Call Now Open: TORCH New Networks Michaelmas Term 2019

Applications for TORCH New Networks are now open for Michaelmas Term 2019.

Each academic term The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH) sponsors the creation and/or development of up to three multi- or interdisciplinary research networks by providing a venue, funding, a web presence and publicity. Funding will ordinarily be up to £2,500. Funding is for one year (renewable for a further year on application after first year).


Applicants may also apply for funds from the John Fell Fund. Network funding can be used for purposes relating to the network only.

TORCH does not seek to set agendas in terms of the choice of research theme or prospective range of activities, nor does it set an initial threshold for the size of a new network. Indeed, we welcome innovative applications that will enable small groups of scholars to create new networks and introduce research agendas that will develop during the course of the year(s) that they are based at the Centre. Priority will be given to cross-disciplinary projects that aim to leave a lasting research legacy in the form of generating self-sustaining networks, publications, knowledge-exchange programmes, and/or grant applications.

Further details including eligibility criteria and information about how to apply can be found here.