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We are pleased to launch a new round of funding for research programmes

Theme: Great Transitions 

This part of the early 21st century is a time of ‘Great Transitions’. Our ability to navigate these transitions successfully, harvesting the opportunities in the fields of science, technology and policy, as much as steering a course through the risks, will be crucial to our common future. The Oxford Martin School has therefore decided to launch its new research call under the overarching theme of ‘Great Transitions’. 

We invite Expressions of Interest on researchable questions into four of these:

  • Digital /AI Horizons - Normative Frontiers
  • Transition to the Post-Carbon Society
  • Zoonoses and Pandemics
  • African Futures


It is essential that applicants be in a permanent or long-term (five-years plus) research post in the University. Please be aware of your Department or Faculty’s policies; if you are not eligible to apply for research funding as a Principal Investigator in your own name, you are not eligible to submit an Expression of Interest.

At this stage we are interested in the subject to be researched, approach to be taken, and your suitability to lead this. If we decide to request a full proposal, we will then need more details of the research, the timetable and the team.

Open House meetings

The School will host an Open House meeting on each theme. We hope that each session will prove a valuable opportunity to explore, in an open-minded forum, possible research programmes, meet and exchange ideas with potential collaborators, and to deepen understanding of the School and its funding process. We strongly encourage all interested in applying to attend.

  • 12th January: Zoonoses and Pandemics
  • 24th January: Digital /AI Horizons - Normative Frontiers
  • 26th January: The Transition to the Post-Carbon Society
  • 1st February: African Futures

Register for Open House meetings

The deadline for Expressions of Interest is 5pm on 28 February 2017


Application documents

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