Funding/Jul 24, 2018

Visiting Fellowships 2019–2020, All Souls College, Oxford

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All Souls College, University of Oxford, intends to elect a number of Visiting Fellows, for periods of one, two, or three terms, in the academic year October 2019 to June 2020. Visiting Fellowships are meant for people who intend to engage in study and research in Oxford and are prepared to participate in the academic life of the College. Visiting Fellows are expected to be resident in Oxford during the tenure of the Fellowship. Three term applications are particularly welcome.

The dates of term at Oxford for 2019–2020 are:

  • Michaelmas Term (from Sunday, 13 October to Saturday, 7 December, 2019)
  • Hilary Term (from Sunday, 19 January to Saturday, 14 March, 2020)
  • Trinity Term (from Sunday, 26 April to Saturday, 20 June, 2020)

Visiting Fellows are expected to be normally resident in Oxford during term. The period of the Visiting Fellowship extends for an additional two weeks either side of each term. Accommodation for Fellows who are elected for the Michaelmas term should be available from 15 September, and for Visiting Fellows with school-age children it is usually possible to arrange an earlier arrival, or later departure, date in order to harmonise with school terms. Visiting Fellows who are elected for more than one term may also be in residence during the vacation(s) between those terms.

The College usually aims to accommodate nine or ten Visiting Fellows in each term.

Most Visiting Fellows are holders of university posts, but the College welcomes applications from others, including those in public life (e.g. in law, public policy, journalism, or the arts) who wish to carry out scholarly work in Oxford. Visiting Fellowships are not normally offered to candidates who will have reached the retiring age for academic fellows of the College – i.e. who are 68 before 1 October 2019. There is no limitation upon the field of study. There is no lower age limit, but candidates with doctorates awarded in the last five years are unlikely to succeed in the competition. It is the College’s policy not to offer Visiting Fellowships to persons holding posts in Oxford or who are already resident in or near Oxford.

Although Visiting Fellows are not members of the governing body of the College, they enjoy nearly all the privileges of ordinary Fellows (including lunches and dinners without charge). The College normally provides without charge a study in College and fully-furnished residential accommodation in Oxford. This accommodation is large enough to accommodate a partner if wished, and accommodation suitable for Visiting Fellows accompanied by very young or school age children can usually also be provided.

There is no salary attached to Visiting Fellowships and Visiting Fellows are expected to meet their own visa and medical insurance costs. In exceptional circumstances the College may offer limited financial help. Any candidates desiring to take advantage of this provision should indicate this at the time of application in the ‘Financial Subvention’ section of the online form.