RAI invites applications for postgraduate and academic travel awards

RAI Postgraduate Travel Awards 2018-19

Please note that travel awards in support of undergraduate dissertations will be advertised separately in due course.

The Rothermere American Institute is pleased to announce the availability of at least five travel grants to allow postgraduate students to conduct primary research in the United States.

Awards are available to Oxford University postgraduates writing theses in American history, politics and international relations, and literature.

Reports from past recipients of RAI Travel Awards are available to view at http://www.rai.ox.ac.uk/travel-awards.

How to apply

Applicants should set out in their application how an RAI Travel Award would enable them to undertake primary research in support of their Master’s or Doctoral thesis.

They should also submit projected costings from a minimum of £200 and up to a maximum of £1,000 per application. Travel and reporting for awards made in 2018 should be completed by the start of 0th week of Trinity Term 2019.

Proposals should be of a maximum of 500 words in length and applicants should also include a curriculum vitae of no more than three pages. Preference will be given applicants who have shown a strong commitment to the RAI’s activities over the previous year.

Applicants should submit three copies of their proposal to the Travel Grants Committee, Rothermere American Institute, 1a South Parks Road, OX1 3UB, and to follow this up with an electronic copy to enquiries@rai.ox.ac.uk.

The deadline for submission of applications is 12 noon on Monday 23 April.


RAI Academic Travel Awards, 2018-19

Thanks to a number of generous donations, the RAI is pleased to invite applications for travel grants to Oxford University academic staff and RAI fellows in support of primary research in American history, politics and international relations, and literature, and the giving of conference papers in these fields.

The RAI seeks applications for awards of up to a maximum of £1,000 per person. Applications should be of a maximum of 500 words and should include detailed projected costings, a brief summary of the archival resources to be consulted or interviews conducted, and the contribution of this research to the applicant’s wider project. Preference will be given to those applicants who show how their project will enhance the intellectual life of the RAI.

Travel and reporting for awards made in 2018 should be completed by the end of Trinity Term 2019.

Applicants should submit their proposal by electronic copy to the Travel Grants Committee, Rothermere American Institute, at enquiries@rai.ox.ac.uk.

The deadline for submission of applications is 12 noon on Monday 23 April.

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