Early career research opportunities with GLAM

Research undertaken at Oxford University’s Gardens, Libraries and Museums (GLAM) is highly diverse, ranging from anthropology to zoology via classics, geology, history, plant sciences and more, based on some of the world’s most significant collections. We welcome approaches from postdoctoral researchers carrying out collections-based research in relevant areas who are interested in holding externally funded fellowships in our world-class institutions.

We are happy to provide advice and support to applicants for independent research fellowships, including:

Click on the links above to find out more about each scheme. If you are interested in applying for funding to work within GLAM, please contact the GLAM Head of Research & Impact Management harriet.warburton@glam.ox.ac.uk 

For applications for Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships, potential applicants should contact a GLAM departmental (research) host prior to application by the July before the intended year of submission (e.g. July 2025 for a February 2026 submission). The GLAM Head of Research & Impact Management should also be contacted at the same time. Prospective fellows will submit a draft of their proposal to the GLAM Research Committee in early autumn, and GLAM can choose up to two of the submissions for an allocation of match-funding from the John Fell Fund. The chosen two fellows will continue to prepare their Leverhulme application which has a deadline in early February each year.

For applications for all other funding schemes, a summary research proposal and CV should be provided at least four months in advance of the scheme submission deadline.

GLAM guidance for potential fellowship applicants (how to prepare a proposal) and a summary of popular Fellowship opportunities during the calendar year can be found on the GLAM Research & Impact SharePoint site (requires Oxford University SSO).

Department-specific information and guidance can be found at the following websites: