Scheme Opens - 23 August 2017
Law Faculty deadline for initial expression of interest: 11 Sep 2017 (-27)
Law Faculty deadline for first draft for review: 25 Sep 2017 (-17)
Research Services deadline: 11 Oct 2017 (-5) - to be confirmed
Deadline for Applicants (incl. referee statement) 18 October 2017
Deadline for Institutional Approval - 19 October 2017
Result of Outline Stage Announcement - end of January 2018
Second Stage 2017-18
Scheme Opens - early February 2018
Deadline for Applicants March 2018
Result of Outline Stage Announcement - end of May 2018
Full guidelines are on the British Academy's website.
The scheme opens on Flexi-Grant (the new online applications system) on 23rd August.
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 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 are invited to submit a round two application in March. Successful applicants would start their fellowship the following September or October.
The Law Faculty is able to support applications to this scheme from legal researchers currently in Oxford, or elsewhere in the UK or outside the UK. Since all applications need to be supported by a senior member of the Faculty (a Professor or Associate Professor), potential applicants should first make contact with potential mentors. If this is not possible then the Research Facilitator, Karen Eveleigh, may be able to help to link applicants with mentors. Applicants should remember that it may be more difficult to make contact with potential mentors during the summer and so they should start this process as early as possible.
Workshops and briefings on this scheme are generally held in the early summer in the Law Faculty and in the Social Sciences Division.