Scholarships and Prizes Supplement 2003 - (1) to 4672, 22 October 2003

HERBERTSON MEMORIAL PRIZE AND HENRY OLIVER BECKIT MEMORIAL PRIZE

The prizes will be awarded annually on the merits of Geographical Dissertations submitted by candidates in the Final Honour School of Geography. The value of the Herbertson Prize is about £150, and the Beckit Prize about £100. No special application is required.


PETER LIENHARDT MEMORIAL FUND AND PHILIP BAGBY BEQUEST

Small grants to support research in Social Anthropology

The Board of Management for these funds is considering making small grants to applicants in the following categories: students registered for degrees at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology who need funds for research purposes; and, from the Peter Lienhardt Memorial Fund only, other individuals working in the field of social anthropology who wish to carry out some particular project within the University. The terms of reference of the Philip Bagby Bequest specify that grants from that fund must encourage the comparative study of the development of urban, literate cultures in accordance with anthropological principles and methods. Application forms may be obtained from Ms K.P. McLeary, School of Anthropology, 51 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PE. Closing date for applications: Friday, 21 November 2003.


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, 16 March 2004 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.


FRERE EXHIBITION FOR INDIAN STUDIES 2004

The Frere Exhibition for Indian Studies, so called in memory of Sir Henry Bartle Edward Frere, is for the encouragement of the study of matters relating to India. A Board of Management administers the fund, awarding grants as well as electing to the Exhibition.

The Exhibition is awarded to enable its holder to undertake a specified piece of work, approved by the board, in the field of Indian Studies. The work must be carried out at Oxford unless the board, in the interests of the work, gives leave to the exhibitioner to carry it out elsewhere for one or more terms. Candidates should specify in the application where, if elected to the Exhibition, they would wish to pursue their work.

The Exhibition is offered once in each academic year in Trinity Term. It is open to all members of the University who, on the day of election, have not exceeded twenty-one terms from their matriculation. In recent years successful applicants have been well advanced in their research. The Exhibition is tenable for one year from 1 October. Its value is likely to be of the order of £2,500 but may vary from year to year. The Board of Management may take into account the financial resources already available to the successful candidate. The Board of Management may, exceptionally, extend the Exhibition, at the end of the year, for a period not exceeding one further year: current exhibitioners must re-apply by the closing date to be considered for re-election.

The Board also awards grants to encourage the study of matters relating to India. Only candidates for the Exhibition will be considered for the award of such grants in any one year.

Applications for the Exhibition should comprise

(i) a completed application form. Forms are available from Max Todd at the address below.

(ii) a statement of no more than about two pages in length, describing the work you propose to undertake if elected to the Exhibition.

(iii) an example of your written work on a matter relating to India, not more than 5,000 words in length.

Candidates should ask three referees, one of whom should normally be your supervisor, to provide, in confidence, comments on your academic progress, the value of the intended project, and the reasons for which the funding is being requested. Referees may find it useful to receive a copy of this note. It is the candidate's responsibility to ensure references are requested and sent in by the closing date.

Applications and references should be sent to Max Todd, Secretary to the Board of Management of the Frere Exhibition, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (telephone (2)80299; e-mail: Max.Todd@admin.ox.ac.uk). The closing date is 1 May 2004.


SASAKAWA FUND

Applications are invited for grants from the Sasakawa Fund, to be applied to `the advancement within the University of knowledge and understanding of Japan by way of academic contact and exchange between members of the University and citizens of Japan'. Further details and an application form may be obtained from the Trust Funds Administrator, Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 2LE. The closing date for the receipt of applications is the Friday of the fourth week in each term.


J. BURTT DAVY RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP

A scholarship is awarded from time to time to graduates of the University of Oxford who undertake to carry out research into Taxonomy and Ecology or into the use of biochemical, microscopical, genetical, or such other methods for the classification of plants as may be approved by the Sherardian Professor of Botany and the Sibthorpian Professor of Plant Science. The tenure of one holder shall not exceed three years.


FIELD STUDIES BOOK PRIZE (SOUTHERN PRIZE)

The prize is awarded annually to the candidate who has shown the greatest aptitude for zoological field studies in the Honour School of Natural Science (Biological Sciences) and/or in independent project work, provided that his or her work is deemed to be of sufficient merit. No special application is required.


SCHOOL OF FORESTRY JUBILEE PRIZE

The prize is offered each year on the results of the examination for the Degree of Master of Science in Forestry: Science, Policy and Management. No prize will be offered for 2004 as the degree course is suspended for the academic year 2003--4.


HARLEY PRIZE OF THE NEW PHYTOLOGIST TRUST

The prize is awarded on the nomination of the examiners (provided that a candidate of sufficient merit is forthcoming) for the best all-round academic performance in the field of Plant Sciences in the final year of the Honour School of Natural Science (Biological Sciences). No special application is required.


BOB HIORNS MEMORIAL PRIZE

The Bob Hiorns Memorial Prize for the advancement of Human Sciences commemorates the work done for Human Sciences by the late Dr R.W. `Bob' Hiorns, Fellow of Linacre College and University Lecturer in Statistics. The prize shall be awarded annually, provided that there is a candidate of sufficient merit, for performance in the Final Honour School of Human Sciences, on such terms as the Teaching Committee shall from time to time determine. No special application is required.


HOPE STUDENTSHIP

A Hope Studentship is awarded from time to time, provided there is a candidate of sufficient merit, to a person who is, or who has been accepted for admission as, a member of the University and who intends to undertake graduate study under the Board of the Division of Life and Environmental Sciences in association with the Hope Entomological Collection. Further information is available (e-mail: les.division@admin.ox.ac.uk ).


MIKE SOPER BURSARY FUND AND JIMMY ELLIOTT MEMORIAL FUND

Bursaries may be awarded to student members of the University who are intending to carry out field work or to attend conferences, in order to study aspects of biology which are relevant particularly to agriculture, forestry, or ecology. Applications should come from individual students and be submitted to Dr N.D. Brown, Department of Plant Sciences, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3RB by Friday of the week before Trinity Term. Further details and an application form may be obtained from http://users.ox.ac.uk/~ndbrown/Mike_Soper.htm or Mrs J. Grant at the Department of Plant Sciences.


BRIAN THOMAS STYLES MEMORIAL PRIZE

The Brian Thomas Styles Memorial Prize is awarded from time to time for an outstanding D.Phil. thesis in the subject area of tropical or subtropical plant taxonomy. No special application is required.


VARLEY-GRADWELL TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIP IN INSECT ECOLOGY

Applications are invited for the Varley-Gradwell Travelling Fellowship in Insect Ecology. A travelling fellowship, which may be of up to £2,000 in value, will be made for the support of field work, travel, and other activity of direct benefit to the field of insect ecology. Applications are judged on their practicality and on their potential to make a contribution to insect ecology. Preference will be given to those in their early postdoctoral years. The fellowship will be tenable for one year commencing on a date to be agreed. It will not be renewable.

Applications, including a curriculum vitae and a research proposal, should be sent to Mrs Judith Brown, Secretary to the Board of Management for the Varley-Gradwell Travelling Fellowship in Insect Ecology, Life and Environmental Sciences Divisional Office, 2 South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3UB, by 31 March 2004 (enquiries: telephone Oxford (2)82464 or e-mail: Judith.Brown@admin.ox.ac.uk ). The research proposal should include a budget and should not exceed two sides of A4 in length. Applicants should arrange for two referees to write in confidence to Mrs Brown by the closing date. In the case of graduate students, one of the referees should be the supervisor.


CHRISTOPHER WELCH SCHOLARSHIP IN BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES 2004

Applications are invited for one, possibly two, scholarships for postgraduate research in Biology, tenable at the University from the beginning of Michaelmas Term 2004. The scholarships, at present, offer a maintenance grant of £12,000 but this will be kept under review. They will include payment of fees at the rate for `Home' students. They are tenable for two years but may be extended for a third year.

The Board of Management has the power to suspend a scolarship held by a medical student for a period of not more than three years, or in special cases four years, in order to enable the holder to devote himself/herself to clinical training without forfeiting his/her scholarship. Candidates wishing to apply for an award must have been accepted for admission for postgraduate study, normally in one of the following departments: Biochemistry, Ex- perimental Psychology, Human Anatomy, the Dunn School of Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Plant Sciences. Zoology, or by one of the Clinical School Departments. No person may awarded a scholarship a second time.

Each of the departments named above can submit up to two candidates for consideration by the Board of Management; the Regius Professor of Medicine can submit two candidates on behalf of the Clinical Medicine Departments.

Details of closing dates for receipt of applications will be advertised in Michaelmas Term 2003.

Application forms and further particulars are available from Mrs Judith Brown, Life and Environmental Sciences Divisional Office, 2 South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3UB (e-mail: judith.brown@admin.ox.ac.uk

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ANCIENT HISTORY PRIZE 2004

The prize is of the value of £500 and is open to:
( a) members of the University who have completed the examinations necessary for the Degree of BA of this University;
( b) graduates of other universities reading for the Degrees of B.Phil., M.Litt., M.Phil., or D.Phil.; provided that on the date appointed for sending in essays such candidates shall have completed not less than three and not more than six terms from the date of (i) completing the second public examination or (ii) matriculation respectively.

Candidates are permitted to choose any subject in Greek or Roman History or Historiography in the period 1500 BC to AD 500. Parts of theses in preparation will not be excluded, but candidates will be required to certify that their entry has not been, or is not concurrently being, submitted for any other prize. The subject proposed must be notified to the Chairman of the Sub- faculty of Ancient History, c/o the Classics Office, 65 St Giles', Oxford OX1 3LU (Ref. HAN/1), not later than Friday, 20 February 2004.

Essays, which must be typewritten and must not exceed 20,000 words, should be sent to the Chairman of the Sub-faculty of Ancient History, the Classics Office, 65 St Giles', Oxford OX1 3LU, not later than Friday, 28 May 2004.


ARNOLD ANCIENT HISTORICAL ESSAY PRIZE 2004

The prize will be offered in Hilary Term 2004 for an essay on any subject in ancient history (i.e. between 1500 BC and AD 500). The prize will be worth £500. Candidates must be members of the University reading for a Final Honour School, who do not already hold the degree of BA of this University and who on the date appointed for sending in essays have not completed more than fifteen terms from matriculation. The prize may not be awarded to a previous winner.

Essays, which must be typewritten and which must not exceed 15,000 words in length, are to be sent under a sealed cover to the Classics Faculty Board Secretary, Humanities Division, 34 St Giles', Oxford OX1 3LH, not later than Friday, 23 January 2004. Authors are required to conceal their name and distinguish their composition by a motto, sending at the same time their name, college, and date of matriculation in a separate sealed envelope, with the same motto inscribed upon it. They must also certify that their entry has not been, or is not concurrently being, submitted for any other prize.

Although competitors are free to choose their own subject, they are warned that they must secure the prior approval of the examiners for the subject of their essay; the examiners will not approve any subject unless the candidate's letter seeking approval is endorsed by his or her tutor to the effect that the proposed title is suitable. Candidates must send the proposed title to the Secretary to the Arnold Historical Essay Trustees, at the University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, for the attention of the examiners, not later than Friday, 14 November 2003.


CHANCELLOR'S LATIN PRIZES 2004

Chancellor's Latin Prose and Verse (value £250 each)

Subjects: The passages prescribed for the compositions (for Latin Prose and for Latin Verse, either for Elegiacs or for Hexameters) are available from the Head Clerk, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (e-mail: head.clerk@admin.ox.ac.uk) and from the Administrator, Classics Office, 65 St Giles', Oxford OX1 3LU. Candidates are not restricted to the use of hexameters, but are at liberty to use any metre which they think suitable to their subject. Both in prose and in verse the lines should be numbered.(See also the general regulations below.)

Entries for the Prizes must be submitted, in accordance with the general regulations below, to the Head Clerk, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, not later than Friday, 30 April 2004.

General Regulations

The Prizes are open to all members of the University who on the closing date for entries will not have exceeded four years from their matriculation. In every case the time is computed by calendar, not academical, years, and strictly from the day of matriculation to the day of entry without reference to any intervening circumstances whatever.

No person who has already obtained a prize will be entitled to a second prize of the same description.

No entry can be accepted which does not comply with the following special regulations:

1. Three typed copies of the exercise must be sent, and the words `Three typed copies enclosed' must appear on the envelope together with the name of the prize concerned.

2. Each composition must be distinguished by a motto, and authors are required to conceal their names.

3. In a separate sealed envelope, with the same motto inscribed upon it, the name, college, and date of matriculation must be enclosed.

Manuscript corrections, if any such are necessary, should not be in the candidate's handwriting.


COMPARATIVE PHILOLOGY PRIZES

The trustees of the Derby Fund, on the recommendation of the Craven Committee, have approved an annual grant for the following prizes:

(i) a prize of £50 to be awarded for performance in the Historical Linguistics and Comparative Philology paper in Honour Moderations in Classics;

(ii) a prize of £100 for performance in any of the Philology and Linguistics papers in the Honour School of Literae Humaniores, or in the same papers offered in the Honour Schools of Classics and English, and Classics and Modern Languages, or Oriental Studies (with Classics as an additional language).

No special application is required.


CRAVEN FELLOWSHIP, DERBY SCHOLARSHIP, THOMAS WHITCOMBE GREENE SCHOLARSHIP FOR CLASSICAL ART AND ARCHAEOLOGY, AND THE HENRY FRANCIS PELHAM STUDENTSHIP 2004

Elections will be made to the awards named above in Trinity Term 2004, provided that candidates of sufficient merit present themselves.

The primary purpose of these awards is to encourage study and research abroad. They are open to members of the University who are or will be on postgraduate courses during the academic year 2004--5 and who are at present in their first three years of graduate study, or their last year of undergraduate study at Oxford. Only those who have not held one of these awards are eligible to apply. The awards are tenable for one or two years, as specified; tenure normally commences on 1 August in the year of election. The annual value of each is £1,000, and the Committee will also pay reasonable additional expenses up to £4,000 incurred in residence abroad for the purpose of research, insofar as these expenses are not obtainable from another source. If funds allow and candidates of sufficient merit apply, the Committee may make more than one award in any category.

Applications, on a form to be obtained from the Secretary to the Craven Committee, 34 St Giles', Oxford OX1 3LH, should be sent to the Secretary on or before Friday, 23 April 2004. 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.

Election to an award is based on an interview. The Committee will draw up a shortlist for interview on Friday, week two, Trinity Term. Interviews (based on the paper submitted) will be held on Monday, week eight, Trinity Term. 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:

Craven University 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.

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.

Thomas Whitcombe Greene Scholarship for Classical Art and Archaeology

This is tenable for two years.

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.

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. The committee will make grants in respect of research travel and accommodation costs, but not normally for basic subsistence.

Applications, which should be submitted on a form obtainable from the Secretary to the Craven Committee, 34 St Giles', Oxford OX1 3LH, should be returned two weeks in advance of the Committee's meeting in Hilary Term (Friday of week two). Only exceptionally will applications be considered in Michaelmas Term and Trinity Term.


GAISFORD PRIZES 2004

Gaisford Graduate Dissertation Prize for Greek or Latin Language and Literature

A prize of £600 will be awarded for a dissertation of not more than 20,000 words on a subject in the field of Greek or Latin Language and Literature. Parts of theses in preparation or published work will not be excluded. The proposed subject must be submitted to the Chairman of the Board of Management of the Gaisford Fund (Professor C.B.R. Pelling, Christ Church, Oxford OX1 1DP), not later than Friday, 6 February 2004. The prize is open to members of the University who have completed the examinations necessary for the degree of BA or who are graduates of other universities reading for the degrees of B.Phil., M.St., M.Litt., M.Phil., or D.Phil., provided that on the date appointed for sending in essays such candidates shall have completed not more than fifteen terms from the date of completing the second public examination or matriculation respectively. The prize may not be awarded twice to the same person. Two copies of the dissertations, which must be typewritten, should be sent to the Classics Faculty Board Secretary, Humanities Division, 34 St Giles', Oxford OX1 3LH, on or before Friday, 7 May 2004. Candidates are asked to distinguish their dissertations by a motto or pseudonym, not by their own name; and to attach a sealed envelope, with the same motto or pseudonym written on it, containing a separate note of their name, college, and date of matriculation.

Gaisford Undergraduate Essay Prize for Greek Language and Literature

A prize of £300 will be awarded for an essay of not more than 10,000 words on a subject in the field of Greek Language and Literature. The proposed subject must be submitted to the Chairman of the Board of Management of the Gaisford Fund (Professor C.B.R. Pelling, Christ Church, Oxford OX1 1DP), on or before Monday, 24 November 2003.

The prize is open to members of the University who are reading for an Honour School in the University. The prize may not be awarded twice to the same person.

Entries, preferably typewritten, must be sent to the Classics Faculty Board Secretary, Humanities Division, 34 St Giles', Oxford OX1 3LH, on or before Friday, 7 May 2004. Candidates are asked to distinguish their essays by a motto or pseudonym, not by their own name; and to attach a sealed envelope, with the same motto or pseudonym written on it, containing a separate note of their name, college, and date of matriculation.

Gaisford Prizes for Greek Prose and Verse

Prizes of £250 each will be awarded for translation from English into Greek Prose and Greek Verse (any suitable metre). The prizes are open to all members of the University who on the closing date for submission of entries will not have exceeded six years from the date of their matriculation. The prizes will not be awarded a second time to the same person. The passages set for translation may be obtained from the Secretary, Classics Office, 65 St Giles', Oxford OX1 3LU. Entries for the prizes should be sent to the Classics Faculty Board Secretary, Humanities Division, 34 St Giles', Oxford OX1 3LH, on or before Friday, 7 May 2004. Candidates should submit three copies of their composition, preferably typewritten. They are asked to distinguish their compositions by a motto or pseudonym, not by their own name; and to attach a sealed envelope, with the same motto or pseudonym written on it, containing a separate note of their name, college, and date of matriculation.


THOMAS WHITCOMBE GREENE PRIZE

The Committee for the Thomas Whitcombe Greene Bequest makes the following announcement:

A prize of £100 will be awarded for performance in a Classical Art or Archaeology paper in the Honour Schools of Literae Humaniores or Ancient and Modern History or Classical Archaeology and Ancient History. No special application is required.


BARCLAY HEAD PRIZE 2004

The School of Archaeology will award the Barclay Head Prize for Ancient Numismatics in Trinity Term annually if work of sufficient merit is submitted. The following are the conditions governing the award.

The prize shall be of the value of £200 and shall be awarded for a dissertation or essay, whether published or otherwise, on a subject concerned with Ancient Numismatics not later than the beginning of the fifth century ad.

The prize shall be open to all members of the University who, on the day appointed for sending in essays, shall not have exceeded twenty-one terms from their matriculation.

Essays must be sent in to the Administrator, School of Archaeology, Institute of Archaeology, 36 Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2PG, not later than 1 March 2004. The committee interprets the terms of the regulations as covering essays which deal with the historic or artistic relations of ancient coins as well as those which are purely numismatic.

The prize may not be awarded twice to the same person.


HERTFORD AND DE PARAVICINI PRIZES

One Hertford Prize (about £700) and two de Paravicini Prizes (about £400 each) will be awarded for performances in Honour Moderations in Classics in the Latin Language papers (including the Composition Paper); Virgil; and essays on Latin topics in the General Paper. The winner of the Hertford Prize will be ineligible for a de Paravicini Prize. No special application is required.


MEYERSTEIN RESEARCH AWARDS FOR ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESEARCH 2004

The School of Archaeology gives notice that it is offering in Hilary Term 2004 Meyerstein Awards for Archaeological Research.

Candidates must be members of the University. Application forms may be obtained from the Administrator, School of Archaeology, 36 Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2PG. Six copies of applications (which should be accompanied by a letter of support from the candidate's supervisor) should be returned to the Administrator at the Institute on or before 31 December 2003, stating:

(i) the applicant's name, status, and college;

(ii) the intended course of research;

(iii) the specific purpose for which the award is required;

(iv) the amount required;

(v) details of other financial resources, obtained or applied for.

Applications from undergraduates will be considered only for work to be undertaken after graduation.

Meyerstein Awards will be announced in January 2004. Applications for emergency awards may, however, be considered at other times.


C.E. STEVENS AND CHARLES OLDHAM SCHOLARSHIPS IN CLASSICAL STUDIES 2004

The Board of the Faculty of Classics gives notice that, provided suitable candidates present themselves, it will in Trinity Term 2004 make elections to a C.E. Stevens Scholarship and about fourteen Charles Oldham Scholarships for travel abroad during the calendar year 2004 in connection with Greek or Roman Studies. Retrospective awards may be made for travel undertaken during the Easter vacation.

The value of the C.E. Stevens Scholarship will be of the order of £350, and of each Charles Oldham Scholarship of the order of £250. Candidates must be members of the University reading for Honour Moderations in Classics, or for the Honour Schools of Literae Humaniores or Classics and Modern Languages or Ancient and Modern History or Classical Archaeology and Ancient History. Preference will normally be given to candidates who have completed their first but not yet entered the final year of their undergraduate course.

Application forms are available from the Secretary, Board of the Faculty of Classics, 34 St Giles', Oxford OX1 3LH (e-mail: karen.brill@admin.ox.ac.uk). A completed form for each candidate should be returned to the Classics Faculty Board Secretary, Humanities Division, 34 St Giles', Oxford OX1 3LH, not later than Friday, 20 February 2004, setting out:

(i) the object of the travel to be undertaken with dates, itinerary, and estimate of cost; if the applicant is hoping to be accepted for a course at the British School at Athens or the British School at Rome, he or she should present also an alternative travel programme, with dates, itinerary, and cost, to be undertaken in the event of a place not being offered;

(ii) whether the applicant has already visited the area;

(iii) a brief note on his or her previous career, present standing, and particular interest in classical studies;

(iv) the applicant's financial circumstances including the amount of any maintenance grant, or of any travel grant from another source;

(v) the name of one referee from his or her college, who should also be asked to write a letter of reference directly to the Secretary, Board of the Faculty of Classics, 34 St Giles', Oxford OX1 3LH, by Friday, 5 March 2004.

No person may be elected twice to a scholarship.


HAROLD LISTER SUNDERLAND PRIZES

The Board of Management of the H.L. Sunderland Fund has approved an annual grant for two prizes to be awarded respectively for the best performance in Greek papers in Honour Moderations in Classics (value £150); and for the best performance in the Greek Literature papers in the Honour Schools of Literae Humaniores and Classics and Modern Languages (value £200). No special application is required.


CAMERON MACKINTOSH DRAMA FUND

Applications for financial support from the Cameron Mackintosh Drama Fund are invited from student produc- tions scheduled for performance during Hilary Term 2004.

The fund, which is administered by a Board of Management, is used to promote interest in, and the general study and practice of, contemporary drama, including new writing, film and musical theatre, by members of the University. It can offer support in the form of underwriting, grants, or loans.

Applications should be in the form of a producer's statement, budget breakdown and covering letter, and submitted to Rachel Farlie, University Drama Officer, Burton Taylor Theatre, Gloucester Street, Oxford OX1 2BN (telephone: 01865 791577) before Friday, 28 November 2003.


THEATRE PRIZES 2004

The Board of Management of the Cameron Mackintosh Drama Fund will award a prize of around £200 for the best entry in each of the three categories below. Further details of the prizes are available from Rachel Farlie, University Drama Officer, Burton Taylor Theatre, Gloucester Street, Oxford OX1 2BN (telephone: 01865 791577), to whom entries should be submitted.

Cameron Mackinstosh Award for New Writing

The New Writing Competition is open solely to Oxford University Students and aims to uncover the next generation of playwrights. A shortlist of four plays will be selected for a week's run at one of Oxford's student theatre venues in seventh week of Hilary Term 2004. The overall winner, as judged by an invited panel of leading theatre practitioners, will then receive the Cameron Mackintosh Award for New Writing. Previous winners of the prize are not eligible to apply. Any student wishing to enter an original piece of theatrical writing should submit a typewritten script marked with the author's name and college by the closing date of Friday, 7 November 2003.

Theatre Technician's Prize

The prize will be awarded for the best overall contribution made by a student of the University of Oxford to the technical and backstage aspects of student theatre in 2003--4. Applications should consist of a curriculum vitae and a covering letter explaining why the applicant believes his or her technical contribution has been outstanding. The prize will be judged by the University Drama Officer and the technical staff of the Playhouse, Old Fire Station, and Burton Taylor Theatres. Previous winners of the prize are not eligible to apply. The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday, 28 May 2004.

Tynan Prize

The prize will be awarded for the best portfolio of theatre reviews by a student while at the University of Oxford. Candidates must not have exceeded the twelfth term from their matriculation and previous winners of the prize are not eligible to apply. Each entrant should limit their portfolio to a maximum of eight reviews and attach details of their college, name, and term of matriculation. The closing date for the submission of portfolios to the University Drama Officer is Friday, 5 March 2004.


MATTHEW ARNOLD MEMORIAL PRIZE 2004

The subject for the prize will be:

` "Living by ideas" (Arnold)'.

The prize, the value of which is £750, is open to members of the University who on the closing date for receipt of essays have qualified by examination for the Degree of BA and have not exceeded seven years from matriculation or have qualified by examination for any other degree of the University and have not exceeded four years from matriculation or, not being graduates of the University, are pursuing a course of study leading to a postgraduate degree of the University and have not exceeded three years from their matriculation. An additional prize, of £350, may be awarded.

Essays should be submitted, under a sealed cover marked `The Matthew Arnold Prize', to the English Faculty Administrator, St Cross Building, Manor Road, Oxford OX1 3UQ, not later than 27 February 2004. Authors should conceal their names and identify their essays by a motto. The name, college, and date of matriculation should be submitted at the same time in a separate envelope with the same motto inscribed upon it. Essays are not expected to exceed 5,000 words, though no maximum length has been prescribed.

The prize will not be awarded twice to the same person.


MRS CLAUDE BEDDINGTON ENGLISH LITERATURE PRIZE

The prize, value about £100, will be awarded, if there is a candidate of sufficient merit, by the Moderators in Moderations in English Language and Literature in Trinity Term each year to the candidate whose performance in that examination, or in part 2 of the Preliminary Examination in English and Modern Languages in the same term, they judge to be the best. No special application is required.


CHANCELLOR'S ENGLISH ESSAY AND NEWDIGATE PRIZES 2004

Sir Roger Newdigate's Prize (about £600, for the best composition in English Verse by an undergraduate who has not exceeded four years from matriculation)

Chancellor's English Essay (value £250)

In addition to the general regulations set out below, further details, including the subjects for both prizes, will be available in Hilary Term 2004 from the Head Clerk, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, (e-mail: head.clerk@admin.ox.ac.uk). Entries must be submitted to the same address by Thursday, 25 March 2004.

General Regulations

The Prizes are open to all members of the University who on the closing date for entries will not have exceeded four years from their matriculation (except that the Newdigate Prize is open only to undergraduates).

In every case the time is computed by calendar, not academical, years, and strictly from the day of matriculation to the day of entry without reference to any intervening circumstances whatever.

No person who has already obtained a prize will be entitled to a second prize of the same description.

No entry can be accepted which does not comply with the following special regulations:

1. Three typed copies of the exercise must be sent, and the words `Three typed copies enclosed' must appear on the envelope together with the name of the prize concerned.

2. Each composition must be distinguished by a motto, and authors are required to conceal their names.

3. In a separate sealed envelope, with the same motto inscribed upon it, the name, college, and date of matriculation must be enclosed.

Manuscript corrections, if any such are necessary, should not be in the candidate's handwriting.


GRIFFITHS MEMORIAL STUDENTSHIP 2004

The Griffiths Memorial Studentship will be awarded, provided there is a suitable candidate, to a citizen of the United Kingdom who is registered for a graduate degree of the University from Michaelmas Term 2004. The studentship, which is to be tenable for one year in the first instance, is renewable for up to two more years. The award will provide a maintenance grant and University fees at the home/EU rate. The studentship will be tenable at St John's College. The field of study is to be related to the history of the book in the British Isles before 1625. Further information and application materials can be obtained from Mr P. Burns, English Faculty, St Cross Building, Manor Road, Oxford OX1 3UQ.


LORD ALFRED DOUGLAS MEMORIAL PRIZE 2004

A prize of £880 will be awarded, providing there is an entry of sufficient merit, during Trinity Term 2004 for the best sonnet or other poem written in English and in strict rhyming metre. Any member of the University who is registered for a degree of the University, whether as an undergraduate or a graduate student, may enter for the prize. The prize shall not be awarded more than once to the same person. A copy of the winning entry shall be deposited in the Bodleian Library.

Poems (one copy) are to be sent under a sealed cover to the English Faculty Secretary, St Cross Building, Manor Road, Oxford OX1 3UQ, on or before Tuesday, 4 May 2004. Each author is required to conceal his or her name and to distinguish his or her composition by a motto, sending at the same time his or her name, college, and address in a separate envelope with the same motto inscribed upon it. No author may submit more than three entries.


J.C. MAXWELL MEMORIAL FUND

The Board of the Faculty of English Language and Literature invites applications for grants from the J.C. Maxwell Memorial Fund.

The purpose of the fund is to further the study or research of either
( a) graduates of the University of Newcastle upon Tyne undertaking postgraduate work in English at Oxford, or
( b) graduates of Oxford University undertaking postgraduate work in English at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, or
( c) other members of Oxford University undertaking postgraduate work in English at Oxford. (Preference is given to applicants in categories (a) and (b).)

Further information and application materials can be obtained from Mr P. Burns, English Faculty Office, St Cross Building, Manor Road, Oxford OX1 3UQ.


GRANTS FROM THE MEYERSTEIN RESEARCH FUND FOR ENGLISH

Grants may be made, fund permitting, from the Meyerstein Special Research Fund to research students in the field of English towards expenses incurred in connection with their work (including travel).

Further information and application materials can be obtained from Mr P. Burns, English Faculty Office, St Cross Building, Manor Road, Oxford OX1 3HQ.


CHARLES OLDHAM SHAKESPEARE PRIZE 2004

The examination for the Charles Oldham Shakespeare Prize will be held in the Examination Schools in the third week of Hilary Term, on Tuesday, 3 February 2004, at 9.30 a.m. and 2.30 p.m., and at 9.30 a.m. on the following morning. There will be three papers, each of three hours' duration. The value of the prize is £750, and an additional and substantial prize or prizes may also be awarded.

The prize is open to members of the University who have entered on the fourth term from matriculation, provided that:
( a) graduates of other universities (including Senior Students) may compete during the term in which they are matriculated, or the first or second term thereafter;
( b) no person may compete after exceeding (i) the sixth term from either (1) qualifying by examination for one of the Degrees of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Art or (2) registration as a graduate student of the University, or (ii) the fifteenth term from matriculation, whichever is the earliest;
( c) no person may compete more than four times.

The prize may not be awarded twice to the same person.

The examination will consist of three papers as follows:

(i) a paper on Shakespearian scholarship and criticism (including textual criticism);

(ii) a general paper on Shakespeare (including the poems) and the theatre of his age; and

(iii) a paper of questions on individual Shakespeare plays.

Candidates must write entering their names by Friday, 28 November 2003, to the Head Clerk, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD.


PASSMORE EDWARDS PRIZES FOR CLASSICS AND ENGLISH

There are two prizes, each valued at £200. One will be awarded, if there is a candidate of sufficient merit, by the Moderators in Honour Moderations in Classics and English to the candidate whose performance in that examination they judge the best. The other prize will be awarded by the Examiners for the Final Honour School of Classics and English, to the candidate whose performance in that examination they judge the best. No special application is required for either prize.


SHELLEY-MILLS PRIZE 2004

This prize, the purpose of which is to promote the study of the works of William Shakespeare, is open to members of the University who on the date of this supplement have not exceeded three years from matriculation; provided that no person who on that date has been a member of any other university than Oxford for more than one year shall be eligible to compete.

The prize, value about £100, will be awarded for the best essay on the following subject:

`Shakespeare's women'.

The essays (which should consist of about 5,000 words) are to be sent under sealed cover to Mr P. Burns, English Faculty, St Cross Building, Manor Road, Oxford OX1 3UQ, to reach him on or before 27 February 2004. Candidates are required to conceal their names and distinguish their essays by a motto. The name and college of the candidate should be sent at the same time in a separate sealed envelope with the same motto inscribed upon it. Candidates must also submit a statement by the Head or Senior Tutor of their College that they have not been a member of any university other than Oxford for more than one year.


VIOLET VAUGHAN MORGAN PRIZES 2004

The Board of the Faculty of English Language and Literature gives notice that eight prizes on the foundation of Mr and Mrs P. Vaughan Morgan will be awarded in Trinity Term 2004 if suitable candidates present themselves.

The examination will be open to members of the University who are citizens of one of the countries of the British Commonwealth, have not exceeded the ninth term from their matriculation, and are reading for the First or Second Public Examination. In awarding a prize, in addition to scholastic acquirements, the characters of the candidates will be taken into consideration so far as they can be judged from a viva-voce examination and also from their records at college, and a prize will not be awarded to anyone who, in the opinion of the examiners, does not show promise of becoming a loyal citizen of the British Commonwealth.

The examination (consisting of two papers on English Literature) will be held in the Schools on Thursday, 6 May 2004, at 9.30 a.m. and 2.30 p.m. Viva-voce examinations will be held in the Schools on Thursday, 13 May, beginning at 9.30 a.m. The examiners intend to set two papers (each of three hours); one composed of general critical questions requiring no special preparation; the other composed of three sections, (1) fourteenth- and fifteenth-century poetry and drama, (2) drama 1580--1642, (3) Vic- torian poetry, of which candidates must limit themselves to answering questions in one section.

The prizes are of the value of £120 each. Each prize-winner will also receive a bronze medal having on one side a profile of Maude Violet Caroline Vaughan Morgan, and on the other side an engraved statement of the origin of the prizes.

Persons wishing to become candidates must apply to Mr P. Burns, English Faculty, St Cross Building, Manor Road, Oxford OX1 3UQ, for a form of entry which will include a certificate (to be signed by the head or senior tutor of the candidate's college or society) stating that the candidate has not exceeded the ninth term from matriculation, is reading for the First or Second Public Examination, and is a citizen of one of the countries of the British Commonwealth. The completed entry forms must be returned to Mr P. Burns by Friday, 12 March 2004, and must be accompanied by a confidential letter of recommendation in a sealed envelope from each candidate's tutor. The attention of tutors is drawn to the second paragraph of this notice and to the need to comment explicitly on non- scholastic (as well as scholastic) acquirements.


ABBOTT'S BURSARIES

The Board of Management of the Abbott Fund invites applications, during Michaelmas Term, 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.

The bursaries may range from £300 to £1,700, depending upon financial circumstances; in 2002--3 awards were most commonly in the region of £800- -£1,000. As demand on this small fund is high, the fund managers expect that applicants will have sought additional financial support from other sources, including the Student Loan Company and the Government Hardship Funds administered by Colleges.

The Abbott Fund is also sponsoring a number of Enhanced Oxford Bursaries, an application form for which will be sent to all first-year students in receipt of an Oxford Bursary.

Any other students who are eligible should contact their Senior Tutor or College Chaplain for further information. The deadline for the 2003--4 application round is Friday, 5 December 2003. Bursaries are paid in the second half of Hilary Term.


OXFORD BURSARIES

Undergraduates, in their first or second year of study, whose tuition fees are paid in full by his or her Local Authority will be eligible to apply for bursaries of at least £2,000. Each bursary is worth £1,000 in the fist year and £500 in the two subsequent years. Students who are eligible for an Oxford Bursary should inquire at their college for further information.


GOVERNMENT HARDSHIP FUND

The Government Hardship Fund is for British students who need extra help to meet their living or course costs, whether because they have higher than normal costs e.g. student parents or disabled students, or because they fall into hardship unexpectedly. The Fund can be used to meet course-related costs, such as childcare, travel, field trips, and books and equipment, or general living costs, such as rent and utility bills. Grants are discretionary and the amount given depends on the student's individual circumstances. Payments can range from £100 to £3,500.

Funds may be granted to undergraduates and postgraduates, both full- time and part-time, who are either (i) `home' students i.e. persons who, at the start of their course, had settled status in the UK and had been ordinarily resident in the UK for the three years preceding that date for purposes other than full-time education; or (ii) refugees, or those whose parent, step-parent, or spouse is a refugee, or (iii) persons granted exceptional leave to remain or indefinite leave to remain, provided they were ordinarily resident in the UK for three years before the start of the course, or (iv) nationals of the European Economic Area (EEA) employed in the UK, their spouses, and children, provided certain other conditions are met.

Before applying for a grant, (i) full-time students must have taken out a student loan, if eligible, and applied for the full amount to which they are entitled; (ii) part-time undergraduates must have taken out a loan for part-time students, if eligible.

Students needing help with childcare or other child-related costs should contact the Student Funding Officer at University Offices, telephone: (2)80651 or e-mail: ruth.hunt@admin.ox.ac.uk. Students needing help with other costs should inquire at their college for further information, as it is colleges that decide on the allocation of government hardship funds to individuals, other than for childcare which is administered centrally.


WALTER GORDON BEQUEST

Junior and senior members of the University with serious health problems may apply to the Walter Gordon Fund for help in meeting costs (which cannot otherwise be met) associated with their condition. Applicants should write to Max Todd at University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (telephone: (2)80299, e-mail: max.todd@admin.ox.ac.uk). Applications from student members should be accompanied by a letter of support from their college. There is no closing date.


UNIVERSITY HARDSHIP FUND

The Committee on Student Hardship makes awards on the grounds of unforeseeable hardship and may provide help in the form of a grant or loan, depending on the applicant's circumstances. Awards to successful applicants are made on the basis of a comparison of a student's finances for the current academic year with University estimates of finances required. The Committee meets on a termly basis but will not normally consider more than one application per student per year, unless there have been significant changes in a student's circumstance. Awards generally do not exceed £1,500. All students registered for a degree at the University are eligible to apply to the Committee. Application forms should be collected from College Secretaries and returned to the Student Funding Officer by Monday of fifth week in Michaelmas and Hilary Terms, or by Friday of second week in Trinity Term.


LITTLEMORE FUND

The Littlemore Fund provides grants and loans to members and former members of staff in serious financial difficulty. Help is also available to the dependants of staff members if they find themselves in serious financial difficulty after the death of the member. Applications are referred to an Advisory Board comprising the Vice-Chancellor, the most recent former Vice- Chancellor, and the Proctors. Applications, which should be supported by a senior member of the University, should be sent to Max Todd at University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (telephone: (2)80299, e-mail: max.todd@admin.ox.ac.uk). There is no closing date.


PRENDERGAST BEQUEST

Applications for grants from this fund are invited from men and women born in the Republic of Ireland whose parents are citizens of the Republic of Ireland, and who are in need of financial assistance. Funds may be awarded to both graduate and undergraduate students reading for a degree, or, in some circumstances, for a diploma, at the University of Oxford. Please note that financial assistance is only available to students who are already at the University of Oxford or students who have received a firm offer of both a Faculty and a college place for a one-year taught Master's course. With exception for such courses, awards are not normally made to students in their first year of study. The Bequest does not provide full scholarships for study at the University, but, in general, is used to support students in need of smaller sums for maintenance and for specific projects. Amounts do not usually exceed £2,500 per annum.

Further details and an application form are available from the Secretary to the Board of Management for the Prendergast Bequest, Student Funding and International Office, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (telephone: (2)70105, e-mail: International.Office@admi n.ox.ac.uk). The next closing date for applications is 29 August 2004. It is anticipated that applicants will be notified of the outcome in mid to late September.


RADHAKRISHNAN MEMORIAL BEQUEST

The Trustees of the Bequest may make small grants, normally up to £1,500, to students at Oxford who are citizens of the Republic of India, and who, because of unexpected difficulties, need financial assistance to complete the qualifications for which they are registered. Grants will not normally be awarded to those near to the beginning of their courses of study. Application forms may be obtained from the Secretary of the Radhakrishnan Memorial Bequest, Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 2LE. The closing date for the receipt of applications is Friday of Trinity Term week 6, 4 June 2004.


SOUDAVAR FUND

The Soudavar Fund provides small grants to assist students from Iran who are studying for a degree at the University of Oxford and who are facing financial difficulty. The value of each grant is usually between £500 and £2,500. Application forms can be obtained from the Student Funding and International Office, University offices, Wellington Square (tel. (2)70134). Applications should be submitted by 9 December 2003.


DESIGNATED STUDENTSHIPS IN ANCIENT AND MODERN HISTORY

If suitable candidates present themselves, elections will be made to a Bryce Research Studentship and to either an Amy Preston Read Scholarship, a Marquis of Lothian's Studentship, or an Arnold Scholarship with effect from Michaelmas Term in each academic year.

The studentships are tenable for up to one year, either at Oxford, or, with the consent of the Board of Management, elsewhere. The maximum value of either studentship will be £6,800---but any other emoluments accruing to the student during the tenure of the studentship will be taken into account. The Board of Management reserves the right to determine the value of any award within the maximum in the light of all the circumstances.

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 have lost subsequently, full D.Phil. status, but must normally not have exceeded the tenth term since registration as graduate students of the University.

Applicants must include:
( a) a brief statement of their academic career, including attainments and qualifications;
( b) a brief statement on the programme of work in History (Ancient or Modern) which the candidate proposes to undertake;
( c) two confidential references (please ask your referees to hand you their references in a sealed envelope, with their signature across the flap);
( d) a statement of any other emoluments held or being applied for by the candidate.

All candidates will be considered on their academic merits. Preference may be given to applicants who are advanced in their research, and whose research would seriously suffer from an interruption through lack of funding.

Applications, including the two sealed references (one set only, as the Board of Management will consider each applicant for any of the awards in its gift) should be received by Hubert M. Stadler, Graduate Officer, Modern History Faculty, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BD, no later than Friday of seventh week of Trinity Term each year.


GRANTS FROM THE ARNOLD, BRYCE, AND READ FUNDS

Grants may be made to assist in meeting travel and other expenses incidental to the pursuit of a definitive piece of historical investigation, to members of the University who are pursuing a course of full-time study; contributions towards attendance at a conference or workshop, however, are considered to be outside the remit of these funds.

Applications for support in the Long Vacation and Michaelmas Term will be considered at the end of Trinity Term, and those for support in Hilary and Trinity Terms at the end of Michaelmas or Hilary Terms as appropriate. These funds do not apply to Ancient History, for which support may be obtained from the Craven Committee.

Application forms may be obtained from the Faculty's Graduate Officer at the address below.

Completed forms, together with a confidential recommendation by your supervisor, should be returned to the Graduate Officer by Friday of the Seventh week of the term preceding the vacation or term in which you will incur the expenses. (Please ask your supervisor to hand you such a recommendation in a sealed envelope, with the supervisor's signature across the flap.)

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 retrospective applications cannot be entertained, and also that students will be eligible for support from the above Funds only once in any one academic year.

Enquiries and applications should be addressed to Hubert M. Stadler, Graduate Officer, Modern History Faculty, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BD, who is acting as Secretary to the Board of Management of the Arnold, Bryce, and Read Funds.


ARNOLD MODERN HISTORICAL ESSAY PRIZE

The prize of £500 shall be awarded each year to the writer of the best thesis in Modern History submitted in the Honour School of Modern History, or any joint school in which Modern History is a component, or in the Honour School of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, if such thesis be deemed worthy of a prize. Modern History shall be defined for this purpose as the period between AD 285 and the latest terminal date for the time being of the subjects of the Honour School of Modern History. No special application is needed.


BEIT FUND 2003--4

Awards for Student Members

The Beit Fund is used for any purpose that will promote the study of the History of the British Empire and Commonwealth in the University of Oxford. A Board of Management administers the fund, and awards grants and an annual research scholarship. The Board normally meets in Trinity Term only; potential applicants should bear this in mind when planning their schedules for research abroad and apply in good time in the appropriate year. Grants are not normally made retrospectively. Applications for grants and for the research scholarship should be made on the standard student members' form which is available from Max Todd, the Secretary to the Beit Fund Board of Management, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (telephone: (2)80299; e-mail: Max.Todd@admin.ox.ac.uk). Applicants for the scholar-ship are also required to submit a piece of their written work of no more than 5,000 words in length.

The completed form and any additional material supplied should be returned to the Secretary to the Beit Fund Board of Management, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, by the end of Week 9, Hilary Term (i.e. Friday, 19 March 2004).

Applicants should themselves write directly to three referees asking them without further request to send a con-fidential reference to the Secretary by the same date. One of the referees should be your supervisor. Referees should be asked to provide, in confidence, comments on the applicant's academic progress, the value of the intended project, and the reasons for which the funding is being requested. Referees may find it useful to rceive a copy of this note.

Grants

The Board of Management of the Beit Fund will consider applications from full-time students on a course of study leading to a graduate degree of the University in the field of the History of the British Empire and Commonwealth.

Applicants from faculties other than Modern History will need to show that their research contains a substantial element of Imperial or Commonwealth History. Applicants may apply for grants to enable them to:
( a) to examine archives in this country or abroad (see `Grants for overseas research' below); or
( b) complete a course of research which would otherwise have to be curtailed through financial difficulty (see `Grants for maintenance' below); or
( c) 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.

It should be noted that students in their first year of study, and those who do not have a strong historical element to their studies, are unlikely to receive a grant. PRS and M.Phil. students will not normally receive a grant until change of status to D.Phil. has been attained.

Grants for overseas research

Grants for overseas research trips will not normally exceed £2,500 and are conditional on the award holders submitting a satisfactory report on work undertaken during the trip. Applicants should obtain several competitive quotations for airfares. Award holders will be entitled to cover under the University's travel insurance scheme and may obtain further infromation about this from their departmental/faculty administrator.

Grants for maintenance

Maintenance grants of up to £2,000 will be considered for those nearing the end of their studies who might otherwise be unable to complete their research. However, the Beit Fund is unable to provide continuing maintenance other than through the research scholarship (see below).

Research Scholarship in Commonwealth History

An election to a research scholarship will be held each Trinity Term. The scholarship is open to all members of the University who have not exceeded twenty-one terms from their matriculation and been admitted to a course of study leading to a graduate degree of the University. Successful applicants are expected to be well advanced in their research. Applications from PRS students will not be considered.

Applicants from faculties other than Modern History will need to demonstrate that their research contains a strong element of Imperial and Commonwealth History.

The Scholarship is tenable for one year from Michaelmas Term, at a value of up to £8,986 plus approved university and college fees. However the Board of Management may reduce the value if, in its opinion, the financial resources of the successful candidate make it appropriate to do so. The Board may extend the scholarship, at the end of the year, for a period not exceeding one further year.

Applicants should complete the standard student members' form (see above) and provide an example of written work of not more than 5,000 words in length. Applications should reach the Secretary to the Board of Management of the Beit Fund, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, no later than Friday, 19 March 2004. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that three references reach the Secretary by the closing date. Short-listed applicants will be asked to attend interviews in May or June.

Each scholar will be expected to pursue his or her studies under such supervision as the Board of Management may determine. He or she may be required to submit a satisfactory report upon the work accomplished before receiving the final portion of the scholarship funding. He or she will also be expected to attend the Commonwealth History Seminar.

Awards for Senior Members

Grants may be made to senior members, principally for travel connected with their research projects. Applications should be submitted on the standard senior members' form available from Max Todd, Secretary to the Board of Management, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (telephone: Oxford (2)80299, e-mail: Max.Todd@admin.ox.ac.uk). There are two closing dates for applications: Friday of Week 5, Michaelmas Term (14 November 2003) and Friday of Week 9, Hilary Term (19 March 2004).


H.W.C. DAVIS PRIZE

The prize, value £300, and a proxime accessit of £150 (funds permitting), will be awarded annually by the Examiners in Modern History for the best performance in the Preliminary Examination in that subject. Candidates must not, at the time of the examination, have exceeded three terms from their matriculation and must not be Senior Students. No special application is required.


PRIZES IN COMMONWEALTH AND IMPERIAL HISTORY

The Robert Herbert Memorial Prize

The prize will be offered for an essay or a short dissertation `on some subject connected with those problems of Imperial Administration to which Sir Robert Herbert devoted his life'. In practice, the prize trustees define this as topics in the field of British Imperial and Commonwealth history, or in imperial aspects of British history. The value of the prize is at least £400.

Beit Prize

The prize will be offered for an essay on some subject connected with the advantages of `Imperial Citizenship', or on some subject connected with Colonial History. In practice, the prize trustees define this as topics in the field of British Imperial and Commonwealth history, or in imperial aspects of British history. The value of the prize is at least £350.

Entry procedures for both prizes

The prizes are open to all members of the University who, on the closing date for entries, are either current students or completed their degree not more than 12 months before that date, and who have not previously been awarded either prize. Entries must be (i) word-processed and self-contained, (ii) no longer than 15,000 words in length (including footnotes, appendices, and bibliographies) but may be shorter, (iii) written by the applicant only, i.e. no joint authorship.

The prize trustees wish to encourage the entry of work adapted from a wide variety of sources: published and unpublished articles, theses for relevant Honours Schools, theses for the examination for the Master of Studies in Modern History or the Master of Studies in Historical Research, and work presented in applications for change of status to D.Phil. student or for confirmation of D.Phil. student status.

Entries for both prizes must not be marked with the author's name: the author's name, college, and date of matriculation should be supplied in a separate letter with the essay to Max Todd, Secretary to the Beit Fund Board of Management, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (telephone: (2)80299) by the closing date of 29 October 2004.


GLADSTONE MEMORIAL ESSAY PRIZE

The prize is awarded for a thesis on some subject connected with recent British History, Political Science, or Economics, or with some problem of British policy---domestic, imperial, or foreign---in relation to finance or other matters, submitted for examination in the Honour Schools of Modern History, Modern History and Economics, and Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. The prize is traditionally linked with Gladstone and Glad- stonian Studies. The value is £500. No special application is required.


KIRK-GREENE PRIZE IN MODERN AFRICAN HISTORY

The prize is awarded for the best performance in the area of Modern African History in the Honour School of Modern History and the associated joint schools, provided that a suitable candidate presents themself. The value of the prize is expected to be £75. No special application is required.


JANE WILLIS KIRKALDY JUNIOR AND SENIOR PRIZES 2004

The Committee for the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology gives notice that two prizes of £300 each will be offered for competition in Michaelmas Term 2004, the Junior Prize and the Senior Prize. At its discretion, the Committee may award a proxime accessit prize in one or both categories.

The Junior Prize is open to all undergraduate members of the University and to those who, at the deadline for the submission of the essays, are within one term of having completed the examination for an undergraduate degree of the University, provided that the Junior Prize shall not be awarded a second time to the same person, nor shall a person who has been awarded the Junior Prize receive on any subsequent occasion a proxime accessit award to the Junior Prize. A person who has received a proxime accessit award to the Junior Prize may, however, be eligible to be awarded the Junior Prize for a different piece of work on a subsequent occasion.

The Senior prize is open to all members of the University registered as students for the degrees of M.Sc., M.Litt., M.St., M.Phil., or D.Phil. in the University who are not eligible to enter for the Junior Prize. The Senior Prize may not be awarded to the same person twice, nor may a piece of work submitted at any time for the Junior Prize be submitted at the same time or subsequently for the Senior Prize, nor shall a person who has been awarded the Senior Prize receive on any subsequent occasion a proxime accessit award to the Senior Prize. A person who has received a proxime accessit award to the Senior Prize may, however, be eligible to be awarded the Senior Prize for a different piece of work on a subsequent occasion.

Candidates are invited to submit an essay of the order of 10,000 to 15,000 words, on a topic concerning the history of science or technology, proposed by the candidate, and approved by the Committee. The history of science will be taken in this instance to include the history of medicine.

Candidates are advised to state the principal sources whence their information has been obtained.

The subject of any such essay must be approved by the end of Trinity Term 2004. Applications for approval of a subject should be sent to the Chairman of the Committee for the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, Modern History Faculty, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BD by Friday, week 7, Trinity Term 2004.

The prize money shall be spent on books, unless the express consent of the Committee for the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology be given to the contrary.

Essays, which should be typewritten, must be received by the Secretary to the Committee for the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, Modern History Faculty, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BD, not later than Monday, week 2, Michaelmas Term 2004. A copy of each entry that wins the Junior or Senior Prize is to be deposited in the library of the Museum of the History of Science.


WYLIE PRIZE 2004

The prize is awarded annually for the best essay on a subject connected with some aspect of the history of the United States of America. The value is £150.

For precise information candidates are advised to consult the Statutes, Decrees, and Regulations of the University of Oxford, but the rules may be summarised and augmented as follows. Candidates must be members of the University reading for a Final Honour School. The prize may not be awarded twice to the same person.

Essays, which must be typewritten and which must not exceed 15,000 words in length (including footnotes, appendices, and bibliographies), should be sent under sealed cover to the Head Clerk, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, not later than 1 March 2004. The author shall conceal his/her name and distinguish his/her composition by what motto he/she pleases, sending at the same time his/her name sealed under another cover with the motto inscribed on it. Candidates are required to certify, when submitting their essays, that they have not already been submitted in whole or in partial fulfilment of the requirements for a degree of any other university.

Although competitors are free to choose their own subject, they are warned that they must secure the prior approval of the examiners for the subject of their essay: the examiners will not approve any subject unless the candidate's letter seeking approval is endorsed by his/her tutor to the effect that the proposed title is suitable. Candidates must send the proposed title to the Secretary, Board of the Faculty of Modern History, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BD, not later than Friday, 9 January 2004.

Essays may also be submitted as theses for the Honour Schools of Modern History, or of Modern History and Modern Languages, or of Modern History and Economics, or of Ancient and Modern History, in accordance with the faculty board's regulations. As the examiners may not have finished with the essays by the deadline for the submission of theses, candidates who wish to submit their work for the Final Honour School are advised to keep a separate copy of the essay.


ALLEN AND OVERY PRIZE

Two prizes, to the value of £250 each, will be awarded to the candidates who, in the opinion of the examiners, write the best paper in Corporate Insolvency Law, and Global Comparative Financial Law respectively, in the examination for the Degree of Bachelor of Civil Law or Magister Juris. Both prizes are associated with the gifts of £250 of law books to the successful candidate's college. No special application is required.


ALL SOULS PRIZE

This prize will be awarded to the candidate who, in the opinion of the examiners, writes the best paper on Public International Law in the Final Honour School of Jurisprudence. The value of the prize is £250. No special application is required.


ASHURST MORRIS CRISP PRIZE

This prize will be awarded to the candidate who, in the opinion of the examiners, writes the best paper on Lawyers' Ethics in the Final Honour School of Jurisprudence. The prize is £250 and is asssociated with a gift of £250 in law books to the successful candidate's college. No special application is required.


CLIFFORD CHANCE PRIZE FOR OUTSTANDING M.JUR. ACHIEVEMENT

This prize may be awarded, at the discretion of the examiners, to the candidate who, in the opinion of the examiners, performs best in the M.Jur. examination. The examiners have discretion to award a proxime accessit. The value of the main prize if awarded alone, is £1,000. If a proxime accessit is awarded the value of the main prize is £750, and of the proxime accessit £250. No special application is required.


CLIFFORD CHANCE CIVIL PROCEDURE PRIZE

This prize, value £400, is awarded to the candidate who, in the opinion of the examiners, writes the best paper on Civil Procedure in the examination for the Degree of Bachelor of Civil Law or Magister Juris. No special application is required.


RALPH CHILES CBE AWARD

This award will be made to the candidate who, in the opinion of the examiners, writes the best paper in Comparative Human Rights in the examination for the Degree of Bachelor of Civil Law or Magister Juris. The value of the award is £250 each. No special application is required.


RUPERT CROSS PRIZE

A fund has been established by the contributors, and by Butterworths, the publishers of Crime, Proof and Punishment: Essays in Memory of Sir Rupert Cross, to provide a prize, which is at present of the value of approximately £500, to be awarded to the candidate who, in the opinion of the examiners, writes the best paper on Evidence in the examination for the Degree of Bachelor of Civil Law or Magister Juris. No special application is required.


ELDON LAW SCHOLARSHIP 2004

The Board of the Faculty of Law announces that the Eldon Law Scholarship, value not less than £4,750 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 either been placed in the First Class or been awarded a distinction 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 undertaking the vocational stage of training prior to entry into pupillage.

Applications, accompanied by a curriculum vitae, must be sent to the Secretary to the Eldon Committee (on a form obtainable from him), Law Faculty Office, St Cross Building, St Cross Road, Oxford OX1 3UR (e-mail: ray.morris@law.ox.ac.uk) not later than Friday, 31 October 2003, in a sealed envelope marked `Eldon Law Scholarship Application'. The Scholarship Committee will summon those candidates they wish to interview in Oxford on Saturday, 7 February 2004.


FIELD FISHER WATERHOUSE PRIZE

This prize is awarded to the candidate who, in the opinion of the examiners, writes the best paper on European Community Law in the Final Honour School of Jurisprudence. The value of the prize is £500 and is associated with a gift of £500 in law books to the successful candidate's college. No special application is required.


4 ESSEX COURT PRIZE

The prize will be awarded to the candidate who, in the opinion of the examiners, writes the best paper on International Trade in the Final Honour School of Jurisprudence. The value of the prize is £250, and is associated with a gift of £250 in law books to the successful candidate's college. No special application is required.


FRESHFIELDS SCHOLARSHIPS FOR BCL/M.JUR.

Two Scholarships for students awarded places for the BCL or M.Jur., are awarded annually by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. For information about these scholarships and who is eligible to apply, please visit the firms's Web site
(http://www.freshfields.com/ scholarships) and complete an on-line application form. (An Oxford University application form must also be completed.)


FRESHFIELDS STUDENTSHIPS FOR RESEARCH COURSES

Two Studentships of £7,500 are awarded annually by Freshfields Deringer. These are primarily intended for M.Phil. students, although those intending to take the M.St., or embarking on the final year of a D.Phil. may also apply. For an application form and further details please contact the International Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD. Closing date for applications is 30 June 2004.


HAMMOND SUDDARDS EDGE PRIZE FOR COPYRIGHT AND MORAL RIGHTS

This prize will be awarded to the candidate who, in the opinion of the examiners, writes the best paper on the Law of Copyright and Moral Rights in the Final Honour School of Jurisprudence. The value of the prize is £250. No special application is required.


HERBERT HART PRIZE

This Prize will be awarded by Oxford University Press in memory of H.L.A. (Herbert) Hart, late Professor of Jurisprudence, who had a long and close association with OUP. The Prize will be awarded to the candidate who, in the opinion of the examiners, writes the best paper on Jurisprudence and Political Theory in the examination for the Degree of Bachelor of Civil Law or Magister Juris. The present value of the Prize is £250. The Prize may be taken either in the form of cash or in the form of OUP books of equivalent value. No special application is required.


ROGER HOOD PRIZE

This prize will be awarded to the candidate who, in the opinion of the examiners, gives the best performance in the M.Sc. in Criminiology and Criminal Justice. The value of the prize is currently £500. No special application is required.


KPMG PRIZE

This prize is awarded to the candidate who, in the opinion of the examiners, writes the best paper on Business and Corporate Taxation in the examination for the Degree of Bachelor of Civil Law or Magister Juris. The value of the prize is £250 and is associated with a gift of £250 in law books to the successful candidate's college. No special application is required.


LINKLATERS PRIZE

This prize will be awarded to the candidate who, in the opinion of the examiners, writes the best paper on European Community Competition Law (Special Subject) in the Final Honour School of Jurisprudence. The value of the prize is £250 and is associated with a gift of £250 in law books to the successful candidate's college. No special application is required.


LITTLETON CHAMBERS PRIZE

This prize will be awarded to the candidate who, in the opinion of the examiners, writes the best paper on Labour Law in the Final Honour School of Jurisprudence. The value of the prize is £250, and is associated with a gift of £250 in law books to the successful candidate's college. No special application is required.


MANCHES FAMILY LAW PRIZE

This prize will be awarded to the candidate who, in the opinion of the examiners, writes the best paper on Family Law in the Final Honour School of Jurisprudence. The value of the prize is £250, and is associated with a gift of £250 in law books to the successful candidate's college. No special application is required.


MONCKTON CHAMBERS PRIZE

This prize will be awarded to the candidate who, in the opinion of the examiners, writes the best paper on Competition Law in the examination for the Degree of Bachelor of Civil Law or Magister Juris. The value of the prize is £250. No special application is required.


JOHN MORRIS PRIZE

A fund has been established in memory of Dr John Morris to provide a prize, at present of the value of £100 (associated with which is the presentation by Sweet & Maxwell of a copy of the current edition of Dicey and Morris on The Conflict of Laws), to be awarded to the candidate who, in the opinion of the examiners, writes the best paper on the Conflict of Laws in the examination for the Degree of Bachelor of Civil Law or Magister Juris. No special application is required.


NORTON ROSE PRIZE

The prize will be awarded to the candidate who, in the opinion of the examiners, writes the best paper on Company Law in the Final Honour School of Jurisprudence. The value of the prize is £250, and is associated with a gift of Law books to the value of £250 to the successful candidate's college. No application is required.


OLSWANG PRIZE

This prize will be awarded to the candidate who, in the opinion of the examiners, writes the best paper on Intellectual Property Rights in the examination for the Degree of Bachelor of Civil Law, or Magister Juris. The value of the prize is £250, and is associated with an offer of Law Books to the value of £250 to the successful candidate's college. No special application is required.


SIMMS PRIZES

These prizes, to the value of £250 each, are awarded to the candidates who, in the opinion of the examiners, write the best papers on Crime, Justice, and the Penal System in the examination for the Degree of Bachelor of Civil Law or Magister Juris, and on Criminal Justice and Penology in the Final Honour School of Jurisprudence. No special application is required.


SLAUGHTER AND MAY CONTRACT PRIZE

This prize will be awarded to the candidate who, in the opinion of the examiners, writes the best paper on the Law of Contract in the Final Honour School of Jurisprudence. The value of the prize is £250 and is associated with a gift of £500 in law books to the successful candidate's college. No special application is required.


SLAUGHTER AND MAY PRIZES IN LAW MODERATIONS

Cash prizes, to the value of £75 each, will be awarded to the candidates in Law Moderations who, in the opinion of the moderators, write the best paper in each of the following subjects: Roman Law, Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, and Introduction to Law. No special application is required.


SLAUGHTER AND MAY LEGAL HISTORY PRIZE

This prize will be awarded to the candidate who, in the opinion of the examiners, writes the best paper on Legal History in the Final Honour School of Jurisprudence. The prize is £250 and is associated with a gift of £250 in law books to the successful candidate's college. No special application is required.


SWEET AND MAXWELL PRIZE FOR LAW MODERATIONS

A prize of publications of the house of Sweet & Maxwell to the value of £150 is presented annually to the candidate who, in the opinion of the moderators, performs best in the Law Moderations examination. No special application is required.


3 VERULAM BUILDINGS PRIZE

The prize will be awarded to the candidate who, in the opinion of the examiners, writes the best paper on Commercial Law in the Final Honour School of Jurisprudence. The value of the prize is £250, and is associated with an offer of Law Books to the value of £250 to the successful candidate's college. No special application is required.


VINERIAN SCHOLARSHIP

The Scholarship may be awarded, at the discretion of the examiners, to the candidate who, in the opinion of the examiners, gives the best performance in the examination for the Degree of Bachelor of Civil Law. The examiners also have the discretion to award a proxime accesit. The current value of the scholarship is £1,900 and that of the proxime accessit is £750. No special application is required.


WINTER WILLIAMS PRIZES

These prizes will be awarded to the candidates who, in the opinion of the examiners, write the best paper in Restitution, and the best paper in European Business Regulation in the examination for the Degree of Bachelor of Civil Law or Magister Juris. No special application is required.


MARTIN WRONKER PRIZES IN LAW

The Martin Wronker Prize in Law is awarded annually to the candidate who, in the opinion of the examiners, has the best overall performance in the Final Honour School of Jurisprudence. The prize is currently worth £1,250. The examiners also have the discretion to make awards of two proxime accesserunt to a total value of £750. Additional subject prizes of £250 each are awarded to the candidates who, in opinion of the examiners, write the best papers in each of the following papers: Jurisprudence, Tort, Land Law, Trusts, and Administrative Law in the Final Honour School of Jurisprudence. No special application is required.


RICHARD BIRD PRIZE IN COMPUTER SCIENCE 2004

A prize of value £200 will be awarded in October 2004, if there is a candidate of sufficient merit. Candidates must be M.Sc. students admitted not later than the preceding Michaelmas Term. The prize may be awarded to candidates who present dissertations on any subject of computing or program construction.

The Richard Bird Prize will be awarded for the dissertation that best presents a piece of software, an algorithm, or a mathematical theory pertaining to program construction. If dissertations of sufficient merit are not submitted, the award may be withheld.


BRITISH TELECOM RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY PRIZE FOR COMPUTER SCIENCE

The prize, value £200, may be awarded, if there is a candidate of sufficient merit, by the examiners for the Honour School of Mathematics and Computer Science, to the candidate whose performance in that examination they judge to be the most deserving, paying special regard to performance in computer science.


BROOKE BENJAMIN TRAVEL BURSARY

Donations from colleagues and friends of the late T. Brooke Benjamin, FRS [Sedleian Professor of Natural Philosophy, 1979--1995] have enabled the University to establish a fund, to be known as the Brooke Benjamin Memorial Fund, for the encouragement of the study of experimental or theoretical mechanics at postgraduate level within the University.

A Brooke Benjamin Travel Bursary will be awarded every two years to a research student in experimental or theoretical mechanics. It is anticipated bursaries will be in the region of £300 and will be used for: in the case of an Oxford student, for approved travel for research purposes, or, in the case of an external student, to support visits to the Mathematical Institute in Oxford for research purposes. In the case of non-UK candidates wishing to visit Oxford, preference will be given to those from France and the US, although other EU nationals will not be excluded.

The administration of the fund, although under the direction of the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board, will be the responsibility of the Mathematical Institute. [Applications will be considered by a committee comprising Professor J.M. Ball, Sedleian Professor of Natural Philosophy, Professor T. Mullin, Professor of Physics, Manchester University, and Dr H. Ockendon, OCIAM.]

Applications, including the following documentation, should be sent to the Administrator, Mathematical Institute, 24--9 St. Giles', Oxford OX1 3LB by 31 January 2004:

(i) Letter outlining the use to which the bursary would be put

(ii) A detailed curriculum vitae

(iii) Letter of support from someone familiar with the appliant's research, e.g. supervisor, head of department, etc.


CORCORAN MEMORIAL PRIZE

The prize, value £350, may be awarded every second year, if there is a candidate of sufficient merit, for outstanding work by graduate students in Statistics, as determined by the Corcoran Memorial Fund Committee, in the form of a dissertation or thesis, deposited in the Bodleian Library or another library within the University, or in the form of a publication, deposited or published within the twelve terms preceding the date of the award. The prize will be offered next in the academic year 2003--4.


GUTIERREZ TOSCANO PRIZE IN APPLIED STATISTICS

The prize, value £150, may be awarded, if there is a candidate of sufficient merit, by the examiners for the Degree of Master of Science in Applied Statistics each year to the candidate whose performance in that examination they judge to be the best.


HOARE PRIZE IN COMPUTER SCIENCE

The prize, value £200, may be awarded, if there is a candidate of sufficient merit, by the examiners for the Honour School of Computer Science each year to the candidate whose performance in that examination they judge to be the best.


JUNIOR MATHEMATICAL PRIZES

Not more than four prizes, each of a value not exceeding £200, may be awarded each year, if candidates submit work of sufficient merit. One prize may be awarded by the examiners in the Honour School of Mathematics, two prizes may be awarded by the examiners in the Honour School of Mathematical Sciences, and one prize may be awarded by the mathematical examiners in the Honour School of Mathematics and Computation for outstanding performance in the mathematical papers. The value of the prizes within the above limits will be determined by the examiners. No special application is required.


SENIOR MATHEMATICAL PRIZES 2004

One or more Senior Mathematical Prizes will be offered in 2004. Details of the regulations will be published in the Gazette later in the academic year.


MICROSOFT PRIZE IN COMPUTER SCIENCE 2004

This prize, value £500, may be awarded, if there is a candidate of sufficient merit, by the Examiners for the Honour School of Computer Science to the candidate whose performance on the project they judge to be the best.


M.SC. IN COMPUTER SCIENCE PRIZE

The prize, value £200, may be awarded, if there is a candidate of sufficient merit, by the Examiners for the Degree of Master of Science in Computer Science each year to the candidate whose performance in the examination they judge to be the best.


NUCLEAR ELECTRIC PRIZE IN MATHEMATICAL MODELLING AND SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING

The prize, value £100, may be awarded, if there is a candidate of sufficient merit, by the examiners for the Degree of Master of Science in Mathematical Modelling and Scientific Computing each year to the candidate whose performance in that examination they judge to be the best.


BRISTOL MYERS PRIZE IN CARDIOLOGY 2004

Applications are invited for the Bristol Myers Prize in Cardiology. The value of the prize shall be £100 and the closing date for the submission of essays is Friday, 11 June 2004.

The prize is open to clinical students working in Oxford for the Second Examination for the degree of Bachelor of Medicine and is awarded annually (provided that candidates of sufficient merit present themselves) for an essay on a topic relating to Cardiology. Essays (two copies) shall be submitted to the Medical School Office under a nom-de-plume. The word limit for entries is c.5,000 words for the text, excluding references. If the judges are unable to distinguish between the merits of two or more candidates the prize shall be divided accordingly. No person may be awarded the prize more than once.


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 2003. 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 beginning of the second year of the clinical course.

Details of awards in 2004 and application forms will be sent to all first year clinical students in February 2004. Completed forms should be returned not later than Friday, 18 June 2004 to the Medical School Offices, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington, Oxford OX3 9DU.


GOODGER SCHOLARSHIP 2004

If suitable candidates present themselves, an election will be made in Trinity Term 2004 to a Mary 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/her 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. Candidates are reminded that this is a scholarship and priority will be given to those candidates demonstrating excellence in previous research activities. Applications should be sent to the Secretary of the Medical Sciences Board, Medical School Offices, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington, Oxford OX3 9DU, not later than Friday, 7 May 2004.


BRIAN JOHNSON PRIZE IN PATHOLOGY 2004

The prize, to the value of around £200, is offered annually in Michaelmas Term for an essay on some pathological subject and is open to clinical students under regular instruction in Oxford. No person may be awarded the prize more than once.

Candidates should submit their essay, under a nom-de- plume and marked `Brian Johnson Prize in Pathology', to the Medical School Offices, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington, Oxford OX3 9DU, on or before Monday, 5 January 2004. Each candidate should put his or her name in a separate envelope with the nom-de- plume on the front.


JOHN POTTER ESSAY PRIZE 2004

The prize, to the approximate value of £200, is offered annually in Trinity Term and is open to clinical students working in Oxford for the Second Examination for the Degree of Bachelor of Medicine.

The prize will be awarded for an essay on a clinical neurosurgical, neurological, or neuropathological topic. The primary purpose of the prize will be the promotion of sound use of English and clarity of expression in medical writing. No person shall be awarded the prize more than once.

Candidates should submit two copies of their essay, under a nom de-plume and marked `John Potter Essay Prize', to the Medical School Offices, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington, Oxford OX3 9DU, on or before Friday, 12 March 2004. Each candidate should put his/her name in a separate envelope with the nom-de-plume on the front. Any submission for the prize must be accompanied by a certificate signed by the author stating that the essay is an original essay not previously submitted for a prize or degree, and written during the clinical course.


RADCLIFFE PRIZE

The Radcliffe Prize, value £100, may be awarded annually by the Master and Fellows of University College upon the recommendation of the Director of Clinical Studies, after consultation with the Regius Professor of Medicine, to the clinical student who is a candidate for the BM degree of Oxford University and whose performance is considered to be outstanding.


RENWICK VICKERS DERMATOLOGY PRIZE 2004

Applications are invited for the Renwick Vickers Dermatology Prize. The value of the prize will be about £90 and the closing date for the submission of essays is Friday, 11 June 2004.

The prize is open to clinical students working in Oxford for the Second Examination for the degree of Bachelor of Medicine and is awarded annually (provided that candidates of sufficient merit present themselves) for an essay on a topic relating to Dermatology. Essays shall be submitted to the Medical School Offices, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington, Oxford OX3 9DU, under a nom-de-plume. If the judges are unable to distinguish between the merits of two or more candidates the prize shall be divided accordingly. If no prize is awarded in any year, the surplus funds shall be reserved for making additional awards in any subsequent year. No person may be awarded the prize more than once.


GEOFFREY HILL SPRAY PRIZE IN CLINICAL BIOCHEMISTRY 2004

This prize is open to clinical students working in Oxford in the second or third year of the course leading to the Second BM Examination. Students may seek approval for their proposed subject in their first year but may not submit an essay until at least their second year.

The prize will be awarded (provided that candidates of sufficient merit present themselves) for an essay on biochemistry as related to pathogenesis, prevention, diagnosis, or treatment of disease in man.

Intending candidates should first submit to the Medical School Offices, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington, Oxford OX3 9DU, with a nom- de-plume, the title of their proposed essay together with a brief statement (10--20 lines) of how they envisage treating the subject for prior approval by the judges.

The closing date for submitting the proposed title is Friday, 28 November 2003. The closing date for submitting the essay is Friday, 7 May 2004.

The value of the prize is about £275.


NAN WILLIAMS AND LENA GRANT MEMORIAL FUND

The Nan Williams and Lena Grant Memorial Fund is administered by the Medical Sciences Board and is used to finance research into the prevention and care of leukaemia. The fund was established by the Revd Emlyn Williams, RN, and has been augmented by a bequest of the residue of his estate. Applications for grants are considered at a meeting held in the fifth week of term. Those wishing to apply for support (who are not confined to members of the Medical Sciences Division) are invited to submit an outline of their proposed project to the Secretary of the Medical School, Medical School Offices, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington, Oxford OX3 9DU, by the Thursday of the third week of term.


L.J. WITTS PRIZE IN HAEMATOLOGY OR GASTROENTEROLOGY AND THE SIDNEY TRUELOVE PRIZE IN GASTROENTEROLOGY 2004–5

These prizes, to the value of around £200, are offered annually (provided that candidates of sufficient merit present themselves) for essays related to diseases either of the blood or of the gastro-intestinal tract. The prizes are open to clinical students working in Oxford for the Second Examination for the Degree of Bachelor of Medicine. No person may be awarded the prize more than once.

Intending candidates should submit the title of their proposed essay, together with a brief statement (10--20 lines) of how they envisage treating the subject, for approval by the judges. The request for approval should be submitted to the Medical School Offices, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington, Oxford OX3 9DU, under a nom-de-plume by 1 October in the academic year in which the prize is to be awarded. The closing date for the submission of the essay is 1 March in the same academic year.


MARTIN WRONKER PRIZES IN MEDICINE AND PHARMACOLOGY 2004

A Martin Wronker Prize in Medicine, worth £750, will be offered in Trinity Term 2004 and additional grants of up to £125 may also be awarded. Candidates for this prize must be members of the University whose names are on the Register of University Medical Students and who have been classed in either Physiological Sciences in the Honour School of Natural Science or (provided that the subjects offered have included Physiology) the Honour School of Psychology, Philosophy, and Physiology in Trinity Term 2004. A prize worth £250 will also be offered, on the same conditions as to eligibility, for meritorious performance in the optional dissertation (in a physiological subject) in these Honour Schools.

All candidates in the Honour School of Natural Science (Physiological Sciences) or who are offering Physiology in the Honour School of PPP will be regarded as candidates for the prize if their names are on the Register of University Medical Students. A testimonial from the head of their college or hall as to their character as well as to their academic attainment may later be required.

A Martin Wronker Prize in Pharmacology, worth £250, will also be offered in Trinity Term 2004, on the same conditions regarding eligibility as the Martin Wronker Prize in Medicine, for meritorious performance in Pharmacology in either of the above Honour Schools, provided that no person who has been awarded the prize in Medicine or a grant will be eligible for the prize in Pharmacology.


MRS CLAUDE BEDDINGTON MODERN LANGUAGES PRIZE

The prize, value of about £100, will be awarded, if there is a candidate of sufficient merit, by the Moderators in the Preliminary Examination for Modern Languages in Trinity Term to the candidate whose performance in the language specified for the year in that examination, or in any Preliminary Examination of which Modern Languages is a component in the same term, they judge to be the best. The prize will be offered for French in 2004, German in 2005, and Italian in 2006. No special application is required.


GRANTS FROM THE CHRISTINA DRAKE FUND FOR ITALIAN STUDIES

Applications are invited for grants 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, 41 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JF, should be returned to her by Friday of the third week of Hilary Term.


ANDREW COLIN PRIZE

The prize, value about £120, will be awarded by the Moderators in the Preliminary Examination for Modern Languages in Trinity Term each year to the candidate in that examination, or in any Preliminary Examination of which Modern Languages is a component in the same term, whose performance in Russian is adjudged to be the best. No special application is required.


HEATH HARRISON TRAVELLING SCHOLARSHIPS 2004

The Board of Management for the Heath Harrison Travelling Scholarships gives notice that up to 15 Junior Heath Harrison Travelling Scholarships will be awarded in Hilary Term 2004 to candidates judged by the board to be of sufficient merit. Scholarships will be awarded to first- and second-year students reading either Modern Languages or a Joint School with Modern Languages, for travel during the Long Vacation of the first year or during the year abroad.

Applications should be be in the form of a project proposal giving a detailed account of the proposed visit and its purpose, including estimated costs and details of other funds available or applied for, together with a note of recommendation from a tutor or supervisor. Applications, which shoud not exceed 1,000 words, should be sent to the Secretary of the Heath Harrison Board of Management, 41 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JF, not later than Monday, 24 November 2003.


CYRIL JONES MEMORIAL PRIZE IN SPANISH

The prize, value £150 and to be spent on books in the field of Spanish Studies, will be awarded, if there is a candidate of sufficient merit, by the Moderators for the Preliminary Examination for Modern Languages in Trinity Term to the candidate in that examination, or in any Preliminary Examination of which Modern Languages is a component in the same term, whose performance in Spanish they judge to be the best. No special application is required.


ANDREW LEVENS TRAVEL BURSARY 2004

The Andrew Levens Travel Bursary, value £500, will be awarded in Hilary or Trinity Term 2004 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 2003. The award will be made on the basis of an interview and a test of oral proficiency in Russian.

Application forms are available from the Secretary, Taylor Institution, 41 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JF, and must be returned via the applicant's tutor by Friday, 23 January 2004.


SIR JOHN RHYS PRIZE 2004

The Sir John Rhys Prize will be offered for an essay on some subject relating to Celtic Languages, Literature, History, and Antiquities.

The prize, the value of which is £250, is open to members of the University who, on the closing date for entries, have not exceeded eight years from their matriculation.

Candidates are free to choose their own subject. If they have any doubt as to whether a particular subject lies within the scope of the Prize, they should consult the futher particulars, which are available either from the Secretary of the Taylor Institution, 41 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JF or on the Modern Languages or Modern History Web sites.

The essays, which should be typewritten and in stiff folders, are to be sent under a sealed cover marked `Sir John Rhys Prize' to the Secretary of the Taylor Institution, 41 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JF, not later than Monday, 19 April 2004. Authors are required to conceal their names and distinguish their compositions by a motto. The name, college, and date of matriculation must be sent at the same time in a separate sealed envelope with the same motto inscribed upon it.

The judges have power to recommend to the trustees that presents of books may be made to unsuccessful candidates whose essays have shown special excellence.

The judges have power to recommend to the trustees that grants be made out of the Rhys Fund towards the expenses of printing the whole, or parts, of any essay and/or to enable the successful candidate, or candidates, to carry on the work which has been the subject of the essay.

The prize may not be awarded twice to the same person.


RHYS STUDENTSHIP IN CELTIC STUDIES 2004--5

The Trustees of the Sir John Rhys Fund invite applications from persons engaged in graduate research in Celtic Studies who need financial support in respect of living expenses or fees.

The award is tenable for one year to enable the successful candidate to complete a research programme on which he or she is already engaged for a postgraduate degree or to prepare the work submitted for such a degree for publication. The award will not be renewed save in exceptional circumstances. The award is not intended for those who hold full-time university posts. Its value will depend on circumstances but normally it will be such that the total available to the successful candidate for fees and maintenance will be not less than that generally available under the terms of graduate studentships provided by UK research councils.

The successful applicant, if not already a member of the University of Oxford, would normally become a member of Jesus College and would be expected to reside in Oxford for the greater part of the academic year.

Applications should be sent to the Secretary of the Taylor Institution, 41 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JF, by 1 March 2004 and should include:
( a) a curriculum vitae;
( b) a brief outline of the research proposed for 2004--5 (say one page);
( c) an indication of the size of grant required (i.e. any necessary expenses in addition to the normal living costs of a graduate student) and of other sources of financial support (if any);
( d) brief details of any other awards or appointments for which the candidate is applying;
( e) the candidate's address for the Easter period if different from the term-time address;
( f) the names and addresses of two academic referees, who should be requested to write direct to the Secretary of the Taylor Institution, at the above address by 1 March 2004.


JUNIOR PAGET TOYNBEE PRIZES 2004

An examination for these prizes will be held on Thursday, 6 May 2004, at 2 p.m. in the Taylor Institution. One prize, of £400 in value, will be awarded in each of the following fields, provided that there is a candidate of sufficient merit in the field concerned:
( a) the works of Dante;
( b) Old French Language and Literature;
( c) Old Provençal Language and Literature.

If there is no candidate of sufficient merit for the award of a junior prize in any of the fields, the examiners may at their discretion award an additional junior prize or prizes in any other of the fields in which there are candidates of sufficient merit, provided that no junior prize will exceed £400 in value and that the total value of all the junior prizes awarded in 2004 will not exceed £1,200.

The examination for each candidate will consist of a single three-hour paper in the field he or she is offering. The paper will consist of two parts: A, a passage or passages for textual analysis and/or commentary; and B, a wide range of questions of a literary, linguistic, or historical character. Candidates will be required to answer Part A and not more than two questions from Part B.

The prizes are open to all matriculated members of the University who at the time of examination (i) are of not more than fifteen terms' standing, and (ii) are certified by the Head or a Tutor of their Society at Oxford to be reading for a First or Second Public Examination of the University. A Junior Paget Toynbee Prize cannot be awarded to a previous winner of any Paget Toynbee Prize.

Candidates should write to the Secretary, Taylor Institution, 41 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JF, by Friday, 14 November 2003, stating the field in which they wish to be examined and should send at the same time the certificate referred to in the previous paragraph and permission from their tutor to enter for the prize.


SENIOR PAGET TOYNBEE PRIZES 2004

Two Senior Paget Toynbee Prizes, each of £1,000 in value, will be awarded, provided that there are candidates of sufficient merit, in Trinity Term 2004, for the best essays of not more than 10,000 words on approved subjects within any of the following fields:
( a) the works of Dante;
( b) Old French Language and Literature;
( c) Old Provençal Language and Literature.

Candidates must be matriculated members of the University who, on the closing date for the receipt of the essays, will be of not more than twenty- eight terms' standing. A senior prize cannot be awarded more than once to the same person.

Essays must be submitted to the Secretary of the Taylor Institution, 41 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JF by Thursday, 25 March 2004 and must be accompanied by a letter from the candidate's tutor giving approval of the essay title. Intending candidates are advised to discuss their proposed essay with their tutor in advance of submission.


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 Miss Judith Philpott, Faculty Administrator and Board Secretary, Faculty of Music, St Aldates, Oxford OX1 1DB, at any time.


JAMES INGHAM HALSTEAD SCHOLARSHIPS IN MUSIC 2004

The Board of the Faculty of Music proposes to elect one or more James Ingham Halstead Scholars in Music in 2004.

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 28 February 2004, 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 28 February 2004.

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 Miss Judith Philpott, Faculty Administrator and Board Secretary, Faculty of Music, St Aldates, Oxford OX1 1DB.


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 Miss Judith Philpott, Faculty Administrator and Board Secretary, Faculty of Music, St Aldates, Oxford OX1 1DB, 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.


BODEN PRIZE 2004

Applications are invited for the Boden Prize (for proficiency in the Sanskrit Language and Literature).

The prize is of the value of £50 and is open to any undergraduate member of the University.

Candidates must send their names to the Trust Funds Administrator, Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 2LE, before 12 noon on Friday, 22 October 2004. The examination will be held during Michaelmas Term.


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 Trust Funds Administrator, Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 2LE, no later than Friday, 12 March 2004.


GRIFFITH EGYPTOLOGICAL FUND

Applications are invited from graduate students registered for a degree of the University of Oxford and members of Congregation engaged in Egyptological research or publication, for grants from the Griffith Egyptological Fund. The fund exists for `the promotion of research into the history and antiquities of Egypt and the Nile Valley and the anthropology of north-east Africa so far as it concerns the study of Ancient, Hellenistic, and Christian Egypt, and the early pagan and Christian kingdoms of the Nilotic Sudan, including such linguistic, religious, and cultural survivals as may throw light upon these matters, but excluding special studies of Muhammadanism and Islamic art.' Funds may be awarded for research and field trips in Egyptology, attendance at conferences, and the preparation of publication materials.

Application forms and further details (which prospective applicants must consult before they apply) are available from the Trust Funds Administrator, The Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 2LE. The closing date for applications is the Friday of third week of each term.


TEACHING AND RESEARCH UNIT FOR HEBREW AND JEWISH STUDIES

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 or other specific projects in connection with his or her studies. Applications, which should include a statement of the project for which the grant is requested, should be sent to the Secretary, OUTRUHJS, Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 2LE, from whom application forms are available.


GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS IN JEWISH STUDIES

A number of scholarships are available each year to students accepted for the one-year M.St. in Jewish Studies programme administered by the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies. Applications are welcome from students with a good first degree in any subject; previous knowledge of Jewish Studies is not a requirement

Scholarships cover tuition fees and accommodation costs, and are awarded at the discretion of the Centre's Admissions Committee.


MALCOLM B. KAHN SCHOLARSHIP

A scholarship to commemorate the late Mr Malcolm B. Kahn will be awarded annually to a student entering the University's M.St. in Jewish Studies course from a central or east European country. The purpose of the award is to assist with the travel costs to and from Oxford. No special application is required. The choice of recipient will be at the discretion of the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies.


ARTHUR LENMAN MEMORIAL PRIZE

A prize will be awarded by the Faculty Board of Oriental Studies to any undergraduate member of the Univer- sity who gains a distinction in Ancient Egyptian in the Moderations in Oriental Studies (Egyptology and Ancient Near Eastern Studies) or is placed in the First Class in Egyptology in the Honour School of Oriental Studies. No special application is required.


NUBAR PASHA SCHOLARSHIP FUND FOR THE ENCOURAGEMENT OF THE STUDY OF ARMENIAN HISTORY AND LITERATURE

Grants from the Fund

The Board of Management gives notice that it is prepared to make grants towards the cost of travelling and other expenses incidental to study or research in Armenian history, Literature, Language, and Archaeology, or in directly related fields. There is no closing date for applications, which may be made at any time by any member of the University (including the holder of the Nubar Pasha Scholarship).

Candidates should submit to the board a statement of their academic career and proposed course of research, together with details of their financial resources. Appli-cations should be sent to the Secretary to the Board of Management of the Nubar Pasha Armenian Scholarship Fund, Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 2LE.


NUBAR PASHA ARMENIAN PRIZE 2004

The Board of Management of the Nubar Pasha Armenian Scholarship Fund offers annually in Trinity Term a prize for studies in Classical Armenian. The value of the prize will be determined by the board of management.

Candidates for the prize shall be members of the University who have not exceeded twenty-one terms from the date of matriculation. No person is eligible for the prize whose vernacular language is Armenian.

Passages for translation into English will be set from the Classical Armenian text of the Gospel according to St Matthew, chapter 28, the Gospel according to St Mark, chapters 2 and 14, Eznik of Kolb, Against the Sects
( De Deo), Book 4, ch. 1 and P`awstos Buzand, History, IV 54. These texts are contained in A. Meillet, Altarmenisches Elementarbuch, Heidelberg, 1913, pp. 144-- 64. The passage from Eznik also forms para. 358 in the edition by MariŠs and Mercier, Patrologia Orientalis, tome XXVIII, fasc. 3, Paris, 1959, pp. 514--17.

Questions to test grammatical knowledge will be set and, at the discretion of the examiners, a short unseen text. Candidates will be allowed three hours in which to answer the questions set.

Applications should be sent to the Trust Funds Administrator, Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 2LE, on or before Friday, 12 March 2004.


SEGAL FUND

An award will be made annually to a graduate student preparing for submission to the University a doctoral thesis in Hebrew or Jewish Studies. The award is likely to be in the region of £200--£400. Applications, which should include a statement of the project for which the grant is requested and the name of the applicant's supervisor, should be sent to the Trust Funds Administrator, Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 2LE, no later than Monday, 22 March 2004.


STORRY MEMORIAL TRAVELLING BURSARY

A bursary of £200--£300 will be offered annually towards the cost of travel to Japan in the Long Vacation for the purpose of studying some aspect of modern Japan. The bursary will be open to competition from postgraduate students and undergraduates alike. A detailed account of the projected visit and its purpose should be submitted to the Secretary of the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies, 27 Winchester Road, Oxford OX2 6NA by Friday, 6 February 2004. Applicants should also ask one referee, who should normally be their supervisor or prospective supervisor, to send a reference to the Secretary by the same date. The successful applicant will be informed as soon as possible and an announcement will be made by the eighth week of Hilary Term.

Applicants should note that they would have to find the balance required to undertake their journey from other sources.


STORRY MEMORIAL TRAVELLING BURSARY

A bursary of £200--£300 will be offered annually towards the cost of travel to Japan in the Long Vacation for the purpose of studying some aspect of modern Japan. The bursary will be open to competition from postgraduate students and undergraduates alike. A detailed account of the projected visit and its purpose should be submitted to the Secretary of the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies, 27 Winchester Road, Oxford OX2 6NA by Friday, 6 February 2004. Applicants should also ask one referee, who should normally be their supervisor or prospective supervisor, to send a reference to the Secretary by the same date. The successful applicant will be informed as soon as possible and an announcement will be made by the eighth week of Hilary Term.

Applicants should note that they would have to find the balance required to undertake their journey from other sources.


CONINGTON PRIZE 2004

The prize will be offered for a dissertation on a subject to be chosen by the writer and approved by the Board of the Faculty of Philosophy within the field of ancient philosphy and ideas. The value of the prize will be about £1,000.

Applications for permission to offer an intended subject should be sent to the Secretary to the Board of the Faculty of Philosophy, 10 Merton Street, Oxford OX1 4JJ, as early as possible but in any case by Friday, 12 December 2003. In case of doubt the Board will determine whether a subject falls within the above field.

The dissertations must reach the Secretary to the Board on or before Friday, 23 January 2004. They may be written either in English or Latin, at the option of the writer. Three typed copies must be submitted.

The prize is open to all members of the University who, on the day appointed for sending in the dissertations, are (i) qualified by examination for a degree of the University, (ii) have completed six years, and have not exceeded fifteen years, from their matriculation, except that graduates whose first degrees are from other universities shall have completed two years, and not exceeded eleven years, from their matriculation, and (iii) are of post- doctoral status, or equivalent. The prize may not be awarded twice to the same person, but a previously unsuccessful competitor may resubmit his or her dissertation, or an amended version of it, on not more than two occasions.

The judges may determine not to award the prize in any year if no dissertation of sufficient merit is submitted.

The prize is offered annually in three fields in rotation. The cycle will continue as follows:

2005 classical literature, textual criticism, and philology.

2006 ancient history, religion, art, and archaeology.

2007 ancient philosophy and ideas.


DUNS SCOTUS MEDIEVAL PHILOSOPHY PRIZE

The Prize, value £150, may be awarded each year, if there is a candidate of sufficient merit, by the examiners of the Medieval Philosophy paper in any of the Final Honour Schools involving Philosophy. No special application is required.


JOHN LOCKE PRIZE IN MENTAL PHILOSOPHY 2003

An examination for this prize will be held at the Examination Schools on Tuesday, 4 November 2003, beginning at 9.30 a.m. The value of the prize will be £500. The examiners have power to award the sum of at least £200 to the proxime accessit if, and only if, they would have judged him or her worthy of the prize had there not been a better candidate.

The examination will be open to members of the University who either:
( a) have passed all the examinations requisite for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts of the University, provided that they may not take the examination later than the tenth term from that in which they completed the said examinations; or
( b) are working for, or have obtained, postgraduate degrees of the University, but are not included under
( a), except that they may not take the examination later than the tenth term from their matriculation.

The prize may not be awarded twice to the same person.

The following papers will be set:

1. Philosophical questions including questions in logic, metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of mind, philosophy of psychology, and ethics.

2. Essay.

Candidates must request entry forms from, and return them to, the Deputy Administator, Faculty of Philosophy, 10 Merton Street, Oxford OX1 4JJ. completed entry forms must be submitted on or before 27 October 2003.


HENRY WILDE PRIZE IN PHILOSOPHY

One prize, value £500, may be awarded in each year for an outstanding performance in Philosophy in any of the following Final Honour Schools: Literae Humaniores; Philosophy, Politics, and Economics; Psychology, Philosophy, and Physiology; Mathematics and Philosophy; Physics and Philosophy; Philosophy and Theology; Philosophy and Modern Languages.


BRIAN BANNISTER AWARD IN ORGANIC CHEMISTRY

The award (of about £200) is open to members of the University who are presenting themselves for examination in Part II of the subject Chemistry in the Honour School of Natural Science. One or possibly two awards may be made annually by the board of management for the most meritorious performance in that examination in Organic Chemistry, judged on the thesis and the viva-voce examination. No special application is required.


BURDETT-COUTTS PRIZE 2004

The Mathematical and Physical Sciences Divisional Board proposes to award the Burdett-Coutts Prize in Trinity Term 2004. The Prize, the value of which will probably be in the region of £450, will be awarded to the candidate (or, exceptionally, two candidates) who, having read Geology in the Honour School of Natural Science, not having exceeded twelve terms from matriculation, and having passed the examinations necessary for the degree of BA, is adjudged by the Standing Committee most worthy to receive it, taking into account performance in the Final Honour School.

The prize money is to be spent on travel, attendance at a conference, or some other purpose connected with the study of geology to be approved by the Professor of Geology.


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 (e.g. conferences) consistent with the promotion of the study of Crystallography. Applications, giving a one-page summary of the purpose of the visit, a description of expenses, and a summary of funds requested, should be addressed to the chairman of the committee of management of the fund, Professor L.N. Johnson, Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics, The Rex Richards Building, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QU, preferably by e-mail (e-mail: louise@biop.ox.ac.uk).


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.


JOHNSON MEMORIAL PRIZES 2004

Two prizes are awarded to each of the best undergraduates in the M.Phys. Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Planetary Physics and in the Astrophysics Examinations and are awarded by the examiners in the Honour School of Physics as described below. No special application is required.

Two prizes are awarded for the best reports at the end of the first-year postgraduate courses in Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Planetary Physics and in Astrophysics. They are awarded by the Committee for the administration of the Halley electors. No special application is required.


MAURICE LUBBOCK MEMORIAL PRIZES

Each year four prizes, value £150, will be awarded, one each on the recommendation of the examiners for performance in the Honour School of Engineering Science, for performance in the engineering and management papers in the Honour School of Engineering, Economics, and Management, for performance in the engineering papers in the Honour School of Engineering and Computing Science, and for performance in the engineering papers in the Honour School of Engineering and Materials respectively. No special application is required.


UNDERGRADUATE PRIZES IN MATERIALS

The Institute of Materials, Minerals, and Mining Prize

The prize is awarded for outstanding performance in any Honour School of which Materials is a component.

Armourers & Brasiers' Medal and Prize

The prize is awarded for the best research project submitted in the Honour School of Natural Science: Metallurgy and Sciences of Materials Part II.

Johnson--Matthey Prize

This prize is awarded for best overall performance in Prelims.

Morgan Advanced Ceramics Prize

This prize is awarded for the best performance in first year practicals.

Corus Prize

This prize is awarded for the best overall performance in second year Materials Science practicals.

Worshipful Company of Ironmongers Prize

This prize is awarded for Metallurgy and Sciences of Materials Part II Presentation.

QinetiQ Prize

This prize is awarded for the best third year Team Design Project.


PRIZES FOR PERFORMANCE IN THE FINAL HONOUR SCHOOL OF NATURAL SCIENCE (PHYSICS) AND FINAL HONOUR SCHOOL OF PHYSICS

One or more prizes may be awarded by the examiners in the Final Honour School of Natural Science (Physics) and Final Honour school of Physics each year for performance in the examinations, and for outstanding project work by candidates for the MPhys examination. No special application is required.

The Scott Prize for performance in the BA (three-year) examination.

The Scott Prize for performance in the M.Phys. (four-year) examination.

The Scott Prize for performance in the `Teaching and learning Physics in Schools' option.

The Gibbs Prize for performance in the M.Phys. examination.

The Gibbs Prize for practical work in Parts A and B of the M.Phys. examination.

The Gibbs Prize for practical work in Parts A and B of the BA examination.

The Gibbs Prize for the best performance in the Physics Department Speaking Competition.

M.Phys. Project prizes:

The Gibbs Prize for the best use of exprimental apparatus in an M.Phys. project.

The Oxford Lasers Prize for a project in Optical Physics.

The John Thresher prize for a project in Particle and Nuclear Physics.

The BP Prize for the best final-year Theoretical Physics project.

The Johnson Memorial Prize for a project in Astrophysics.

The Johnson Memorial Prize for a project in Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Planetary Physics.

The Data Connection Prize for the best us of Software in a M.Phys. Project.

A prize for a project in Condensed Matter Physics.


TURBUTT PRIZES

The prizes, for excellence in practical organic chemistry, are open to Part I undergraduate chemists. One or more prizes of £75 may be offered annually in each of the first, second, and third years of the course. No special application is required.


MOTZ PRIZE IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Provided that suitable candidates present themselves, the prize shall be awarded, on the nomination of the examiners, for the best fourth-year project in Electrical Engineering in the Final Honour School of Engineering Science and the associated joint schools. The value of the prize shall be as determined from time to time by the board of management, and the prize shall preferably be spent on works of reference in the fields of Classical Electromagnetism, Classical Mechanics, or Plasma Physics. No special application is required.


PETER BEACONSFIELD PRIZE IN PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

The prize, value not less than £700, is awarded annually, provided that there is a candidate of sufficient merit. It is open to those postgraduate students registered under the sub-faculty of Physiological Sciences who in the twelve months preceding the closing date for applications for the prize shall have applied for transfer to D.Phil. status.

Candidates shall submit, not later than the Friday in the eighth week of Trinity Term in the academic year in which the prize is to be awarded, a summary of not more than 1,000 words (not counting references and illustrations) outlining, in non-specialist terms, their achievements in research and their plans for the remainder of their D.Phil. course in the broad context of Physiological Sciences. The Medical Sciences Division requires research students to submit a summary of a similar kind as part of the procedure for application for transfer to D.Phil. status. Candidates are, however, encouraged to modify their applications for transfer of status to meet the criteria for the award of the prize which will be awarded to the candidate whose research, in the opinion of the judges, shows evidence of an interdisciplinary approach to their work and the potential for future practical use for the benefit of mankind.

Candidates are reminded that applications for the prize should be written in a style comprehensible to scientists and physicians who are not necessarily working in their own field of research.

Applications, clearly marked `Peter Beaconsfield Prize in Physiological Sciences', should be submitted by Friday, 18 June 2004, to the Graduate Studies Assistant for the Medical Sciences Division, Graduate Studies Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2 JD.


GEORGE HUMPHREY PRIZE

The prize is awarded by the examiners for the best overall performance in Psychology papers in Final Honour Schools and for the best psychology research project paper. No special application is required.


SUSAN MARY ROUSE MEMORIAL PRIZE

A book prize will be awarded, provided that there is a candidate of sufficient merit, by the Moderators in the Preliminary Examination for Psychology, Philosophy, and Physiology in Hilary Term to the candidate whose performance in the subject `Introduction to Psychology' they judge to be the best. No special application is required.


NORMAN CHESTER--ANDREW W. MELLON JOINT MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

Norman Chester Fund

The income of the Norman Chester Fund is to be used for `the promotion of the study of government and politics and generally to further a science of politics within the university'. Applications are invited for awards, not normally exceeding £500, to assist in the meeting of research expenses from any member of the University reading for the M.Litt., and D.Phil. Please note that applications from M.Phil. candidates will be accepted in exceptional circumstances only for which a detailed application must be submitted that justifies a genuine need for fieldwork/research to be carried out abroad. In such cases, the decision of the Committee will be final. Applicants should also note that the Committee
( a) will be reluctant to make awards to those appearing to be at a preliminary exploratory stage in their research;
( b) will not normally support applications from those who have already applied for extension of time on the M.Litt./D.Phil. thesis.

Andrew W. Mellon Fund

Limited funds are available from the endowment for the Andrew W. Mellon Professorship for the promotion of research in American Government. Applications are invited from research students and senior members of the University. A joint application form for both funds is available for download from the Department of Politics and International Relations Web site at http://www.politics.ox.ac.uk/ teaching/dept- funding.htm. Applicants should make clear on the form for which fund they are applying and state explicitly the relevance of their project to the purpose of the particular fund to which they have applied.

Completed forms and statements should be submitted to the Academic Administrator, Department of Politics and International Relations, George Street by noon on Friday of fifth week each term. A supporting reference from applicants' supervisors should be included with the application.


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 (principally M.Litt. and D.Phil. students, and senior members) undertaking research in international relations for modest grants towards travel and related research expenses, and, exceptionally, for other purposes. The main funds are:
( a) The Cyril Foster Fund: this is intended `for the promotion of international peace and the prevention of future wars'.
( b) The Alastair Buchan Subsidiary Fund: this fund, which is strictly limited, is intended for `the promotion of research in international relations'.
( c) The Oxford Project for Peace Studies Fund: this fund, which is strictly limited, is intended for `the study of the nature of peace and of the methods by which peace can be developed and extended'.

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

2. Graduate students (including M.Sc. or M.Phil.) can also apply for the annual Maurice Latey Award `to assist travel for research by postgraduate students in the fields of politics or 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. Graduate students (including M.Sc. or M.Phil.) may also apply for Pavry and Winchester Awards to support research in the areas of international peace and understanding and human rights and fundamental freedoms respectively.

4. 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.

5. Applications are also invited for the annual Royal Bank of Canada Research Scholarship. This award, of a value of £1,000, is available to any graduate student of the University (including M.Sc. or 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 fifth week of Trinity Term. There is no application form, but candidates should give a brief outline of their thesis topic and proposed research, stating college, course, and supervisor, who should be requested to send a reference directly to the Secretary to the Managers.

6. 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, Department of Politics and International Relations, George Street, Oxford OX1 2RL.


HICKS AND WEBB MEDLEY PRIZES

The examiners in the Honour Schools of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, and Modern History and Economics, propose to offer three prizes, of a total value of £900, for the best overall performances in economics. No special application is required: those taking at least three economics papers (a thesis to count as a paper for this purpose) will be eligible.

The value of each prize will normally be £300, save that in exceptional circumstances the examiners may rank the prizewinners, in which case the value of the prizes will be £350, £300, and £250.


GEORGE WEBB MEDLEY PRIZES FOR THE M.PHIL. IN ECONOMICS

Two prizes, each of the value of £300, will be awarded on the results of the M.Phil. examination in Economics, one for the best thesis, and one for the best performance in the written papers.


GEORGE WEBB MEDLEY UNDERGRADUATE THESIS PRIZE

The Social Sciences Division Board gives notice that a prize of the value of up to £150 may be awarded annually for a thesis on an Economics subject submitted in place of a paper in the Final Honour Schools of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, or Modern History and Economics, or Economics and Management. No special application is required.


GEORGE WEBB MEDLEY ENDOWMENT FUND

Grants are made from the income of the George Webb Medley Endowment Fund `for the promotion of the study and advance of the science of political economy'. The managers of the fund, acting on behalf of the Social Sciences Divisional Board, invite applications from senior members and from graduate students. Grants are mainly made for specific research projects, where these involve a substantial element of economic analysis, and for attendance at conferences, but not towards university or college fees. There is no closing date for the receipt of applications, which should be made in advance of incurring any expenditure, but candidates are advised to apply as early as possible.

Applications should be submitted to Mrs C. Wise, Department of Economics, Manor Road Building, Oxford OX1 3UQ, from whom further details are obtainable (and an application form for completion by graduate students, who should ask one referee, normally the supervisor, to write in confidence to the Secretary).


SARA NORTON PRIZE 2004

This prize, of the value of about £600, is offered for an essay of not more than 30,000 words (though an essay of shorter length will be acceptable) relating to the field of political history and institutions of the United States of America. The prize is open to student members of the University who will not have exceeded eighteen terms from matriculation by the end of Trinity Term 2004. Previous Sara Norton Prize winners may only enter again if they are registered for another degree.

Candidates may submit work which has been or will be submitted for a thesis in an Honour School or for the examination for the Degree of M.Phil. or D.Phil., however the proposed title must be approved by the Sara Norton Committee. A title and a 250 word abstract should be submitted to the Academic Administrator, Department of Politics and International Relations, George Street, Oxford OX1 2RL not later than noon on the Friday of seventh week, Hilary Term. All candidates must conceal their names and distinguish their title with a motto or cipher. The envelope should be marked `Sara Norton Prize'. This will be submitted to the Sara Norton Committee, which will approve the title and subject; the candidate will be informed of the decision by e-mail.

Three copies of the essay, under the title approved by the Committee, must be sent in a sealed enveloped marked `Sara Norton Prize' to the Academic Administrator, Department of Politics and International Relations, George Street, Oxford OX1 2RL not later than noon on the Friday of fifth week, Trinity Term. A separate sealed envelope with the candidate's motto or cipher should contain his or her name, college and date of matriculation.


PAVRY AND WINCHESTER THESIS PRIZES 2004

The Social Sciences Board proposes to award two prizes in Michaelmas Term 2004, provided that there are candidates of sufficient merit. Both of these prizes are awarded for successful theses (M.Phil., M.Litt., or D.Phil.) in the faculties of Social Studies, Law, or Modern History.

The Dasturzada Dr Jal Pavry Memorial Prize (£500) is for a thesis on a subject in the area of international peace and understanding.

The Bapsybanoo Marchioness of Winchester Prize (£500) is for a thesis on international relations, with particular reference to the area of human rights and fundamental freedoms.

Candidates should apply in writing to Mrs Marga Lyall, Secretary to the Managers of the Cyril Foster and Related Funds, Centre for International Studies, Department of Politics and International Relations, George Street, Oxford OX1 2RL, not later than 12 noon on Friday, 16 July 2004.

Applications must include a copy of the thesis, together with a short abstract, and a letter supplying
( a) the candidate's name, college, and degree;
( b) the names of the candidate's examiners and supervisor(s) (not applicable to M.Phil. candidates);
( c) a clear indication for which one of the two prizes the candidate is submitting the thesis;
( d) an address for communication should the candidate not be returning to the University in Michaelmas Term.


DENYER AND JOHNSON PRIZE

The Denyer and Johnson Prize will be awarded on the recommendation of the examiners in the Final Honour School of Theology in Trinity Term each year to the candidate whose performance the examiners judge to be the best and of sufficient merit (provided that it shall not be awarded to a candidate who has been awarded a Senior Pusey and Ellerton Prize in Biblical Hebrew, unless there is no other candidate of sufficient merit to be awarded the Denyer and Johnson Prize). No special application is required.


ELLERTON THEOLOGICAL ESSAY PRIZE 2004

The prize is offered annually for the best English essay on some doctrine or duty of the Christian religion or on any other theological subject approved by the judges.

The prize is open to all members of the University who, on the day fixed for the submission of essays, shall not have exceeded thirty terms from their matriculation, provided that candidates holding a degree of another university at the time of their matriculation shall not have exceeded twenty- one terms from their matriculation. Previous Ellerton prize-winners may not offer themselves as candidates. The value of the prize is £500.

Essays (which should not exceed 10,000 words in length) should be sent to Mrs E.A. Macallister, Humanities Divisional Office, 34 St Giles', Oxford OX1 3LH before Monday, 19 April 2004. Candidates must submit titles for approval by the judges through Mrs Macallister not later than Friday, 14 November 2003. Candidates for the Honour Schools of Theology or Philosophy and Theology who are eligible to compete for the prize and who are submitting extended essays as part of the final honour school in the year for which the prize is offered can submit for the prize, subject to confirmation (which should be sought from the judges by the above date) that the subject of that honour school essay falls within the rubric for the prize.


GRINFIELD BEQUEST (SEPTUAGINT GRINFIELD LECTURERSHIP)

The Board of Electors offers grants to assist with the cost of fees, maintenance or travel, for graduates who are undertaking, or are proposing to undertake, a course of study in the Septuagint or Greek New Testament, under the faculties of Theology, Literae Humaniores, and Oriental Studies. Applications will be considered in the Hilary Term. Candidates should apply in writing to Mrs E.A. Macallister, Secretary, Grinfield Lecturership, 34 St Giles', Oxford OX1 3LH, not later than 1 February 2004, and should (i) provide an outline of the course they have undertaken or are proposing to undertake; (ii) give a summary of their academic record; and (iii) give brief details of their financial resources.


HEDLEY LUCAS, POET, SCHOLARSHIPS IN THEOLOGY 2004--5

Applications are invited for one or more scholarships funded by bequests from the late Mr and Mrs Hedley Lucas. Applicants should be undergraduates of either sex reading for the Honour School of Theology or for the Honour School of Philosophy and Theology who, during the year of tenure, either will be in the second or third year of their course or will be reading for the honour school as students having Senior Status. Preference will be given to candidates preparing to enter the Christian Ministry or proposing to do so.

The value of the awards, which will be made on the basis of financial need subject to reasonable academic performance, will be set at the discretion of the committee of management, but will not exceed £1,300. The scholarships will be tenable for one year and will be renewable for one further year at the discretion of the committee of management.

Applications, giving details of the candidate's financial situation, should be submitted through college tutors, who should provide a supporting letter with details of the candidate's academic performance. Applications should be sent to The Revd C.M. Jones, St Peter's College, Oxford OX1 2DL, during March 2004.


PUSEY AND ELLERTON JUNIOR PRIZES

Two or more prizes will be awarded annually on the recommendation of the moderators in the Preliminary Examination in Theology, and two or more annually on the recommendation of the moderators in the Preliminary Examination in Oriental Studies, to those candidates whose performance in Biblical Hebrew the moderators judge to be of sufficient merit. The value of the prizes shall be £50. No special application is required.


PUSEY AND ELLERTON SENIOR PRIZES

One or more prizes will be awarded annually on the recommendation of the examiners in the Final Honour School of Theology, and one or more annually on the recommendation of the examiners in the Final Honour School of Oriental Studies, to those candidates whose performance in Biblical Hebrew the examiners judge to be of sufficient merit. The value of the prizes shall be £100. No special application is required.


ST CATHERINE OF ALEXANDRIA PRIZE

The prize, value about £60, may be awarded by the examiners for the best performance in the Honour School of Theology by a member of the Anglican Theological Colleges who intends to be ordained in the Church of England and who is not also a member of one of the societies recognised in Statute V.


THEOLOGY GRADUATE STUDENTSHIPS 2004--5

Acting in conjunction with the Hall-Houghton Trustees, the Grinfield Trustees and the Trustees of the Denyer and Johnson Studentship, and the University's Graduate Studentship Scheme, the Board of the Faculty of Theology proposes to award a limited number of fully-funded, three- year graduate studentships, and one or more partially- funded studentships for up to three years, to be tenable from Michaelmas Term 2004. Fully-funded studentships will cover College and University fees, provide a maintenance grant, and may be tenable with a studentship at a college. The value of the partially-funded scholarships will be determined by the Theology Board.

Under the terms of the various trusts, it is likely that at least one studentship will be awarded in the field of the New Testament, and at least one studentship will be awarded in the field of the Septuagint (including its relevance for the study of the New Testament).

Applications are invited from graduates reading for higher degrees under the Board of the Faculty of Theology, and from applicants for admission to the status either of Probationer Research Student or Registered Master of Philosophy Student from Michaelmas Term 2004.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 14 February 2004. Further details may be obtained from Mrs E. Macallister, 34 St Giles', Oxford OX1 3LH.


LADY ALLEN SCHOLARSHIP 2004

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 2004.

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 understading 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 (administrator@history.ox.ac.uk), together with a proposal, not exceeding four sides of A4 paper, setting 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 tenure of the Lady Allen Scholarship. The deadline for applications, which should be addressed to the Administrator of the Modern History Faculty, is Friday, seventh week, Trinity Term. 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.


ASTOR TRAVEL FUND

(i) Visits to the USA

The Astor Travel Fund provides grants towards the cost of visits by members of the University's academic and academic-related staff (including Post Doctoral Research Assistants and Junior Research Fellows) to laboratories, hospitals, libraries, and similar institutions within the USA, which will enhance their teaching and research. Grants are for internal travel and subsistence within the USA, not transatlantic travel. Grants may not be used to cover of the cost of conference attendance but may be used to facilitate other travel and subsistence in the USA on the occasion of a conference visit. Grants are usually awarded to help fund short visits, but applications for funds towards longer visits are not excluded. The maximum award normally made will be £400. Applications may be made by members of the University's academic and academic-related staff (including Post Doctoral Research Assistants and Junior Research Fellows), and by other scholars and scientists from the British Isles. Applications are considered in open competition. Priority will be given to applicants who are
( a) employees of the University, related institutions, or colleges and/or eligible to be members of a faculty of the University, and
( b) have not received grants from the fund within the two years preceding their application. Retrospective grants will only be made in exceptional circumstances.

It is the responsibility of applicants to ensure that one referee (a senior member of the applicant's department or faculty currently in post) writes in confidence to the Secretary of the Board of Management by the closing date for applications.

(ii) Visitors from the USA

Grants may be provided to enable distinguished scholars and scientists from the USA to visit the University to lecture and carry out research. It is normally expected that such visitors should contribute to established research programmes. Applications should be made by members of the University's academic staff and are considered on a competitive basis.

Grants for such visits may be used only for internal travel and subsistence within the UK, not transatlantic travel. Visitors are usually expected to be accommodated within the University at academic rates. The maximum award normally made will be £400.

Applications forms

Application forms for schemes (i) and (ii) above are available from Max Todd, Secretary to the Board of Management of the Astor Travel Fund, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (e-mail: Max.Todd@admin.ox.ac.uk; telephone: Oxford (2)80299; fax: Oxford (2)80569).

Closing dates

Grants under schemes (i) and (ii) above are offered once a term and once in the Long Vacation. A completed application form and a supporting reference should be sent to the Secretary to the Board of Management of the Astor Travel Fund at the address above by the Friday of week 3 of each term or by 31 July in the Long Vacation.

The closing dates for 2003--4 are: Michaelmas Term: Friday, 31 October 2003 Hilary Term: Friday, 6 February 2004 Trinity Term: Friday, 14 May 2004 Long Vacation: Saturday, 31 July 2004

(iii) Astor Visiting Lecturerships

The Board of Management of the Astor Travel Fund invites heads of division to make recommendations for appointments to Astor Visiting Lectureships for the calendar year 2004.

Astor Visiting Lecturerships provide funding for visits by distinguished academics from the United States for up to one week. Funding will cover reasonable (i.e. economy or standard) travel and subsistence expenses plus an honorarium of £200, subject to a maximum of £1,500 (including honorarium). Awards make for visiting lecturers in 2003 ranged from £900 to £1,450.

Lecturerships may be held in any non-clinical department or faculty. (Litchfield Lecturerships provide similar opportunities for clinical departments.) In view of the increasingly interdisciplinary nature of the lecturers' activities, the Board of Management asks that recommendations for lecturerships be made by heads of division. If a potential lecturer's visit would be of interest to other disciplines, the proposed host department should discuss this with other relevant departments prior to submission of the recommendation.

Lecturerships are awarded on a competitive basis. Nominations for two or more lecturers should be presented in order of priority, with reasons for the proposed rankings.

Application forms are available from Max Todd, Secretary to the Board of Management of the Astor Travel Fund, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford, OX1 2JD (e-mail: max.todd@admin.ox.ac.uk; tel. 01865 2-80299; fax 01864 2-80569). The closing date is Friday, 22 October 2004 (Friday of Week 2).


ISAIAH BERLIN FUND BURSARIES

Applications are invited for Isaiah Berlin Fund Bursaries which will be tenable during the Long Vacation of 2004 or the academic year 2004--5. 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, Taylor Institution, 41 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JF, should be returned to her by Friday of the third week of Hilary Term.


ISAIAH BERLIN FUND SCHOLARSHIPS 2004--5

The Board of Management of the Isaiah Berlin Fund now invites applications for the Isaiah Berlin Fund Scholarship which will be tenable during the academic year 2004--5.

Those eligible to apply for the Scholarship, which will be of a value of up to £2,500 and which will be tenable for a period of not less than one term during the academic year, are students working for a research degree of the University in the fields of Italian literature and history, including the History of Art. The Scholarship will be awarded to enable the holder to visit Italy for the purposes of study and research in connection with his or her thesis.

Applications, which should be submitted on a form obtainable from the Secretary of the Taylor Institution, 41 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JF, should be returned to her by Friday of the second week of Trinity Term 2004.


DE OSMA STUDENTSHIP 2003

The Vice-Chancellor gives notice that he will make an appointment to the de Osma Studentship during Michaelmas Term 2003.

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, 7 November 2003, 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 2004, and may be renewed for a second and third year. The value of the studentship is at present about £3,000.

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 collec- tion 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 as well as a detailed account of their proposed study.


FIEDLER MEMORIAL FUND TRAVEL GRANT: RESEARCH STUDENTS

The Modern Languages Board, on behalf of the Curators of the Taylor Institution, have set aside a non-recurrent allocation from the Fiedler Memorial Fund for the purpose of making small travel grants for research students (both for students who are not eligible for grants from other funds available to the Modern Languages Board, and for students who apply to such funds after these become exhausted for the year). For the current academic year the allocation available for this purpose is not exceeeding £1000 in all.

The Fiedler Memorial Fund exists for the promotion of the advanced study of Modern European Languages and Literatures among members of the University of Oxford, and the costs of publication of the results of their researches, especial consideration being given to German. Any grants made from the sums now set side would, of course, have to come within these terms.

The Modern Languages Board will not make grants towards the costs of attendance at languages courses, and that the fact that an application has chosen to study in one of the countries concerned will not in itself qualify his or or her work for support from the fund.

Those eligible to apply are students for Oxford postgraduate degrees and diplomas (in respect of travel for work for the Oxford degree or diploma concerned).

The Modern Languages Board may take into account any other possible sources of financial support available to applicants.

Applications can be obtained from the Secretary of the Taylor Institution and returned to her at 41 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JF by Friday of the third week of Hilary Term.


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, Taylor Institution, 41 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JF, should be returned to her 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.


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 undertake 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 Secretary of the Fund (address below), together with a short curriculum vitae and 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, Modern History Faculty, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BD, by Friday of the seventh week of Trinity Term.


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 has, in the past, also administered travel funds on behalf of the departments in the Life and Environmental Sciences Division, the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Division, and of some of the non-clinical departments of the Medical Sciences Division (namely Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology, and Psychology).

It has not yet been decided whether departmental funds will be available to the Lockey Committee for 2003--4 and there should be no expectation that awards will be made at previous levels.

Application forms and further information can be obtained from the Lockey Web site at http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/ les/lockey.htm. The Committee meets in the eighth week of each term and applications should be submitted by the end of the sixth week. Applications should be made in advance of the conference: retrospective applications will only be considered in exceptional circumstances.

Grants are not made for travel within the United Kingdom.


ZAHAROFF FUND TRAVEL GRANTS

Applications are invited from graduate students working for Oxford postgraduate degrees and diplomas (other than graduate students under the Board of the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages) to assist with the cost of travel in connection with French studies. Grants when awarded are not normally of a value of more than £250 each and support work in such fields as French art, archaeology, history, literature, and sociology. The fact that the study proposed is to be in France will not in itself qualify it as a branch of French studies. 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, 41 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JF, should be returned to her 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.


STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAMME WITH THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY

A small number of places will be available in 2004--5 for current graduate or undergraduate students, who will continue to be registered for a degree at Oxford, to undertake a period of study of at least six months at the ANU. Australian nationals will not normally be eligible to apply. It is expected that the exchanges will begin in January/February 2005. A travel bursary will normally be available to provide economy class travel to and from Australia. The closing date for applications will be Friday, 6 February 2004. Further information is available from the Student Funding and International Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (telephone: (2)70241/(2)70189).


LAURENCE BINYON PRIZE 2004

The Committee for the History of Art proposes to award this prize in Trinity Term 2004, provided that there is a candidate of sufficient merit.

The prize (which will be one of up to £1,000) is open to all members of the University, who have not exceeded twenty-one terms from their matriculation. Awards will be given to candidates whose travel plans are not related to their academic discipline. It will be awarded to enable the prize winner(s) to travel to Asia, the Far East, or another area outside Europe, to extend knowledge and appreciation of the visual arts.

The holder of the prize will be expected to submit a report on their travels after return. Candidates should apply in writing to: The Secretary to the Committee for the History of Art, Modern History Faculty, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BD no later than Thursday, 25 March 2004.

Applications must include, in addition to any testimonials which the applicant may wish to submit,
( a) the applicant's name, college, and date of matriculation;
( b) a summary of academic career since matriculation, and of any relevant attainments, qualifications, or interests;
( c) the object of the travel to be undertaken, and the proposed itinerary;
( d) the proposed budget for the trip;
( e) the names of two referees, who should be tutors or others in a position to judge the applicant's ability to profit from the travel proposed, who should be asked to write to the Secretary to the Committee for the History of Art at the above address by no later than the closing date for applications. Please note that the judges meet in week 1 of Trinity Term.


CHARTERED INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTANTS PRIZE FOR ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT

The prize, value £250, may be awarded by the examiners for the Final Honour School of Economics and Manage-ment to the candidate achieving the best overall performance in the Economics papers.


CHARTERHOUSE EUROPEAN BURSARIES

Two Charterhouse European Bursaries will be available in 2004--5 for undergraduate or graduate students registered for a degree of the University of Oxford to undertake a period of study elsewhere in Europe. Bursaries may be held in any EU or EEA country or in countries of Central/ Eastern Europe. The bursaries are available for study in Economics, Management, Applied Mathematics in Industry, Engineering, and Technology.

The value of the bursaries will be approximately £3,500 for a full academic year although applications for a shorter period of study (not normally less than three months) may be considered. In such cases the funding will be reduced pro rata. Charterhouse European Bursaries may be held in conjunction with ERASMUS grants or grants from other educational bodies. The closing date for applications will be Friday, 5 March 2004. Further details and an application form are available from the Student Funding and International Office, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (telephone: (2)80487, e-mail: International.Office@admi n.ox.ac.uk).


CHILDCARE FUND

The University has two funds to help with the costs associated with Childcare. If you are a British student, you are entitled to apply for assistance with the costs associated with your child. This can include general living expenses, financial help to buy equipment, or assistance with the cost of Child Care.

If you are an Overseas student, the University has a Child Care fund which can help you cover the cost of child care only.

Funding is therefore available to all matriculated student parents, including undergraduates and postgraduates, and both home and overseas, may apply to the appropriate fund. Further information and an application form is available on the childcare website, http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/eop/c hild, or from your college. Forms are also available from the Student Funding and International Office, University Offices or by calling (01865) (2)80651.


EGERTON COGHILL LANDSCAPE PRIZE 2004

The prize (value about £350) will be awarded, if an entry of sufficient quality is submitted, for the best landscape painting in oils painted during the twelve months preceding the closing date for entries by a member of the University who is at that date reading for any degree, diploma, or certificate of the University. Entries must not exceed four square feet in area and should be sent unframed to the Ruskin Master of Drawing, Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, 74 High Street, Oxford OX1 4BG, not later than Friday, 7 May 2004 with a statement signed by the competitor that the painting has been painted in the preceding twelve months. No competitor may submit more than one entry for any one competition, and the winner of the prize in any one year shall not be eligible to compete in any subsequent year.

The winning entry each year will be exhibited in the Divinity School during the week of the Encaenia.


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, School of Geography and the Environment, Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3TB, by Friday, 5 March 2004. 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.

Applicants are advised that the funds available to the Board of Management are limited. Grants are intended to assist with expenses incurred in the course of research that is relevant to the terms of the Bequest. Applicants should therefore note that grants cannot be made to meet course fees or general maintenance costs.

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).


WILMA CROWTHER MEMORIAL PRIZE

The Wilma Crowther Memorial prize commemorates the work done for Human Sciences by the late Mrs Wilma Crowther, Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall and University Lecturer in Zoology. The prize shall be awarded annually, provided that there is a candidate of sufficient merit, for performance in the Final Honour School of Human Sciences.

The winner will be announced by the Chairman of the Examiners at the same time as the Honour School results are published. No special application is required.

A further prize may be awarded, at the discretion of the Teaching Committee for Human Sciences, to reward exceptional excellence.


UNIVERSITY DYSLEXIA (SPECIAL LEARNING DIFFICULTIES) FUND

The University of Oxford has a central fund to assist students with dyslexia or other specific learning difficulties to meet part of the additional costs incurred because of their condition. The Dyslexia (SpLD) Fund can help meet the fullcost of a psychologist's report and may also help towards the costs incurred for specialist dyslexia (or SpLD) support tuition. Reports must be obtained from a psychologist approved by the Proctors and a list is available from the Disability Office. Both current students, and prospective students (undergraduate or gradaute) who have a conditional offer, are eligible to apply. The cost of a report for a prospective student can only be reimbursed should they take up a place at the University.

Applications will be considered by the Dyslexia SpLD Fund panel (the panel is a sub-panel of the Advisory Panel on Disability and wherever possible includes a student representative, and a person with a disability) or by the chair of the panel in-between meetings.

Applications should be made to the Disability Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD. Further details, application forms and a list of approved psychologists, are available from the Disability Office by phone on 01865 (2) 80459 and by e-mail (e-mail: disability@admin.ox.ac.uk). Details are also online at http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/eop/ disab .


SCHOLARSHIPS FOR STUDY IN GERMANY

The following scholarships offering the opportunity for Oxford graduates and final-year undergraduates to study in Germany are available in the academic year 2004--5.

Hanseatic Scholarships

Two scholarships are available for graduate and undergraduate (final year) students at the University of Oxford. They are tenable for two years (or, in certain circumstances, one year) at the University of Hamburg. The successful candidates 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 current value of the scholarships is 920 euros per month; travel expenses will also be covered. The scholarship is open to members of the University who are British citizens, under twenty-eight years of age by 1 October 2004, and who have either completed all the examinations required for the Oxford BA degree, or have embarked on a course of postgraduate study at the University.

Michael Foster Memorial Scholarship

One scholarship is available for graduate and undergraduate (final year) students at the University of Oxford. The scholarship is tenable for ten months from 1 October 2004 at any university, technical university, or art or music academy in Germany, and may be extended for a second year. The scholar will receive a monthly maintenance grant and remission of institution fees. A grant will be made to assist with travel expenses, and a small book grant will be available each term. The scholarship is open to members of the University who are British citizens, under thirty-two years of age by 1 October 2004, and who have either completed all the examinations required for the Oxford BA Degree, or have embarked on a course of postgraduate study at the University.

Theodor Heuss Research Fellowship

One fellowship is available for postgraduate or postdoctoral students at the University of Oxford. The fellowship is tenable for one year, in the first instance, at any university or other institution of higher learning in Germany. The holder of the fellowship will receive a monthly maintenance grant, which is currently 1,740 euros for post- doctoral fellows and 1,280 euros for doctoral students; travel expenses and institution fees will also be covered. The Fellowship is open to members of the University who are British citizens, under thirty-two years of age by 1 October 2004, and who have either embarked on a course of postgraduate study or have already obtained a postgraduate qualification of the University.

Further details of all three scholarships and information on how to apply may be obtained from the Student Funding and International Office, University Offices, Wellington Square. Tel.: (2)70241/ (2)80487, e-mail: international.office@admin. ox.ac.uk, web site: http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/io/opps .

The closing date for the scholarships is Friday, 20 February 2004.


GIBBS PRIZES 2004

Prizes on the Foundation of Mr Charles D.D. Gibbs will be offered in 2004. Details of the prizes in each subject will be published in the Gazette later in the academic year.


ORISHA STUDENTSHIPS

African Humanities Research Fund

The Management Committee for African Studies invites applications for the ORISHA Studentship, from persons who will be registered as graduate students of the University from October 2004 and whose work involves the study of Africa in one of the following areas: Social and cultural anthropology Archaeology

Egyptology

History

Human geography

Politics and international relations

Sociology

African literature

Applicants for the scholarship may be candidates for admission, or already registered as graduate students. The successful applicant, if not already a member of an Oxford college, may be offered a place at St Antony's College or St Cross College. Candidates without an existing college association should name St Antony's as their college of first choice on their graduate application form. St Cross should be named as the college of second choice. The scholarship will cover college and university fees at the home rate only and a maintenance allowance for two years in the first instance with possible extension to a third year. Overseas students are encouraged to apply for an Overseas Research Studentship (ORS) award, or other sources to cover the difference between the home and overseas rates. (Contact the International Office, University Offices, for further details.) Students may also apply for less than two years' support, and D.Phil. students who have completed their fee liability but who have run out of support to cover their other costs will also be eligible.

Application forms are available from Mrs U. Parkinson, St Antony's College. Applications should be sent to reach Mrs Parkinson by Friday, 20 February 2004. Candidates needing advice on research proposals and possible supervisors should, in the first instance, contact the Chair of the African Studies Management Committee, Professor William Beinart (e-mail: ulli.parkinson@st-antonys.ox.ac.uk). Please note that short-listed candidates will be asked to submit written work of approximately 5,000 words by the end of March 2004 (please do not send this with your initial application). Interviews are likely to be held towards the end of April 2004.


PIRIE-REID SCHOLARSHIP

Applications are invited for the Pirie-Reid Scholarship, tenable at the University of Oxford, from graduates (including persons expecting to graduate in 2004) in any field, who wish to commence studying at Oxford in October 2004 for a degree or diploma.

Preference will be given to candidates applying from other universities i.e. not already matriculated at Oxford, and to those who have lived in or been educated in Scotland. Candidates not fulfilling these criteria are unlikely to be successful.

The scholarship, which is to be awarded to someone wishing to begin a course of study in Oxford who would otherwise be prevented by lack of funds, will cover university and college fees, normally at `home student' rates and provide a grant for maintenance, subject to assessment of other sources of income.

Application forms for the Pirie-Reid Scholarship may be obtained by e- mail from Mrs J. Brown (e-mail: judith.brown@admin.ox.ac.uk ) or by writing to Mrs J. Brown, Life and Environmental Sciences Divisional Office, 2 South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3UB.

Candidates for the Pirie-Reid Scholarships are expected to have applied for admission to the University through the Graduate Admissions Office, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD. Application forms and supporting information may be obtained by using the on-line request form at http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/gsp/ apply.

The closing date for applications is 1 May 2004.


NATIONAL TEACHING FELLOWSHIP SCHEME

The Higher Education Funding Council for England is again inviting institutions to nominate candidates for the National Teaching Fellowship Scheme. The scheme is intended to `celebrate excellence in teaching by recognising individuals who are outstanding as teachers and promoters of learning'.

The National Teaching Fellowship Scheme was run for the first time in 2000. Awards are intended to enable fellowship holders to carry out a project related to teaching and learning during their fellowship year. Initial selection of nominees is to be carried out by the institution. The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic) is accordingly now inviting applications from individuals who wish to be considered for nomination to the award. The University's nominee will be selected in accordance with the criteria specified by the NTFS. Submissions will be considered by a panel appointed by the Educational Policy and Standards Committee. The closing date for individual submissions to the university panel will be published in the Gazette.

Information about the National Teaching Fellowship Scheme, including past winners of the award and the selection criteria, may be found on the Scheme's Web site ( http://ntfs.ilt.ac.uk). A copy of the leaflet providing information about the scheme may be obtained from the Institute for the Advancement of University Learning (telephone: (2)86808, e-mail: services@learning.ox.ac.uk). Advice on preparing submissions will appear under `News' on the Institute's Web site (http://www.learning.ox.ac.uk) during Michaelmas Term. Completed submissions, prepared in the format specified by the National Teaching Fellowship Scheme, should be sent in hard copy to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic), University Offices, Wellington Square by the required date.


GEOFFREY RHOADES COMMEMORATIVE BURSARY

The bursary, value about £100, will be awarded, if there is a candidate of sufficient merit, by the examiners in the Preliminary Examination in Fine Art to the candidate whom they regard as the most outstanding on the basis of work submitted for the examination. No special application is required.


ROLLESTON MEMORIAL PRIZE 2004

The Rolleston memorial prize will be awarded in 2004 for original research in any of the biological sciences, including the biomedical sciences, and will be worth at least £2,000.

Candidates for the prize should submit an entry form, a brief curriculum vitae, and a summary of their research (to be no longer than five sides of A4). Shortlisted candidates will be asked to submit the full version of their written research. All research submitted for consideration for the prize should have been undertaken by candidates after their matriculation. Candidates should be able to demonstrate significant achievement in reseach.

To be eligible to enter, a candidate:
( a) must either hold a BA or BM degree from the Univer- sity of Oxford, or a BA or MB degree from the University of Cambridge, or have been admitted as a student for the degree of M.Litt., M.Sc., or D.Phil. at Oxford, or as a student for the degree of M.Litt., M.Sc., M.Phil., or Ph.D. at Cambridge;
( b) must not have exceeded a period of six years from attaining one or other of these qualifications, or from attaining the first of these qualifications if she or he has attained more than one;
( c) must not have exceeded ten years from matriculation;
( d) must not have been awarded the prize before.

Entry forms are available from Max Todd, Secretary to the Rolleston Memorial Prize Trustees, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (telephone: Oxford (2)80299; e-mail: Max.Todd@admin.ox.ac.uk). The entry form, CV, and summary of research should be sent to Max Todd by the closing date of 1 May 2004.


SCATCHERD EUROPEAN SCHOLARSHIPS 2004--5

Up to twelve Scatcherd European Scholarships will be available in 2004--5 for graduate and undergraduate students, who will continue to be registered for a degree at Oxford, to undertake study or research in another European country (including Russia and all countries to the west of the Urals, but not Turkey). The scholarships are tenable in any subject area and will not normally be awarded for a period of study of less than three months or more than one year.

The scholarships will cover the cost of any tuition or registration fees and provide a grant towards living costs, which is expected to be about £8,500 for a full year. The precise level of funding will be determined according to the proposed place of study and any funding which the student will continue to receive, such as Local Education Authority grant or funding from a Research Council. Students taking part in an exchange under the ERASMUS Scheme will not normally be eligible for Scatcherd European Scholarships.

Applicants are advised to contact the institution to which they wish to be attached before submitting the scholarship application form. Successful candidates will be required to obtain the approval of their college to study away from Oxford, and, where applicable, graduate students must also obtain dispensation from residence from their faculty board.

The closing date for applications will be Friday, 13 February 2004. Further information and application materials may be obtained from the Student Funding and International Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (telephone: (2)70241/(2)80487).


SOUTHERN TRUST FUND FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

Thanks to the generosity of the Southern Trust, the University has a fund for the support of students who, by reason of their disability, need special equipment or other support in order to pursue their studies.

The fund is administered by the funds panel of the Advisory Panel on Disability. Wherever possible, this panel includes at least one individual with a disability and consists of the chairman and secretary of the University Advisory Panel on Disability and two others nominated by the panel, one of whom is a student representative.

Grants will be made at the discretion of the panel. In the case of matriculated members of the University, grants can be made towards, for example, the cost of equipment for particular needs, the conversion of buildings, the installation of handrails or similar items, or the provision of non-medical support. In the case of candidates for admission to the University, grants can be made for additional interview-related cases, such as the provision of adapted accommodation, transport, communications, and other expenses.

Applications should be made to the Disability Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD. Further details and application forms are available from the Disability Office by phone on 01865 (2)80459 and by e-mail (e-mail: disability@admin.ox.ac.uk). Details are also online at http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/eop/ disab.uk students applying need to show that where relevant they have applied to their local education authority or graduate funding body for the minimum mandatory allowance. In addition, all students must have explored all alternative sources of funding, e.g. College Hardship Funds etc. Furthermore, in most cases applicants will have to demonstrate that there is a need for funds in addition to those otherwise available. Applicants will not have to prove that they have a disability except where the panel considers it necessary and requires it. However, grants ordinarily will not be made where the disability is only temporary (e.g. a broken arm).

Grants will be made in the form that the panel determines is the most appropriate: whether as a lump sum to cover the needs over a course lasting more than one year, or on an annual basis (subject to the availability of funds), or as a one-off grant for a specific purpose.

Applicants may apply more than once, but except where specifically indicated the making of a grant in one year does not guarantee its availability in future years. Grants may in some cases, however, be made on a recurrent basis in the reasonable expectation of funds being available from the Trust in subsequent years.

Grants will normally be paid directly to applicants who will in all cases have to satisfy the panel that the grant has been used for the purpose for which it was made. If a student prefers it, the University can make payments directly to the supplier of a service such as a weekly note-taker for lectures or a sign-language interpreter.

In most circumstances the panel will encourage an applicant's college to match grants from the Fund.


SQUIRE AND MARRIOTT BURSARIES

The electors propose, if suitable candidates present themselves, to award two or more bursaries on this foundation. The statutory conditions require that applicants must have the intention of offering themselves for ordination in the Church of England or any church in communion therewith and be in need of financial assistance for their university education. In addition the electors have discretion to make bursaries available, after Anglican candidates have been considered, to matriculated students of the University intending ministry in churches with which the Church of England has ecumenical relations, or who as lay men or women intend to serve their church as theologians.

The bursaries are of such annual value as the Board of the Faculty of Theology shall determine, and are tenable at any college or hall in the University.

Candidates will be required to provide the electors with evidence of their scholastic attainments and financial need together with testimonials to their character and ability. Selected candidates will be interviewed before the elections are made.

Prospective candidates should communicate by letter with The Revd C.M. Jones, St Peter's College, Oxford OX1 2DL, during March 2004 or the latter half of September 2004.

A successful candidate, if not already a member of the University, will be required to make his own arrangements for admission to a college or hall. Candidates are warned that it would be impossible to secure such admission for Michaelmas Term 2004 if action is deferred until the awards are announced. They are accordingly strongly advised to seek admission as soon as they have decided to become candidates. A prospectus, which describes the admission procedure, may be obtained from the Oxford Colleges Admissions Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD.


JEFFERY STORY BEQUEST

A Jeffery Story Fund for Japanese Art has been established under the terms of the bequest of the late Jeffery Story. Part of the net income of the fund, which is to be expended at the discretion of the Visitors of the Ashmolean, is available to provide grants to the staff and students of the museum, to assist the study of Japanese Art at the Ashmolean Museum, in Japan, and wherever else appropriate. There is no closing date for applications, which may be made at any time. Those eligible for grants from this source include not only staff and students already engaged in relevant work at the museum, but also visiting scholars coming or planning to come to Oxford to study at the museum within the field of Japanese Art. In making grants from the fund the Visitors (and those considering individual applications on their behalf) will take into account other possible sources of funds which may be available to applicants, and it is envisaged that grants from the fund may well be of small sums which will meet only a proportion of the expenses sought. Grants will be available to assist, in appropriate cases, with items such as research expenses or travel or in permitting attendance at conferences.

Candidates should apply in writing and in advance giving details of the purpose for which assistance is requested, the amount of the contribution sought from the Story bequest, and the other relevant sources of funds. Applications should be sent to the Keeper, Department of Eastern Art, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford OX1 2PH.


TRAPNELL FUND FOR ENVIRONMENTAL FIELD RESEARCH IN AFRICA

A Trapnell Fellowship in African Terrestrial Ecology is awarded from time to time. It will not be awarded in 2004.


WIENER-ANSPACH AWARDS TO THE UNIVERSITY OF BRUSSELS 2004--5

The Trustees of the Wiener-Anspach Foundation, whose aim is to promote cultural relations between the University of Brussels and the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, offer Research Fellowships and Postgraduate Scholarships in any department of the Université Libre de Bruxelles for graduates (in any subject) of Oxford and Cambridge Universities (who need not have graduated at the time of application). Up to six awards are available to Oxford and Cambridge graduates for the academic year 2004--5.

The Scholarships are awarded for study leading to postgraduate diplomas conferred by the University of Brussels and may be of particular interest to students who wish to study law, economics, or political science with an emphasis on the European Union. The Institut d'Edutes Européenes within the University, founded in 1963, organises Master's degrees (diplômes d'études complémentaires (DEC) and diplômes d'études spécialisées (DES)) in European Law, European Economics, and European Political Science. The EU institutions are situated near the Institute of European Studies, and students are able to use their research facilities and to meet prominent people within the Commission. The Institute also organises expeditions to the European Parliament and to the Court of Justice. Information on programmes offered at the ULB may be found at http://www.ulb.ac.be.

The value of the awards will be at least 13,390 euros for one academic year. University fees are also paid for by the Foundation. Candidates must have a good knowledge of spoken and written French.

Further details and application forms may be obtained from the Student Funding and International Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (telephone: (2)70241/(2)80487). It is expected that the closing date for applications will be 5 January 2004.


WOLFSON CHILDCARE SCHOLARSHIP 2003--4

The Wolfson Childcare Scholarship awards funding to student parents who hold a University nursery place. The scholarship was set up as a result of the generosity of the Wolfson Family Charitable Trust, and is administered by the University's Advisory Panel on Childcare.

Matriculated student parents who hold a University nursery place are eligible to apply. The Scholarship funding awarded is normally half the annual cost of nursery place.

To apply, please complete an application form for the University Childcare Fund in Michaelmas Term. These are published on the childcare Web site, http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/eop/c hild. If you do not have Internet access, please write to Ruth Hunt, Student Funding Officer, University Offices, 1 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD or ask your college for an application form.