Vacancy: Visiting Fellowships — Refugee Studies Centre

About Visiting Fellowships

Visiting Fellowships at the RSC are open to PhD (DPhil) students, post-doctoral scholars and professional academics researching aspects of forced migration. The main purpose of the Visiting Fellowships programme is to enhance the academic work (research and teaching) of the RSC by mutual exchange and learning.

An RSC Visiting Fellow has no official affiliation to the University of Oxford and the association is designed for a period of independent, self-directed research work. It is not a training course, nor is it applicable for people wishing to apply for a student visa to study on a course.

Admission to the Visiting Fellowships programme is competitive and places available each term are limited. Each Fellow is assigned an academic contact and is expected to undertake a specific programme of self-directed study or research. Fellows are able to attend the RSC’s weekly public seminar series in forced migration and the core seminar series of the MSc in Forced Migration. The opportunity is provided for Fellows to present their work, if they so wish, in the RSC Work in Progress Seminar Series.

Visiting Fellows have access to the University’s academic facilities, including libraries, seminars, language laboratories and computer training courses. The RSC’s Library holds the world’s largest collection of unpublished literature in refugee and forced migration studies. Separate rooms are not usually available but there is dedicated space with computers for Visiting Fellows. Fellows may also enjoy the Departmental social facilities at Mansfield Road.

There are two categories of Visiting Fellow:

Research Fellows

Research Fellows include all applicants apart from PhD students, who fall under the category of Student Visitors (see below). Research fellowships are normally held for one term of the Oxford academic year, with the possibility of extension for up to two more terms.

Student visitors (PhD/DPhil students)

For doctoral students, the maximum period of affiliation is usually one term.

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