Major funders

Here you can find our latest guidance for the main funders of academic research at Oxford.

If you are thinking of putting together a grant application, please get in touch with your departmental administrator and research facilitator as soon as possible (at the very latest four weeks before the deadline), so that they can provide advice and assistance with the preparation of your proposal. The sooner you get in touch, the more they will be able to help.

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Oxford funding guidance

Open Access requirements at Oxford 
Data management plan requirements
Step-by-step guide to the Je-S online application process

AHRC funding guidance

Research funding guide (Dec 2016)

 

See the AHRC website for current funding opportunities

Scheme specific guidance

Oxford funding guidance

Open Access requirements at Oxford
Data management plan requirements 
Step-by-step guide to the Je-S online application process

BBSRC funding guidance

Research grants guide (Sep 2016)

 

See the BBSRC website for current funding opportunities

Oxford funding guidance

Open Access requirements at Oxford
Data management plan requirements 
Step-by-step guide to the Je-S online application process

EPSRC funding guidance

Funding guide

 

See the EPSRC website for current funding opportunities

Scheme specific guidance

Oxford funding guidance

Open Access requirements at Oxford
Data management plan requirements 
Step-by-step guide to the Je-S online application process

ESRC funding guidance

Research funding guide (May 2016)
Guidance for applicants

 

See the ESRC website for current funding opportunities

Important information for NERC Responsive Mode rounds

NERC are currently implementing demand management measures whereby the number of applications for Responsive Mode rounds is capped by institution. If you would like to apply to the next round you should contact your departmental administration team immediately.

Scheme specific guidance

 

Oxford funding guidance

Open Access requirements at Oxford
Data management plan requirements
Step-by-step guide to the Je-S online application process

NERC funding guidance

Research grants and fellowships handbook (Jun 2016)

 

See the NERC website for current funding opportunities

Oxford funding guidance

Open Access requirements at Oxford
Data management plan requirements
Step-by-step guide to the Je-S online application process

STFC funding guidance

Research grants handbook

 

See the STFC website for current funding opportunities

Scheme specific guidance

Oxford funding guidance

Open Access requirements at Oxford
Step-by-step guide to Leverhulme's online application process

Leverhulme Trust funding guidance

Advice on choosing a reference
Funding FAQs

 

See the Leverhulme Trust's website for details of grant schemes

Oxford funding guidance

Open Access requirements at Oxford
Step-by-step guide to the Wellcome Trust's online application process
Data management plan requirements 

Wellcome Trust funding guidance

Wellcome Trust website

 

See the Wellcome Trust's scheme finder for funding opportunities

Oxford funding guidance

The Oxford Gateway to Europe has specific guidance on European Commission funding.

Research Services' European & International team has produced guidance documents:

EC funding guidance

Horizon 2020 guidance (work programmes)
The Participant Portal gives guidance on funding opportunities and how to apply 

See the EC's Participant Portal to find a call.

Funding from federal agencies in the United States has become an important part of the research funding portfolio at Oxford. Our researchers have been successful in securing grants from a range of US federal agencies.

Here is a selection of federal agencies that may offer the greatest opportunities for researchers at Oxford (in terms of scale of funding available and/or its availability to non-US organisations):

Advice for finding funding

All federal grant funding opportunities are advertised on Grants.gov, the electronic system through which applications for grant funding are usually submitted. The search grants section will allow you to search for opportunities under all US agencies.

Some federal agencies also fund through research contracts. These are advertised on the agencies’ own websites and on FebBizOpps and FedConnect.

Submitting applications

See our step-by-step guide to submitting NIH applications.

It is strongly advised to talk to the programme official/scientific officer when considering the preparation of a proposal. Programme officials can give good advice on the potential fit of your proposal to the agency’s call and discuss how to address any particular application requirements (eg the foreign component justification of an NIH proposal led by a non-US organisation).

For further information or advice on these funders please contact your Research Services divisional team.

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