AfOx Visiting Fellows Program
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. Scroll down this page for Frequently Asked Questions and How to Apply
Eligibility– Applicants are expected to hold a PhD or research equivalent.
– 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.
How To ApplyRead the details above keenly and make note of deadlines and eligibility criteria.
If you have any questions or concerns please refer to the FAQs section below before contacting the AfOx team.
Be clear on your goals, to ensure the fellowship is right for you. Define what you expect to learn and accomplish, and how the experience will impact your career when you get back. State these details succinctly in your proposed project section.
Ensure you contact your proposed Oxford host ahead of making your application. If you do not currently have one, you may search the Oxford Website or the AfOx database to find and contact a potential academic collaborator. Please engage with and agree on the proposed project with your Oxford host before making the application. Applications sent without the consent and support letter from the proposed Oxford host will be immediately disqualified.
While filling the application form, you can click on the information buttons for descriptions of the expected details, and make a note of word limits where applicable. Please attach all the required documents in the correct format using the required file names.
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Frequently Asked Questions for AfOx Visiting Fellowships
This document will be updated regularly, please keep referring to it before sending us an inquiry.
How are AfOx Visiting fellows selected?
Do I need to have a PhD to apply?
Do I need an Oxford collaborator?
What is the role of the Oxford collaborator?
How do I get an Oxford collaborator?
Is there a limit to the number of applications an Oxford collaborator can support?
Does my institution need to apply on my behalf?
When can I start the fellowship?
What is included in the fellowship?
What is the duration of the fellowship?
Will AfOx help me get my visa?
Dr Elima Jedy-Agba, Nigeria - 2017Dr. Elima Jedy-Agba MBBCH, MSc. PhD. is a research fellow and coordinator of the International Research Centre of Excellence (IRCE) at the Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria. She has a first degree in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Calabar, Nigeria, a Master’s degree in Public Health and a PhD in Epidemiology and Population Health, both from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom.
Prof. Gerald Chikozho Mazarire, Zimbabwe - 2017Prof. Gerald Chikozho Mazarire is an Associate Professor in the History Department of the Midlands State University in Gweru, Zimbabwe. He holds a DPhil in History from the University of Zimbabwe. His research interests are on Zimbabwe, pre-colonial communities, liberation movements and the state.
Dr. David Ssevviiri, Uganda - 2017Dr. David Ssevviiri is a Departmental Head of Mathematics at Makerere University in Uganda, and overall coordinator of the Eastern Africa Universities Mathematics Programme. He is a Senior Lecturer and an active researcher in the area of algebra