Last Updated

19 Dec 2019

The Africa Oxford Initiative Call For Proposals: Visiting Fellows Programmes

The Africa Oxford Initiative (AfOx) is a cross-university platform for academic and research collaborations between the University of Oxford and African researchers and institutions. The Initiative supports the work of universities and research institutions across Africa and facilitates the development of equitable and extensive collaborations between Oxford and African institutions.

AfOx is currently accepting applications for two Fellowship schemes:

1. The AfOx Visiting Fellows Programme:

The AfOx Visiting Fellows Programme is designed to enhance academic mobility and network building. The program supports mid-career African scholars and researchers working in any discipline to undertake a Fellowship of 2 months at the University of Oxford. There are six Fellowship schemes under the AfOx Visiting Fellows Programme:

  • Collaborative Fellowship (Open to all disciplines).
  • Nekton Fellowship
  • TORCH Fellowship
  • ASC Fellowship
  • Law Fellowship
  • TRADE Fellowship

Read more here.


2. Senior AfOx Visiting Fellows Programme

Senior AfOx Visiting Fellows Programme supports established African researchers who demonstrate the ability for novel thinking and strong research leadership to undertake a Fellowship of 6-9 months 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 broad long-term collaborations with Oxford researchers.


  • 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

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Applications deadline January 31, 2020.