The Alistair Horne Fellowship

The Alistair Horne Fellowship

The Alistair Horne Fellowship provides limited financial assistance and membership of St Antony’s College for a candidate prepared to write a significant book on a topic of modern history.  Young historians and first authors are encouraged to apply.  The purpose is to support the writing of a specific book.

Modern history covers the period from 1815 to the present day, though exceptions can be made.  Subjects are not limited to modern European history, nor are there restrictions on the nationality of candidates, though the resulting book must be written in the English language.

The Fellowship will, as a rule, be awarded for one author each year.  If funds permit, an extension is possible, as is the simultaneous award of more than one Fellowship.

The Fellowship carries an expenses allowance which is in the order of £10,000.  However, its objective is not only financial.  Fellows will be senior members of St Antony’s College, entitled to the use of the College library, research centres, and social facilities.  They will be offered full participation in College life as well as that of the University of Oxford. 

Elections to the Fellowship are normally made in the spring of each year for the subsequent academic year, though there is flexibility with regard to terms and periods for which the award is held.

The Fellow for the academic year 2016/17 will be elected early in 2016.  Applications should include a brief covering letter, a brief curriculum vitae not to exceed four pages, a description of the proposed book not to exceed 10 pages, an indication of the author’s plans for the year, and the names and contact details of two referees.  Please note that doctoral students who intend to use the year to complete their theses are not eligible.  Nor do we encourage applicants who merely want to prepare their completed theses for publication rather than producing a book designed to appeal to a general readership.  Applications should be sent by email only to: The Warden, St Antony’s College, Oxford OX2 6JF.  Email  Further particulars can be found at  The deadline for applications is 30 November 2016.

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