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Hanfling Fund

The objects of the Hanfling Fund are:

(a) to promote interest among the University’s teachers and students of philosophy in the use of arguments from ordinary language, as deployed by philosophers from ancient times to the present day; to encourage both the use of such arguments and critical discussion of their nature and value;

(b) to promote the writing of philosophy in lucid and attractive prose, with a minimum of technical terminology and with sensitivity to abnormal uses of ordinary words.

The Hanfling Fund has created a Hanfling Scholarship for a Home/EU student who commences the BPhil in Philosophy or the DPhil in Philosophy (either with full DPhil status or PRS status) at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford in October 2016. Home/EU Students who are applying directly for admissions to the DPhil or for admission initially as a PRS (Probationary Research Student) are eligible, but students who already have PRS or DPhil status in the Oxford Philosophy Faculty are not eligible. There is no need to apply specifically for the Hanfling Scholarship; all Home/EU students who apply for BPhil or DPhil or PRS admission in October 2016 will be considered. The Hanfling Scholarship will be two years for a student entering with BPhil or DPhil status or three years for a student entering with PRS status. The scholarship is a fees-only scholarship, that is, it covers all college and university fees in each of the 2 or 3 years of fee liability, but no living-costs.

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