The TORCH Medieval Studies Research Network invites applications for small grants to support conferences, workshops, and other forms of collaborative research activity organised by students at postgraduate (whether MSt or DPhil) or postdoctoral level from across the Humanities Division at the University of Oxford.
The activity should take place in Oxford at any time between April 2016 and January 2017. The closing date for applications is Friday of Week 4 of Michaelmas Term (6 November 2015).
Grants given are likely to be of the order of a few hundred pounds, though we welcome applications for any amount, up to a maximum of £500. Recipients will be required to supply a report after the event for the TORCH Medieval Studies blog.
Applicants will be responsible for all administrative aspects of the activity, including formulating the theme and intellectual rationale, devising the format, and, depending on the type of event, inviting speakers and/or issuing a Call for Papers, organising the schedule, and managing the budget, promotion and advertising. Some administrative support may be available through TORCH to assist with publicity, catering and, subject to availability, free room booking in Radcliffe Humanities.
Informal enquiries may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org