Funding Deadlines

All funding applications must be submitted via the Department and approved in advance by the Research Support Team. If you would like to make a grant application please contact Anita Jassi. Please remember that we need at least four working weeks* to process applications. This timeframe is designed to enable us to help you put together a well-prepared, competitive application and properly costed budget, as well as meeting University requirements.

*Internal deadlines for application schemes vary depending on the sponsor and the scheme.

If members of the Department wish to be named on applications made through other departments or institutions they must discuss this with the Department first and get approval, even if you do not think there will be any costs involved (Please contact Anita Jassi).

PLEASE  NOTE: Some Department deadlines have been brought forward due to University closures and staff leave during holiday periods (for example, if you are interested in applying for any funding scheme with a January deadline you must contact the RST by the beginning of December at the latest).

Open-ended funding schemes with no application deadlines:

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OPEN Fellowships

Applications are welcomed from University of Oxford researchers from any discipline. 


This University-wide competitive knowledge exchange scheme is designed to support the development of mutually beneficial partnerships between researchers and policymakers.
As governments come under increasing pressure for political accountability, there is an increased demand for evidence-based policy derived from the insights of 'expert' research.


Fellowships can be outgoing (researchers spending time with an external organisation related to policy) or incoming (with policymakers spending time at Oxford) or a mutual exchange. Fellowship holders will receive peer support and guidance before, throughout, and after the project as part of a cohort of Fellows.


There is a total of £100k for this scheme. The maximum amount per fellowship award is £25k. Funding can be spent between 1 November 2019 and 31 July 2020. No extensions will be possible. This funding is not for primary research.


For more information visit the Social Sciences website 

30/08/19

30/09/19

Social Sciences KE Fellowships- Business and Industry

This knowledge exchange scheme is intended to support the development of mutually beneficial partnerships with business and industry. The aim is to advance the application of our social sciences and humanities research to address key industrial challenges.


Proposals for Business and Industry Fellowships can be outgoing, which involves an academic spending time working closely with/embedded in an external business or industry organisation over a period of 6-9 months. Or, they can be incoming, with a partner from a business or industry organisation working closely with/embedded in the University over a period of 6-9 months. A mutual exchange is also possible.External partners could include: Private sector organisations, small and medium enterprises (SMEs), social enterprises, industry bodies, or other industrial network organisations. 


The maximum amount per Fellowship award is £25k. Funding can be spent between 1 November 2019 and 31 July 2020. No extensions will be possible. This funding is not for primary research. 
For more information visit the Social Sciences website 

30/08/19

30/09/19

Social Sciences KE Fellowships- Public and Community 

This knowledge exchange scheme is intended to support the development of mutually beneficial partnerships between researchers, the public and communities. 

These Fellowships are aimed at researchers who would like to work closely with individuals, groups, young people and their families who do not have a formal relationships with a university, or with groups that have been established to support a particular community or cause. Partners might include community groups, youth groups, special interest groups, community led initiatives, charities and NGOs, social enterprises, local authorities and other public bodies. 
Fellowships can either be outgoing (researchers spending time going out to work closely with partners) or incoming (public/community representatives spending time at Oxford) or mutual exchange. 


The maximum amount per Fellowship award is £25k. Funding can be spent between 1 November 2019 and 31 July 2020. No extensions will be possible. This funding is not for primary research.


For more information visit the Social Sciences website

30/08/19

30/09/2019

British Academy Writing Workshops

The Writing Workshops programme aims to further collaborative links between researchers in the UK and in the Global South, and promote the uptake of research emanating from the Global South in academic journals. Through this programme, the British Academy aims to encourage and support early career researchers in ODA eligible countries to publish in high impact journals in the fields of the humanities and the social sciences, and enable them to build connections with academics and journal editors based in the UK and elsewhere.

Awards are set at a maximum of £20,000. Funding must be used in the direct delivery of the workshops, and can cover travel and related expenses, subsistence costs, clerical assistance and consumables, networking, meeting and/or conference costs.

The lead applicant must be based at a UK university or eligible research institute, and be of postdoctoral or above status (or have equivalent research experience). The lead applicant must either be in a permanent position at the institution or have a fixed-term position for the duration of the award. Each application must have at least one co-applicant based in an ODA eligible country.

For more information please visit the website

04/10/2019

06/11/2019

Oxford Martin School: 2019/20 Call for Expressions of Interest

The Oxford Martin School invites Expressions of Interest for interdisciplinary research projects on novel or state-of-the-art technologies that create solutions for the major challenges of the 21st Century.

The OMS is looking for research projects that:

• develop novel or state-of-the-art technologies to address a major contemporary challenge.  
• provide novel ways of tackling barriers to the deployment, uptake or adoption of an innovative technological solution.  Such barriers might be economic, social or involve legal, regulatory or governance structures. 

Applications to the School usually include Lead Researchers from more than one Department and successful proposals are very likely to pull together novel combinations of researchers from different fields. 

The Oxford Martin School will contribute up to a total of £1 million per project over a period of two to five years.

More details on the call, including how to apply, are available here

11/10/2019

11/11/2019

The British Academy: Knowledge Frontiers - International Interdisciplinary Research Projects

The British Academy is inviting proposals from UK-based researchers in the humanities and social sciences wishing to develop international interdisciplinary projects in collaboration with colleagues from the natural, engineering and/or medical sciences, with a focus on hazard and risk, cultures of forecasting, and the meaning of resilience. Projects must involve at least one co-applicant from the natural, engineering and/or medical sciences.

Awards of 24 months in duration and up to £200,000 are available. The lead applicant must be a researcher from the humanities or social sciences, and be based at an eligible UK university or research institute. S/he must be of postdoctoral or above status (or have equivalent research experience).

Funding can be used to support research expenses and consumables; travel and subsistence; networking, meeting and conference costs; and research and/or clerical assistance.

For more information please visit the website

20/09/2019

23/10/2019

The British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship

This scheme provides funding to cover the costs of a 36 month fellowship at a host institution of your choosing. The purpose of this award is to enable the award holder to pursue an independent research project, towards the completion of a significant piece of publishable research.
 
Eligibility 
 
- Applicants must be supported by the UK host institution in which they wish to hold the Fellowship.
- Applicants must be within three years of the award of a doctorate.
- Applicants must be either a UK/EEA national, or have completed a doctorate at a UK university. Applicants who do not fall into one of these categories must demonstrate a 'strong prior association' with the UK academic community. This is typically gained through having been employed in a temporary capacity at a UK university for at least 12 months.

Awards support the salary of the Postdoctoral Fellow to work full-time on the Fellowship, small-scale research expenses (up to a maximum of £6,000), costs towards the time of a mentor (equivalent to one hour per month for the 36 months of the Fellowship) and the host institution's estates and indirect costs.
 
More information can be found on the website.
 
Please consult Postdoctoral Fellowhips webpage before applying.

Please refer to Postdoctoral Fellowships webpage

Outline stage TBC

Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowships

The scheme is open to early career researchers, with a research record but who have not yet held a full-time permanent academic post, to undertake a significant piece of publishable work.

The Trust will contribute 50% of each Fellow's total salary costs up to a max of £25,000 per year and the balance is to be paid by the host institution. Each Fellow may request annual research expenses of up to £6,000 per year to further his or her research activities.

Fellowships are tenable for 3 years on a full-time basis. Fellowship must commence between 1 September 2019 and 1 May 2020.

More information about the Fellowship can be found here

Please consult Postdoctoral Fellowships webpage before applying.

Please refer to Postdoctoral Fellowships webpage

28/02/2019

KE Seed Fund

This fund provides support for early-stage innovative knowledge exchange ideas. It can also add onto existing projects, to build or develop new KE around current activities, and support documenting case studies. Typically £2,000 to £4,000 per project available.

Applications are welcome at any time.  There are also two “gathered field” Deadlines by which applications will be considered (reviewed and decided) together, and potentially in competition.  Applications received within 3 weeks before a Deadline will be reviewed as part of that “gathered field”.  The next Deadlines are 2pm on Monday 28th January 2019, and 2pm on Wednesday 24th April 2019.

More information available on the website

open call

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ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowships

The ESRC has issued a call for its the Postdoctoral Fellowship scheme, run through Doctoral Training Partnerships and Centres for Doctoral Training.

The objective of this call is to provide support to those who are within 12 months of completing their PhD, to support them in consolidating their PhD, and preparing them for the next stage of their research careers.
Fellowships are held for one year and are due to start on 1 October 2019.

The total cost for each fellowship can include the following:
• Fellow’s salary costs
• Indirect costs
• Estate costs
• Up to £10,000 of other costs (to include costs such as mentoring costs, travel and subsistence, conference attendance, training, and fieldwork

More information about the Fellowship can be found here

Please consult Postdoctoral Fellowhips webpage before applying.

Please refer to Postdoctoral Fellowships webpage

22/03/2019

British Academy: Mid-Career Fellowships

Through this scheme The British Academy intends both to support outstanding individual researchers with excellent research proposals, and to promote public understanding and engagement with humanities and social sciences.

The aim of the scheme is to allow successful applicants to obtain time freed from normal teaching and administrative commitments. The time bought by the scheme should be devoted to the completion of a major piece of research, and the Academy will also look for evidence of a clear commitment to a strategy of public engagement with and communication of the results of the research during the period of the Fellowship. 

These Fellowships are awards to mid-career scholars employed at UK universities or other UK institutions of higher education who have already published works of intellectual distinction or have established a significant track record as an excellent communicator in their field, and who are normally within no more than 15 years from the award of their doctorate.

For further information on the fellowship please visit funder's website.

23/08/2019

18/09/2019

John Fell Fund

The John Fell OUP Research Fund is open to both academic and service units. All subject areas are encouraged to apply, and interdisciplinary and/or interdivisional projects are especially welcome.

Main awards

For main award applications (more than £7,500), you must hold a post that includes responsibility for developing your own research agenda. If you do not hold an academic post, but the department would support a research application to an external body in your name as principal investigator, then you will normally be eligible to apply.

Small awards

For small award applications (up to £7,500), the same rules apply as for main awards, except that the committee will also consider applications from an early career researcher employed by the collegiate University who aspires to an academic post or fellowship, but does not yet hold such a post, provided that the applicant has the support of their line manager.

For further information and detail regarding applications, please see the funder's website.

09/09/2019

09/10/2019

ESRC IAA | KE Dialogues Scheme

This scheme provides small grants (up to £2.5K) for events/meetings to bring together academics with non-academic stakeholders in meaningful and productive two-way discussions. These grants are intended as a first step in developing new collaborative relationships with non-academics that will, in turn, open up opportunities for new projects.

Examples of current ESRC funded work can be found here.

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Open Call

ESRC New Investigator Grants

New Investigator Grants form one element of our support for early career researchers and the scheme is specifically aimed at supporting those looking to make the transition to an independent researcher through managing their first major research project.

Grants ranging from £100,000 to £300,000 full Economic Cost (fEC) can be awarded.

Proposals are welcomed across the full disciplinary range of the social sciences and at the interface with the wider sciences, however the social sciences must represent at least 50 per cent of the research focus and effort.

For further information, please consult the funders website.

Please consult Postdoctoral Fellowhips webpage before applying.

 

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Note: The ESRC has bilateral agreements with several other European research funding agencies to facilitate collaborative research. Some schemes have deadlines, others are open-ended. Please see the information about bilateral agreements on the ESRC website.

Other  sources of information about funding opportunities:

ResearchProfessional.com (searchable database)

Research Services Office website: