Application Open for 2018 Annenberg-Oxford Media Policy Summer Institute

Monroe Price, Director, Annenberg-Oxford Media Policy Summer Institute
Monroe Price, Director, Annenberg-Oxford Media Policy Summer Institute

The 2018 edition of the Annenberg-Oxford Media Policy Summer Institute is scheduled to hold at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom, from July 30 – August 10, 2018. and is now receiving applications. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis before the deadline set for April 16 at 5:00 PM (GMT-5). The institute welcomes applications from students and practitioners working in communications, media, law, policy, regulation, and technology.

The Annenberg-Oxford Media Policy Summer Institute, held since 1998, brings together young scholars and regulators from around the world for a 2-week period to discuss, analyse, and debate recent trends in technology and its influence on information policy. For twenty years, the program  involved top early career scholars, media lawyers, regulators, policymakers, journalists and activists from countries around the world. Participants take part in an intensive and interdisciplinary two-week program in Oxford that blends expert instruction with participatory activity and discussion.

With the objective to help prepare, motivate, encourage and support students and practitioners who aspire to pursue a career in a media-related field, may it be in academia, business or in policy-related fields, the programme aims to encourage longer-term interdisciplinary collaboration through the discussions.

Tuition for the Annenberg-Oxford Summer Institute is 1,500 USD (plus a $40.00 processing fee). The total cost for the Institute will depend on individuals’ personal travel costs to the UK and the type of accommodation selected.

Only limited funding is available, therefore, applicants are encouraged to self-fund or find funding through alternative sources (employers, foundations, government funders). A few full and partial tuition waivers are also available for top applicants.

Interested applicants will need to provide basic demographics, information on their background and current position, and research/professional interests; be required to submit a CV and a 1-2 page statement of interest; be required to answer one short answer essay (2-3 paragraphs), and provide contact information for one referee who would be willing to provide a reference for the applicant. The application process is conducted entirely online and is available on:

Laura ( should be contacted for any enquiries and further information.