David N. Lyon Scholarship in Politics – the Politics of Sex and Gender Equality in Diverse Societies

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19 December, 2019

Oriel is proud to announce the creation of a new postgraduate scholarship in Politics. 

Following a generous benefaction from Orielensis David Lyon, the college will be offering a new scholarship to support one student to undertake research into the politics of sex and gender equality in diverse societies. It is hoped that the first scholar will join the college in October 2020.

For the duration of the scholarship, Oriel’s Fellow in Politics, Teresa M. Bejan, will serve as Academic Mentor. It is envisioned that the successful candidate will have the opportunity, with support from their Mentor, the College, and David Lyon, to conceive and organise an academic event in College related to their research. It is intended that this scholarship will thus encourage its holder to explore the connection between political theory, practice, and policy.

Oriel’s heritage in religious teaching, and its commitment to progressive research, makes it the perfect environment for a postgraduate scholarship dedicated to this under-explored intersection between politics, sex and gender, religion, and cultural traditions.

The David N. Lyon Scholarship will be open to candidates for the MPhil, MSc or DPhil in Politics and the successful candidate will receive the following benefits:

  • Financial award of £8, 500 per year (equivalent to 65% of the total annual DPhil Politics course fee in 2020/21)
  • Guaranteed College accommodation for at least the first year of their course
  • High Table dining rights at College Formal Hall once per week during term
  • A scholars’ gown paid for by the College

Applicants should list Oriel College as their first-choice college and list the David Lyon Scholarship on their application form. Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact the Academic Registrar, Joseph Cole (academic.registrar@oriel.ox.ac.uk) for more information.