An-Ox 2012: Application Details


Deadline: 

The new EXTENDED application deadline is April 9, 2012. We accept applicants on a rolling basis and recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible.

How to Apply: 

To apply, you will need to submit your CV, a statement of interest, and provide contact information for two references.

To begin the application, Click Here

Frequently Asked Questions about the Application Process:

 1. How do I apply to AnOx?

You will need to provide basic information on your background, submit a CV and statement of interest, and provide contact information for two references. This year the application process is being conducted entirely online. It can be accessed here. Email us if you have any concerns with this process.

2. Who should apply to the Institute?

Participants at AnOx come from a wide range of backgrounds, and have in the past included regulators, lawyers, PhD and law students, media practitioners, and those working for civil society organizations. In an effort to encourage further scholarship and research on issues related to media law and policy, strategic communication, and media and democratization, this year’s Institute seeks, in particular, to identify talented young scholars (PhD candidates and early career academics) working on these themes. We encourage those with research interests in these areas to apply. At the same time, the program benefits from a diversity of participants, and applications are also welcome from those working as lawyers and those employed by NGOs, government bodies, and regulatory agencies.

3. What is the application deadline?

The application deadline is March 31, 2012.

4. What are the fees of the institute?

Tuition for the Annenberg / Oxford Summer Institute is 835 GBP. The total cost for the Institute will depend on the type of accommodation selected. More information on housing is available below. Information about the payment process will be provided to accepted applicants.

5. Is funding available? How do I apply for funding?

There are a few scholarship opportunities available, ranging from partial tuition waivers to full funding. This year, Internews Network will again be offering twelve Media Policy Fellowships that cover tuition, housing, travel, and per diem. The fellowship is particularly geared to those who are researching media advocacy, reform, and implementation in post-conflict societies. For more information about the Internews Media Policy Fellowships, please email Laura Schwartz-Henderson at lsh@asc.upenn.edu

6. What accommodation is provided/available?

Housing at Jesus College, which includes breakfast, is available for all participants for a cost of either 55 GBP per night (standard room with shared bathroom) or 75 GBP per night (ensuite room with bathroom in room) for 13 nights (from Sunday, June 17 to Saturday, June 30). Please note that we have reserved a fixed number of rooms with either ensuite and shared bathrooms, and rooms will be booked on a first-come, first-served basis.

7. Can I provide my own housing?

If you would like to arrange your own accommodations, you may do so at your own expense. When submitting your application, please indicate whether you will be arranging your own accommodations. If you do not request housing at Jesus College, please note that the organizers cannot guarantee that housing will be available at a later date, should your arrangements fall through. We encourage all participants to communicate regularly with the organizers in order to ensure that any changes in accommodation needs can be met.

8. Can I bring my family?

We generally discourage participants from bringing family members to the institute, unless you are arranging your own accommodations.

9. What is housing like at Jesus College?

Accommodation in Oxford colleges is basic, yet clean and comfortable. All bedrooms are provided with bed linen, towels, toiletries and hospitality trays.

10. Can I attend for only part of the institute?

Applicants should be available and willing to participate for the entire duration of the Institute.

11. Who should I have write my letters of recommendation?

Recommendations should be written by individuals familiar with your work or your research who can comment on your academic, leadership, and/or research abilities.

12. How will I be notified about acceptance?

Applicants will be notified of acceptance by email in the second week in April.

13. Do I need a visa?

Please visit this site to find out if you need a visa to participate-http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/visas-immigration/do-you-need-a-visa/

14. I need a visa to visit the UK.What is the visa process after acceptance?

Applicants who need visas will be provided with a letter of acceptance, and, if necessary, funding support for obtaining visas. Applicants in need of a visa are encouraged to begin the visa process as soon as they receive notification of acceptance, as there are frequently unseen delays in the visa application process. For more information, please visit the UK Border Agency, http://www.bia.homeoffice.gov.uk/visas-immigration/

If you have any questions or need assistance, please email Laura Schwartz-Henderson at lsh@asc.upenn.edu.