Applicants will be non-postholders* who have an ongoing involvement in teaching or research on US history, politics, literature, or culture in Oxford. They must have a record of contributing to the intellectual life of the RAI, or outline plans to do so. This can take many forms, including attending, participating in, or organising academic events, or teaching courses relating to the RAI's core concerns. It is expected that Fellows will continue to be involved in the life of the Institute.

Fellows have use of the Vere Harmsworth Library, University facilities including email (if not otherwise affiliated), and hot-desking office space for the duration of their Fellowship. Fellowships are normally awarded for three years, and holders may re-apply.

How to apply

Applications consist of two elements:

  1. A letter outlining the applicant's responsibilities and role in Oxford, and their past and/or proposed contribution to the RAI.
  2. A curriculum vitae of no more than two pages.

Applications for Fellowships are considered termly and should be sent to enquiries@rai.ox.ac.uk.


*Oxford post-holders working in the relevant fields are automatically invited to become RAI Fellows.