Visiting Research Fellows & Visiting Scholars

Visiting Research Fellows

The VRF Scheme

The scheme is intended to attract eminent researchers to Oxford and Merton College. The scheme offers free accommodation and meals. There are normally two Visiting Research Fellows resident in any term. Fellowships can be held for one to three terms. Every application has to be sponsored by a Fellow of the College and applications are considered in a gathered field at the end of September each year.


Michaelmas, Hilary, and Trinity - Ben Haggarty (Creative Arts)

Trinity - Dr Jonas-Sebastien Beaudry (Law), Professor Christopher Skinner (Mathematics) and Dr Yijie Zhuang (Archaeology)

Previous Visiting Research Fellows

Previous Visiting Research Fellows have included:

Visiting Scholars 2022-23



All Visiting Scholars and Visiting Research Fellows have to be nominated by a Fellow of the College. Fellows can check availability on the intranet.