John Fell Fund
This is a University of Oxford fund intended to foster creativity and a proactive approach to research opportunities in all subject areas, and particularly interdisciplinary fields. It will make seed corn and start-up grants, and provide funds to stimulate applications to external funding bodies.
The John Fell Fund has three termly rounds of Main and Small Award applications.
Applications can be made for any of the following purposes:
b) Early career researcher
c) Other academic activities
d) Research facilitators
e) Support related to bids for external funding
f) Strategic investment in research assets
In addition, the Medical Sciences Division is allocated a separate annual funding stream; this is used to support Divisional strategic initiatives.
There is more information about the John Fell Fund available on the Research Services website.
For information on eligibility, please see Research Services website.
All applications to the John Fell Fund must be submitted online via the Internal Research Award Management System (IRAMS). To progress to the next stage, applications must be approved by the department before the deadline.
- The Divisional John Fell Fund review committee consists of 10 senior academics from across the Division and is chaired by the Deputy Head of Division (Research). This committee reviews, scores and ranks proposals.
- The Division then makes recommendations to the University John Fell Fund Committee. Small Award applications are dealt with by the Chair of the University Fell Fund Committee by Chair’s action. Main Award applications are considered alongside applications from all Divisions and service departments at the termly University Fell Fund Committee meetings.
- The John Fell Fund administration (located in Research Support) provides letters to each applicant on the outcome oF their application and deal with the administration of awards, including extensions to awards and reporting.
Applications, scores and reviewer comments may be shared with other internal University panels to ensure maximum value for money.
Please see the University John Fell Fund website for termly deadlines for Main and Small Award applications. Your department may have an internal process ahead of the advertised deadline so please check their procedure before you start writing your application.
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Chair: Professor Gail Hayward
Secretary: Adelyn Wise
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Professor Richard Gibbons (WIMM)
Professor Gail Hayward (Primary Care Health Sciences)
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Professor Jemma Hopewell (Population Health)
Dr Kassim Javaid (NDORMS)
Dr Susannah Murphy (Psychiatry)
Dr Francis Szele (DPAG)
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