CCW welcomes applications from outstanding individuals for its long-running and successful Visiting Fellowship Programme. Visiting Research Fellows (VRFs) are members of the CCW Programme for one academic year or less. While not enrolled on a formal degree course, and as such do not gain any recognised qualification from the university, they engage with one or more of the Programme’s research themes and receive individual support to do so. The subject of their research is submitted as a proposal to the Steering Committee. The VRF then works on this specific project during their time in Oxford, and is able to meet with academics working in related fields and to attend CCW events. They also have the opportunity to have a paper, reviewed by other members of the Programme. Further details can be found in the Visiting Fellowship Programme Information booklet that can be downloaded here

We normally have between six and ten VRFs each term. In general they are either senior academics taking a Sabbatical from their own institution, or practitioners, including senior members of the armed forces, international organisations and NGOs, journalists, civil servants, and diplomatic staff. Previous visiting fellows have included:

  • Professor Janne Haaland Matlary (Oslo)
  • Professor Keith Krause (Geneva)
  • Professor Bruce Hoffman (Georgetown)
  • Professor Audrey Cronin (George Mason)
  • Professor Agustin Guimera (CSIC, Madrid)
  • Professor Daniel Marston (ANU, Australia)
  • General Sir Nick Parker KCB CBE
  • Commander Tracy Vincent (US Navy)
  • Captain William Combes (US Navy)
  • AVM Edward Stringer (RAF)
  • Mitsuko Hayashi (Japanese Embassy)
  • Emma Sky, OBE (Yale)

During their time in Oxford, most of our Visiting Research Fellows have an association with Pembroke College. Here they have the opportunity to mix with the Fellows of the College in the beautiful, fifteenth-century Broadgates Hall. Founded in 1624, Pembroke counts Samuel Johnson, Sir William Blackstone, and James Smithson among its alumni. More recent distinguished members include Michael Heseltine, former Deputy Prime Minister, and in the USA, Senators Fulbright and Lugar, to name but a few.

Applying for a Visiting Research Fellowship

Further information on Visiting Research Fellowships and the application procedure is available  here or from the Programme Administrator,