Deadline: November 6, 2018
Applications for the Chevening Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies (OCIS) Fellowship 2019/2020 are now open. The Chevening OCIS Fellowship is aimed at mid-career academics or professionals who are dedicated to the promotion of academic activities which encourage a more informed understanding of the culture and civilisation of Islam and contemporary Muslim societies.
The OCIS Fellowship offers financial support for individuals to undertake a period of independent, self-driven research at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies. Fellows will undertake a period of self-directed research focusing on their own project on the culture and civilisation of Islam and contemporary Muslim societies in a global context. The fellowship starts in October 2019 for a six-month period.
Fellows will benefit from meeting a multi-disciplinary group of scholars focusing on the Islamic world, and have the opportunity to develop contacts with relevant individuals, discuss issues relating to the Islamic world, including Islamic history, classical Islamic sciences, economics and Islamic finance, and the study of Muslims in the West. Fellows will contribute to the Centre’s objective to encourage and promote sustained dialogue and collaboration within the global academic community of the culture and civilisation of Islam and contemporary Muslim societies.
The Fellowship includes:
- Six-month period of research at OCIS
- Living expenses for the duration of the fellowship
- Return economy airfare from their home country to the UK
- Allowance package for research-related activities
To be eligible for a Chevening OCIS Fellowship, you must:
- Demonstrate the potential to rise to a position of leadership and influence;
- Demonstrate the personal, intellectual and interpersonal attributes reflecting this potential;
- Be a citizen of one of the eligible countries, who will return to your home country at the end of the period of fellowship;
- Hold a postgraduate (PG) level qualification (or equivalent professional training or experience in a relevant area) at the time of application;
- Have significant professional and/or academic research experience (5+ years);
- Provide evidence of meeting at least the minimum English language abilities for Chevening Awards;
- Not hold dual nationality where one nationality is British (other than for nationals exempt from this requirement listed in the Chevening Guidance for Applicants);
- Not be employees, employees’ relatives (or former employees who have left employment less than two years before) of Her Majesty’s Government including the FCO (including FCO posts), the British Council, DFID, MOD, BEIS, UKTI and UKBA, the Association of Commonwealth Universities or OCIS or any of their wholly-owned subsidiaries.
Afghanistan, Algeria, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Libya, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, The Occupied Palestinian Territories, Philippines, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey (can also apply for Abdullah Gül Fellowship), Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
For more information, visit Chevening Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies (OCIS) Fellowship.