This scheme provides full funding for a three year full-time fellowship.

Applicants must be within three years of the award of their doctorate and they must be a UK or EEA national, or have completed a doctorate at a UK university, or have a strong prior association with the UK academic community.  The scheme is not open to applicants who hold or have held a permanent university post.  The applicant must already be of postdoctoral status at the time when the Research Awards Committee meets. Applicants who expect to have had their viva by 1 April 2022, are eligible for consideration, but will have to withdraw their application if the examination is not completed on time.

The primary emphasis is on completion of a significant piece of publishable research. Applicants who wish to apply for this funding through the Oxford Law Faculty must secure the support of a senior member of the Faculty as a mentor/supervisor. While the fellowship funding will allow for independent research, both the funder and the Faculty require the Fellow to have a mentor to discuss project progress and wider academic life in general on a regular basis.

The application has a two-stage application process, round one has an October deadline and then some applicants will be invited to submit a round two application in February/March. Successful applicants would start their fellowship between 1st September 2022 (at earliest) and 1st January 2023 (at latest). 

Outline Stage 2021-2022

Faculty EOI: 1 September 2021 by email for the attention of Karen Eveleigh at research@law.ox.ac.uk 

Faculty 1st draft review: 10 September 2021

Research Services deadline: 7 October 2021

Deadline for Applicants (incl. Referee Statement & Organisation Approval): 14 October 2021

Result of Outline Stage Announcement - January 2022

Full guidelines are available on the British Academy website.