Announcing the DiSc Research and Development Fellowship scheme

The DiSc Research & Development Fellowship scheme has now launched. Open to Oxford researchers in humanities fields, this fund will provide support for transformative researcher-led projects that contribute to DiSc’s objectives.  

Proposed projects should:  

·         innovate with or create data, tools, and methods for existing Oxford-based databases or digital resources, including documentation, and/or:  

·         fund the scoping or proof-of-concept R&D leading to future external funding applications and/or significant new research outputs and/or institutionally-based expertise.  

Applicants to the scheme are encouraged to imagine projects that work across disciplines, work with external partners, and look for innovative uses of resources across Oxford.  

Speaking of the purpose and nature of the fellowships, Professor Howard Hotson, Academic Director of DiSc, said 'This fellowship scheme offers outstanding opportunities for individuals and groups to engage directly in the transformation of digital scholarship in Oxford at the points in which their needs and aspirations overlap with those of cognate projects. In doing so, they will also help set the agenda of DiSc for years to come.'

The fellowship scheme can provide up to £40,000 per project, with an additional £5,000 available to match financial or resource contributions from a named external partner. Applicants can find more information here and are encouraged to contact the DiSc team to discuss their applications via 

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