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Academic Visitor Status Applications

The Ruskin School of Art welcomes expressions of interest from practising artists, curators, early career scholars and senior academics working in Higher Education, who wish to pursue their practice or research for an agreed period, up to a maximum of one year, under Academic Visitor status within the School.

David Tolley and Izabella Bryzek, EOS SP567058 / Installation photography © Mateusz Tarkowski

It is expected that the work of those granted Academic Visitor status will articulate with the interests of one or more of the members of the School (http://www.rsa.ox.ac.uk/people); and applicants should demonstrate how they propose to utilise Oxford's exceptional and diverse resources during a research visit. 

Applicants should contact Heather Savage at graduate@rsa.ox.ac.uk for further information and a copy of the necessary application paperwork . The deadline for receipt of applications is at least one term before the planned visit, so that a visitor hoping to come in Hilary (spring) term should submit the application for the preceding Michaelmas (autumn) deadline at the latest, visitors hoping to come in Trinity (summer) term should submit the application for the preceding Hilary deadline, and so on. Earlier submission would be welcome if possible.

Applicants must have independent funding for accommodation and living expenses for the period of their proposed visit, and are asked to pay a termly charge of £750 per 3-month term (or £2,500 for 12 months), as a standard bench fee. We are unable to assist with finding accommodation, college association, travel or visa arrangements. Visits would normally last between a term and one academic year. Those granted Visitor status are expected to contribute to the intellectual and cultural life of the School during their visit.


last edited: March 24th 2021