Oxford Wolfson David Thomas Graduate Scholarship in Ancient Documents

The Oxford Wolfson David Thomas Graduate Scholarship in Ancient Documents is open to new students undertaking a DPhil with a topic focussing on papyrological and/or documentary evidence for the ancient world, with a preference for Greek and/or Latin documentary papyri.

The scholarship covers course fees, college fees and provides a stipend at the UK Research Council (RCUK) rate. 

Eligible degree subjects

Ancient History, with a topic in papyrological and/or documentary evidence for the ancient world;

Or Classical Languages and Literature with a topic in papyrological and/or documentary evidence for the ancient world;

Or Classical Archaeology, with a topic in papyrological and/or documentary evidence for the ancient world

Degree type

DPhil                       

Value of award

The Scholarship covers course fees and college fees. Scholars on a full time course receive a generous annual grant for living costs, which is normally sufficient to cover the living costs of a single student living in Oxford. In 2018-19 this will be at least £14,553. Scholars on a part-time course receive a study support grant to help cover their non-fee costs.  Awards are made for the full duration of fee liability (previous Oxford students are advised to check the University's Fees and Funding pages for exceptions due to prior study).

Residence criteria

Applicants from all countries are eligible.

Partnership

The scholarship may be awarded either in conjunction with Research Council or Clarendon funding

How to apply

There is no separate application process. Applicants, whether internal or external, should apply to the University of Oxford under the standard procedures for graduate degrees for 2018-19. Applications should be made by the January deadline for your chosen course. The successful scholar will become a member of Wolfson College.

History of award

The Oxford Wolfson David Thomas Graduate Scholarship in Ancient Documents has been generously funded by Professor J. David Thomas. Professor Thomas is a renowned papyrologist and is currently an Emeritus Professor at the University of Durham. He has been elected as a Fellow of the British Academy and is an alumnus of the University of Oxford. 

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Four of the College’s current or former Visiting Scholars and Research Members of Common Room will give presentations of their research in the Haldane Room on Wednesday 21 February 2018, 4.30-7.00, in 30 minute sessions to include 5-10 minutes for discussion. There will be drinks 5.30-5.45, after the first and second talks, and 6.45-7.00, after the third and fourth talks.