Ashmolean Faculty Fellowships

The Ashmolean’s Faculty Fellowship scheme, funded by the Andrew W Mellon Foundation offers up to six faculty members each year a residency in the Museum of one day per week for one term, to undertake collections-based research aimed at developing new, object-led teaching at undergraduate or postgraduate level.  Fellows are given collections database access, training in object handling, and curatorial support, and are brought into the daily life of the Museum. 

Faculty Fellowship Report 2015/16

Faculty Fellowship Report 2016/17

Faculty Fellowship Information

Faculty Fellowship Application Form

Ashmolean Expertise and Facilities

We welcome enquiries from faculty members in any discipline who are interested in collaborating with Ashmolean curators and using the Museum’s collections and study spaces for teaching
Please contact the UEP Teaching Administration Assistant 


The Ashmolean provides training in object-based teaching and learning for Early Career Researchers, and opportunities to teach and give talks in study room and gallery contexts.

Eloquent Things is a short course intended as an introduction to the principles and practice of teaching with objects, comprising four mornings in the study rooms and galleries of the Ashmolean Museum. It is offered through the Humanities Division Doctoral Training Programme but is also open to postdocs and ECRs from other divisions. Click here to find out more

Krasis is an award-winning programme designed to bring together early-career researchers and undergraduates in a series of cross-disciplinary symposia held at the Ashmolean Museum and centred on objects from the Museum’s peerless collections. The symposia are led by the Ashmolean Junior Teaching Fellows, early career scholars from disciplines as diverse as Music, Japanese Studies, Material Physics and Ancient History.

The participants are the Krasis Scholars, undergraduates or Master’s students from any subject and at any stage in their university career.
The programme involves a commitment to four Wednesday afternoon symposia over the course of a term.

There are two ways of being involved with Krasis.
•    To apply to be a Krasis Scholar please fill out this form and send to
•    To apply to be an Ashmolean Junior Teaching Fellow please fill out this form and send to

Talking Sense is an interdisciplinary research project for the 2018-19 academic year at the University of Oxford, hosted in partnership with the Ashmolean Museum and the Ashmolean University Engagement Programme. The project will bring together a group of DPhil students and post-doctoral scholars from different academic disciplines to explore the subject of the senses in museum-based workshops leading to the writing and delivery of a series of research-led, public gallery talks. The application deadline has now passed, but click here to find out more about the project

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