The Oxford Martin School has opened its latest round of research funding, inviting expressions of interest for research into technologies that create solutions for the major challenges of the 21st century.
This internal funding call, open to permanently contracted researchers and senior fellows across the University of Oxford, will support the development and implementation of technological solutions. Adopting a broad definition of ‘technology’, the School encourages adventurous or risky ideas that might not easily be funded by other means, and that require an interdisciplinary approach.
“Our founder, James Martin, believed in the incredible potential of technology to help humanity overcome the challenges of the coming decades,” said Dr Ella Adlen, Research and Programmes Manager at the Oxford Martin School.
James Martin, believed in the incredible potential of technology to help humanity overcome the challenges of the coming decades
“The scope of this funding call is broad, which we hope will encourage creative proposals across the disciplinary spectrum. We are interested in research into novel solutions-focused technologies, as well as research that addresses the barriers to their deployment or adoption: in other words, the enabling conditions that are required to make a major positive difference.”
Eligible researchers who wish to discuss potential proposals prior to the development of a formal expression of interest are welcome to contact Dr Adlen, who can also offer assistance with building partnerships across the University.
It is anticipated that the Oxford Martin School will contribute up to a total of £1 million per project over a period of two to five years. The deadline for Expressions of Interest is 5pm on Monday 11th November 2019.