John Fell Fund winners announced

The Department is delighted to announce the latest recipients of the John Fell Oxford University Press Research Fund.

The scheme is an internal research fund financed by Oxford University Press and can be used in a variety of ways to stimulate and sustain research.

The most recent beneficiaries of the Fund are:

Dr Seunghoon Chae (DPIR) and Dr Noah Bacine (CESS) - “Do Wars Build States?” – their research analyses the effect of conflict on contributions to the state and argues that states in fact continue to reap the benefits of higher revenues in post-conflict periods.

Noah and I feel grateful to be awarded the John Fell Fund (JFF) for our project, which seeks to investigate this age-old question using lab experiments. 

“After testing the validity of our novel methodological approach through the JFF’s pump-priming scheme, we hope to further expand our research question to examine how different conflict environments shape wars’ impact on state-building.”

Dr Seunghoon Chae

Dr Eli Gateva - "Promoting and Safeguarding Democracy: Does the EU matter?" – her research offers a systematic comparative analysis of EU democracy promotion and safeguarding across EU member states and enlargement countries, challenging the notion that the Union can only have an impact on democratic reforms before accession.

I am delighted to have been awarded a John Fell grant. It will give me the opportunity to conduct fieldwork in seven countries and advance my research agenda.”
Dr Eli Gateva

Dr Sascha Riaz - "Does Interethnic Contact Reduce Prejudice? Evidence from Public Swimming Pools" – his research examines the political effects of exposure to ethnic diversity in public social spaces.

The John Fell Oxford University Press Research Fund makes available outright grants, underwriting, or loans. Awards can be made for pump-priming, to support early career researchers, for networks, collaborations and partnerships, to support bids for external funding, and for strategic investment in research assets. 

For more information, please consult the University of Oxford’s John Fell Fund web page.