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Oxford Medieval Studies Grants

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1) General Grants

The TORCH Oxford Medieval Studies Programme invites applications for small grants to support conferences, workshops, and other forms of collaborative research activity organised by scholars at postgraduate (whether MSt or DPhil) and/or early career postdoctoral level from across the Humanities Division at the University of Oxford.

The theme chosen for this upcoming round of applications is “Humanities and Identities” (TORCH Headlines Series 2017). The activity should take place in Oxford at any time between January 2017 and December 2017.

2) Postgraduate Workshop Grant

Oxford Medieval Studies is looking for volunteers (DPhil students and/or postdoctoral level) to organize a one-afternoon workshop for Oxford postgraduate students in 0th week of Hilary Term 2017. The theme will be “Humanities and Identities” (TORCH Headlines Series 2017 - but it could be suitably narrowed down to a more specific – albeit still interdisciplinary – topic. The preferred format would be a series of ten-minute presentations with plenty of time for discussion. Speakers should range across disciplines and could be students or established scholars.


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 subject to availability.

The closing date for applications is Friday of Week 4 of Michaelmas Term 2016 (4 November).

Applications should be submitted to using the grant application form (see ). Applications submitted in other formats or after the deadline will not be considered.

Informal enquiries may be directed to

The Oxford Medieval Studies Programme is sponsored by The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH):

Twitter: @OxMedStud

For examples of past winners, see