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Tweedie Exploration Fellowships may be awarded for archaeological, ethnological, sociological or linguistic exploration and research in the less-known regions of the world, with preference for Asia and Northern Africa. It should be noted that archaeological excavations are specifically excluded. Recent projects which the Tweedie Exploration Fellowship has assisted with financial support include an investigation into the creative and emotional dimensions of women's religious beliefs and experiences in rural Mexico, and research into conceptions and practices of morality in the Indian state of Kerala.

 Candidates must apply by letter, making sure that they include the following information:

(a) detailed project of investigation;
(b) evidence of their experience for such work and their capacity to undertake the particular research proposed;
(c) total costing of the project with an indication of what financial assistance they hope to obtain from other sources;
(d) the sum applied for from the Tweedie Exploration Fellowship Fund;
(e) the names and addresses of two referees.

Prospective applicants are advised that the Fellowship will not normally be awarded for a second time to the same candidate; applications should be planned as single-season projects, and candidates returning for a second application should be at pains to make a good case for their unusual request. The Fellowships are tenable along with other emoluments.

 It is expected that a sum of the order of £2,500 will be available in 1998. This will preferably be awarded to one candidate but may be shared. Letters of application should be sent not later than 31 December 1997 to the Administrative Officer, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Edinburgh, 55 George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9JU. Awards will be decided in March 1998.

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Cambridge University Reporter, 29th October 1997
Copyright © 1997 The Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambridge.