Graduate Opportunities


We support the work of graduate researchers by providing funding and development opportunities through the Graduate Fund, the Student Peer Review College, and the Public Engagement with Research Summer School.




Graduate Fund

This fund provides funding in three streams:

  • Interdisciplinary Graduate Conferences (2 awards of up to £1,500)
  • Public Engagement with Research Projects (3 awards of up to £1,000)
  • Podcasts (3 awards of up to £500)

The Graduate Fund is open to current graduate researchers. The lead applicant must be a DPhil researcher from within the Humanities Division but master’s students and post-doctoral researchers are welcome to apply as co-applicants.

The fund is open for applications in Michaelmas term each year (October-December). Notification of the next call for applications will be posted in the ‘opportunities’ tab.

More information can found be in the application guidelines.


Student Peer Review College

The Student Peer Review College is comprised of current graduate researchers and students and evaluates all applications to the Graduate Fund, which have been anonymised for unbiased consideration. The SPRC runs in Michaelmas each term alongside the Graduate Fund.

Notifications for the next round of recruitment will be posted in the 'opportunities' tab.


Public Engagement with Research Summer School

The Public Engagement with Research Summer School is a 5-day programme of skills workshops, lectures, and small group sessions designed to give participants the skills to integrate public engagement into their research.

Participation is free and open to DPhil and Early Career Researchers from Oxford, Cambridge, and the Open University.

The Summer School runs each year at the end of Trinity term. Notifications for the next call for applications will be posted in the ‘opportunities’ tab.


2020-21 Organisers

Francesca Kaes

Glenn Cahilly-Bretzin

Damian Maher


For any queries, email:

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