Research and Junior Research Fellowships

We offer a variety of ways through which post-doctoral researchers and others can become members of our community either as a Junior Research Fellow (JRF) or Research Fellow (RF).

Research and Junior Research Fellows are an essential part of the Wolfson College community. Wolfson welcomes more Research Fellows to its community than any other College in Oxford, and gives a College home to researchers employed by faculties and departments to do post-doctoral research. The College usually has around 100 Research Fellows at any given time, across a wide variety of subjects.

During the year Wolfson College holds two Competitions through which we appoint a number of new non-stipendiary Research/Junior Research Fellows. The Humanities and Social Sciences Competition is advertised from January, elected from 1 October for three years, and the Sciences Competition is advertised from September, elected from 1 January for three years.   All Fellowships will be advertised on the vacancies page and all non-stipendiary Research Fellows/Junior Research Fellows must have a contract of employment with the University of Oxford or external research funding.  For general enquires contact

Non-stipendiary Fellowships

Non-stipendiary Research and Junior Research Fellowships in Sciences 2025 will be advertised from September 2024, elected from 1 January 2025.

Research Membership of Common Room

This scheme invites applications from researchers who are employed by the University of Oxford and are engaged in substantial research, for instance, those at post-doctoral or more senior levels without a college attachment. Learn more.