We currently have an open call for research on technological solutions and their barriers. We are pleased to announce that we are expanding this call to include another competition, to fund a single Oxford Martin School Programmet that is 100% compliant with the UK’s Official Development Assistance (ODA).
This competition, which is funded by Oxford University Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Quality Related (QR) research funds, will run in parallel with our main call, with an extended deadline for Expressions of Interest of 5pm on Monday 18th November 2019 for both calls. The theme and criteria for the ODA-eligible follow-on call are the same as for our main call.
If you wish to submit an expression of interest for the follow-on call, we request that you provide a short (maximum of four pages) description of the proposed research, statement of ODA eligibility, and a short CV for each proposed Lead Researcher. Most projects funded by the School have more than one Lead Researcher from different Departments. Whilst we are particularly interested to receive expressions of interest from consortia that span different divisions, this is not a requirement.
Any project submitted that is 100% ODA-eligible will be considered for funding for the GCRF QR call in addition to the main call. We anticipate that we will fund up to 3 projects that may or may not be ODA-eligible and 1 project that must be ODA-eligible.
The proposals will be considered by the Management Committee of the Oxford Martin School.
Requests for full proposals will be issued in mid-December. The deadline for full proposals will be in early February, and it is hoped that final decisions will be made in March. It is envisaged that the research teams would start work in Michaelmas term 2020.
This award, worth up to £1 million for a single project, will be given via GCRF Quality-Related Oxford University funds. As well as the criteria detailed above, we require the research to be 100% ODA compliant.
Only research directly and primarily relevant to the problems of developing countries may be counted as ODA. This includes research into tropical diseases and developing crops designed for developing country conditions. The DAC list shows all countries and territories eligible to receive ODA. These consist of all low and middle income countries based on gross national income (GNI) per capita as published by the World Bank.