Knowledge Exchange Fellowship 2020 - 2021

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Humanities Knowledge Exchange Fellowship Scheme

Application deadline: Monday 30 June 2020 |  12:00 noon

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 £11k 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 £11k. 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 a one-day a week staff contract at grade 7.1 (pro rata) plus £2000 project expenses. Funds awarded must be spent by 31 July 2021 with all events, workshops, travel etc. to be completed before this deadline.

How to apply: 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 for further advice and assistance.

For those who want advice on how to structure their application Andrew Fairweather-Tall, Victoria McGuinness, and Wes Williams will be offering bookable 20 minutes slots. Please email to book a slot please email.


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Application deadline:        Monday 30 June 2020  |  12:00 noon

Application submission:   Online via IRAMS (SSO) webform only