The Fully Funded Chevening-Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Fellowship in the UK is aimed at mid-career academics or professionals dedicated to the promotion of academic activities which encourage a more informed understanding of the culture and civilization of Islam and contemporary Muslim societies.
Fellows will undertake six months of self-directed research focusing on their project on the culture and civilization of Islam and contemporary Muslim societies globally.
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, public health, science and technology in the Muslim world, 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.
Fully Funded Chevening-Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Fellowship In UK 2024
7 November 2023
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The eligibility criteria for the Fully Funded Chevening-Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Fellowship in the UK are stated below:
1. Demonstrate the potential to rise to a position of leadership and influence
2. Demonstrate the personal, intellectual, and interpersonal attributes reflecting this potential
3. Be a citizen of Afghanistan (please see note below on additional eligibility criteria), Algeria, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Libya, Malaysia, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Philippines, Sudan, Syria, Turkey, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, or Uzbekistan
4. Return to the country of your citizenship at the end of the period of the fellowship
5. Hold a postgraduate level qualification (or equivalent professional training or experience in a relevant area) at the time of application
6. Have significant professional and/or academic research experience (at least five years)
7. Have a good working knowledge of English to be assessed in your application form and if you are invited to interview
8. Not hold British or dual-British citizenship
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9. Not be an employee, a former employee, or relative* of an employee of His Majesty’s Government, or have been within the last two years from the opening of Chevening applications (including the Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office, all British Embassies/High Commissions, the Home Office, the Ministry of Defence, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the Department for International Trade and the UKVI), the British Council, a sponsoring UK university, or a staff member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities.
* Note: Immediate relatives are defined as parents or step-parents, siblings or step-siblings, children or step-children, spouse, civil partner, or unmarried (where the couple has been in a relationship akin to marriage or civil partnership for at least two years).
The benefits of the Fully Funded Chevening-Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Fellowship in the UK are:
1. 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 cultural events and activities program organized by the FCDO and the Chevening Secretariat.