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:
2015-16 AHRC-TORCH Graduate Fund Projects
This year, the following projects were awarded funding:
- Towards a Vegan Theory
- Image as Vortex
- Women and the Canon
- Thinking Colour
- Old Norse Poetry in Performance
- Modernity and the Shock of the Ancient: The Reception of Antiquity in the Late 19th and Early 20th Century
- Sharing Space in the Early Modern World
Public Engagement Project