Applications Open: AfOx TORCH Research Fellowship

AfOx Visiting Fellowships

From left: Professor Audrey Mbogho, Dr Olusegun Titus, Dr Eniola Boluwaduro

Applications Open: AfOx TORCH Research Fellowships

The AfOx TORCH fellowships aim to connect world-leading researchers based in African institutions to Humanities scholars based at Oxford University. Applications are open to researchers with interdisciplinary projects from a broad range of research areas in the Humanities. The Fellow will be based in Oxford over the Summer period and work with Oxford researchers in the Humanities, and across other disciplines where appropriate, to develop research ideas, projects and events. This can include research papers, ideas for co-led projects, future joint research developments in the area of humanities. Examples of areas of priority are research related to history, languages, religion, environmental humanities, medical humanities, digital humanities, performance and cultural heritage.

The AfOx Fellows in 2019-20 were: 

Dr Eniola Boluwaduro, “The highlight of the fellowship was the opportunity to engage in critical academic discourse with scholars and professionals outside my field of specialisation.”

Dr Olusegun Titus, “The interactions were most useful for interdisciplinary discussions and networking.”

Professor Audrey Mbogho,“The fellowship has lunched me into the global space of academic excellence.”


The 2020 AfOx Fellow will be welcomed into the Oxford community at TORCH and supported as part of the research community during their fellowship, with a view to develop a longer term research connection.

If applicants have a connection with an Oxford Humanities researcher already, please state this in the application, however, successful applicants will be matched with suitable Oxford colleagues based on their proposed research project.


Applicants must:

  • Hold a PhD degree or research equivalent
  • Be a legal resident of an African country
  • Be working for an African academic of research institution

Successful applicants will be matched with the suitable academic hosts at the Faculty.

To apply please visit the AfOX website