Funding from IndOx

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All IndOx funding programmes are currently closed.

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IndOx Grants for Research Travel and Visiting Academics


The India-Oxford initiative (IndOx) is a cross-divisional platform at Oxford, promoting research and academic collaboration and exchanges between the Indian subcontinent and Oxford University. Supported by the Oxford Martin School, IndOx is offering funding to support costs for research travel to or from the Indian subcontinent, for visiting academics with an India or subcontinent academic/research focus, or for collaborations with cultural partners in Oxford or in the subcontinent, as may be required. For this call, applicants should be students or academics/researchers employed by the University, who can apply for their self or for a team member at Oxford or to bring a visiting academic to Oxford. Applicants can be from any discipline, but priority will be given to applications from the Medical Sciences, MPLS and GLAM Divisions in the allocation of available funds.

The total sum available for disbursement is limited and as such IndOx will be awarding small grants (with full justification of all costs), where possible to supplement funding from other sources. Funds provided can be used to support visa costs, travel, accommodation, consumables and living expenses.

Applicants must demonstrate that they have applied to their departments/faculties and colleges as well as to any other relevant sources of funding within and outside Oxford, indicating the (potential and/or awarded) amounts available from such sources. Funding will be made available after receiving a full statement of monies received from other sources within and outside the University. Applicants who have secured supplementary funding will be considered favourably.

As a guidance, a successful application will be collaborative in nature, and will focus on the impact and benefits to the Indian subcontinent. Applicants will be responsible for administering the funds, abiding by all applicable rules and regulations and University policies in place, making necessary arrangements with the respective Department/s and meeting the reporting requirements.

Eligibility: This is an internal call for Oxford University students, academic staff and researchers, who can apply for their self or for others. Please note that grants are available for prospective applications only, with a discretionary limit of £1.5k per applicant.

How to apply: Applicants are required to complete the application form provided below. Applications should be emailed to

Students applying for a grant should also refer to the specific requirements provided on the application form, including the provision of a statement of support from their supervisor (to be emailed to before the closing date).

Deadline: The application deadline for Michaelmas Term is Tuesday 6 December 2022. This is the third and final round of applications.

Funding decisions: We aim to inform applicants of the final decision within 4-6 weeks from the application deadline.

Reporting: Successful applicants are required to submit a brief report following completion of the activity.

Payment of the grant is made following completion of the activity proposed and submission of receipts and the required post-activity report. All proposed activities should be completed, and all expenses incurred and paid for before 01 June 2023. No funds can be carried forward beyond this date

IndOx Grants Application Form and Guidance for Academic and Research Staff

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IndOx Grants Application Form and Guidance for Students

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Funded projects

Since 2019, IndOx has funded a number of projects focussing on India and the subcontinent. 

For the 2020-21 academic year, with support from the University of Oxford's Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), IndOx was able to offer funding to facilitate a number research and collaborative exchange projects under three different funding themes: 

  • GCRF-IndOx Thematic Workshops - Oxford
  • GCRF-IndOx Thematic Workshops - India
  • GCRF-IndOx Collaboration Building Grants