Purpose of fellowship
Proposals are sought from Oxford researchers to facilitate new, or develop existing, relationships with external partners that further the reach and significance of research in all humanities disciplines at Oxford. The range of possible knowledge exchange activities and partners is deliberately broad; it is up to the applicant to make the case that what is proposed enhances their research, benefits the external partner(s), and has the potential to continue after the end of the Fellowship. All previous fellows have project descriptions on the TORCH website.
Up to £12k is available to support each fellow
This may include buyout of teaching, either as one term or pro rata across several terms, and/or hourly paid research or teaching assistance, and/or justified project expenses up to total of £12k. An early-career option is also available for those who submitted their thesis no more than five years prior to the start of the KE Fellowship. The early-career fellowship will award up to a 0.3FTE staff contract at grade 7.1 (pro rata) plus £2000 project expenses. All funds awarded must be spent by 31 July 2022 with events, workshops, travel etc. to be completed before this deadline.
How to apply | Guideline document
Applications are made using the IRAMS online form. Please provide your external partner’s name, email, and, where applicable, the name of the organisation as a collaborator. The budget tab must be completed with an estimate of all costs; the staff contract cost for early-career researchers should be included at £9000. Ineligible costs include overheads or indirect/estates costs or equivalent ‘bench fees’, books, general office supplies, and computer hardware.
Applications will be submitted online and must then be approved by your faculty through the IRAMS approval system. Please discuss your application in advance with your Research Director and/or Head of Administration and Finance.
Queries and surgeries
Applicants with questions regarding the scheme or application process, including queries relating to eligibility, should email firstname.lastname@example.org for further advice and assistance.
For those who want advice on how to structure their application Wes Williams, Abigail Williams, Victoria McGuinness, and Andrew Fairweather-Tall will be offering bookable 20 minutes slots. Please email Barbara Zweifel on email@example.com to book a slot
Michaelmas Term | Week 1 | Monday, 11 October 2021 | 12:00 noon
Online via IRAMS (SSO) webform only