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Part A

1.Surname: Forenames:


2.Subject: Year of Study:
Name of Subject OR Personal Tutor:

3. Please summarise your project and its academic worth:

[If appropriate you may attach a separate sheet with more detail]
4. Amount requested: £
5. Justify your application (including itemisation of cost):

6. Any previous project (or similar) grants from the College, University or elsewhere:


7. Have you applied for funding for this project from any other source, either from your department or from other College funds?
8. Would you have to abandon the project if this application is unsuccessful?

PART B

TUTORS’ COMMENTS:

(These are obtained by the Academic Administrator)

TO ALL UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS BALLIOL COLLEGE








Brassey Italian Scholarships

Through the generosity of the late Earl Brassey of Bulkeley the College has funds to award up to 4 Brassey Scholarships each of a value of at least £125 to enable students to travel to Italy and reside there for academic purposes. Preference will be given to students whose knowledge of Italian is good, but applications are welcomed from others provided that they can give evidence of sufficient competence in the language to follow lectures, undertake research, or carry out any other project that they are planning.


Applicants should write to the Academic Administrator explaining their project and offering evidence of their proficiency in Italian. Applications, clearly labelled, to arrive by Monday 9 February 2015 (Week 4).

Gertrude Hartley Prize for a Poem in English

Through the generosity of Sir Harold Hartley, the College offers a prize for the best English poem written by a student, undergraduate or graduate. Submissions should be addressed to Mr Perry and left at the lodge. The closing date of the competition is Friday 20 March 2015 (Week 9), and decisions will be announced at the beginning of Trinity term. The prize will be £100.



Maharaja Singh Essay Prize


A Prize of £100 is offered for an essay by an undergraduate member of the College on any object (manuscript, photograph, work of art, etc.) owned by an institution of Oxford University (museum, library, college, etc.) that is of Indian origin or of direct relevance to India. The essay should be between 1,500 and 5,000 words in length and must be handed in to the Academic Administrator, clearly labeled, by noon on Friday 20 March 2015 (Week 9).

Powell Essay Prize

Submissions are invited from Balliol undergraduates for the Powell Essay Prize. A prize of £200 is offered for the best essay written in English on several topics to be advised. It is expected that more than one prize will be awarded. The essay should not exceed 3,000 words in length and should be word-processed or typewritten. The closing date is Friday 20 March 2015 (Week 9). Three copies of each essay should be submitted (hard copy only, please) to the Academic Administrator by the closing date. Titles to be announced shortly.


Les Woods Memorial Fund

This fund has been established in memory of Professor Les Woods, Fellow of Balliol. Various academic initiatives may be financed to students in Applied Mathematics and related subjects.

Applications should be sent to the Academic Administrator, clearly labeled, by Monday 9 February 2015 (Week 4).


Two Sir Robert Beazley Prizes

Two prizes of £75 each are awarded annually to the undergraduate members of the College who submit the best essays on topics approved by the College in any one of the following fields: International History, International Political Problems, the History of Exploration, and the History of Russia.) Applications should be sent to the Academic Administrator, clearly labeled, by Friday 20 March 2015 (Week 9).



Applications are invited for the following prizes that are normally awarded in Trinity term:
Nasrudin Essay Prize

An essay of up to 3,000 words on scientific research, Philosophy or Economics of illness, health or sanity in the broadest sense. First prize: £100; second prize: £85; third prize: £65.


Jasper Ridley Prize

The Jasper Ridley Prize of about £65 is awarded annually by the Master for knowledge of and devotion to Music and/or Greek Literature.


Bob & Jeannie Heller Prize:

A prize of £100 is awarded for the best piece of satirical writing no longer than 1,000 words submitted by any current Balliol student. The Prize will be advertised in Trinity term. Please contact the Master’s PA for further details.


TeachFirst Bursary

The College will pay a Bursary of £1000 to Balliol Teach First participants (current or former undergraduate or graduate students) who enrol at the Teach First Summer Institute. Funds for this bursary are drawn from the Wilson-Wilson Trust (1929), which has as its object the education of those from disadvantaged backgrounds. Students should apply to the Academic Administrator in the first instance.



Galpin Scholarships

Walter Galpin Scholarships, Exhibitions or bursaries may be awarded to students who are of Dorset descent and have been educated in Dorset. They are awarded for academic excellence in any subject, or for financial need. Students who wish to be considered should put their names forward to the Academic Administrator by the end of June in each academic year. Awards are made the following October.


Andrew Mason Scholarship; Record Half Bursary: Please see full details below.
Senior Tutor
Dr Nicola Trott

HT15


TO ALL UNDERGRADUATES BALLIOL COLLEGE






Memorial Scholarship in Honour of Andrew Mason (2004)
The College has been offered an annual gift in memory of Andy Mason, JCR President, Theobald Scholar and student of Physics and Philosophy, who died in Hilary term 2007.
The gift – known as the Andrew Mason Memorial Scholarship – makes a grant each year to an undergraduate student at Balliol of any nationality, for a Summer Vacation research project in the sciences (including engineering, maths and economics). The award is to enable a student to undertake an academic project of special interest which may be related to, but does not form a direct part of, an Oxford degree programme. The project may last up to eight weeks. Students intending to pursue postgraduate work in a discipline other than that embraced by their undergraduate degree are especially warmly encouraged to apply.
The award will normally be in the region of £2000, and applications are due at the end of Monday 9 February 2015 (Week 4). Submissions, clearly labeled, and addressed to the Academic Administrator, should include a completed application form and, where necessary, indications of institutional or departmental support, from Oxford or elsewhere.
The Senior Tutor, in consultation with the Financial Aid Officer, will look at applications and announce the successful candidate at the start of Trinity term. The criteria for selection will be, first, academic merit and, second, financial need. In due course, the College would look at any vacation residence requests made by the successful holder of the award, if the research project is to be undertaken in Oxford. At the end of the Summer Vacation for which the award is made, recipients will be expected to submit a report which will be circulated to Fellows and could be sent to the benefactors and to the parents of Andy Mason.
Where the financial need is less or resources permit, it might be possible for the College to make two scholarship awards in any one year (for example, where the research projects each lasted much less than eight weeks).

Dr Nicola Trott

Senior Tutor

HT15



BALLIOL COLLEGE

ANDREW MASON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Summer Vacation Research Project in the Sciences

(including Engineering, Maths and Economics)
APPLICATION FORM

Complete Part A and return to the Academic Administrator, Balliol College (glynis.price@balliol.ox.ac.uk) by Monday 9 February 2015 (Week 4).


Part A


Surname:


Forenames:

Subject:


Year of study (ie year 2 of 4):

Personal Tutor:


Faculty/Dept:


Value of any past or existing Maintenance Awards, Bursaries, Scholarships, etc:


Please summarise your project and its academic worth (if appropriate you may attach a separate sheet with more detail):


Please indicate institutional or departmental support, where necessary, from Oxford or elsewhere, for this project:



How many weeks do you plan to spend on this project (maximum 8 weeks)?


Amount requested: £


Justify your application (including itemisation of cost):



Any previous project (or similar) grants from the College, University or elsewhere:



Have you applied for funding for this project from any other source, either from your department or from other College funds?


Would you have to abandon the project if this application is unsuccessful?


Signed:



Date:





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