• The FirstRand Oxford Blavatnik School of Government Scholarship for a Master of Public Policy
    Region/country: South AfricaAfrica
    Scholarship source: Blavatnik School of Government

    • Amount: Full fees and a set amount to cover living expenses.
    • Eligibility: Those ordinarily resident in South Africa will be considered.
    • Application process: Firstly, applicants for the scholarship must complete the MPP course application by the January deadline. Eligible candidates should also apply for the scholarship via the FirstRand website from 16 December 2022.
    • There is one scholarship available each year.
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  • Oxford-Reuben-Blavatnik School of Government Scholarship
    Region/country: AfricaAsiaEuropeEurope (excluding UK)Latin America and the CaribbeanNorth AmericaOceaniaSouth America
    Scholarship source: Blavatnik School of Government

    • Amount: Full fees and a set amount to cover living expenses (UKRI stipend equivalent)
    • Eligibility: Any applicant to the MPP, the MSc in Public Policy Research or the DPhil in Public Policy; preference will be given to those coming from under-represented socio-economic groups.
    • Application process: The Blavatnik School of Government Scholarship Questionnaire (which will be sent to everyone who receives an offer)

    The Oxford-Reuben Graduate Scholarships were created as part of the Reuben Foundation’s landmark £80m gift to the University, and in this endowing Reuben College. The Foundation is committed to the betterment of society in the UK and around the globe through focused charitable giving in the areas of education, health and the community. The University has supplemented the £15m hypothecated to Reuben College scholarships with £7.5m from the Graduate Endowment Matched Scholarships initiative. This aims to support students who have demonstrated excellent academic ability and potential, and who will go on to make a great impact in their future careers.

    Reuben College was founded in 2019 as the 39th college at the University of Oxford. To promote the ethos and practice of interdisciplinary interaction, there is an initial focus on four research clusters within the college, whose themes have been chosen for their wide reach across the University, their strongly interdisciplinary nature, Oxford’s existing and potential strengths in these areas, and their innovation and entrepreneurship potential. Each of the four areas is interpreted as broadly as possible, as the College is keen both to host students from all four of the University’s Academic Divisions (Medical Sciences, Maths, Physical & Life Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities) and to support the admission and progression of students from under-represented demographics.

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  • Other Blavatnik School Scholarships MSc
    Region/country: AfricaAsiaEuropeEurope (excluding UK)Latin America and the CaribbeanNorth AmericaOceaniaSouth AmericaUnited Kingdom (UK)
    Scholarship source: Blavatnik School of Government

    • Amount: Variable
    • Eligibility: Merit of application and demonstrated financial need.
    • Application process: The Blavatnik School of Government Scholarship Questionnaire (which will be sent to everyone who receives an offer)

    Each year we work hard to secure funding with the intention of offering a variety of full and partial awards for students who display an outstanding ethos of public service and understand the importance of policy-orientated research in the development of effective policy solutions.

    These scholarships collect the gifts generously made available by some of our donors who wish to remain anonymous. Please contact the Admissions team if you have any questions relating to the Blavatnik School of Government Scholarships process. Please also be aware that due to other scholarship deadlines, the Blavatnik School of Government Scholarships Committee may not be able to make some decisions until late June.

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  • Exeter College: Amelia Jackson Senior Studentship
    Region/country: AfricaAsiaEuropeEurope (excluding UK)Latin America and the CaribbeanNorth AmericaOceaniaSouth America
    Scholarship source: University of Oxford

    • Amount: Full fees and a maintenance stipend
    • Eligibility: The Studentships are open to any person who is, or (in the case of awards for graduate study) has been, a student member of Exeter College, Oxford, and who, by the time of taking up a Studentship, shall have successfully completed a degree of the University, or who is currently studying for a postgraduate degree of the University.
    • Application process: via Exeter College’s application form. This scholarship is available every year. A call for applications is normally made towards the end of each calendar year, with a deadline in Hilary Term (around March). Application materials should be submitted to academic.office@exeter.ox.ac.uk. For further information and to download a copy of the application form, please visit Exeter College’s website.
    • These Studentships were generously endowed by the Will of Amelia Jackson (1842–1925), wife of the Revd W. W. Jackson, DD, (Rector 1887–1913).
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  • Government Outcomes Lab Scholarship
    Region/country: AfricaAsiaEuropeEurope (excluding UK)Latin America and the CaribbeanNorth AmericaOceaniaSouth America
    Scholarship source: Blavatnik School of Government

    The Blavatnik School of Government’s Government Outcomes Lab is pleased to announce a scholarship to work under the supervision of Dr Mara Airoldi, Dr Eleanor Carter, Dr Felix-Anselm van Lier and/or other Blavatnik School faculty members on the themes of public-private partnerships and/or outcomes-based contracting in the field of complex human services.

    • Amount: Full tuition fees and a stipend for living expenses
    • Eligibility: Students of any nationality enrolled in the DPhil programme at the Blavatnik School
    • Application process: All applicants for the Blavatnik School DPhil whose research proposal links to themes of interest to the Government Outcomes Lab will automatically be considered for this scholarship. Background on the Lab's research and engagement activities can be found via https://golab.bsg.ox.ac.uk/
    • The Government Outcomes Lab is a research and policy centre based in the Blavatnik School of Government. Our role is to investigate how governments partner with the private and social sectors to improve social outcomes. We were created as a partnership between the School and the UK Government and we are funded by a range of organisations. This scholarship is designed to further the understanding of impactful cross-sector partnerships. We are a multi-disciplinary and mixed-method research centre and are interested in proposals that speak to real-world challenges for government. For example, the studentship could take inspiration from the latest research on formal relational contracting and involve legal scholarship on the form of contracts and partnership arrangements in impactful social projects. The research might involve impact analysis of outcomes-based contracting arrangements or ethnographic studies of frontline staff interactions under alternative incentive or organisational arrangements.
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