About the Scholarships

Visiting Scholarships will be awarded each year to researchers with an interest in bioethics (including related disciplines such as philosophy, history, sociology and anthropology). 

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. During their visit, Scholars will be expected to give a presentation on their research at one of the Ethox Centre’s weekly research seminars.

Please note that ‘early career’ refers to career path, rather than age or specific qualifications and could, for example, include those who are recently graduated, still studying at post-graduate level, changing careers, returning after a career break or moving from industry to academia.

What's on offer

  • Formal association with both the Ethox Centre and Somerville College.
  • Supervision and feedback from Ethox research staff.
  • £2,000 contribution towards travel research costs.
  • Access to libraries and research facilities across the University of Oxford.
  • Opportunities to attend weekly seminars, work in progress meetings, talks and events across the University.
  • Accommodation at Somerville College and access to College facilities.
  • All meals in College, including the opportunity to attend Guest Nights and other formal events.
  • Guest membership of the Somerville College Senior Common Room.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

Applicants for the scholarships will normally hold at least an undergraduate degree relevant to bioethics (including related disciplines such as philosophy, history, sociology and anthropology) with evidence of current or emerging research in these fields.

Candidates will normally be at an early academic career stage. This refers to their career path, rather than age or specific qualifications and
could, for example, include those who are recently graduated, still studying at post-graduate level, changing careers, returning after a career break or moving from industry to academia.

The scholarships are open to applicants from Black and Mixed Black ethnic backgrounds who are ordinarily resident in the UK and you will be asked to confirm that you identify as such as part of the
application process.

Please note that eligibility for the Scholarships is also subject to having a right to work in the UK as benefits are offered with the association.

Further details and to apply

The closing date is noon on Wednesday, 4 August 2021. 

Interviews will be held in September 2021.

Please submit applications to academic.office@some.ox.ac.uk and include:

  • A completed cover sheet.
  • A 500 word statement summarising research interests and what you hope to achieve during the Scholarship visit.
  • A curriculum vitae.
  • Details of two referees who are able to comment on your proposed research and academic ability. Please see the further particulars for further details.

FURTHER PARTICULARS

Cover Sheet

Equal Opportunities Monitoring