The Clarendon Fund
The Clarendon Fund is a major graduate scholarship scheme at the University of Oxford, offering over 100 new scholarships every year. In 2010-11, there were 297 Clarendon scholars at Oxford from 46 different nations. Awards are made based on academic excellence and potential across all subject areas, enabling the most distinguished scholars to study at Oxford University, one of the world’s top five universities and the oldest university in the English-speaking world.
The Clarendon Fund was launched in 2001, and since that time the scholarship has enabled over 1000 international scholars, who represent the elite academic candidates of their generation, to undertake graduate studies at Oxford.
The University has one goal in mind when selecting Clarendon scholars: to elect the best students worldwide, as decided by experts in each student’s field. This aspect makes the scholarship unique: while many other scholarships stress the need for demonstrated leadership in their selection criteria, Oxford believes that by electing and nurturing the best and brightest minds in any given field the advancement of their study at Oxford will, by its very nature, produce leaders in that field. Furthermore, the process of selection means that the Clarendon scholarly community contains equal number of students from each of the University’s four academic divisions, and this diversity is an immense strength for inter-disciplinary interaction amongst the scholars.
The Clarendon Fund has grown significantly since its inception in 2001: to date, the fund has received over £37m in support from its sponsor, Oxford University Press (OUP). This generous funding allows scholars-elect to study at Oxford regardless of financial capability, helping to remove any barriers that may stand in the way of the best graduate applicants. In return, their attendance enables Oxford University to maintain its position as a leading academic institution, providing long-term value to the University which has been described as ‘immeasurable’ by former Vice-Chancellor Dr John Hood.
In 2011, the year of the Scholarships’ 10th anniversary, it was decided that the remit of the Clarendon Fund would be expanded to include all nationalities. From 1 September 2011, all graduate applicants to degree-bearing courses are eligible for this prestigious scholarship funding which was, up until this point, only open to candidates with overseas fee status.
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Postdoctoral Research fellowship for the students from Develoiping Country to Study in Germany, 2011
Study Subject(s):Natural Sciences , Engineering,Humanities, Social Sciences
Course Level:Postdoctoral Research
Scholarship Provider: Humboldt Foundation
Scholarship can be taken at: Germany
Research projects are carried out in cooperation with academic hosts at research institutions in Germany. Candidates choose their own research projects and their host in Germany and prepare their own research plan. Details of the research project and the time schedule must be agreed upon with the prospective host in advance. Short-term visits for study and training purposes or for attending conferences are not eligible for sponsorship.
Scholarship Open for International Students: Yes
Scholarship Description: Georg Forster Research Fellowships for postdoctoral researchers are the instrument with which the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation enables highly-qualified scientists and scholars who are just embarking on their academic careers and who completed their doctorates less than four years ago1 to spend extended periods of research (6-24 months) in Germany
How to Apply: by post
Scholarship Application Deadline: Anytime
Applications for 2012 are now open!
We are delighted to announce that the Clarendon Fund has now opened up to all graduate applicants regardless of nationality. From 1 September 2011, all graduate applicants to degree-bearing courses for 2012/13 entry will be eligible for this prestigious scholarship funding which has, up until now, only been open to candidates with overseas fee status.
By applying for graduate study at Oxford University (Application Form for Graduate Study) you will automatically be considered for a Clarendon Scholarship. You do not need to submit any additional documents specifically for the Clarendon Scholarships and there is no separate scholarship application form.
The information that you provide with your application form for graduate study at Oxford will be used to assess your funding application. Once the application deadline has passed, you are not able to provide any additional supporting materials (unless the department you are applying to has specifically requested this in support of your application for admission to Oxford).
The closing date for Graduate Admissions for 2012/13 is Friday 20 January 2012.