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Somerville College and the Ethox Centre host two Annual Visiting Scholarships aimed at supporting early career researchers from Black ethnic backgrounds, ordinarily resident in the UK, to pursue an academic career.

Applications for the 2023 Scholarships are now open!

Visiting Scholarships will be awarded to researchers with an interest in bioethics (including related disciplines such as philosophy, history, sociology and anthropology). Previous scholars have explored reproductive healthcare, and COVID-19 policies through the lens of race-criticality.

This positive action initiative aims to tackle the disproportionately low representation of Black researchers in UK academia and at Oxford in particular. The Scholarships are intended to support emerging scholars who would not otherwise have the opportunity to spend time pursuing their research at Oxford. 

The Scholars will spend four weeks based at the Ethox Centre and Somerville College and will conduct research on a topic related to the research programmes of the Ethox Centre. They will benefit from the supervision and feedback of Ethox research staff and will have access to the libraries and research facilities of the University of Oxford. They will also have the opportunity to attend weekly seminars and work in progress meetings, as well as talks and events across the University.

Each Scholarship includes four weeks’ accommodation, including all meals, at Somerville College and a contribution of up to £2,000 to assist with travel and eligible research costs.

For further information and details on how to apply please visit the Somerville College website.

The deadline for applications is noon on Monday 27 February 2023.

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