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Win an Oxford Sparks animation

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Oxford Sparks are offering one research group the chance to make an animation with them for free. Just fill out this simple form by 5pm Friday 17 November 2017.

What's included?

You'll get the full Oxford Sparks treatment, which includes: a two minute animation produced on your research in the Oxford Sparks style, a teaching resources pack designed for secondary science teachers related to the animation, and promotion of the animation via our social media channels (which could also include doing a Facebook live interview/event).

How does it work?

Read this.

This animation is currently scheduled to be produced starting April 2018, for completion by July 2018. A full schedule will be provided once details are confirmed.

Please note that if you would like to include any recruitment messages for a study featured in the animation it will be your responsibility to ensure the appropriate ethics approval is obtained.

How do I apply?

Fill in this short form by 5pm Friday 17 November


Researchers based in departments within the MPLS or Medical Sciences Divisions at the University of Oxford are eligible. Science is seen as part of culture and society so many researchers from Social Sciences or the Humanities will be eligible - it just needs to be related to science. For example this could include the history of science or mathematics, archaeology, ethics in relation to medicine and technology, and lots more - if in doubt just get in touch.

At least one researcher at post-doctoral level or higher will need to commit to being a named lead contact throughout the process (see above) and you will need to have confirmation that your group leader is supportive. DPhil students and support staff can be involved in the process.

Selection criteria

A researcher/group will be selected by representatives from the Oxford Sparks Advisory Group based on how well they describe their research, their enthusiasm for the project and how they would use their animation in the future.

For more information please click here.

Apply by 5pm Friday 17 November