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This prize, which will have a value in the region of £1,000, will be awarded in 1998 for original research in Animal and Vegetable Morphology and Anthropology. The term 'animal and vegetable morphology' includes genetics, and anthropology is restricted to physical anthropology. The subjects of the prize are defined by the trustees as: plant anatomy and physiology, mycology, plant pathology, plant ecology and palaeo-botany, vertebrate and invertebrate zoology, and palaeozoology; human and comparative anatomy (including physical anthropology), entomology, parasitology, marine and freshwater zoology, animal ecology.

To be eligible to enter, a candidate:

(a) must either hold a B.A. or B.M. degree from the University of Oxford, or a B.A. or M.B. degree from the University of Cambridge, or have been admitted as a student for the degree of M.Litt., M.Sc. or D.Phil. at Oxford, or as a student for the degree of M.Litt., M.Sc., M.Phil. or Ph.D. at Cambridge;
(b) must not have exceeded a period of six years from attaining one or other of these qualifications, or from attaining the first of these qualifications if he or she has attained more than one;
(c) must not have exceeded ten years from matriculation;
(d) must not have been awarded the prize before.

The original research may be presented in the form of an essay, a dissertation or published work. All research submitted should have been undertaken by the candidate after her or his matriculation. Candidates should request an application form from the Secretary to the Rolleston Memorial Prize Trustees, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford, OX1 2JD (tel. 01865 270761; e-mail Jane.Sherwood@admin.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for receipt of entries is 1 May 1998.

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Reporter Special No 7: Awards, Funds, Studentships, and Prizes - 12th November 1997
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