Preparing an application
Potential applicants should contact Howard Hotson, (DiSc Director), or Dave de Roure (Chair of the DiSc steering committee) and Alwyn Collinson well in advance of the application, to discuss their proposals and consider how best to tailor them to the DiSc criteria and priorities.
Please book a consultation via firstname.lastname@example.org
Faculty call deadline: 22 September 2022
Submission to DiSc by faculty: 30 September 2022
Decisions to faculties/applicants: w/c 17 October 2022
Fellowship start date and duration: from 1 January 2023 for up to 19 months (i.e. to end of July 2024)
Submitting an application
All applications must be submitted electronically via IRAMS: please note that (as per John Fell applications) you must have faculty approval to submit your application. Internal faculty deadlines may apply prior to the timetable deadlines below. If in doubt, please speak to your faculty Head of Administration and Finance.
Please use the Case for Support template to provide the following information:
Project title: Please give a title for the project proposed as part of this fellowship
Fit with Digital Scholarship: Please explain how the fellowship will address the following selection criteria:
- Contribution to achieving the objectives of DiSc (for more on what this means, see above)
- Articulation of a transformative and innovative proposal for a high-risk / high-gain project
- Quality of the potential research outcomes
- Benefits identified to multiple projects and resources, including how the proposal fits with any faculty plans as well as connections elsewhere in the University, especially GLAM
- Potential for developing new or sustaining existing external research partnerships and grant applications
- Involvement of early-career and fixed term research staff and students
- Value for money
Outputs: Please indicate any legacies or outputs associated with the project/event(s). The Panel should be able to understand how the proposed project outputs will leave a legacy or outputs that contribute to the core objectives of Digital Scholarship @ Oxford: convergence, collaboration and capacity building. Possible outputs include:
- Reports: strategy documents, discussion papers, guidelines for good practice, research papers about fundamental issues affecting digital scholarship, breaking developments elsewhere or future directions
- Proof of concept of strategies for tackling major challenges; mockups of potential tools; documentation
- Workshop series, exploring problems and testing solutions relevant to multiple stakeholders in DiSc; other events forming part of the InterDiSciplinary programme
- Resources such as a video, podcast episode, toolkit, interactive, artwork or visualisation that can be promoted broadly by DiSc
- Blog posts for the DiSc website or in other media, such as The Conversation
Timeframe: Please outline the key milestones.
Budget: Please list all costs and explain their significance to the project, noting all salaries, consultancy rates, SDS charges etc must be costed through your faculty/department research facilitator. Named post-docs to be employed on the project, must provide a one-page CV.
Partial or a full buy-out will be supported only where college and faculty support has been agreed. DiSc expects this normally to be at rate A or rate B on the scale (page 20 of the Provisional Register of Approved Payments 2021-22) but will accept a justification for Rate C based on pedagogic or employment or career development grounds.
Equipment or consultancy over £1,000 must be purchased through your faculty IT support or in the case of consultancy or commission of external work will require two quotes (https://finance.admin.ox.ac.uk/financial-regulations#collapse1111826).
ORCID: The DiSc Fellowships require applicants to register for a linked Oxford ORCiD as part of the application process here: https://libguides.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/ORCID and to provide it with their application.
CV: please attach a one-page CV for each applicant on the project and any named post-docs to the Case for Support document.