AXA Junior Research Fellowship Fund








AXA Junior Research (Post-Doctoral) Fellowship:

Expressions of Interest: 30th October 2014
Internal Candidate Nomination: 6th November 2014
Candidate Submission to AXA: 24th November 2014

The call for Expressions of Interest for the AXA Junior Research Fellowship is now open. The mission of the AXA Research Fund is to fund basic research dedicated to a better understanding of important hazards, risks and threats and current global societal challenges within three clusters: socioeconomic risks, environmental risks and life risks. AXA intends to award a number of two-year postdoctoral fellowships worth €60,000/per annum. This will be a bottom-up scheme, with Expressions of Interest put forward, followed by an internal selection of the best candidate to be put forward on the 24th of November 2014. The nominee would then have until the 15th to submit their application outline for consideration.

For further details and how to apply: Click here
For AXA Guidelines: Click Here (PDF)

Facebook are Funding Fees for DPhil Students


Facebook Graduate Fellowship:

Facebook have announced they are now offering a two year award for their “Graduate Fellowship” scheme. Each fellowship award provides several benefits to cover the 2015-16 and 2016-17 academic years, including:

• Tuition and fees will be paid for two academic years
• $37,000 yearly grant (up to two years)
• Visit Facebook HQ to present your research
• Opportunity for a paid internship at Facebook

The Fellowship Program is open to full-time PhD students (domestic and international) enrolled during the current academic year(s) and studying computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, system architecture, or a related area.

Opening date: 20th October 2014
Closing date: 5th January 2015

For further information click here

Opportunities for Oxford (Early-Career) Researchers

Many researchers in department will be looking to stay here after their current funding runs out. These are competitive times when it comes to research funding and so it’s good to know of alternative internal avenues you could take when looking for your next role.

This is a quick summary of some internal opportunities and information for (mainly early-career) researchers at Oxford:

Junior Research Fellowships

These posts are generally affiliated with particular colleges, and are advertised via their websites and the Conference of Colleges WebLearn site. (They also usually appear in the Research section of the Oxford University jobs listing.)

Career Development Fellowships

Advertised on a departmental basis and on the Research section of the Oxford University jobs listing. The CDF scheme was set up to attract and retain high quality post-doctoral students to the University. All CDFs are invited to take courses at the Oxford Learning Institute.

Internal/external funding

For information about internal funding opportunities see our Internal funding opportunities and Knowledge Exchange and Impact: internal funding opportunities pages.

External funding opportunities suitable for all career stages can be found via Please also see the University’s general Find Funding pages.

Fun New ERC Video!

The ERC have created a new video outlining the process for applying for their 3 main grants – Starting, Consolidator and Advanced. It gives a great overview of how the process works and I will definitely be using it in my future training!

ERC from European Research Council on Vimeo.


EPSRC Call: International Research in Security (IRIS)


EPSRC is inviting proposals from UK academics for projects which will support visiting Fellows from India, Israel or Japan to carry out cyber security research in, and build collaborative links with, the UK. Proposals are welcome in any area of research directly relevant to cyber security, including less well-represented domains such as the social, economic and mathematical sciences.

The deadline for this call is 28 August 2014. Further information can be found at this link.