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Queen Elizabeth Scholarship for Penn graduate students to study for one year at Oxford University
The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship, made possible by the generosity of Sir Walter Annenberg, is intended to encourage the historic friendship between the United States and the United Kingdom. The scholarship is awarded to outstanding students of the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Oxford. Penn will send a PhD student to Oxford every three years and Oxford will send a PhD student to Penn. The next Penn student will be sent to Oxford in the Fall of 2016 for one academic year. The Fellowship covers all fees and provides a stipend of £8000.
Eligibility and Qualifications
Applications must be at the dissertation stage or in the final stages of course work in pursuit of a PhD in any subject taught at Oxford University. Preference will be given to American citizens.
Your application should consist of a single document including these components in this order:
- Curriculum vitae
- Department(s) in which you plan to study or conduct research at Oxford
- Description of work you’re planning at Oxford, including resources you’ll utilize (500-words maximum)
- The name(s), department(s), and email address(es) of faculty member(s) at Oxford you have been in contact with who have indicated a willingness to work with you while you are at Oxford (REQUIRED). Please include copies of email confirmation from each faculty member who has indicated a willingness to work with you at Oxford.
- Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Please scan these from official transcripts.
- Intended future occupation
- Have you ever visited the United Kingdom? If yes, please briefly state the purpose of your visit (e.g., holiday, study abroad, research, etc.)
Please submit two letters of recommendation from Penn faculty with whom you have studied. One letter should be from your current or proposed Penn dissertation supervisor, who should identify her/himself as such in their letter.
As soon as candidates have arranged for letters of recommendation, they should fill out the Recommendation Request Form for each Penn recommender, which will generate an email request to each faculty member. You should inform your faculty members that they will be receiving this email.
Applicants should create a single pdf of the required application materials in the order listed above and complete and submit the application form at https://secure.www.upenn.edu/curf/form/fellowships-internal-application
All applicants must submit these materials in a single file in .pdf format. No other format will be accepted. To create a copy of your Penn transcript, go to Penn InTouch and print your transcript to pdf. (If you don’t have Adobe Acrobat installed on your computer, download the free installer to obtain the free version of Adobe or use a Penn computer that has Adobe Acrobat installed.) “Print” and save each document as a pdf, then create a single pdf file as indicated above by navigating to Acrobat’s “File -> Create -> Combine Files into a Single PDF” feature.
Application deadline: January 30, 2016.
All applications will be reviewed by a Penn committee. A ranked short list of nominees will be forwarded to Oxford. In the event that there is more than one application per Penn department, the department chair will be asked to rank order the applicants internally before the final review.
Dr. Wallace Genser
Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships
The ARCH, 3601 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6224
Please call 215-746-6488 to schedule an appointment