Visiting Fellowship

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The Institute for Ethics in AI provides Visiting Fellowships annually. The Academic Year 2024/25 enrolment process concluded in January 2024. If you aspire to become a Visiting Fellow for the academic year 2025/26, please check this page during Michaelmas Term 2024 for additional details and application instructions.


The Institute for Ethics in AI at the University of Oxford proposes to elect three Visiting Fellows each academic year. The Visiting Fellowship is intended to offer an established scholar or practitioner in an AI-related field the opportunity to engage in a project related to the ethics of Artificial Intelligence. The length of tenure of the fellowship is one academic term (three months). Applications are encouraged from candidates from all countries and all universities. Applications from under-represented groups within their respective disciplines are particularly encouraged. 

In making elections, the Institute will generally give preference to individuals who would particularly benefit from the opportunity to spend time in Oxford to pursue their proposed research project and would find it difficult to do so without the support of a Visiting Fellowship.

Visiting Fellows will be expected to participate in the academic life of the Institute and the University through, for example, lectures, seminars, and workshops. They are expected to reside in Oxford throughout the whole term, attend Institute events, give a presentation of their research, and engage intellectually with colleagues in the Institute and the wider university.

Professor Yuval Shany presenting at the Ethics in AI Colloquium



-  Up to nine weeks of free accommodation in Oxford

-  Economy airfare for the individual fellow

-  Networking allowance

-  Engagement with Institute faculty and their academic network

-  Attendance at the Institute's regular events and seminars

-  Access to the Institute's hot-desk workspace

-  Oxford University email address

-  Access to the Philosophy and Theology Faculties Library

-  Registration with the University's Bodleian Library


The application deadline for fellowships in 2024/25 closed on December 4, 2023. It is anticipated that the Institute will proceed to elections in January/February 2024, and the successful applicant will take up their fellowship during one of the three terms during the academic year 2024-25.

Image of Helene Landemore delivering a talk as a panel member at the Ethics in AI Annual Lecture

How to Apply


Refer to the Visiting Fellow Policy for a step-by-step guide on how to apply and the supplementary information. In brief you will need to:

-  Complete an application form

-  Email the specified documents

-  Wait for the selection committee decision

-  Apply for visa and ATAS certification (if applicable)

-  Finalise accommodation and travel arrangements


The Visiting Fellow Policy offers comprehensive guidance. However, should you need further information, please send an email to