2022 Africa Oxford Initiative (AfOx) Visiting Fellowship Programme (Fully Funded)

Deadline: October 21, 2022.

The AfOx Visiting Fellowship Programme is designed to provide exceptional African researchers an opportunity to build international networks and focus on a project of their choice, away from teaching and administrative duties at their home institutions. The AfOx Fellowship provides fellows with an opportunity to work on a project of their choice in collaboration with Oxford-based scholars, while benefit from the resources available at Oxford University for research, writing, and strengthening research leadership skills. The Fellowship is open to researchers across all academic fields. Fellows will be affiliated with the University of Oxford for 12 months,  including 10 months of virtual engagement and a 2 month in-person visit to Oxford during Trinity Term. 


  • Visiting Fellows must be of postdoctoral or equivalent status at the time of application.
  • Applicants must be holding an appointment in an African academic or research institution at the time of application.
  • You are required to enter the details of the proposed Oxford host academic and the department at which you intend to undertake your fellowship in the application. You may already have established links or, alternatively, can search the AfOx database for potential collaborators and contact them before making the application. 
  • You cannot apply for a Fellowship if you have an existing affiliation at the University of Oxford.


  • During the 10 months of virtual engagement fellows will have remote access to resources available at Oxford University including library access and support to strengthening research leadership skills.
  • During the in-person fellowship selected Fellows will be provided with an en-suite, single occupancy study bedroom. A temporary University card for access to the University and college buildings and temporary membership to the host college’s Senior Common Room will be granted for the period of residency.
  • The fellowship will also include return economy flight ticket, airport transfer, visa fee and a maintenance allowance for incidental expenses during the residence ( up to £250 per week according to University guidelines).


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