Oxford-Burma Visiting Funds

With generous philanthropic funding from the Blakey Foundation and the Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Trust for Health and Education the University has launched visiting funds to support staff and postgraduate research students visiting the University of Yangon and potentially other Burma/Myanmar institutions to take part in guest teaching, supervision, joint research, staff training and curriculum development activities.

The funds can also be used to support staff and postgraduate research students visiting Rohingya and other Burmese refugee populations outside of Burma.

The funds will support approximately 80 weeks’ worth of visits. The visits should range from shorter trips providing guest lectures, workshops, support for local conferences and joint research, to longer visits providing several weeks’ of guest teaching, curriculum development support and other activities that will enhance the standard of education and research in Yangon and elsewhere in Burma.

Summary information on the fund is given below, but for full details please refer to the guidance notes:

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Applications are accepted on a termly basis. Applicants should email their completed application forms to the International Engagement Office. Applicants only need to submit a single application to be considered for all available Oxford-Burma Funds.

Applicants must have the support of their head of department, PI or supervisor, as appropriate, and of the head of the department at the University of Yangon, or equivalent, that they wish to visit.



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Successful applicants will receive money for living costs and accommodation for each week of the visit (part weeks will be funded on a pro-rata basis) and a grant for travel and travel-related expenses. The fund will not pay for salary replacement.



Grant recipients will be expected to complete a written report on the activities they carried out in Burma, with particular attention paid to identifying areas where ongoing assistance is needed. They will also be expected, within reason, to make themselves available for meetings and other events with board members of the Blakey Foundation while in Burma and on their return to the UK.



Ed Nash
Senior Officer, International Engagement Office
+44 (0) 1865 280489


Internal funding