Scholarships and Prizes

Scholarships and Prizes

The Archie Brown and Alex Pravda Scholarship 2020-21

The Fay and Geoffrey Elliott Bursary Fund and the Archie Brown Bursary Fund 2020-21

The Harry Shukman Scholarship 2020-21

The Michael Kaser Thesis Prize 2020-21

Paul Bergne Scholarship 2020-21

The Archie Brown & Alex Pravda Scholarship 2020-21

The Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre is pleased to offer this scholarship, which will be awarded to a graduate student who will commence study on the MPhil in Russian and East European Studies course at St Antony’s in 2020/21. The scholarship of £5,000 per annum will be awarded according to academic merit. 

The Archie Brown and Alex Pravda Scholarship was set up by a small group of Archie’s and Alex’s friends and former students who had the wish to honour two distinguished Emeritus Fellows for their achievements and to show gratitude for what they have done for the Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre as well as the College.

Candidates for the Scholarship must have applied by the University’s January deadline (20/01/20) to be eligible for consideration. There is no separate application form and all applicants for the course will automatically be considered. It is helpful if candidates select St Antony’s College in the ‘College choice’ section of the application form, but this is not compulsory. The successful applicant will, however, be expected to accept the offer of a place at St Antony’s as a condition of the award.

For informal enquiries, please contact Richard Ramage, the RESC Administrator and Librarian (richard.ramage@sant.ox.ac.uk).

Current holder of the Scholarship: Stina Aava

 

The Fay and Geoffrey Elliott Bursary Fund and the Archie Brown Bursary Fund 2020-21

The Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre is pleased to offer bursaries to advanced doctoral and MPhil students of the College working on subjects in the field of Russian and Eurasian studies. The bursaries are made possible by the generosity of the Fay and Geoffrey Elliott Bursary Fund (DPhil and MPhil) and the Archie Brown Bursary Fund (DPhil and MPhil). Those interested in an award for the academic year 2020-21 should send their letter of application to Richard Ramage, Administrator of the Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre, by Friday 5 June 2020. The letter should include details of research topic and academic progress (300-500 words); it should also itemise any circumstances of financial hardship. Applicants should ask their supervisors to send a reference directly to Richard Ramage. Electronic applications and references are welcomed, to

richard.ramage@sant.ox.ac.uk

Current award holders of the Fay and Geoffrey Elliott Bursary Fund: Nicole Grajewski & Barbara Roggeveen

Current award holder of the Archie Brown Bursary Fund: Mikhail Belan

 

The Harry Shukman Scholarship 2020-21

The Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre is pleased to offer a scholarship to students on the MPhil programme in Russian and East European Studies who are based at St Antony's. A preference will be given to students studying the Caucasus and/or an Islamic theme. A preference will also be given to students from the Russian Federation. The scholarship will be awarded according to merit and need. 

Those interested in an award for the academic year 2020-21 should send their letter of application to Richard Ramage, Administrator of the Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre, by Friday 5 June 2020. The letter should include details of research topic and academic progress (300-500 words); it should also itemise any circumstances of financial hardship. Applicants should ask their supervisors to send a reference directly to Richard Ramage. Electronic applications and references are welcomed, to

richard.ramage@sant.ox.ac.uk

Current holder of the Scholarship: Mirbahram Azimbayli

 

The Michael Kaser Thesis Prize 2020-21

The Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre is pleased to offer this annual prize for the best MPhil or DPhil thesis in Russian and East European Studies, in the field of the economics or political economy of Russia and Eurasia, written by a St Antony’s College student. The Prize, which is accompanied by a monetary award of £120, will be announced at the beginning of July after consideration of MPhil theses and doctoral theses which have been examined during the previous year.

The prize is named in honour of Michael Kaser, Professorial Fellow at St. Antony’s College and University Reader in Command Economics 1960-1993. The study of Russian economics at the university was carried forward by Professor Christopher Davis (at Wolfson College) and has been revived at St Antony’s with the appointment in 2017 of Chris Gerry as the new Associate Professor in Russian and Eurasian Political Economy.

2020 winner of the Prize: Cordelia Buchanan Ponczek

 

Paul Bergne Scholarship 2020-21

The Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre is pleased to offer a scholarship to Antonian students of the MPhil programme in Russian and East European Studies/doctoral students attached to St Antony's. This scholarship – up to £500 for the year concerned, depending on need – will be awarded to an applicant studying a Central Asian topic for their thesis to assist with travel to Central Asia or with other study expenses.

Those interested in an award for the academic year 2020-21 should send their letter of application to Richard Ramage, Administrator of the Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre, by Friday 5 June 2020. The letter should include details of the research topic and academic progress (300-500 words); it should also itemise any circumstances of financial hardship. Applicants should ask their supervisors to send a reference directly to Richard Ramage by the deadline. Electronic applications and references are welcomed, to

richard.ramage@sant.ox.ac.uk