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 2020 in Politics, and is open to candidates who are currently studying or who will be studying at Oxford University towards a higher degree in that field from October 2020. The scholarship is conditional upon transfer to Mansfield College if the candidate is not already a member. The annual value of the Scholarship is £3,000 maintenance, paid termly in £1,000 instalments, for up to two years within fee liability.
Applicants for the DPhil/MPhil for 2020 entry need not apply separately for this award. All eligible candidates will be considered by the Department of Politics and International Relations.
Current students who wish to apply for the award should send the following to firstname.lastname@example.org by 1 April 2020:
- A letter of application, briefly indicating the funding you have available for the coming year.
- A CV
- The name of two referees who may be contacted if you are shortlisted for the award.
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 2020.
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 graduate applicants who apply to a doctoral degree with the English Faculty in Theatre Studies, including drama, theatre history and/or aesthetics of any period. The Fellowship comprises £6,000 per year for the period of fee liability (3 years). There is no separate application process for the above award and you do not have to make Mansfield your preferred college on your application. You should, though, indicate your willingness on your University application form to take up your place at another College if funding is offered. If we offer you the Fellowship, we will expect you to study for your doctorate at Mansfield College.