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The Social Sciences Division have received funding for a number of Knowledge Exchange Fellowships for the 2018-19 academic year, from the Higher Education Innovation Fund.

Social Sciences KE Fellowships - Business and Industry

This scheme is open to social sciences researchers from the University of Oxford.

Expressions of Interest are sought over the summer for a new knowledge exchange scheme to support the development of mutually beneficial partnerships, with Business and Industry.

The aim of the pilot is develop our understanding of how best to work with Business and Industry and advance the application of our innovative social sciences research to address key industrial challenges.

The funding can either be used to enable researchers to spend time in a business or industry setting or to support two way mutual exchange.

The maximum amount per Fellowship award is £25K. Funding can be spent between 01 October 2018 and 31 July 2019. No extensions will be possible. This funding is not for primary research.

How to apply

Expression of Interest Form (Word)

Call for Expressions of Interest (PDF)

Submit an Expression of Interest using this form and return this via your departmental research support officer/facilitator or departmental administrator to impact@socsci.ox.ac.uk by 5pm, 20  July 2018.

After an initial review, eligible EOI’s will be invited to submit full-stage applications, which will be due in September 2018 (exact timing TBC).

If you would like support with your EOI, or to discuss business engagement or partnership opportunities more generally, please contact Esther Brown (Head of Business Engagement and Partnerships for Social Sciences and Humanities)esther.brown@socsci.ox.ac.uk.

For queries about the application process, please contact impact@socsci.ox.ac.uk.

Social Sciences KE Fellowships - Public and Community

This scheme is open to social sciences researchers from the University of Oxford.

Expressions of Interest are sought for a new knowledge exchange scheme to support the development of mutually beneficial partnerships between researchers and the public and communities. This scheme aims to:

  • Enable Fellows to develop skills and shape best practice in public and community engagement
  • Raise the profile and recognition of public engagement with research
  • Develop partnerships with Oxford’s local communities and communities elsewhere around the world
  • Create positive impacts through working together with communities and members of the public

These Fellowships are aimed at researchers who would like to work closely with individuals, groups, young people and their families who do not have a formal relationship with a university, or with groups that have been established to support a particular community or cause. Partners might include: community groups, youth groups, special interest groups, community-led initiatives, charities and NGOs, social enterprises, local authorities and other public bodies.

Fellowships can either be outgoing (researchers spending time going out to work closely with partners) or incoming (public/community representatives spending time at Oxford) or mutual exchange

The maximum amount per Fellowship award is £25K. Funding can be spent between 01 October 2018 and 31 July 2019. No extensions will be possible. This funding is not for primary research.

How to apply

Expression of Interest Form (Word)

Call for Expressions of Interest (PDF)

Submit an Expression of Interest using this form and return this via your departmental research support officer/facilitator or departmental administrator to impact@socsci.ox.ac.uk by 5pm, 20  July 2018.

After an initial review, eligible EOI’s will be invited to submit full-stage applications, which will be due in September 2018 (exact timing TBC).

If you would like support with public engagement plans, or have any queries about the application process, please contact impact@socsci.ox.ac.uk.