Great Transitions

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The Oxford Martin School invites Expressions of Interest by 5pm on 28 February 2017 on researchable questions in the areas of:

  • Digital /AI Horizons - Normative Frontiers
  • Transition to the Post-Carbon Society
  • Zoonoses and Pandemics
  • African Futures

This is primarily a partnership scheme: the School will give preference to proposals which are able to demonstrate a commitment and ability to secure matching and other funds, although the School will actively work with successful applicants to achieve this. We anticipate that the Oxford Martin School will contribute up to a total of £1 million per project over a period of two to five years.


 Open House meetings

The School will host an Open House meeting on each theme and hope that each session will prove a valuable opportunity to explore, in an open-minded forum, possible research programmes, meet and exchange ideas with potential collaborators, and to deepen understanding of the School and its funding process. The School strongly encourages all interested in applying to attend (register).


12 January 5pm-6.30pm: Zoonoses and Pandemics

24 January 5pm-6.30pm: Digital / AI Horizons - Normative Frontiers

26 January 5pm-6.30pm: The Transition to the Post-Carbon Society

1 February 5pm-6.30pm: African Futures


Please submit Expressions of Interest to Claire Jordan,

Requests for full proposals will be issued in mid-March, May 10th will be the deadline for full proposals, and it is hoped that final decisions will be made in June. It is envisaged that the first research teams would start work in Michaelmas term 2017.

If you have queries, please contact Claire Jordan,

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