Note that this fund accepts applications from people outside as well as within Oxford.
The late Sarah J. Clackson donated a large body of research materials in Coptic to the Griffith Institute in the University of Oxford, and a fund was established in her memory to support research in the fields to which these materials relate. Friends and colleagues of Dr. Clackson contributed over £20,000 for the fund, including a generous donation of £6,000 from the Faculty of Classics in the University of Cambridge. The University of Oxford used these donations to establish Sarah J. Clackson Coptic Fund. The fund provides travel and research grants to anyone undertaking work on Coptic manuscripts, especially those for which there is documentation in the Clackson bequest, including the viewing, preparation, and recording of material, but excluding conservation.
The Faculty of Oriental Studies manages the fund through a committee that normally meets in February, May, and November, although it will make every effort to consider applications at other times of the year in case of need. The committee is empowered to make grants of up to £500 and to make recommendations to the Faculty Board for grants of over £500. It is not expected that many grants will be made significantly over this sum.
Those who apply for grants should provide a letter of application explaining the purpose to which the funds will be put, a brief curriculum vitae, details of the full cost of the project, and details of any other applications for funds, or funds already awarded, for the project.