Deadline:

5 November 2019.

Location:

United Kingdom.

(Fully Funded)

Description

Chevening Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Fellowship (OCIS) and OCIS Abdullah Gül Fellowship

The Chevening Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies (OCIS) Fellowship is a collaboration between the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office and OCIS. 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 Chevening OCIS Abdullah Gül Fellowship is only open to applicants from Turkey.

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Fellows will undertake a period of self-directed research focussing on their own project on the culture and civilisation 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 civilisation 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 programme 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.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Islamic Studies.

Required Languages

English.

Eligible Countries

EGYPT, SYRIA, PALESTINE, JORDAN, TUNISIA, ALGERIA, MOROCCO, SUDAN, LIBYA, TURKEY, & OTHER COUNTRIES ARE NOT FROM THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA.

Program Period

Six Months.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

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 above listed 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.

Opportunity Cost

(Fully Funded)

  • 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
  • Access to a programme of cultural events and activities organised by the FCO and the Chevening Secretariat.

How to Apply

First Step: In order to apply, please navigate to your country’s application centre in order to start your application.

Second Step: Create an account here.

Note: Applicants should be prepared to outline a short proposal on the area of academic research they would like to conduct at the time of application submission. The proposal should include a main research question and how the applicant intends to conduct this research while in residence at the Centre.

Third Step: Fill your profile with your personal information, save the data and validate your profile, then start your application.

Fourth step: Complete the quiz to assure your eligibility for the Scholarship.

Fifth step: Fill the application with the required data and prepare the following documents:

  • Completed education documents.
  • References (If you are invited to interview you will be invited to upload two references. The deadline is 25 February 2020).
  • Passport / ID document.

Sixth step: Submit the application.

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This Scholarship Published by:
Hesham Galal / Egypt

Reviewed by “ Eman Fadel Ali / Egypt
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