***Following changes to UK Government guidance, the department is again closed to visitors. We are as yet uncertain as to whether we will be in a position to welcome visitors from next term (Hilary term). We would recommend that anyone considering applying to affiliate, apply to do so from Trinity term onwards. Those with pending visits due to commence in Hilary term will be contacted directly.***


The rear of the new building on Jowett Walk. Photo: Swagato Sarkar

We welcome applications from scholars from abroad or from elsewhere in the UK who wish to pursue research at Oxford in the area of development studies.Research proposals should fall broadly within one of the research areas covered by the department; see our Research pages for more information.

Visiting Fellows and Scholars work on their own research projects, but are expected to attend and participate in the wide variety of lectures and seminars available in the University. There are also flourishing Visiting Fellowship programmes at the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative, the Refugee Studies Centre and the Technology and Management Centre for Development.

Visiting Fellows and Scholars are externally funded or self-funded. We encourage applicants to seek funding from agencies and institutions in their own countries, as well as from the British Council, the Ford Foundation, DFID and other grant-making bodies.

Visiting Fellows & Scholars Information Sheet

Visiting Fellows & Scholars Application Form

If you have any questions, please contact the relevant focal point: