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Senior AfOx Visiting Fellowship Programme 2020 for Researchers

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Senior AfOx Visiting Fellowship Programme 2020 for Researchers

Deadline: January 31, 2020

Applications for the Senior AfOx Visiting Fellowships are now open. The Senior AfOx Visiting Fellowships build on the success of the on-going AfOx Visiting Fellowship Programme. The Senior Fellowships enable sustained engagement including during term time, allowing Fellows to share their expertise broadly across Oxford as well as build broad long-term collaborations with Oxford researchers.

The Senior Fellowships will be aimed at well established, mid to late career African academics and researchers who demonstrate the ability for novel thinking and advancing the frontiers of academic thought as well as strong leadership in contributing towards significant research capacity building in Africa. The proposed research to be undertaken during the Fellowship should make a significant intellectual contribution and address one or more Sustainable Development Goals.

These positions are also suited to faculty members on sabbatical leave from their permanent positions in Africa. We also welcome applications from African non-academics with exceptional levels of achievement in the industry, politics and public life in Africa.

The Fellows will be expected to take part in activities in Oxford including presentation of research to a targeted audience, interdisciplinary activity aimed at an audience beyond the immediate field of specialism, research and/or training events targeted at PhD students and early career scholars, exploration of further collaborative opportunities with groups/individuals, participation in AfOx events, among others.

The scheme will award five senior fellowships for a period of 6-9 months from July 2020 to June 2021


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


    • The Fellowships are open to applicants from all academic disciplines working on areas that contribute to SDGs.  Non-academic professional involved in Research for Development will also be considered
    • The applicant must be a national and a resident of an African country, working in an African higher education, research or policy institution
  • The applicant must demonstrate extensive engagement with research and development in Africa as well as the value added by the fellowship to their home institutions
  • Applications from female and underrepresented researchers are highly encouraged.
  • Previous AfOx Visiting Fellows are not eligible
  • Students (including undergraduate, Master’s and PhD students) as well as recent graduates are not eligible for the scheme


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.

Please note that you will be required to upload a recent curriculum vitae of no more than two pages  and an academic references.

Click here to apply.