AfOx Visiting Fellowship Programme

AfOx TORCH Fellowship

The AfOx TORCH fellowships aim to connect world-leading researchers based in African institutions to Humanities scholars based at Oxford University.

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. Read more about TORCH here.

Applications are open to researchers with interdisciplinary projects from a broad range of research areas in the Humanities. The Fellow will be based in Oxford over the Summer period and work with Oxford researchers in the Humanities, and across other disciplines where appropriate, to develop research ideas, projects and events. This can include research papers, ideas for co-led projects, future joint research developments in the area of humanities. Examples of areas of priority are research related to history, languages, religion, environmental humanities, medical humanities, digital humanities, performance and cultural heritage.

The Fellow will be welcomed into the Oxford community at TORCH and supported as part of the research community during their fellowship, with a view to develop a longer term research connection.

If applicants have a connection with an Oxford Humanities researcher already, please state this in the application, however, successful applicants will be matched with suitable Oxford colleagues based on their proposed research project


Applicants must:

  • Hold a PhD degree or research equivalent
  • Be a legal resident of an African country
  • Be working for an African academic of research institution

Successful applicants will be matched with the suitable academic hosts at the Faculty.

Meet the AfOx-TORCH Fellows

Find out what previous AfOx-TORCH Fellows have to say in this video

Applications are now closed