Bodleian Visiting Fellows Programme
The Bodleian Libraries award Visiting Fellowships to scholars who will benefit from an uninterrupted period of research in 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.
Fellowships are available for research with the Special Collections of the Bodleian Libraries and for research in digital collections
Visiting Fellowships in Special Collections
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
Terms & Eligibility
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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