Visiting Scholarship

Oxford, Oxfordshire (GB)
21 Nov 2016
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21 Dec 2016
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Visiting Scholarships 2017

St John’s College intends to offer up to six Non-stipendiary Visiting Scholarships during the period mid-July to mid-September 2017.  The scholarships are open to academic teaching staff who at the time of application hold permanent posts as lecturers in universities in the UK and overseas and who expect to hold such posts for the duration of the scholarship. 

The Scholarships will be tenable for up to six weeks and are intended to support the holders in a current programme of personal research.  The successful applicants will be able to use the libraries of the University of Oxford, for example, the Bodleian, the Ashmolean, and the Taylor Institution Library.

The College will provide free accommodation and some meals.  Meals will be taken in the Senior Common Room, of which the Visiting Scholars will be made temporary members, and accommodation will be in single student rooms.  The College is unable to offer facilities (including accommodation) to spouses, partners or family members.

The following criteria will be taken into account when considering applications for Visiting Scholarships:

  • The merit of each application and of the research topic, and how much work might be done during the period.
  • Whether the Oxford libraries and facilities in particular are needed for the research the applicant wishes to pursue.
  • How hard/easy access to Oxford is presently for the applicant and how recently the applicant has had access to Oxford facilities.
  • The standard of research facilities available to the applicant at their home institution.

Scholarships are not available to graduate students, research assistants, or to those who do not hold permanent appointments. For the purpose of the scheme, the College considers a University to be an institution of higher research which grants academic degrees in a variety of subjects and provides both undergraduate and postgraduate education.

How to apply
There is no application form.  Applicants should send a single pdf attachment to, to include a covering letter, a full CV, details of the proposed work to be carried out whilst in Oxford, and the dates of their proposed visit.  Applicants should ask one referee to write directly to the same email address and both applications and references should reach the College not later than 12 noon on 31st January 2017. Applications received after the closing date will not be considered. 

Academic Visitors who are 'visa nationals' will require a visa in advance of travel to the UK. Further information can be found at

St. John’s College exists to support excellence in education and research, and is committed to equal opportunities.

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