Funding opportunities for Science-Humanities Collaboration: Studentships, Sabbaticals and KE Partnerships

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 15:00

This year The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH)’s headline series will focus on the relationship between the humanities and the sciences.

Thanks to generous funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, TORCH is offering joint doctoral studentships and paired research sabbaticals to enable science and humanities postholders in Oxford to develop joint research projects and to provide opportunities for outstanding doctoral students to conduct their research under the joint supervision of a scientist and a humanities scholar.

Pairs of postholders - one in the sciences, and one in the humanities - are invited to submit joint applications for a research project that will involve a pair of fully funded postgraduate students and/or joint applications for paired research sabbaticals.

TORCH is also inviting humanities researchers to submit applications to develop a Knowledge Exchange partnership with a public or private science organisation.

TORCH would like to showcase existing Oxford projects that intersect the disciplines, so please do get in touch if you have a project or event that you would like to promote, or develop, through the Humanities and Science series. Visit for information about how to apply and to find out more about the Humanities and Science series.

Please do get in touch with Stephen Tuck ( with any preliminary expressions of interest or direct any questions about the funding available to Victoria McGuinness ( 

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