Elfan Rees Scholarship
The College awards the Elfan Rees scholarship once every four years, alternately in Theology/Religion, and Politics, tenable at Mansfield for two years. The award is made in memory of Dr Elfan Rees, who was Adviser on Refugee Affairs to the World Council of Churches on International Affairs and was Dale Lecturer at Mansfield College from 1974 to 1975. The next award will be in 2017 in Theology and Religion and is open to men and women studying or who will be studying at Oxford University towards a higher degree in that field from October 2017. Approved courses include the MSt (provided the intention is to continue to the DPhil), MPhil, or DPhil in any branch of Theology or Religion.
Applications are conditional upon candidates' acceptance by the Theology Faculty Board and transfer to Mansfield College if not already a member. The annual value of the Scholarship is £3,000 maintenance plus college fee waiver with matching faculty award (£5000) for up to two years within fee liability.
Current graduate students of the Faculty of Theology and Religion who will be continuing their studies in October 2017 and wish to be considered for the award should complete the Faculty’s online application form and ask their supervisor and a nominated referee to submit references to the Faculty in support of their application by 20 January 2017.
Adam von Trott Scholarship
The College, jointly with the Department of Politics and International Relations, awards a scholarship at Mansfield College in memory of Adam von Trott who studied at the College in 1929. Adam von Trott zu Solz, a diplomat in the German Foreign Office, was a central figure in the group around Claus von Stauffenberg that planned to kill Hitler; he was put to death by the Nazi regime in Berlin on 26 August 1944.
The Scholarship will be awarded to a German national accepted to read for the two year MPhil degree in Politics (European Politics & Society; Theory of Politics; Comparative Government) or in International Relations. The scholarship is only open to new students (rather than those already on-course) and will next be awarded to commence study in October 2017.
The award comprises contributions from the German Foreign Office, the Adam von Trott Memorial Fund, the Politics Department and Mansfield College, up to the value of the full EU fee and advised maintenance. The College guarantees two years’ college accommodation at standard charges which is covered by the maintenance allowance. Eligible applicants should apply for the MPhil course through the usual university admissions process and may note their interest in the scholarship in their application.
You can read a testimonial from a recent Adam von Trott Scholar by clicking here.
John Hodgson Theatre Research Fellowship
Open to any eligible graduate applicants in the English Faculty working in Theatre Studies and applying successfully to a Research Council award. The Fellowship comprises £4,000 per year for the period of fee liability. There is no separate application process for the above award. We will consider all eligible applicants to Oxford for the Fellowship, regardless of whether or not you state Mansfield College as your preferred college on your graduate application form. If we offer you the Fellowship we will also offer you a place at Mansfield College, which will take the place of any earlier college offer you may have. There is no separate application process for this Fellowship; you simply need to apply for your graduate course by the relevant January deadline. The fund is currently under review; once review is complete, the next award date will be advertised.