ACU Visiting Fellowships (past opportunity)

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Nominations are invited from Departments and Faculties of the University for a fully funded Visiting Fellowship of up to one month to be held at any time during the academic year 2019-20. The recipient will be made a Visiting Fellow of Linacre College. The fellowship, funded by the Association of Commonwealth Universities, provides accommodation for up to one month, return transport from the fellow’s home country, meals in college when available and a modest living allowance.


The nominating department / faculty will agree to host the visiting academic and propose an academic programme of meetings, visits and/or talks. The visiting academic will agree to give a public lecture to be called the Association of Commonwealth Universities Lecture. The College will host a reception following the lecture.


Selection Criteria

The Visiting Fellow must be a member of a university belonging to the Association of Commonwealth Universities (a full list of ACU member institutions can be found at


The aim of the ACU Fellowships program is to promote institutional and national development through the interchange of people, knowledge, skills and technologies.
Nominations must be made by a member of a department or faculty of the University of Oxford. The nomination should include:


The proposed fellow’s CV;

  • A description of the proposed program for the visit;
  • A description of the potential benefit to the recipient’s institution or nation;
  • A letter of support from the Head of Department/Faculty Chair.


The ACU Visiting Fellowship is not intended for degree courses or for immediately postdoctoral programmes. Whilst the Fellowship cannot be held concurrently with other awards the College welcomes proposals from Departments/Faculties who would like to extend the length of the Fellowship using their own resources.


Nominations should be sent to the Principal’s PA, Mrs Jo Whitfield ( to arrive no later than Friday 10th May 2019.