Charles Wallace Burma Trust Visiting Fellowship: Call for Applications

Charles Wallace Burma Trust Visiting Fellowship in Oxford

The Charles Wallace Burma Trust will sponsor one scholar or practitioner from Burma as a visitor to the Department of Politics and International Relations for one Oxford term in the 2016-2017 academic year.
The fellowship will enable a Burmese academic or professional to undertake a short working visit to the University of Oxford’s Department of Politics and International Relations, with the aim of broadening their professional knowledge, skills and contacts.

The content of a fellowship normally takes the form of professional interaction, study and research. Applications are particularly welcome from women who are under-represented for the Fellowship in Oxford.

What it is:
The Charles Wallace Visiting Fellowship to the Department of Politics and International Relations is sponsored by the Charles Wallace Burma Trust, in cooperation with the British Council in Burma. The duration of the Fellowship is up to three months, and the Visiting Fellow is expected to be in residence for one Oxford term of the 2016-2017 academic year.

The purpose of the fellowship is to advance the understanding of contemporary problems and issues facing Burma across a broad range of themes. While full fluency in English would be an asset, applicants are not required to be fully fluent in English and we will do our best to match the visiting fellow with appropriate mentors to assist with any language issues.

An all-inclusive monthly stipend of £1,400 is offered by the Trust in order to cover costs at Oxford, together with a return economy air fare from Burma.

How to apply:
If you would like to apply for the Charles Wallace Trust Visiting Fellowship for Burma please complete the application form (link below) and send it, along with a current copy of your Curriculum Vitae, to Matthew Kennedy at by Friday 8th April 2016.

Charles Wallace Trust Visitor Application Form

Selection follows the Department of Politics and International Relations’ policy and procedure for Academic Visitors and is subject to the approval of the Charles Wallace Burma Trust and the British Council in Burma. Applicants will be evaluated primarily on the strength of their proposals and readiness to undertake and successfully complete their proposed project. Priority will be given to applicants who have not had opportunities to study outside of Burma.

Further information on the Fellowship can be found here.

For queries contact Matthew Kennedy (

Author: matthewjwalton

Matthew J Walton is an Assistant Professor in Comparative Political Theory in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto. Prior to that, he was the inaugural Aung San Suu Kyi Senior Research Fellow in Modern Burmese Studies at St Antony's College, University of Oxford and was a co-founder of Tea Circle. His research focuses on religion and politics in Southeast Asia, particularly Buddhism in Myanmar and Burmese Buddhist political thought. He also writes on ethnicity, conflict, and Burmese politics more generally.