In 2008 the Gerda Henkel Foundation provided a fund for the award of scholarships to postgraduate students at Queen’s College, University of Oxford. The Florey European Studentships, which is the broader scheme under which the Gerda Henkel award is made, were originally established at the end of the 1960s and named after Nobel-prizewinner and former head of the college, Lord Howard Florey. They were awarded with the aim of enabling outstandingly talented young scientists from European countries outside Great Britain and Ireland to study and carry out research at Queen’s College. The scholarships were temporarily suspended for financial reasons in the mid-1980s but the grant programme was reinstituted in 2007, and five doctoral awards have since been funded by partner institutions from mainland Europe — including two, in the fields of history and the history of art, funded by the Gerda Henkel Foundation.
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