Funding from IndOx

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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.

The total sum available for disbursement is limited and as such IndOx will be awarding small grants (£500-£1,500 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 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 limit of £1.5k per applicant.

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

Deadline: The fund will be open for applications on a termly basis until the available funds are exhausted. The application deadline for Trinity Term is Tuesday 7 June 2022.

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

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

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.

For any queries, please contact Marwa Ahmed (
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Funded projects

Since launching in February 2020, 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