Graduate Fund

The AHRC-TORCH Graduate Fund, founded in 2014, offers funding support for interdisciplinary, student-led projects in the Humanities at the University of Oxford. The fund offers graduate humanities students the opportunity to gain valuable experience in grant-writing and running academic conferences or leading public engagement projects that will enhance their academic practice more generally. The fund is open to applications each Michaelmas Term.

This year applicants were invited to apply to the following funding streams:

• Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

2 awards of up to £1500 for an interdisciplinary graduate conference led by at least two graduate students from different faculties.

• Public Engagement with Research (PER) Project

2 awards of up to £1000 for a public engagement project led by at least two graduate students from different faculties. The activities proposed by the project must involve collaboration with a non-academic organisation.

Proposals were assessed by a Student Peer Review College and funded through the AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership, TORCH or Divisional Training budgets as appropriate. This year awards were made to the following projects:

Crossings: Negotiation Borders and Boundaries in the Eastern Mediterranean
Anticipating Others
Talking Religion
The World’s Music at Oxford
For any queries please contact Emily Knight and Rhea Sookdeosingh at


Previous awards

2015-16 AHRC-TORCH Graduate Fund Projects

This year, the following projects were awarded funding:



Public Engagement Project