The Oxford Visiting Scholars Program is currently accepting applications for fully funded fellowships

The Oxford Visiting Scholars Program is currently accepting applications for fully funded fellowships.

The AfOx Visiting Fellows Programme and the Senior AfOx Visiting Fellows Programme are now accepting applications for their Fellowship Programmes.

The AfOx Visiting Fellows Program is intended to improve academic mobility and network building. It is open to all disciplines and departments across the University, and applications from female and underrepresented researchers are encouraged.

Program specifics

Applicants must provide information about an Oxford university host, which is someone with an academic/research position in Oxford in the applicant’s field of interest who will work with them to make the most of their time in Oxford.

This could be an existing academic collaborator or a new potential collaborator with whom the applicant communicated prior to applying for the Fellowship.

Applications from all academic disciplines are encouraged, as is collaboration with any University of Oxford researcher.

During the Fellowship, AfOx Fellows will be assigned to a Department and a College within the university, and they may apply to work with scholars from any department.

They will also be asked to choose which of the AfOx research themes their project most closely aligns with: Healthy People, Innovation for Prosperity, Integrated Societies, and Green Futures.

The appointed Fellows will be provided with an en-suite, single occupancy study bedroom, as well as all meals in the host college. For the duration of the residency, a temporary university card and membership in the college senior common room will be provided. In addition, the fellowship will cover airfare, a visa fee, and a maintenance allowance for incidental expenses.

The fellowships will last eight weeks. Start dates outside of this time frame will be considered in exceptional circumstances. Applicants should be aware that their applications will be reviewed in part based on the work they intend to complete within the timeframe specified.

Partners in the AfOx Visiting Fellowship:

Several AfOx fellowships are available in collaboration with key partners at the University of Oxford. TORCH, the Oxford Department for International Development, the Law Faculty, the Mathematical Institute, the Refugee Studies Centre, and the African Studies Centre are among them.

Criteria for Eligibility

Applicants must have a Ph.D. or the equivalent in research.
They must be African legal residents with a position in an African academic or research institution.
The applicant should be involved in an ongoing collaboration with Oxford or be in contact with a potential collaborator at Oxford.
Criteria for Selection

Applications will be evaluated primarily based on the quality and value-added of the proposed research agenda, the applicant’s fit with the Oxford host, and the feasibility of the proposed activities within the fellowship timeframe.

How to Use

AfOx fellowships are open to all disciplines across all departments at the University of Oxford, and applications are encouraged from all academic disciplines and from any researcher based at the University of Oxford.
All AfOx fellowship applications are submitted through the same application portal.

Applications close on June 9th, 2023 at midnight (UTC).

Please apply here.

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