Applying to be an Academic Visitor

The Centre for Criminology invites applications from research-active academics who wish to spend at least one term participating in the intellectual life of the Centre.


Applications are welcome from scholars in any field of criminology, although preference is given to applicants whose research is related to the research programmes of the Centre. Academic Visitors are provided with a workspace and access to related facilities in the Centre, but there is no financial or administrative support associated with this position. Academic Visitors are expected to participate in the intellectual life of the Centre. We cannot accept visitors on this scheme for less than one month. 

Applications are encouraged from academics at any level of seniority or experience. Exceptionally, we may consider applications from senior professionals in a relevant field outside higher education who wish to conduct research in the UK. Any offer would be subject to fulfilling the necessary visa requirements.

Doctoral students wishing to spend part of their studies in the Centre for Criminology can apply to become a Recognised Student.

How to apply

Applications can be made up to four terms ahead of your chosen dates i.e. one academic year plus one term. We have three deadlines for these applications: Monday 29th November 2021, Monday 7th March 2022 and Monday 13th June 2022. The Centre will consider gathered fields of applications after each of these dates and let applicants know as soon as possible. Early applications are encouraged as we cannot guarantee places will be available come the March and June deadline.

Please email a covering letter and a 1-page summary of your proposed research, outlining what you hope to achieve during your visit to the Centre, to the Centre Administrator. Potential applicants should contact Prof. Rachel Condry with any queries. The Centre charges a programme fee to visitors. For applications received after June 2021 the fee will be £700 per term and a further fee of £175 per month or part-month thereafter. Applicants who are able to demonstrate that they cannot afford this fee may apply for a programme fee reduction, which will be considered by the Centre. In all cases, the fee must be paid in full in advance of arrival in Oxford. This can be paid for securely here if your application is successful.

Please visit this link on our UK visa requirements for overseas visitors 

Postdoctoral Fellows

The Centre charges £6,000 per year, or £2,000 per term for Postdoctoral Fellows. This fee is to cover administrative charges, facilities and supervision/mentoring support for the Visitor. Postdoctoral Fellows will meet with their supervising faculty member during the course of the term or year in order to receive guidance on their project. A secure link for payment is here.