John Fell Fund

The next deadline for applications to the John Fell Fund is noon on Wednesday 23 October 2024.

All applications require departmental approval before they can be submitted to the division. Please check internal deadlines with your departmental administrator and make sure you allow enough time for the approval process.


Oxford University Press transfers £5m to the John Fell OUP Research Fund each year.

The fund was created in 2006 and is named after the seventeenth-century 'father' of the modern Press, Dean of Christ Church, Vice-Chancellor and Bishop of Oxford.

The fund aims to foster creativity and a proactive approach to research opportunities in all subject areas, and particularly interdisciplinary fields. It makes seedcorn and start-up grants, and provides staff and funds to stimulate applications to external agencies.

Reports on completed projects indicate that awards made from the John Fell Fund are successfully fulfilling its purpose, leveraging additional funding at a ratio of up to 1:7.



Technical issues

Application process

Contact your departmental administrator in the first instance.

Further help is available from divisional contacts: