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* Part 11: Michael Daly Memorial Fund
* Part 12: Denyer and Johnson Travelling Fellowship and Prize
* Part 13: Travel Fund for the Economics of Developing Counties
* Part 14: Egerton Coghill Landscape Prize
* Part 15: Eldon Law Scholarship Fund
* Part 16: Ellerton Theological Essay Prize
* Part 17: English Poem on a Sacred Subject
* Part 18: Estlin Carpenter Fund
* Part 19: Ford's Lectures in British History
* Part 20: Fortnum Trusts and Parker's Benefaction
* Part 21: Gaisford Fund
* Part 22: Gerrans Fund
* Part 23: Gibbs Prizes

Part 11: Michael Daly Memorial Fund

11.1. (1) The net income of the fund established by the gift made to the University in 1992 by Mr and Mrs Allen Daly as a memorial to their son, Michael, shall be applied in awards, to be known as Michael Daly Awards, to members of staff of the Bodleian Library or, in default of suitable applicants in any year, to members of staff of other libraries of the University.

(2) The awards shall be used by the recipients to enable them to study the languages or cultures of the Turkic-speaking world; the Caucasus; the Slavonic and East European worlds; the Middle East; the Far East; or South and South-East Asia; with preference given whenever possible to applicants studying some aspect of the Turkic-speaking world and the Caucasus.

11.2. The fund shall be administered by a board of management comprising the Director of University Library Services and Bodley's Librarian and the Keeper of Oriental Collections, or their respective nominees or deputies, one of the Curators of the University Libraries to be chosen from time to time by the curators, and a person to be chosen from time to time by the Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies from among the holders of academic posts in Turkish.

11.3. The board shall determine which of the eligible candidates shall receive the awards, the value of each award, and any conditions governing its use.

11.4. Congregation may from time to time amend this Part so long as the main object of the fund, as defined in section 11.1 above, is always kept in view.

Part 12: Denyer and Johnson Travelling Fellowship and Prize

Amended with effect from 6 March 2012 (date of effect 1 October 2012, Gazette Vol. 142, p. 362, 8 March 2012)

12.1. The net annual proceeds of the benefaction of Elizabeth Denyer, widow, and of that part of the benefaction of John Johnson, DD, which he designated for the encouragement of the study of Theology within the University shall be applied to that object.

12.2. The proceeds shall be used for a travelling fellowship and a prize for the encouragement of the study of Theology, to be called the Denyer and Johnson Travelling Fellowship and Prize.

12.3. The Board of the Faculty of Theology and Religion shall be the board of management for the fund.

12.4. There shall be a travelling fellowship of a value to be determined in each case by the board of management, tenable for one year.

12.5. (1) One travelling fellow shall be elected every other year, if suitable candidates present themselves.

(2) Candidates must be members of the University who, on the first day of October in the academic year in which the election takes place, are under 40 years of age, and either

(a) have qualified by examination for any degree of the University; or

(b) are members of Congregation.

12.6. The travelling fellowship shall not be awarded to the same person more than twice.

12.7. (1) Every travelling fellow elected shall, unless he or she has received from the board exemption from the requirement, be required to spend at least three months of his or her tenure of the fellowship in residence outside the United Kingdom for the purpose of study at some place or places approved by the board.

(2 Part of the value of the travelling fellowship as determined by the board shall be applied, at its discretion, to meet expenses necessarily incurred by the travelling fellow under this condition.

(3) The board shall have power to authorise the payment of such part of the emoluments of the fellowship as it may deem reasonable to a fellow who has failed to complete his or her period of residence outside the United Kingdom; and the board shall also have power to require a fellow to produce such evidence of diligence in the prosecution of his or her studies as it may think expedient.

12.8. Subject to this Part, the board shall have power to make, and to vary from time to time, provisions concerning the mode of election to, and the conditions of tenure and time of payment of the emoluments of, the travelling fellowship, except that no election to a travelling fellowship shall be made by the board unless notice of not less than twenty days has been given by it of the time and place at which names of the candidates are to be received.

12.9. There shall be a prize which shall be awarded on the recommendation of the examiners in the Final Honour School of Theology to the candidate whose performance the examiners judge to be the best and of sufficient merit for the prize, except 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.

12.10. The value of the prize shall be such as the board shall from time to time determine.

12.11. Any income from the benefaction in excess of the sum required in each year for paying the emoluments of the fellowship and prize may be used by the board in one or more of the following ways:

(1) for the award of an additional travelling fellowship on the same terms and conditions as the above;

(2) for studentships to be awarded to graduates reading for higher degrees under the Board of the Faculty of Theology and Religion, on conditions laid down by the board;

(3) for grants or any purpose connected with the advancement of theological learning.

12.12. Congregation may from time to time amend this Part so long as the main object of the benefactions, as defined in section 12.1 above, is always kept in view.

Part 13: Travel Fund for the Economics of Developing Countries

13.1. The fund which was created by the benefaction for the study of Colonial Affairs accepted by the University in 1943 from the United Africa Company, and held as an earmarked part of the Higher Studies Fund, shall be used to support travel for the purposes of the study of the economics of developing countries (broadly conceived) through grants awarded to the holders of established academic posts within the University.

13.2. Subject always to the agreement of the Trustees of the Higher Studies Fund,1 the travel fund shall be administered under such arrangements as shall be approved from time to time by Council by regulation.

Part 14: Egerton Coghill Landscape Prize

14.1. The Egerton Coghill Benefaction shall be used for the establishment of a landscape painting prize for members of the University reading for any degree, diploma, or certificate of the University.

14.2. The prize shall be called 'The Egerton Coghill Landscape Prize' in memory of the donor's father.

14.3. The prize shall be competed for annually by members of the University who are reading for any degree, diploma, or certificate of the University.

14.4. (1) Only small landscape paintings painted during the preceding twelve months shall be admissible as entries.

(2) No competitor shall submit more than one entry for any one competition.

(3) The winner of the prize in any one year shall not be eligible to compete in any subsequent year.

14.5. The competition shall be announced in the University Gazette, and shall be judged by the Ruskin Master of Drawing (or a deputy appointed by the Master) and the Keeper of the Department of Western Art (or a deputy appointed by the Keeper).

14.6. (1) The net annual income from the prize fund shall be divided as to one-fifth for each of the judges for the year in question as their fees for judging the competition and as to three-fifths for the winner.

(2) If, however, in any year in the opinion of the judges no competitor submits an entry of sufficient quality to win the competition they shall declare that no competitor has won the competition, and the three-fifths share of the income which would have been paid to a winner in that year shall be subject to the provisions of section 20 of Statute XVI.

(3) If in any year there are no entries for the prize, the whole of the income for that year shall be subject to the provisions of section 20 of Statute XVI.

14.7. The winning entry shall be displayed in some prominent position during Commemoration Week or any other suitable occasion.

14.8. Congregation may from time to time amend this Part so long as the main object of the benefaction, as defined in section 14.1 above, is always kept in view.

Part 15: Eldon Law Scholarship Fund

15.1. The main object of the Eldon Law Scholarship Fund shall be the award of Eldon Law Scholarships to suitable members of the University intending to follow the profession of the law.

15.2. The Eldon Law Scholarship Fund shall be administered by the Board of the Faculty of Law.

15.3. After payment of any expenses of administration the net income of the Eldon Law Scholarship Fund shall be applied by the board in maintaining scholarships, to be called Eldon Law Scholarships, which may consist of single payments, or of not more than three annual payments, which may be of varying amounts, as the board shall determine in each case.

15.4. The following persons only shall be eligible to receive Eldon Law Scholarships, namely those members of the University of Oxford who:

(1) have passed their examination for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts or for the Degree of Bachelor of Civil Law or for the Degree of Magister Juris in European and Comparative Law; and

(2) have either been placed in the First Class or been awarded a distinction in one or other of the above examinations or in Honour Moderations or have gained one of the Chancellor's Prizes; and

(3) intend to follow the profession of the law; and

(4) have applied for one of the scholarships either before, or within a period of two years beginning on, the date of their call to the Bar.

15.5. In awarding the scholarships the board shall take into account the financial circumstances of the applicants.

15.6. Within the limits prescribed by this Part, the board shall have full power to make rules for the award of the scholarships, including rules as to the value and period of tenure of the awards, and the qualifications, and method of ascertainment and selection, of beneficiaries.

15.7. Congregation may from time to time amend this Part so long as the main object of the fund, as defined in section 15.1 above, is always kept in view.

Part 16: Ellerton Theological Essay Prize

Amended with effect from 6 March 2012 (date of effect 1 October 2012, Gazette Vol. 142, p. 362, 8 March 2012)

16.1. The annual net income of the benefaction given in 1825 by The Revd Edward Ellerton, DD, Fellow of Magdalen College, for the encouragement of theological learning in the University by the establishment of an annual prize for an English Essay shall continue to form the endowment fund for the Ellerton Theological Essay Prize.

16.2. The prize shall be of a value determined by the board of management and shall be offered annually for the best English Essay on some doctrine or duty of the Christian religion or on any other subject of theology which shall be deemed meet and useful.

16.3. The prize shall be open to all members of the University who, on the day fixed for the submission of essays, have not exceeded thirty terms from their matriculation, except that any candidate holding a degree of another university at the time of his or her matriculation shall not have exceeded twenty-one terms from his or her matriculation.

16.4. No one to whom the prize has been awarded shall again offer himself or herself as a candidate.

16.5. (1) The Board of the Faculty of Theology and Religion shall be the board of management of the prize.

(2) The board shall appoint annually not more than three judges who shall be paid such fee as the board shall provide, and who shall award the prize.

16.6. A difference of opinion among the judges shall be decided by a majority.

16.7. (1) Not later than the end of the fourth week in Michaelmas Full Term candidates shall submit titles for approval by the judges, and the essays shall be sent in on or before the first day of the Trinity Term next ensuing.

(2) The length of an essay shall not exceed 10,000 words.

16.8. Congregation may from time to time amend this Part so long as the main object of the benefaction, as defined in section 16.1 above, is always kept in view.

Part 17: English Poem on a Sacred Subject

Amended with effect from 13 December 2011 (Gazette, Vol. 142, p. 225, 12 January 2012) and
6 March 2012 (date of effect 1 October 2012,
Gazette Vol. 142, p. 362, 8 March 2012)

17.1. The main object of the fund shall be the maintenance of a prize competition for an English poem on a sacred subject.

17.2. The prize shall be offered for competition once in every three years.

17.3. The candidates shall be members of the University who, not later than the closing date for entries for the competition, which shall be specified when the subject is announced, have qualified by examination for a degree of the University, or hold the Degree of Master of Arts by incorporation or by decree or resolution, or hold the status of Master of Arts, or have qualified by examination for a degree of any other university.

17.4. No person to whom the prize has been twice awarded shall be a candidate.

17.5. The judges shall be the Professor of Poetry, the Public Orator, and a third judge, who shall be appointed by them, and who shall be a Master of Arts, or Bachelor of Civil Law, or Bachelor of Medicine, or a graduate of superior rank.

17.6. The subject or subjects for the poems for a particular competition shall be selected by the judges who adjudicated the last preceding competition, and shall be announced by them, together with the kind of poem prescribed and any other conditions prescribed by them, at least two years before the closing date for the competition.

17.7. No composition for the prize shall be less than sixty, nor more than three hundred, lines in length.

17.8. The judges shall award the prize to the candidate whose composition they adjudge the best, if they adjudge it of sufficient merit, and the prize shall consist of three years' income after the deduction of the judges' honoraria, the value of any award made under section 17.9 below, and all other proper expenses.

17.9. (1) The judges are empowered to nominate a candidate as second-prizewinner who, at the judges' discretion, may be awarded such sum, not exceeding one-sixth of the three years' income available for that year's prize, as they shall determine.

(2) Such a nomination may be made only if the candidate's entry is of a quality which would have qualified it for the award of the main prize had not a better entry been received.

17.10. Copies of the successful composition shall be sent by the author to the Chancellor, the heads of the colleges, societies, and Permanent Private Halls, the two Proctors, the Assessor, the judges of the compositions, the professors in the Faculties of English Language and Literature and of Theology and Religion, the Registrar (ten copies), and the Bodleian Library.

17.11. The judges shall receive honoraria, together with all proper expenses, to be paid out of the income of the fund, of such amounts as Council shall from time to time determine.

17.12. Any surplus income may be applied towards such purpose or purposes for the encouragement of religion or literature among members of the University as Council shall determine after consultation with the Boards of the Faculties of English Language and Literature, and of Theology and Religion.

17.13. Congregation may from time to time amend this Part so long as the main object of the fund, as defined in section 17.1 above, is always kept in view.

Part 18: Estlin Carpenter Fund

18.1. The assets of the Estlin Carpenter Trust (established in 1927 by a bequest under the will of Dr Joseph Estlin Carpenter) shall form a fund to be known as the Estlin Carpenter Fund.

18.2. The fund shall be administered by the Committee on Continuing Education and the net income used for the promotion of extension lectures to be known as the Estlin Carpenter Lectures on subjects relating to the place of mankind in nature, such as the sciences of Astronomy, Geology, Biology, Geography, and kindred studies bearing on human development in Psychology, History, Literature, Art, Social Organisation, Economics, and Political Philosophy.

Part 19: Ford's Lectures in British History

Amended with effect from 12 February 2013 (Gazette, Vol. 143, p. 399, 28 February 2013)

19.1. Ford's Lecturer in British History shall hold office for one year, and no lecturer shall be re-eligible until four years have elapsed from his or her appointment.

19.2. The lecturer shall deliver not less than six lectures on British History, and these lectures shall be delivered either in Michaelmas or in Hilary Term, or partly in the one and partly in the other.

19.3. The lecturer shall be elected by a board of seven electors, consisting of:

(1) the Vice-Chancellor;

(2) - (4) three persons appointed by Council;

(5) - (7) three persons appointed by the Board of the Faculty of History.

19.4. Each of the appointed electors shall hold office for three years, and shall be re-eligible; and one elector appointed by Council and one elector appointed by the faculty board shall vacate office every year.

19.5. The lecturer shall receive from the revenues of the Ford Bequest, on completion of his or her course of lectures, £600 or such larger sum as the board of electors, with the approval of Council, shall determine.

19.6. The board of electors shall make an election to the lecturership at any time up to three years before the lecturer takes up office.

19.7. Candidates for election to the office of lecturer shall send in their names, together with the subjects of the lectures which they propose to deliver, and with any further explanations which they may think fit to offer, to the Registrar not later than the first day of November in each year and the Registrar shall forward the applications without delay to the Vice-Chancellor; but the choice of the electors shall not be necessarily limited to such candidates.

19.8. (1) No member of the board of electors shall be eligible for the office of lecturer.

(2) On the occurrence of a vacancy on the board of electors the Registrar shall notify the vacancy to Council or to the Board of the Faculty of History, as the case shall be; and Council or the board shall fill the vacancy as soon as possible.

19.9. The board of electors shall be the board of management for the revenues arising from the Ford Bequest.

19.10. Any income in excess of the sum required in each year for the payment of the stipend of the lecturer may be used by the board at its discretion in one or more of the following ways:

(1) for the payment of travelling expenses incurred by the lecturer for that or for any subsequent year;

(2) for the payment of expenses incidental to the delivery of the lectures;

(3) for the payment of expenses incurred in connection with the entertainment of the lecturer;

(4) for the payment in any year of one or more James Ford Special Lecturers, each to deliver a single lecture on some aspect of British History, for which he or she shall receive a fee of up to £100, or such larger sum as the board of electors, with the approval of Council, shall determine, together with reimbursement of the travelling and other incidental expenses incurred in connection with the delivery of the lecture, and the payment of expenses incurred in connection with the entertainment of the Special Lecturer;

(5) for such other means of support for the teaching of British History in the University as the board of electors shall from time to time determine.

Part 20: Fortnum Trusts and Parker's Benefaction

20. The whole of the net income of the Fortnum Trusts and of Parker's Benefaction shall be put at the disposal of the Visitors of the Ashmolean Museum to be applied towards the maintenance and increase of the Ashmolean collections.

Part 21: Gaisford Fund

21.1. The net income of the fund established in memory of the late Dr Thomas Gaisford, Dean of Christ Church and Regius Professor of Greek, shall be applied for the advancement of classical learning in the University.

21.2. There shall be a board of management for the fund consisting of:

(1) the Regius Professor of Greek;

(2), (3) two members of the Sub-faculty of Classical Languages and Literature elected by the Board of the Faculty of Classics to hold office for a period of three years.

21.3. (1) The board of management shall elect annually a lecturer, to be known as the Gaisford Lecturer, to hold office for one academic year in the course of which he or she shall deliver one lecture on a subject of his or her own choosing in the field of Greek or Latin Literature.

(2) The lecture shall normally be delivered in Trinity Term unless the board of management decides otherwise.

21.4. The board of management shall determine the emoluments of the lecturer, and provision for his or her travelling expenses, for payment from the Gaisford Fund.

21.5. The board of management shall offer the following annual prizes of such value and on such terms and conditions as it shall from time to time determine:

(1) a Gaisford Essay Prize for Greek Language and Literature (for which only undergraduates shall be eligible);

(2) a Gaisford Dissertation Prize for Greek or Latin Language and Literature (for which only graduates shall be eligible).

21.6. Congregation may from time to time amend this Part so long as the main object of the fund, as defined in section 21.1 above, is always kept in view.

Part 22: Gerrans Fund

22. The net income of the Gerrans Fund (established in 1922 by a bequest under the will of Henry Tresawna Gerrans) shall be employed by the Curators of the Taylor Institution at their sole discretion for the promotion of the study of the German Language and Literature in the University.

Part 23: Gibbs Prizes

Amended with effect from 11 February 2009 (Gazette Vol. 139, p. 697, 26 February 2009)

23.1. The main object of the fund established under the will of Mr Charles Day Dowling Gibbs shall be the endowment and maintenance of awards, which shall be called Gibbs Prizes and shall be given to undergraduates, in Classics, Mathematics, Law, Science, History, Divinity, or other subjects as the University shall determine.

23.2. (1) Prizes shall be offered annually for proficiency in History, Chemistry, Law, Biochemistry, Zoology, Politics, and Geography.

(2) The number, value, and conditions of award of the prizes shall be fixed at the discretion of the board of management.

23.3. Candidates for the prizes shall be members of the University who at the beginning of the examination have not exceeded the twelfth term from their matriculation, and are reading for a final honour school, except that Council may grant dispensation, on grounds of protracted illness or other good reason, to a candidate who has exceeded the twelfth term from his or her matriculation.

23.4. The prizes shall be administered by a board of management consisting of:

(1) the Vice-Chancellor;

(2) a person appointed by the Humanities Board;

(3) a person appointed by the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board;

(4) a person appointed by the Medical Sciences Board;

(5) a person appointed by the Social Sciences Board.

23.5. Appointed members of the board shall hold office for five years and shall be re-eligible.

23.6. (1) The board shall every year appoint examiners, not fewer than two in number for each subject in which a prize is to be awarded, who shall examine the candidates and award the prize or prizes if candidates of sufficient merit offer themselves, except that the board may arrange for the prize or some or all of the prizes in any subject to be awarded on the results of a Public Examination of the University by the examiners in that subject.

(2) Examiners shall receive such remuneration as the board shall from time to time determine.

23.7. (1) Where a special examination is held for a Gibbs Prize it shall be conducted, after due notice, at such time and place as the examiners may appoint.

(2) All expenses connected with the examination, including the remuneration of the examiners and the printing of examination papers, shall be paid out of the Gibbs Trust Fund.

23.8. The board shall have power to make provision for the award of grants to unsuccessful candidates for a prize who have done meritorious work in the examination in which they have offered themselves as candidates.

23.9. In the event of there being unspent income in the fund, this may be spent, at the discretion of the board, on additional prizes in such subjects as the board may from time to time determine.

23.10. Congregation may from time to time amend this Part so long as the main object of the fund, as defined in section 23.1 above, is always kept in view.

WD354-051b
29.07.02

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1 See Special Resolution of Congregation of 28 January 1992 (Gazette, Vol. 122, p. 648).