Applications for grants and the research scholarship should be made on the standard student members’ form. Applicants for the scholarship are also required to supply a statement of up to 2,000 words to detail the core arguments of their research. A writing sample may be requested from those invited to interview. (Candidates who exceed the word count limit risk disqualification.)
The completed form and any additional material supplied should be typed and returned to Julia Marshall, the Secretary to the Beit Fund Board of Management, Humanities Divisional Office, Radcliffe Humanities, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6GG Tel (01865 2)70558, by the end of Week 9, Hilary Term.
Applicants should themselves write to three referees asking them to send a confidential reference to the secretary by the closing 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 receive a copy of this guidance. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that three references reach the secretary by the closing date.
Short-listed applicants for the scholarship will be asked to attend interviews in May or June. They may be asked to submit a piece of written work. Unpublished work shoudl not exceed 8,000 words (or risk disqualification).