Visiting Fellowship in History of science, technology and medicine


A Visiting Fellowship is offered each year in Trinity Term (8 weeks from 23rd April to 17th June with a possible extension to the full three months) at the Maison Française in the History of Science, Medicine and Technology.

Applications for 2025 should be sent before 15th June 2024 to the History of Science Committee for the Maison Française d’Oxford ( The application includes a research proposal – maximum 1000 words – and a short CV in English (no more than one-page).

We encourage all academics who hold a permanent position in France to apply (Assistant Professor, Professor, Tenured Researcher). The candidate will have to demonstrate the relevance of their presence in Oxford to the research to be carried out (university resources, collaborative projects, etc.).

The Visiting Fellow will take part in the research programme of the Maison Française in collaboration with the Oxford Centre for the History of Science, Medicine and Technology, academics from the University of Oxford and Oxford Brookes University. During their stay, they are expected to give a seminar at the Centre and a public lecture at the Maison Française.  Within six months, they will also be asked to make a substantial research production or deliver a position paper resulting from the research carried out during their stay, which will be included in the open-access database of the CNRS, namely HAL.

The Visiting Fellow will have free accommodation at the Maison Française, where he or she will reside during the fellowship, office space and access to Oxford libraries as well as affiliation to Wolfson College. The travel cost will be paid (one return ticket).

We particularly welcome applications from women and other historically under-represented groups.

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Application date
8 weeks to 3 months
Humanities : History