Oxford Martin School

The Oxford Martin School supports interdisciplinary projects on novel or state-of-the-art technologies that create solutions for the major challenges of the 21st century.  Their remit covers areas of environment, health, society and economics.

Applications usually include lead researchers from more than one department and successful proposals pull together novel combinations of researchers from different fields.

2023 Round

The Oxford Martin School will make a new round of grants available in 2023. We are now seeking short Expressions of Interest from eligible academics as the first stage of our selection process. Shortlisted candidates will be requested to submit a full proposal.

Proposals should address one or both of the themes below:

  • The development of state-of-the art innovations to address a major contemporary challenge. We take a broad view of innovation but see it as a real-world implementation of a new idea, method or device. We welcome informal enquiries about potential proposals before the development of an EoI.
  • The development of novel ways to remove barriers to the deployment, adoption or effectiveness of important innovations. Such barriers might be economic, cultural, social or involve legal or governance constraints.

Applications to the Oxford Martin School usually include Directors from more than one Department. The OMS is particularly interested to receive expressions of interest from consortia that span different divisions, though this is not a requirement.

All prospective applicants are encouraged to read the application guidelines and discuss their project with the School’s Research and Programmes Manager, Dr Jean-Charles Buffet, ahead of submission.


The Oxford Martin School deadline for expressions of interest is 5pm, Monday 30th January 2023.

The Faculty of Law requests notification of intention to submit an EOI by Wednesday 11th January 2023 at the latest, with a first draft of an EOI by Monday 16th January 2023.  Notifications should be submitted to research@law.ox.ac.uk. 

Requests for full proposals will be issued in March 2023; the deadline for full proposals will be in May, and it is hoped that final decisions will be made in June. It is envisaged that the research teams would be able to start work in Michaelmas Term 2023.

On this page