Africa Oxford (AfOx) Visiting Fellows Program 2020 for African Scholars (Fully-funded to University of Oxford)

AfOx is now accepting applications for 2 Fellowship Programmes: Visiting Fellows Program 2020 for African Scholars and the brand new Senior AfOx Visiting Fellows Programme!

Application Deadline: 31st January 2020. (Midnight GMT)

Offered Annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: African countries

SEE ALSO: British Institute in Eastern Africa (BIEA) Thematic Research Grants 2019/2020

To Be Taken At (Country): University of Oxford, UK

About the Award: The AfOx Visiting Fellows Program is designed to enhance academic mobility and network building. Applicants should provide details of an Oxford university host i.e. someone with an academic/research post in Oxford in the applicant’s field of interest who will work with them to maximise the usefulness of the time spent in Oxford. This may be an existing academic collaborator or a new potential collaborator with whom the applicant has established contact before applying for the Fellowship.

The AFOX Team

  • Prof Kevin Marsh — Director
Steering Commitee
  • Prof Wale Adebanwi

Type: Fellowship


– Applicants are expected to hold a PhD or research equivalent.
– Legal resident of an African country holding an appointment in an African academic or research institution.
– With an existing collaboration with Oxford or in contact with a potential collaborator at Oxford.

Selection Criteria: Applications will be reviewed primarily on the quality and value added of the proposed research agenda, the fit between the applicant and the Oxford host, and the feasibility of the proposed activities in the timescale of the fellowship.

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: The Fellows appointed will be provided with an en-suite, single occupancy study bedroom with all meals provided in the host College. A temporary University card for and temporary membership to the college Senior Common Room will be granted for the period of residency. The fellowship will also include airfare, visa fee and a maintenance allowance for incidental expenses.

Duration of Program: The fellowships will be undertaken for 8 weeks. Under exceptional circumstances, start dates outside this time period will be considered. Please be aware that applications will be reviewed, in part, on the basis of the work you intend to achieve in the timescale you set out.

Scholarships for African Students in the university of Oxford

Below is a selection of some of the scholarships available to African students at the University of Oxford.
For a more complete and up to date list of available scholarships, visit the University of Oxford Fees, Funding and Scholarships page and use the search function.

  • Undergraduate Scholarships
  • Masters Scholarships
  • Dphil Scholarships

Undergraduate Scholarships

Reach Oxford Scholarship

Simon and June Li Scholarship

Somerville College: Qatar-Thatcher Scholarship

Masters Scholarships

Oxford-Pershing Square Graduate Scholarship

Oxford-Wadham Graduate Scholarships for Disabled Students

Oxford-Allan and Nesta Ferguson Graduate Scholarship

Oxford-Mitsui & Co. Europe PLC Graduate Scholarships

Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies (OCIS) Scholarships

Standard Bank Derek Cooper Africa Scholarship

Rhodes Scholarships

Blavatnik School of Government Scholarships

St Antony’s College: Eni Scholarship

Swire/Oxford & Cambridge Society of Kenya Scholarships

Africa Initiative for Governance Scholarships

Julius Baer St Edmund Hall Scholarship

St. Cross College Funding Support

Saïd Business School Foundation Africa Scholarships

Oxford – Grace Lake Scholarship

Oxford – Adara Foundation Scholarships

Dphil Scholarships

Green Templeton College DPhil Scholarship

Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies (OCIS) Scholarships

Rhodes Scholarships

St. Cross College Funding Support

St John’s College: Ioan and Rosemary James Scholarship

International Development: QEH Scholarship

Green Templeton College: GTC-SBS DPhil Scholarships

How to Apply: 

  • There are two fellowship schemes being offered for 2020. Please read full details about each fellowship below and select one to apply to.
  • Note that we will only accept one application, so do not apply for more than one fellowship.

Visit the Program Webpage for Details

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