The AfOx Visiting Fellowship

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

Due to the disarray caused by Covid-19 there will be no call for AfOx Visiting Fellowship Applications this year. The next call for applications will be in Michaelmas term 2021-2022.


The scheme will be for a period of 8 weeks from July 2020 to August 2020.

Except AfOx TORCH and AfOx TRADE Fellowships (September 2020 to October 2020)

What for?

The fellowships will cover one economy return ticketan en-suite study bedroom for accommodation and a  modest stipend for incidental expenses. 


A temporary University card and temporary membership to an Oxford College Senior Common Room will be granted for the period of residency. The fellows will have access to relevant libraries, departments, archives and other resources  


Applicants will be required to submit a brief report within one year of the award to give details of outputs arising from the collaborative visit.

There are six Fellowship schemes under the AfOx Visiting Fellows Programme. Please click on each scheme below for more details.

During the Fellowship, AfOx Fellows are associated with a department and college within the University. Fellows could be working with any of the University’s departments during the Fellowship period. Our partner colleges are:  All Souls College, Brasenose College, Christ Church College, Hertford College, Jesus College, Lady Margaret Hall, Merton College, Somerville College, St Antony’s, St Cross College, St Edmund Hall, St Hugh’s, St Peter’s College, Wadham College, Wolfson College

AfOx Collaborative Fellowship

Open to all disciplines. Applicants need to have a collaborator based at the University of Oxford before applying. To find a collaborator, view our database of Oxford based researchers.

AfOx Law Fellowship

The Faculty of Law in the University of Oxford is one of the largest in the United Kingdom.

AfOx TRADE Fellowship

The AfOx TRADE fellowships target researchers and practitioners addressing the challenges that humanity faces in halting the decline of global biodiversity. They will work together with Oxford researchers on TRADE Hub related research projects.

AfOx TORCH Fellowship

Launched in May 2013, TORCH provides an important opportunity for Oxford’s humanities scholars to collaborate with researchers across other disciplines and institutions and develop partnerships with public and private institutions.

AfOx ASC Fellowship

Oxford University’s African Studies Centre is one of the world’s leading centres of African Studies. The Centre enjoys a reputation for high quality, relevant research that plays a leading role in academic debates as well as public policy.

AfOx Nekton Fellowship

The Marine AfOx fellowship programme, specifically supports African scientists to visit the Ocean research lab (Nekton) to join the team in advancing the knowledge on marine science in the Indian Ocean region.

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