Oxford Martin School

2024 Call for Expressions of Interest deadline: 19th February 2024

(Notify Faculty of Intention to Submit an EOI by 29th January 2024)

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.

2024 Round

The Oxford Martin School will make a new round of grants available in 2024. They 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.

Unlike previous calls, the OMS are not specifying a theme but are considering any project that addresses the School’s mission. The OMS are interested in applications from parts of the University that the School has not previously supported, and welcome proposals that make novel interdisciplinary links across the University. Initially, the OMS are requesting a short Expression of Interest (EoI) that clearly state the programme’s aim, novelty and how, if successful, it will have real-world impact. The EoI should also state why the Oxford Martin School should support the idea rather than traditional funders, and how the project would continue after the end of School funding. 

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 budget for a project is flexible, with a maximum limit of £1 million.



The Oxford Martin School deadline for expressions of interest is 5pm, Monday 19th February 2023. EOIs should be sent to to Claire.jordan@oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk.

The Faculty of Law requests notification of intention to submit an EOI by Monday 29th January 2024 at the latest, with a first draft of an EOI by Monday 5th February 2024.  Notifications should be submitted to research@law.ox.ac.uk. 

Requests for full proposals will be issued in March 2024; the deadline for full proposals will be in May 2024, and it is hoped that final decisions will be made in June 2024. It is envisaged that the research teams would be able to start work in Michaelmas 2024.

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