20 FEBRUARY 1959, Page 22

TRAVEL GRANTS TO THE US SIR,—Under the Ford Foundation/English-Speaking Union

Travel Grant Programme, applications are now being invited from young businessmen, prefer- ably aged between twenty-eight and thirty-eight, for awards in this category.

These grants are primarily intended for those who would not normally have an opportunity to visit the United States. The holder is left free to travel widely, and so meet Americans in various walks of life, thus getting to know the country's traditions, customs, and ways of thought.

While it is hoped that the holder will, on return, speak and write frankly on his experiences and so foster better understanding by clearing up mis- apprehensions and refuting misconceptions, he will be under no obligation to grant interviews, lecture or broadcast during his travels in the United States. He may, however, do so if he wishes.

Further particulars may be obtained from the Secre- tary at the address below.—Yours faithfully, F. J. FOGARTY Director-General, English-Speaking Union 37 Charles Street, W I