Year at Oxford

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During their year at Oxford, postdoctoral Fellows will have a research base at the Global Economic Governance Programme, University College. They will also be members both of the graduate community and the Senior Common Room at University College. Fellows will have extensive opportunities to discuss their research with each other, with Oxford faculty members, and with the numerous visitors who pass through the University.


Fellows attend and have the opportunity to present their research at:

  • Research seminars of the Global Economic Governance Programme;
  • An informal GLF reading and research group.

There are many other seminars, conferences and other collaborative activities in the relevant fields within the University in which the Fellows will be able to participate. 

Fellows will establish connections to Oxford faculty members working in similar or related areas, including the faculties of political science, international relations, economics, development studies, law, sociology, and geography. While at Oxford, Fellows will be expected to contribute to the undergraduate and graduate intellectual community, as well as to the community of senior scholars.


Research Papers

By the end of their first year, Global Leaders Fellows are required to complete:

  • A working paper, published as part of the Global Economic Governance Programme’s working paper series (these are a similar length to a journal article).
  • A 5-page policy brief that sets out desirable reforms that are needed to global governance in their area of research.
"The GLFs make a difference to Oxford, to Princeton, and eventually to global governance. They bring the needs and the interests of developing countries centre stage to research and policy-making."
Professor Ngaire Woods