Balliol’s Early Career Fellowships (ECF) programme brings outstanding young academics to the College on teaching and research appointments. The purpose of these three- or four-year fixed-term Fellowships is to develop future star academics in their chosen fields and at the same time to allow Balliol students to benefit from tuition by first-rate, research-active academics – the hallmark of the tutorial system.
The scheme saves young academics who are forging their careers from having to choose between research and teaching and aims to put them in the best possible position when looking to develop their career after Balliol. In turn, the ECFs enrich the life of the College: the scheme has expanded teaching at the College and brought a greater diversity of ages, genders and backgrounds to the Fellowship.
Created in 2015 (and originally called the Career Development Fellowship programme), the ECF programme has been developed with the significant and much appreciated help of Old Members and friends of Balliol. Current Early Career Fellows are listed below.