AfOx Visiting Fellows Program 2018 (Fully funded to Oxford for African Researchers)

AfOx Visiting Fellows Program 2018 (Fully funded to Oxford for African Researchers)

Deadline: March 11, 2018

Calling all academics and researchers based in African institutions – The AfOx Visiting Fellows Program is now accepting applications. The AfOx Visiting Fellows Program is designed to enhance academic mobility and network building. The program supports African scholars and researchers working in any discipline to spend periods of flexible time in Oxford, for example as sabbatical leave for utilising library or other university facilities or undertaking or planning collaborative research with Oxford based colleagues.

Applicants should provide details of an Oxford university host i.e. someone with an academic/research post in Oxford in the applicant’s field of interest who will work with them to maximise the usefulness of the time spent in Oxford. This may be an existing academic collaborator or a new potential collaborator with whom the applicant has established contact before applying for the Fellowship.

The Africa Oxford Initiative supports academic and research collaborations between African institutions and the University of Oxford. The fellowships will be undertaken for 4 to 6 weeks between July and September 2018. Under exceptional circumstances, start dates outside this time period will be considered.


The Fellows appointed will be provided with an en-suite, single occupancy study bedroom with all meals provided in the host College. A temporary University card for and temporary membership to the college Senior Common Room will be granted for the period of residency.

The fellowship will also include airfare, visa fee and a maintenance allowance for incidental expenses.


  • Applicants are expected to hold a PhD or research equivalent.
  • Visiting Fellows must be of postdoctoral or equivalent status at the time of application.
  • Legal resident of an African country holding an appointment in an African academic or research institution.
  • With an existing collaboration with Oxford or in contact with a potential collaborator at Oxford.

Applications will be reviewed primarily on the quality and value added of the proposed research agenda, the fit between the applicant and the Oxford host, and the feasibility of the proposed activities in the timescale of the fellowship.


The application should be completed by the prospective visiting fellow. However, applications will not be considered until a statement from the Oxford academic host/collaborator has been received. A letter of support from your home institution is useful but not required.

For more information, visit AfOx.