Funder deadline: 5-Oct-2016
Research Services deadline: 28-Sep-2016 (-5)
Law Faculty deadline for first draft for review: 7-Sep-2016 (-18)
Law Faculty deadline for initial expression of interest: 31-Aug-2016 (-23)
To access the full guidelines you need to log into the British Academy's online application system eGap. These may not be released until August 2016, but the guidelines for last year's scheme are available in eGap.
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 February/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 or in the Social Sciences Division.
Read the scheme details on the British Academy website.