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Fellowships Programme 2020 - 2021, University of Oxford, UK

Publish Date: Jan 12, 2020

Deadline: Jan 17, 2020


The Bodleian Visiting Fellows Programme

The Bodleian Libraries award short-term Visiting Fellowships to scholars who will benefit from an uninterrupted period of research in the Special Collections of the Libraries. Fellows are expected to be in residence in Oxford throughout their fellowship period and to participate in, and make a contribution to, the intellectual life of the Libraries and the University.

The Special Collections of the Bodleian Libraries hold outstanding resources for scholarly study and discovery. These include:

classical papyri

medieval and renaissance European manuscripts

ancient and modern manuscript and printed material from the Americas, Asia, Africa, Australasia and Oceania

rare printed books

literary, political and historical papers

personal and institutional archives

printed ephemera



Applying for a Fellowship

Applications are still being accepted for collaborative fellowships awarded jointly with learned societies for visits in the 2020-21 academic year. Collaborative fellowships have a submission deadline of midnight (GMT) Friday 17 January 2020.

Recipients of all Visiting Fellowships are expected to participate in, and make a contribution to, the intellectual life of the Bodleian Libraries and the University of Oxford. 

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

Bodleian Visiting Fellowships are intended for applicants external to the University of Oxford.

Applicants for Fellowships should hold a doctorate at the time of application, or equivalent qualification in their field of research (e.g., holding a curatorial post in a museum or library), unless specified otherwise in the particulars for individual Fellowships as described on the Fellowships webpage.

Fellowships are open to applicants of any nationality.

Those who have held a Bodleian Visiting Fellowship within the past 5 years are not eligible.

In every case, the applications will be assessed according to the following criteria:

The demonstrated need of the applicant to consult specific items or collections within the Bodleian Libraries' Special Collections.

The potential of the applicant to contribute to the research culture of the Libraries and the University.

Evidence that the project will increase scholarly or public understanding of the materials consulted, through publication or public dissemination, or by developing innovative research methods.

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