The Senior Visiting Research Fellowship (SVRF) provides an opportunity for a mid- to late-career academic to conduct research at the Rothermere American Institute on American history, politics, international relations, literature or culture.
SRVFs use their time at the Institute to write books and articles, and are part of the Institute’s community of scholars.
The SVRF is provided with a fully equipped office with views of the RAI garden. The SVRF has full access to the Vere Harmsworth Library – home to the finest academic collections in American history, politics and government outside North America – and to other libraries at Oxford University. The SVRF is expected to spend at least three working days each week at the RAI and to give an academic paper at the Institute during the Fellowship.
The SVRF has the opportunity to become a member of the Senior Common Room (SCR) of one of Oxford’s colleges. This membership will include College dining rights (to a maximum of 3 lunches per week and 2 dinners per term plus use of the SCR). The RAI is unable to offer stipends, but provides the SVRF with a travel grant of up to £200 each term for research.
The Fellowship is tenable for a full academic year and is not renewable. Applications for periods of Fellowship of less than one year will be considered in exceptional circumstances. For dates of term, see http://www.ox.ac.uk/about/facts-and-figures/dates-of-term.
Applications for 2018/19 Fellowships have now closed. Applications for Fellowships to be held during the 2019/20 academic year will open in January 2019. For details of how to apply, please see www.rai.ox.ac.uk/fellows/apply.