AHRC-TORCH Graduate Fund 2020-21

We are excited to open the AHRC-TORCH Graduate Fund 2020-21 for applications. The Fund supports interdisciplinary student-led projects and offers three funding streams this year:

  • Interdisciplinary Conference (2 awards of up to £1,500)
  • Public Engagement with Research Project (3 awards of up to £1,000)
  • Podcast Series (3 awards of up to £500)


Current graduate students are invited to apply; the lead applicant(s) must be a doctoral student, with masters students welcome to apply as co-applicants. Applicants must be from two different disciplines with the lead applicant from a humanities faculty at Oxford.


An information sessions concerning the Fund and interactive workshops providing additional guidance on preparing applications will be held via TEAMS on Thursday, 29 October and Monday, 16 November at 3pm. You can register for these workshops here. More details on the Fund, including the application form and guidelines, can be found here. The deadline to submit applications this term is 20 November 2020 at 12pm (noon) and applicants will be notified of the outcome via email by the end of Week 10 (18 December 2020).


We are also recruiting graduate students at all stages in their studies to join our Student Peer Review College (SPRC), which serves to assess the anonymised applications to the Graduate Fund. This peer review process ensures that the Fund is fairly allocated based on the criteria applied to all of the projects that we receive. Training as well as evaluation materials will be given to all members of the SPRC ahead of the Graduate Fund application deadline, so no previous experience in peer review is required. The review process will not be time intensive and enables members of the SPRC to complete their reviews remotely at the end of Michealmas term. The SPRC training session will be held at 3:00pm on 13st November via TEAMS, and you can register for this here.


If you have any questions concerning the AHRC-TORCH Graduate Fund or Student Peer Review College please do not hesitate to contact the Graduate Project Coordinators at gradprojects@humanities.ox.ac.uk and consult https://www.torch.ox.ac.uk/graduate-opportunities.