grants under 1 above will automatically be considered for this award. Additional applications for small research grants are also invited from postgraduate students at British or overseas universities wishing to use the Latey Archive in the Bodleian Library.

3. Applications for grants under 1 and/or 2 above should be made on a form available from the Secretary to the Managers (address below), and should be submitted by the end of the fifth week of each Oxford term. Consideration of applications submitted after that date will normally be deferred until the latter part of the following term. Candidates are asked to state the name of the fund/s to which they are applying, and to clarify the relevance of their project to the purpose of the particular fund. Graduate students applying for research grants are also asked to name one referee, normally their supervisor, who should be requested to send a reference directly to the Secretary to the Managers.

4. Applications are also invited for the annual Royal Bank of Canada Scholarship. This award, of a value of £1,000, is available to any graduate student of the University (including the M.St. and M.Phil.) to cover costs of research outside the UK on `international relations with special reference to Canada'. Letters of application should be submitted by the end of the fifth week of Trinity Term. There is no application form, but candidates should state college, course, and supervisor, and they should give a brief outline of their thesis topic and proposed research.

5. All requests for application forms, correspondence, and references should be addressed directly to Mrs Marga Lyall, Secretary to the Managers of the Cyril Foster and Related Funds, Centre for International Studies, Social Studies Faculty Centre, George Street, Oxford OX1 2RL.

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FRERE EXHIBITION FOR INDIAN STUDIES 1997

An election to the Frere Exhibition for Indian Studies will be held in Trinity Term 1997.

The successful candidate must undertake to carry out a specified piece of work, to be approved by the board, in the field of Indian Studies. The work must be carried out at Oxford during three terms, unless the board shall, in the interests of the work, give leave to the exhibitioner to reside elsewhere for one or more terms. The exhibition may be awarded a second, but not a third, time to the same person.

Candidates (men or women) must be members of the University who, on the day of election, have not exceeded their twenty-first term from matriculation.

The Exhibition is tenable for one year from 1 October 1997. The Board of Electors at its discretion may take into account the financial circumstances of the successful candidate; the value of the Exhibition may therefore vary from year to year.

The board, in addition to electing exhibitioners, has the power to award grants to encourage the study of matters relating to India. Only candidates for the exhibition will be considered for the award of such grants.

There are no application forms for the exhibition. Notes of Guidance for intending applicants should be obtained from the Secretary to the Board of Management of the Frere Exhibition, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, to whom applications (five copies) must be submitted not later than 1 May 1997.

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SCHOLARSHIPS FOR STUDY IN GERMANY

Michael Foster Memorial Scholarship

Applications are invited from members of the University for the Michael Foster Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is tenable for ten months from 1 October 1997 at any university, technical university, or art or music academy (at the choice of the successful candidate) in Germany, and may be extended at the discretion of the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst. The successful candidate must undertake research or other academic work in a field of his or her own choice.

The scholar will receive a monthly maintenance grant and remission of university or institution fees and dues (but he or she will have to pay a compulsory Student's Union fee). A small grant will be paid at the beginning of the award period to cover incidental expenses and the scholar will be entitled to a small book grant each term. An additional grant will be paid to assist with travel expenses. A scholar who is married before taking up the award will receive an additional allowance, if accompanied by his or her partner. The scholarship is not tenable concurrently with any other travelling award. It should be noted that the scholarship does not include payment of any Oxford fees for which the scholar may be liable while he or she is in Germany. Candidates who hold British Academy studentships may however apply for suspension of their awards and suspension of status to enable them to take up the scholarship if elected.

Candidates for the scholarship must be British subjects and members of the University who will not have attained the age of thirty-two years by 1 October 1997, and either (a) will have completed all the examinations required for the Oxford BA Degree, or (b) have embarked on a course of postgraduate study at the University. Candidates will normally be expected to show a reasonable proficiency in the use of German language, but if a candidate does not have a good knowledge of German a further grant may be made available to enable him or her to attend a language course in Germany before university entrance there. Candidates' proposed programmes of research must be such that they can best be carried out at a German university or other institution of higher learning.

Applications must be received by the Secretary to the Board of Management, Michael Foster Memorial Scholarship, International Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, not later than Friday, 17 January 1997. They must include:

(i) the applicant's age;

(ii) a brief statement of his or her academic career;

(iii) a brief programme of the work he or she proposes to undertake, the institution at which he or she would wish to study in Germany, the reasons for the choice of institution, and some evidence that he or she has made contact with the head of the chosen institution;

(iv) a certificate from the head of his or her society that the application is made with the approval of the society and that the applicant is a British subject;

(v) the names of two academic referees. It is the candidate's responsibility to ensure that references reach the Secretary by the closing date.

Note: If applying for the Theodor Heuss Fellowship as well as the Foster Scholarship, one application will suffice.

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Hanseatic Scholarships

These scholarships have been established by the gener- osity of the Alfred Toepfer FVS (Freiherr vom Stein/Friedrich von Schiller) Foundation which wishes to reciprocate the Rhodes Scholarships to Oxford from Germany. The aim of the Foundation is to promote closer Anglo- German links within a European context. At present two scholarships are offered each year.

Candidates must be British subjects, unmarried, and graduate or undergraduate (final year) members of Oxford University. They should not have passed their twenty-eighth birthday by 1 October 1997, the date by which the scholars elected in 1997 will be expected to take up their scholarships. These are tenable preferably for two years for study at Hamburg University; exceptionally, the second year may be spent at another academic institition in Germany. The successful candidate must undertake research at doctoral or postdoctoral level or give evidence of a workable project not connected to a research degree. There is the opportunity to obtain a German degree.

The value of the scholarships is currently DM 24,000 per annum and is subject to regular review. Sufficient knowledge of the German language is desirable, but when a candidate does not have a good knowledge of German, he or she is expected to attend a language course in Germany prior to university entry.

Applications should be sent to the Secretary, Hanseatic Scholarships, International Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (from whom further particulars may be obtained) by Friday, 17 January 1997. The applications should include (i) the applicant's full name and age; (ii) a photograph of the applicant; (iii) a curriculum vitae; (iv) a programme of the work which the candidate proposes to undertake; (v) the names of two referees; (vi) a certificate from the head of the candidate's society that the application is made with the approval of the college and that the applicant is a British citizen; (vii) a health certificate. It is the candidate's responsibility to ensure that references reach the Secretary by the closing date. Interviews will take place in Oxford during February 1997 and the decision of the selectors will be announced shortly thereafter.

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Theodor Heuss Research Fellowship

Applications are invited from members of the University for the Theodor Heuss Research Fellowship. The Fellowship, which is financed through the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung out of a gift from the late President of the Federal Republic of Germany, is tenable for the twelve months of the academic year 1997–8 at any university or other institution of higher learning (at the choice of the successful candidate) in Germany, and may be extended for a second year at the discretion of the Stiftung.

The Fellowship is especially intended for research in the following subjects: Ancient History and Literature, Modern History, Modern Languages and Literature, English Literature, Oriental Studies, Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. Applications from other academic fields will, however, be welcomed.

The holder of the Fellowship will receive a monthly maintenance grant (currently DM 3,200). In addition payments are provided to cover travel expenses, and all university or institute fees will be paid on the Fellow's behalf (but he or she will have to pay a compulsory Students' Union fee). Upon application a monthly marriage allowance may also be paid. It should be noted that the fellowship does not include the payment of any Oxford fees for which the Fellow may be liable while he or she is in Germany. Candidates who hold British Academy Studentships may however apply for suspension of their awards and suspension of status to enable them to take the Fellowship if elected.

Candidates for the Fellowship must be British subjects and members of the University who will not have attained the age of thirty-two years by 1 October 1997, and either (a) have embarked on a course of postgraduate study at the University or (b) have already obtained a postgraduate qualification of the University. Candidates will normally be expected to show a reasonable proficiency in the use of German language, but if a candidate does not have a good knowledge of German a further grant may be made available to enable him or her to attend a language course in Germany before university entrance there. Candidates' proposed programmes of research must be such that they can best be carried out at a German university or other institution of higher learning.

Applications must be received by the Secretary to the Board of Management, Theodor Heuss Fellowship, International Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, not later than Friday, 17 January 1997.

They must include:

(i) the applicant's age;

(ii) a brief statement of his or her academic career;

(iii) a brief programme of the work he or she proposes to undertake, the institution at which he or she would wish to study in Germany, the reasons for the choice of institution, and some evidence that he or she has made contact with the head of the chosen institution or with any other member of the academic staff;

(iv) a certificate from the head of his or her society that the application is made with the approval of the society and that the applicant is a British subject;

(v) the names of two academic referees. It is the candidate's responsibility to ensure that references reach the Secretary by the closing date.

Note: If applying for the Michael Foster Scholarship as well as the Heuss Fellowship, one application will suffice.

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GOODGER SCHOLARSHIP 1997

If suitable candidates present themselves, an election will be made in Trinity Term 1997 to a Henry Goodger Scholarship.

Goodger Scholarships are awarded to assist research into the causes and prevention of disease, with special reference to the study of disease in its early stages. They are open to all members of the University of Oxford. The scholarships are tenable for two years, but this period may be extended for a further year by the Board of Management. The upper limit of the award shall be the bottom point of the university lecturer scale and will be fixed at the discretion of the Board of Management, which may also contribute towards any special expenses incurred by a scholar in connection with his research, including university and college fees and dues incurred by a scholar reading for a research degree. The board has made a regulation that holders of the scholarships shall be required to work primarily in Oxford. Scholarships shall be tenable with other posts subject to the approval of the board.

Candidates must submit to the board a statement of their qualifications and of the course of research which they propose to pursue, together with such testimonials and references as they desire. Applications should be sent to the Secretary of the Clinical Medicine Board, Medical School Offices, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington, Oxford OX3 9DU, not later than Friday, 16 May 1997.

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WALTER GORDON BEQUEST

The bequest of Walter Gordon, MA, Non-Collegiate Student, who bequeathed to the University the residue of his property subject to the payment of certain annuities upon trust that the income thereof be applied for the benefit of needy members of the University, junior as well as senior, and especially to help in providing nursing medical attendance or other aid for senior members of the University who are in need, shall be administered by the Curators of the University Chest, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, in accordance with the intentions of the Testator. (There is no closing date for applications.)

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GRANTS FROM THE COMMITTEE FOR GRADUATE STUDIES

Grants for special research expenses

The Committee for Graduate Studies is prepared to consider applications from graduate students for small grants towards:

(a) expenses incurred in travelling in the course of furthering their research, but not for attendance at schools or courses;

(b) any special expenses incurred during research which would not have been expected when the course commenced (for example, the cost of unusual photographic work but not the cost of having a thesis typed, photocopied, and bound, unless some abnormal expenditure is involved, and not for equipment, including computers and software).

Students who hold State awards should apply in the first instance for the additional sums which are available to them under State award schemes.

Applicants are expected to make application to their college and department or the boards of management of trust funds under the aegis of the faculties concerned. The Committee is likely to look with more favour on applications which have received support from these sources.

The Committee will not entertain applications connected with extended and very expensive programmes of fieldwork unless it can be shown that the bulk of the funding required has already been raised, or is about to be raised, from other sources. It will expect to see evidence that the predictable costs of such fieldwork were taken into account when the research was undertaken.

Grants will not normally be made to candidates for the M.St., M.Phil./B.Phil. degrees or for the M.Sc. degree by coursework or to candidates for postgraduate diplomas.

The committee will not make grants for attendance at conferences unless such attendance is directly connected to the applicant's research degree and the applicant has been invited to present work at the conference.

Application forms are available from either the Applications Secretary, Committee for Graduate Studies, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, or college offices. The form should be completed in typescript or black ink, and the original must be returned to the Graduate Studies Office (colleges may require copies).

The committee meets to consider applications in the ninth week of each term and completed applications should be submitted by the end of the seventh week. Grants will not normally be made in respect of applications submitted after the expenses have been incurred. Applications for grants towards expenses which will be incurred during a vacation should be made in the preceding term.

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HALL-HOUGHTON STUDENTSHIP IN BIBLICAL STUDIES 1997–8

For graduates who are undertaking, or are proposing to undertake, a course of study or research in the Greek New Testament, or in the Septuagint version of the Hebrew Scriptures, or in the Syriac Versions of the Holy Scriptures. The Studentship is tenable for one year and may be renewed. Its value is not less than £500, which may be supplemented in certain circumstances. Candidates should apply in writing to the Secretary to the Board of the Faculty of Theology, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, not later than 1 February 1997, and should (i) give a summary of their academic record; (ii) state what course of study they would pursue while holding a studentship; (iii) submit the names of not more than two referees; and (iv) give brief details of their financial resources.

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JAMES INGHAM HALSTEAD SCHOLARSHIPS IN MUSIC 1997

The Board of the Faculty of Music proposes to elect one or more James Ingham Halstead Scholars in Music in 1997.

The scholarships are open to graduates of any university who intend to proceed to one of the University's advanced degrees in Music, i.e. the M.Litt., M.Phil., or D.Phil., or are intending to supplicate for the B.Mus. or D.Mus.

The scholarships, normally of the value of £300 per annum, are tenable in the first instance for one year.

Applications should be submitted not later than 1 March 1997, and should include:

(i) the applicant's date of birth;

(ii) a brief statement of the applicant's academic career;

(iii) examples of original work (compositions, theses, essays, articles, etc., whether published or not);

(iv) a brief statement of proposed research;

(v) the names of two referees.

If applicants submit pieces of research whose purpose and relationship to their main plan of research is not immediately clear, a short introduction should be included, if necessary, to set the work in the context of their larger aims.

The scholarships may be renewable for a maximum of two further years, subject to reports of satisfactory progress.

Applications for renewals should also be submitted by 1 March 1997.

Those elected as Halstead Scholars may qualify for awards supplementary to the normal £300, depending on their financial circumstances and the state of the fund. Applications, which should include full details of the scholar's financial circumstances, may be made at any time.

All applications should be addressed to the Secretary of the Board of the Faculty of Music, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD.

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JAMES INGHAM HALSTEAD AND JOHN LOWELL OSGOOD TRAVELLING SCHOLARSHIPS IN MUSIC

Applications are invited for James Ingham Halstead Travelling Scholarships and John Lowell Osgood Travelling Scholarships, one or more of which the Board of the Faculty of Music proposes to award if candidates of sufficient merit present themselves. The scholarships will normally be of the order of £50–£100. Proposals as to the purpose for which a scholarship is sought, including estimated costs and details of other funds available or applied for, together with a note of recommendation from a tutor or supervisor, may be sent to the Secretary, Board of the Faculty of Music, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, at any time.

Halstead Scholarships are open to graduates who intend to proceed to an advanced degree in music.

The Osgood Fund has the object of encouraging the composition of chamber music and research in the history and aesthetics of music. The travelling scholarships are open to graduate and undergraduate members of the University who at the time of taking up their scholarships will have completed three terms but not exceeded twenty-seven terms from the date of their matriculation.

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HARDSHIP FUND

The Committee on Student Hardship administers funds - partly allocated from the University's general funds, and partly derived from specific funds - for `the relief of student hardship'.

Applications are considered from both undergraduates and graduates, and awards (grants and loans) are made principally on the grounds of unforeseeable hardship. The committee aims to help where unpredictable misfortunes have occurred, rather than to top-up inadequate funding. The size of awards in recent years has varied widely, ranging from £100 to several thousands of pounds. The committee will consider applications for assistance at termly meetings. Application forms are available from colleges, and must be completed and returned to the Secretary of the Committee, as specified on the forms, by Friday of fifth week of Michaelmas and Hilary Terms, or by Friday of second week in Trinity Term (i.e. in 1996-7, 15 November 1996, 21 February 1997, 9 May 1997).

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HEATH HARRISON TRAVELLING SCHOLARSHIPS 1997

The Board of Management for the Heath Harrison Travelling Scholarships gives notice that examinations for a senior scholarship and at least fifteen junior scholarships will begin on Monday, 3 February 1997, at 9.30 a.m. in the Examination Schools.

One of the following languages may be offered: French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Modern Greek.

Intending candidates, who must be members of the University, should obtain further particulars of eligibility and forms of application from the Head Clerk, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, to whom entry forms must be returned not later than Monday, 2 December 1996..

Past examination papers are available from the Examination Schools.

The award of the Scholarships is subject to candidates of sufficient merit presenting themselves.

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Particular regulations

Senior Scholarship

The annual value of the scholarship shall be determined by the Board of Management in view of the financial circumstances of the scholar, and shall not normally exceed £7,500 payable in three instalments at the beginning of the Michaelmas, Hilary, and Trinity Terms respectively.

Candidates must be members of the University who, if graduates of this University, have not exceeded three years from the date on which they passed all the examinations for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts, or, if graduates of other universities, have not exceeded three years from the date of their matriculation.

Applications will be accepted from candidates who are sitting for a Final Honour School in 1997, but the award will be conditional on the obtaining of a first or upper second class.

The examination will consist of four papers, viz. (1) English Essay, (2) Translation from and into the chosen language, (3) Essay in the chosen language, (4) General questions dealing mainly with the literature of the chosen language, and (5) an Oral Examination.

Scholars will normally be required to pursue their studies in the country in which the language of their choice is vernacular. Candidates must attach to their application a statement of their proposed programme of study, specifying the place and country in which they intend to work.

Throughout the tenure of the scholarship the scholar shall report from time to time to the Board of Management on the progress of his or her work, and before receiving the second and third instalments of the scholarship must furnish the board with evidence that his or her studies are being pursued in a profitable and satisfactory manner.

The scholarship shall be tenable for one year only, but under special and exceptional circumstances the board may renew it for a period not exceeding one year. No candidate shall be awarded a Senior Scholarship twice in the same language.

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Junior Scholarships

Candidates must be reading for a Final Honour School, must not have been admitted to a degree in the University, and not have exceeded on 31 January 1997 two years (or one year in the case of students with Senior Status) from the date of their matriculation, except that:

This period will be extended to three years (or two years in the case of students with Senior Status) in the case of candidates who have obtained a Heath Harrison Scholarship in another language at a previous examination or who have been placed in the Class List by the Honour Moderators.

A year spent abroad in approved study after matriculation will be excluded from the computation of standing.

No candidate shall be awarded a Junior Scholarship twice in the same language.

The examination will consist of three papers, viz. (1) Translation from and into the language selected by the candidate, (2) Essay in that language, (3) English Essay, and (4) an Oral Examination.

The tenure of the scholarships should preferably be completed by the end of the academic year (30 September) in which the award is made and must be completed no later than the academic year of residence (i.e. excluding any year spent abroad) following that in which the award was won. The scholarships in all languages (including Russian) are of the value of £1,200. On satisfying the board that they have made satisfactory arrangements for their stay abroad, scholars will receive £1,100. The value of the scholarships will be reviewed from time to time and in exceptional circumstances a small supplement may be approved by the supervisors appointed by the Board of Management. Before the expiration of the tenure of the scholarship they will be required to furnish the Board of Management with written evidence that they have pursued their studies abroad in a satisfactory manner. No scholar will receive the balance of the scholarship until this condition has been fulfilled.

During the tenure of the scholarship every scholar is required to spend at least six weeks in studying the language in which the scholarship was awarded in the country of the origin of that language (not necessarily at a university), unless the board shall allow the whole or part of that period to be spent in some other country in which the language is vernacular.

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Examination arrangements

Written examination (Examination Schools)

Monday, 3 February 1997

9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.: English Essay
2.30 to 5.30 p.m.: Paper I, all languages

Tuesday, 4 February 1997

9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.: Paper II, all languages
2.30 to 5.30 p.m.: Paper III, all languages (candidates for Senior Scholarships only)

Oral examination

Monday, 17 February 1997, and, possibly, Tuesday, 18 February 1997.

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HEBREW CENTRE FUND

An award or awards may be made annually to an undergraduate or graduate student in the fields of Hebrew or Jewish Studies towards the cost of travel in connection with their studies. Applications, which should include a statement of the project for which the grant is requested, should be sent to the Secretary, Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies, Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 2LE, no later than Monday, 24 March 1997.

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GEORGE HERBERT HUNT TRAVELLING SCHOLARSHIP 1998

This scholarship is offered every second year for award without examination to a person who either has been admitted to the Degree of Bachelor of Medicine of the University or has passed the First Examination for the Degree of Bachelor of Medicine of the University and holds a medical degree of another British university qualifying him or her to practise Medicine.

The scholarship is of the value of about £2,800, and may be held with another award.

Candidates are required to submit with their applications a statement of their academic record together with testimonials, and an undertaking that if elected they will travel abroad for a period of at least one month for the purpose of clinical study or research in medicine.

In making the award preference is given to such candidates as express the intention of engaging in the practice of their profession either as surgeons or as general practitioners.

The scholar is required to complete his or her period of travel within twelve months from the date of election, and within a reasonable period thereafter to submit to the Senior Assistant Registrar of the Medical School for the approval of the electors a detailed report of his or her tenure of the scholarship.

Payment of nine-tenths of a scholarship is made to scholars on their signifying their readiness to proceed abroad, and the remaining one-tenth on the approval of their reports by the electors.

The next election will be made on 6 April 1997.

Candidates must send their applications to the Medical School Offices, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington, Oxford OX3 9DU, on or before 28 February 1998.

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ILCHESTER FUND TRAVEL GRANTS

Applications are invited for grants (not normally of a value of more than £250 each) to assist with the costs of travel for the purposes of study and research in subjects connected with the Slavonic Languages or Literature, or the History of the Slavonic Nations. The need for an historical element in projects which are not primarily in the fields of Slavonic Languages or Literature is emphasised.

It should also be noted that grants will not be made towards the costs of attendance at language courses, and that the fact that an application is for study in one of the countries concerned will not in itself qualify it for support from the fund.

Those eligible to apply under the terms of this notice are members of the university academic and library staff (in respect of travel for work for which they are employed by the University) and students for Oxford postgraduate degrees and diplomas (other than graduate students under the Board of the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages).

Account may be taken of any other possible sources of financial support available to applicants.

Applications, which should be submitted on a form obtainable from the Secretary of the Taylor Institution, 37 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JF, should be returned to him by Friday of the third week of Hilary Term.

Graduate students under the Modern Languages Board are referred to the arrangements for travel grants administered by the Graduate Studies Committee of the faculty board.

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IRELAND AND CRAVEN SCHOLARSHIPS 1997

An examination will be held in the Examination Schools on Monday, 6 October 1997 and the following day at 9.30 a.m. and 2.30 p.m., for Dean Ireland's and the Craven University Scholarships for the promotion of classical learning and taste. The examination will consist of four papers: Latin Unseen Translation, Greek Unseen Translation, Essays, and a choice of Latin Prose or Greek Prose or Critical Papers.

Dean Ireland's Scholarship, the value of which will be £400, is open to members of the University who have not exceeded the twelfth term from their matriculation. The person elected to be Dean Ireland's scholar, if not already elected to a Craven Scholarship, shall be elected at the same time to be first Craven scholar.

The Craven Scholarships (three in number), the value of which will be £200 each, are open to members of the University who have not exceeded the twelfth term from their matriculation. No person may be elected twice to a Craven Scholarship.

Candidates must send their names on an entry form to be obtained from the University Offices, to the Head Clerk, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, on or before 1 September 1997.

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SIR GEORGE LABOUCHERE TRAVEL GRANTS IN SPANISH STUDIES

The Committee for the Sir George Labouchere Fund invites applications for travel grants from graduate students of the University, to enable them to under- take research (such as may lead to the award of a degree of the University) in the archives and libraries of Spain, in the fields described below.

The fund has been established in order to promote the advancement within the University of learning, scholarship, and research in the field of Spanish Studies, including the history of Anglo-Spanish relations, Spanish history and the literature, language, and other cultural aspects of spain. Although priority is, where possible, given to these areas, similar areas relating to Hispanic America are not excluded.

Each applicant is asked to complete an application form, available from the address given below, and to provide a brief account (not exceeding one page) of the proposed research. The applicant is responsible for asking his or her supervisor to send the committee's secretary, by the date given below, a confidential letter of recommendation.

Applications and references should be received by the Secretary of the Committee for the Sir George Labouchere Fund, History Faculty Library, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BD, by Friday of the sixth week of Trinity Term.

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GRANTS FOR LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES

The Inter-Faculty Committee for Latin American Studies gives notice that it has at its disposal limited funds from which it is prepared to consider small grants to assist Latin American studies. Grants towards research and travel expenses may be made to teaching members of faculties and postgraduate students whose interests are in aspects of Latin American studies, subject to funds being available.

Applications, giving details of the work proposed and the amount of money sought, and, in the case of postgraduate students, accompanied by a recommendation from the supervisor, should be sent to the Secretary, Inter-Faculty Committee for Latin American Studies, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, from whom application forms for the use of postgraduate students may be obtained. Applications should be submitted at least a week before the start of each term.

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ANDREW LEVENS TRAVEL BURSARY 1997

The Andrew Levens Travel Bursary, value approximately £500, will be awarded in Hilary Term 1997 to assist travel to an area which is predominantly Russian-speaking and which was formerly included in the Soviet Union by a member of the University and of any faculty, whose course of study includes, or has included, Russian. The bursary is intended primarily for undergraduates, but it may be awarded to a person who obtained classified honours in a Final Honour School in Trinity Term 1996. The award will be made on the basis of an interview and a test of oral proficiency in Russian.

Applications must reach the Secretary, Taylor Institution, 37 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JF, not later than 1 February 1997, stating name, college, date of matriculation, course of study, an outline of the proposed visit and the name of one referee.

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LITTLEMORE FUND

The Littlemore Fund is available to make grants or loans to members of the University staff and former members of the staff now in retirement who may be found in straitened circumstances deserving of pecuniary assistance. Grants and loans may also be made to the dependants of any such member should they be found in similar circumstances after the member's decease. All awards shall be made upon the recommendation of an Advisory Board consisting of the Vice-Chancellor and Proctors together with the ex-Vice-Chancellor who has most recently retired from office. Applications, which should be supported by a senior member of the University, should be addressed to the Secretary of the University Chest, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD. (There is no closing date.)

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LOCKEY BEQUEST

The Committee for the Administration of the Lockey Bequest considers applications for grants for attendance at overseas scientific conferences by senior members. (Applications may be considered from postdoctoral research workers, etc. who are not members of Congregation.)

In addition to the Lockey Bequest, the Committee administers the travel funds of the Faculties of Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, Psychological Studies, and Physiological Sciences. Applicants from these faculties should send their applications, on the standard form, to the Secretary of the Lockey Committee, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, by the end of the sixth week of each term