W.N. Thomas Tam Fund for Chinese Studies

Subject Area: Chinese Language
Chair: Professor Mark Smith - Chair of Faculty Board
Administrator: Rosanna Gosi: please email all enquiries to rosanna.gosi@orinst.ox.ac.uk

Previous Awards:

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Regulation

§ 343. W. N. Thomas Tam Fund for Chinese Language Teaching and Learning Enhancement

[Made by Council, 28 April 2005. Corrigendum, 6 October 2005]

1. A sum from the Jessie and Thomas Tam Charitable Foundation Ltd, together with any further donations for this purpose, shall be known as the W. N. Thomas Tam Fund for Chinese Language Teaching and Learning Enhancement (‘the Fund’).

2. The purposes of the Fund shall be:

(a) to make grants in support of Chinese language teaching and learning development in the University;

(b) to make grants to students participating in language courses in China as an integral part of their degree requirements;

(c) to make travel grants to candidates offering Chinese in the Honour School of Oriental Studies;

(d) to make other grants for purposes connected with the advancement of the study of the Chinese language within the University.

3. Any unspent income which is not reinvested or carried forward for use in subsequent years may be applied at the discretion of the board of management in some other way consistent with the promotion of the study of Chinese.

4. The Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies shall be the board of management of the Fund, and shall determine amounts for each project and for the value of each scholarship and the terms under which these are awarded.

5. The regulations above may be amended by the Council.

Standing Order

Committee of Management for the W.N. Thomas Tam Fund for Chinese Language Teaching and Learning Enhancement

The fund shall be administered by a committee set up by the Oriental Studies Board, comprising the chair of the Board ex officio who shall be the chair of the committee; the Shaw Professor of Chinese ex officio; and two further members appointed by the Oriental Studies Board, to be appointed by the faculty board for three years and capable of reappointment.

The duties of the committee shall be:

(a) to make or recommend grants in support of Chinese language teaching and learning development in the University; to make or recommend grants to students participating in language courses in China as an integral part of their degree requirements; to make or recommend travel grants to candidates offering Chinese in the Honour School of Oriental Studies; and to make other grants for purposes connected with the advancement of the study of the Chinese language within the University.

(b) to produce an annual report on the activities of the committee to send to the Board.

The committee shall be empowered to make grants of up to £600 provided that such grants are reported to the next meeting of the board. For grants of over £600 the committee shall submit recommendations for the board’s approval.

Any surplus income remaining in the funds over and above that awarded for the foregoing purposes shall at the discretion of the board either be carried forward for expenditure in a subsequent year or be applied to support the advancement of the study of the Chinese language in the University.

Committee Members

  • Professor Mark Smith
  • Professor Barend ter Haar
  • Mr Shio-Yun Kan
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