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The Vice-Chancellor gives notice that he will make an appointment to the de Osma Studentship during Michaelmas Term 2010. The Studentship is open to members of the University of Oxford.

Nationality: Any nationality

Level of study: Undergraduate and Graduate students

Subject: Candidates should be concerned with Spanish studies, such as Spanish art history, Spanish language and literature, Spanish history, geography, or archaeology. They must, when presenting their applications, provide evidence that they have sufficient knowledge of both written and spoken Spanish to enable them to make proper use of the facilities of the Instituto as well as a detailed account of their proposed study.

Countries to undertake study or research: The student must undertake to study in connection with the Instituto de Valencia de Don Juan in Madrid in any subject for which facilities are provided. The Instituto is especially a centre for Spanish Art studies. It has a fine collection of Spanish and Hispano-Mauresque ceramics and of Spanish medieval sculptures and objets d’art, and an outstanding library of the history of art. The library also contains a considerable number of medieval and early-modern documents and a collection of historical periodicals, mostly relating to the earlier periods of Spanish history. It is a tranquil place in which students may pursue their work.

Duration: Not less than six weeks (usually in the Easter Vacation)

Value: Approximately £3,000

Deadline: 30th November 2010

Application procedure: Candidates must send their applications to: Ms Anna Johnson, The Vice-Chancellor, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD. For further details, please contact the Vice-Chancellor’s office.

Supporting documentation: Tutor or supervisor recommendation