Fully-Funded Chevening Fellowship at Oxford in Islamic Studies 2020

Date limite : 05 nov. 2019

Bailleur de fonds: CHEVENING

Spécialités: Lettres Sciences Humaines

Niveau d'études: Etudiant

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Fully-Funded Chevening Fellowship at Oxford in Islamic Studies 2020

Chevening is offering mid-career academics or professionals who are dedicated to the promotion of academic activities which encourage a more informed understanding of the culture and civilization of Islam and contemporary Muslim societies the opportunity to apply for the Chevening Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Fellowship in the UK (OCIS) and OCIS Abdullah Gül Fellowship. 

Course/program Structure:

Fellows will undertake a 6-month period of self-directed research focusing on their own project on the culture and civilization of Islam and contemporary Muslim societies in a global context. 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 civilization of Islam and contemporary Muslim societies. OCIS is a Recognized Independent Centre for the University of Oxford and provides a meeting point for the Western and Islamic worlds of learning. This fellowship program will commence in October 2020. Fellows will need to develop their own research project to focus on during their fellowship prior to arriving in the UK.

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. The Chevening OCIS Abdullah Gül Fellowship is available to applicants from Turkey.
  2. Demonstrate the potential to rise to a position of leadership and influence.
  3. Demonstrate the personal, intellectual and interpersonal attributes reflecting this potential.
  4. Be a citizen of Afghanistan, Algeria, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Libya, Malaysia, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Philippines, Russia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, or Uzbekistan.
  5. Return to country of your citizenship at the end of the period of the fellowship.
  6. Hold a postgraduate level qualification (or equivalent professional training or experience in a relevant area) at the time of application.
  7. Have significant professional and/or academic research experience (at least five years).
  8. Provide evidence of meeting at least the minimum English language abilities for Chevening Awards.
  9. Not hold British or dual-British citizenship.
  10. Not be an employee, a former employee, or relative of an employee (since July 2016) of Her Majesty’s Government (including British embassies/high commissions, the Department for International Development, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, Department for International Trade, the Ministry of Defence and the Home Office), the British Council, or a staff member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities.
  11. Please note that applicants who have previously received a financial benefit from a HMG-funded scholarship or fellowship are eligible to apply after a period of five years following the completion of their first HMG funded award. In these cases, applicants will be required to demonstrate their career progression from that point.


  1. A six-month period of research at OCIS.
  2. Living expenses for the duration of the fellowship.
  3. Return economy airfare from home country to the UK.
  4. Allowance package for research-related activities.
  5. Access to a program of cultural events and activities organized by the FCO and the Chevening Secretariat.

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