Funding opportunity: RECSO Project Support Scheme

RECSO invites graduates, postgraduates, and ECRs* to apply for its its “Project Support Scheme”. The scheme will facilitate a range of small, standalone projects; judged competitively, successful applications will be included in RECSO’s Hilary and/or Trinity term programme.

Proposals may be for any kind of event or project that will be of interest to RECSO participants and the long eighteenth-century studies community in Oxford more broadly. We are keen to support: half-day or day workshops; inviting individual speakers (not honoraria); speaker travel expenses (receipts required); performance-based events; knowledge exchange and outreach projects. Suitable longer-term projects, such as seminar series, or online journal, will also be considered.

TORCH is able to offer certain resources dependent on availability: use of rooms/facilities in the Radcliffe Humanities building and publicity through the TORCH website and newsletter. In addition, RECSO can offer: presence on its website, blog and Facebook page, and advice from its interdisciplinary committee.

We would not normally expect the budget for a single project to exceed £200, unless the project can justify this. Applicants are encouraged to consider other possible sources of funding and support (colleges, faculties, etc.) in planning and writing proposals. Applicants are asked to make clear the aim, shape, and significance of their project, and how in particular it will contribute to the RECSO Network.

Please submit 1-page proposals, including an outline budget, to Peter Hill (peter.hill@sjc.ox.ac.uk) for consideration by the RECSO committee. In the first instance, selected applicants can expect to be invited to a meeting with the judging panel in order to further discuss and develop their proposed project. The successful applicant will be notified by the end of term.

The deadline is Friday 13th November (week 5).


*ECR is defined for these purposes as ‘Early Career Researcher’ – which includes postdoctoral fellows and non-stipendiary lecturers, or otherwise any academic not holding a permanent position at the University.
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