Visiting Fellowships are intended to enable their holders to carry out study and research in Oxford and to participate in the academic life of the University. Visiting Fellowships are awarded for one, two or three terms of an academic year. Applications will be considered from staff of any university or other institution of higher learning, and from other suitably qualified persons who wish to carry out scholarly work in Oxford. Visiting Fellowships are open in all subjects, and to men and women from all countries. The deadline for applications is in early September each year. Elections are then made in November for the academic year beginning in the following October.