Oxford University Torch Graduate Fund 2017-2018 - Studycor

Oxford University Torch Graduate Fund 2017-2018



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End Date: July 31, 2018

Oxford University - Radcliffe Humanities Building

During the Michaelmas term each year, the AHRC-TORCH Graduate Fund hosts two doctoral students from within different faculties in the Humanities Division at Oxford University.

Proposals for this program are assessed by the Student Peer Review College and the Humanities Graduate Studies Committee. Projects will be assessed and evaluated based on several key components. These include the intellectual purpose of the conference or PER project, a realistic budget, the overall plan and programming, outcomes, how the project will raise the profile of the Humanities division, and demonstrated interdisciplinary benefit.

The program is open to two lead applicants along with additional contributors from various career stages and other divisions, if so desired. Each lead applicant’s supervisor must provide written support of the project, ensuring that the project will not interfere with other academic commitments.

Applicants may visit and complete the online application form and return it to gradprojects@humanities.ox.ac.uk. Students will be required to submit a variety of components in addition to the online application form. This includes a project proposal, which should be a maximum of 750 words and explain the purpose, plan, programming, and desired outcomes or impact of the project.

Applications should also include a detailed budget for the proposed project. This budget should indicate whether any other funding has already been (or will be) secured. Applicants should also submit a research benefit statement (around 250 words) stating how the project will benefit their academic research. A partner benefit statement will need to be submitted as well, in no more than 250 words, demonstrating how a partner organization would benefit from the project. This should be written in conjunction with the partner organization.

All applications must be received by November 13, 2017. All applicants are notified of their decisions by week 10 of the Michaelmas term. Applicants should indicate acceptance within seven working days. Recipients of the award will promote their projects through the TORCH website as well as through the use of rooms within the Radcliffe Humanities Building, if required. At the end of the program, students will be required to produce a blog post about the project. Al projects must be completed no later than July 31, 2018.

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