Michael Coulson Visiting Research Fellowship in Indology

The Michael Coulson Visiting Research Fellowship offers a relatively junior scholar in Indology the chance to join the College for a three-month spell in order to finish or come close to finishing a piece of work.

Indology is understood as the study of the history of languages, literature, philosophy, science, religions (Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Sikhism), music, art, or archaeology of the Indian sub-continent from sources in oriental languages.

Preference will to be given to someone (a) from outside Oxford, (b) who has not yet held an permanent academic teaching post, and (c) already has a doctorate, though none of these three requirements is absolute. Typically, the holder might be finishing their first book. 

The length of tenure of the Visiting Fellowship will be from 1 April to 30 June. The Fellowship carries with it free single accommodation in College and Common Table meals for this period. Due to the current pandemic situation, the Fellowship is not currently open to applications; this page will be updated when applications are again being accepted.

The Fellowship was established in the 1970s in memory of Michael Coulson, a distinguished scholar, teacher, and author on Sanskrit. The Fellowship has been held by many of the world’s leading Indologists in the early stages of their careers.