These incubator themes aim to build on Oxford’s multiple disciplinary strengths and improve our collaborative research capacity in order to encourage the development of new, cutting edge research themes; and to enhance our success with interdisciplinary and multi-partner research funding awards.

The two current funded themes are described on the SSD webpages: 'Inequality and Wellbeing' and 'Borders and Displacements'


Read the full details of the current Research Incubator Themes call.


The current five themes are:

  • uncertainty and risk

  • resources and livelihoods

  • human rights and freedoms

  • connectivity and belonging

  • expertise and knowledge

    Briefings about the five themes are being held in the Manor Road Building on Wednesday 27th January, 4-5pm, Seminar Room A; Wednesday 3rd February, 4-5pm, Seminar Room A; Thursday 4th February, 4-5pm, Seminar Room G. Use the doodle poll on the SSD pages to sign up.


Funder Deadline29th April 2016
Research Services Deadlinen/a
Law Faculty Deadline for first draft reviewThese applications are likely to be multi-department, so other department deadlines may apply
Law Faculty Deadline for expression of interest18th January 2016