Oxford Foundation Fellowships are designed as post-doctoral, short-term, independent study opportunities for established academics and ministry professionals desiring to take advantage of residency and research facilities in Oxford, England. The Graduate Theological Foundation’s program “Foundation House/Oxford,” sponsors several Oxford Foundation Fellowships annually. These fellowships are suitable for academics and ministry professionals needing to take a short-term sabbatical for topic-specific research in religious studies, theology and related fields.
Oxford Foundation Fellowships (OFF) allow for Fellows to obtain a personal identification pass to the Bodleian Library of Oxford University. Fellowships are under the general oversight of the Dean of Studies of the Foundation House/Oxford program. Recipients of these Fellowships also receive a Certificate of Appointment as an Oxford Foundation Fellow and a bronze-cast medallion. Fellowships are competitive and limited in number.
Independent Study and Research Proposal
Oxford Foundation Fellowships are designed to allow Fellows to pursue independent study based upon a topic-specific research proposal. This proposal must be submitted along with the OFF application (see below) to the Office of the Provost at the Graduate Theological Foundation.
The Fellow assumes responsibility for all costs associated with accommodations, travel, meals and related activities. Fellows will be provided with information on bed and breakfast accommodations in Oxford, England which they may secure online.
Length of Study
Fellowships last between one and five weeks and may be pursued through the year. Fellows must schedule their travel with the Dean of Studies of Foundation House/Oxford through the Office of the Provost at the Graduate Theological Foundation.
New Fellows will be welcomed to Oxford, England by the Dean of Studies of Foundation House/Oxford who will also arrange for a personal identification library pass to the Bodleian Library of Oxford University. Prior to the start of the Fellowship, the Graduate Theological Foundation will also issue all Fellows an official identification card as an “Oxford Foundation Fellow” at the Foundation to be used during their stay in Oxford.
Scholarly papers published as a result of the Fellowship should indicate that the research was conducted under the Oxford Foundation Fellowship program of the Graduate Theological Foundation.
To apply for the Oxford Foundation Fellowship,
please click here for a PDF application.
Oxford Foundation Fellows
|Dr. Michael McGlathery||El Prado, New Mexico||2012|
|Bishop Peter Riola||Tacoma, Washington||2012|
|Dr. Richard Boudreau||Marina del Rey, California||2011|
|Dr. Jonathan Watts||Albertsville, Alabama||2011|
|Dr. Byeong Chea Seo||Seoul, Korea||2011|
|Sr. Rose Uchem||Enugu, Nigeria||2010|
|The Revd. Dr. Joanne Neal||Edmonton, Alberta||2010|
|Dr. Jean Donovan||Pittsburgh, PA||2009|
|Dr. William Michael Chittum||Salt Lake City, UT||2009|
|Dr. Vaughn CroweTipton||Greenville, SC||2009|
|Dr. Christopher L. Canipe||Murfreesboro, NC||2009|
|Dr. Jean Donovan||Pittsburgh, PA||2009|
|Dr. David Perry Ouzts||Memphis, TN||2009|
|Dr. James Cobb||Towson, MD||2009|
|Dr. Ruthann Valentine||Monroeville, PA||2003|
|Dr. Anne-Taylor Cahill||Norfolk, VA||2001|
|Dr. M. Anita Jones||Marietta, NY||2001|
|Rabbi Howard Addison||Ambler, PA||2000|
|Dr. Ellen Davis||Williamsport, PA||2000|
|Sr. Judette Gallares||Quezon City, Philippines||2000|
|Dr. Jorge Graham||North Vancouver, BC||2000|
|Dr. Robert R. Laha, Jr.||Shreveport, LA||2000|
|Dr. Donald F. Schwab||Hemlock, NY||2000|
|Dr. Thomas M. Swiss||Lisle, IL||2000|
|Dr. Thomas Culbertson||Baltimore, MD||1999|
|Dr. Robert s. Dannals||Greenville, SC||1999|
|Rev. Elizabeth Wickenberg Ely||Columbus, NC||1999|
|Dr. Lyndon F. Harris||New York, NY||1999|
|Dr. Michael Jinks||Austin, TX||1999|
|Dr. John T. Mathew||Sudbury, ONT||1999|
|Dr. Jeanne Ranek, OSB||Yankton, SD||1999|
|Dr. L. Thomas Richie||Anderson, SC||1999|
|Dr. George T. Smith||Mt. Freedom, NJ||1999|
|Dr. Dennis Wermert, SC||Kendall Park, NJ||1999|
|Dr. Dennis B. A. Berk||Reading, PA||1998|
|Dr. Howard M. Edwards III||Rockford, IL||1998|
|Dr. Rick MacArthur||Columbus, IN||1998|
|Dr. Tandy McConnell||Columbia, SC||1998|
|Dr. Bernie O’Connor||Rome, Italy||1998|
|Dr. Walter Perez Doglio||Buenos Aires, ARG||1998|
|Dr. Noel B. Peters||Fresno, CA||1998|
|Dr. Peter W. Riola||Maple Grove, MN||1998|
|Dr. John Muno Thinnes||Deerfield, IL||1998|
|Dr. Irma Hernandez Torres||San Juan, PR||1997|
|Dr. Jeffrey Jon Richards||Salisbury, NC||1997|