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Knowledge Exchange Fellowships 2017-2018

Proposals are sought from Oxford researchers to facilitate new, or develop existing, relationships with external partners that further the reach and significance of research in all humanities disciplines at Oxford. The range of possible knowledge exchange activities and partners is deliberately broad; it is up to the applicant to make the case that what is proposed enhances their research, benefits the external partner(s), and has the potential to continue after the end of the Fellowship. All previous fellows have project descriptions on the TORCH website here:

The fellowship will provide up to £10,000 to support projects from 1 September 2017 to 31 July 2018. This may include buyout of up to one-term of teaching taken either as one-term or pro rata across the year 2017-2018, and/or hourly paid research or teaching assistance, and/or similar justified project expenses up to total of £10k. An early-career option is also available for those who submitted their thesis no more than five years prior to 31 July 2017. The early-career fellowship will award a one-day a week staff contract at grade 7.1 (£31,076 pro rata) plus £2000 project expenses. All applicants must be an employee of the collegiate university with an academic post until at least 31 July 2018, must have approval from a faculty or department, AND, in the case of early-career applicants, agreement from their line-manager or Senior Tutor to be released from their current post to undertake the fellowship.

Please note the number of fellowships available for award will depend on a current review of HEIF funding priorities.

On-line application guidelines can be viewed here.

The online application form can be accessed here.

Application opening:         Monday, 08 May 2017 

Application closing:            12 noon on Thursday 29 June 2017

Application submission:     Online via webform only

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Application surgeries

For those who want advice on how to structure their application Kirsten Shepherd-Barr and Andrew Fairweather-Tall will be offering bookable 20 minutes slots on the following dates. These are:

Monday, 22 May: 11:00 – 13.00

Friday,     26 May: 14:00 – 16:00

To book a slot or to arrange a conversation, please email

For future application dates please email: