Bodleian Visiting Fellowships in Special Collections are awarded to promote research based on archival, manuscript, and printed books collections of the Bodleian Libraries. Approximately 25 awards are made each year to researchers external to the University of Oxford whose projects require use of these collections. Scholarship pursued within the fellowship research projects generates publications and may also be formally and informally disseminated through talks and presentations. Unless otherwise stated, funds of up to £2,200 per month are available to support the eligible costs of research visits.


Applicants who are current doctoral students should note that:

  • you must have submitted your thesis before the deadline for Visiting Fellowships applications
  • you must have been awarded the doctorate before taking up the fellowship

Available Fellowships for 2024–25

  • Ann Ball Bodley Fellowship in Women’s History
  • Albi Rosenthal Fellowship in Music
  • Bahari Visiting Fellowship in the Persian Arts of the Book
  • Byrne-Bussey Marconi Fellowship in the History of Science, Technology and Communication
  • Carr-Thomas-Ovenden Fellowship in English Literature
  • David Walker Memorial Fellowship in Early Modern History
  • Humfrey Wanley Fellowship
  • Peter Selley Fellowship for Members of the Book Trades
  • Queen Jadwiga Fellowship in Polish Studies
  • Richard Sharpe Memorial Fellowship
  • Sassoon Fellowship
  • Sassoon Fellowship in South Asian and Black History
  • Sloan Fellowship in Photography


December 8, 2023

Your information has been submitted. Thanks!