Visitor Programme

The OII welcomes applications from well-qualified academics to undertake various visiting fellowships at the department, usually funded by external bodies. Details of these, examples of schemes that fund them and information on how to apply can be found below. For all enquiries, please contact Ornella Sciuto, Administrative Assistant, on

Visiting Fellows and Associates

The OII welcomes each year a number of established scholars, industry leaders, practitioners, Civil Society advocates and policy makers of distinction or outstanding promise. The programme is designed to give our Visiting Fellows the opportunity to pursue study and research concerning the social impact of the Internet and related ICTs.

Visiting Fellowships may be awarded to suitably qualified academics to undertake study or research at the Institute for a period of between three and twelve months. Academics from other Universities visiting for a period between one week and three months may be awarded Academic Visitor Status. Visiting Associateships may be awarded to suitably qualified policy makers and industry practitioners or equivalent to undertake study or research at the Institute for a period of between three and twelve months.

Application Process

All applications should be discussed with the department in the first instance, and all external applications will need approval from both the Department and the University's Research Services Office (RSO). Further information and details on how to apply may be obtained from Ornella Sciuto, Administrative Assistant, Oxford Internet Institute, 1 St Giles, Oxford, OX1 3JS. Tel: +44 (0)1865 612330, Email:

Closing dates for 2013 - 2014 applications: 3 October 2013, 9 January 2014 and 17 April 2014

Please note that the OII does not normally accept unsolicited applications from Visiting Doctoral students.

Visitor Funding Schemes

Funding may be available from various schemes that support visiting fellowships. The following list is an example of the types of scheme that can be applied for:

HCN Visitor Programme

With generous support from VSD Medical Science and Technology, the OII has established the Health Collaboration Network (HCN) to support international collaboration in biomedical research and to facilitate scholarly exchange. Full details of the programme, including an application form, can be found on the programme website.