Women in the Humanities offers a number of awards and fellowships each year. These intend to support cross-disciplinary research into all aspects of women’s lives and representations, and scholars at all career stages. Our three main awards are:


Research Grant:
Awards of up to £3000 are available to holders of academic posts at the University of Oxford University, whose work concerns women in the humanities. Funding may be used towards travel expenses, research activities and teaching remission in order to begin, advance or complete a discrete research project. 

Previous Research Grant holders include Dr Emily Coit, Dr Alice Kelly, Dr Claire O’Mahony and Dr Kerrie Thornhill.


Postdoctoral Writing Fellowship: 
Worth £5,000, this award is available to early career scholars within three years of the award of a doctorate who do not yet hold a permanent academic job. Funding may be used for travel expenses, living expenses and research activities that will enable the Fellow to publish their doctorate or aspects of their doctoral work. The Fellow will be a scholar whose work promises to significantly advance knowledge of women’s lives, experiences and/or representation. They will be mentored by an experienced academic in their field, and will be expected to be a regular participant in WiH activities.

Our current postholder is Dr Rhiannon Easterbrook. 

Previous holders include Dr Leah Astbury, Dr Alice Kelly, Dr Laura Patterson and Dr Teja Pusapati.


Visiting Fellowship:
Visiting Fellowships are designed to bring high-calibre scholars to Oxford to promote the study of women in the humanities, broadly defined. We particularly welcome applications that will forge new collaborations, or significantly strengthen existing collaborations, with Oxford post-holders. 

Previous award holders include: Prof. Lynn Abrams (Glasgow), Prof. Abosede George (Columbia), Dr Louise Hardwick (Birmingham) and Prof. Mary Luckhurst (Melbourne).