Our aim is to build equitable research collaborations between researchers based in African institutions and at the University of Oxford.
All our research programmes are designed to support the University of Oxford’s international research agenda across the sciences, social sciences and humanities by bringing together researchers in African institutions and Oxford to address pressing issues facing us today.
AfOx Researcher database
Our researcher database is a platform to connect with Oxford-based researchers from across disciplines who are keen to collaborate with colleagues based in African institutions. Over the last 5 years over 300 Oxford-based researchers from across disciplines have signed up to share ideas, knowledge and expertise with African colleagues.
AfOx Visiting Fellowship Programme
The AfOx Visiting Fellowship Program is designed to enhance academic mobility and network building. The program supports leading African scholars and researchers working in any academic discipline to build international networks and focus on a project of their choice while in Oxford. Combining both an online and in-person elements, the fellowship enables researchers to work with an Oxford collaborator and benefit from the resources available at Oxford including library access to support strengthening research leadership skills.
Senior AfOx Visiting Fellowship Programme
The Senior AfOx Visiting Fellows Programme allow outstanding African researchers to undertake a Fellowship of up to a full academic year at the University of Oxford. The Senior Fellowships enable sustained engagement including during term time, allowing Fellows to share their expertise broadly across Oxford as well as build long-term institutional collaborations with Oxford.
AfOx Catalyst Grants
AfOx Catalyst Grants provide seed funding for the development of new collaborative research between researchers based in African institutions and at the University of Oxford. Catalyst Grants are open to all disciplines and applications can be made throughout the year.
AfOx Research Development Awards
The AfOx Research Development Awards are a competitive pump-priming fund aimed at supporting previous Travel Grant recipients and Visiting Fellows to stimulate larger collaborative projects that will strengthen Africa-Oxford partnerships and make the collaborating partners competitive for future major awards.
The AfOx insakas convene researchers, students, alumni, the wider AfOx community and guests from around the world to share ideas and knowledge about Africa-focused research. Each insaka features two speakers from diverse disciplines followed by a Q&A and networking session.