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Woolf Instititute Annual Visiting Fellowships

The Woolf Institute, which specialises in the study of relations between Jews, Christians and Muslims from a multidisciplinary perspective, invites applications for the Annual Visiting Fellowship.


The Fellowship is tenable for a two to three month period that overlaps one of the Cambridge terms 2021:

Lent term: 19 January–19 March 2021

Easter term: 27 April–18 June 2021

The successful candidate will be expected to be involved in a project of academic research or public education in an area relevant to the Institute's work. The Fellow will be asked to present their work at a symposium on the subject of their project proposal.

There is no stipend attached to the Fellowships, but Fellows will be entitled to free accommodation in Cambridge and one round-trip journey to Cambridge. They will also have access to the Woolf Institute and Cambridge University libraries.

The Fellowship is available for a postdoctoral scholar of any academic rank, a policymaker or analyst in a relevant area of work and will most likely be asked to participate in some of the Institute's teaching or practice-based activities. 

A letter of application, CV, the names of two referees who may be approached, a project proposal (1,500 words max.), and a sample of work should be sent to:

Electors of the Visiting Fellowship, Woolf Institute, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0UB, UK or emailed to Tina Steiner at

Questions may be addressed informally to the Executive Director, Dr Esther-Miriam Wagner, at


The application deadline is 29 February 2020. For further information, contact Dr Esther-Miriam Wagner at